The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace freed from captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing, so is the boy she hates: her brother Sebastian, who is determined to bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.
The Clave's magic cannot locate either boy, but Jace can't stay away from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith's magic has wrought - Jace and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other.
Only a few people believe that Jace can still be saved. Together, Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle bargain with the sinister Seelie Queen, contemplate deals with demons, and turn at last to the merciless, weapon-making Iron Sisters, who might be able to forge a weapon that can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. If the Iron Sisters can't help, their only hope is to challenge Heaven and Hell - a risk that could claim their lives.
And they must do it without Clary. For Clary is playing a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing not just her own life, but Jace's soul. She's willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.
It took me a awhile to finally read this book. I was really worried that the series was going to start going down hill and I would be disappointed. However, I was NOT disappointed after finishing it! This was probably my favorite of the series so far actually. It seemed to me that everyone was a little happier in this one and acted more like adults. Clary has grown so much since the first book. I am so happy that she is starting to be a Shadow hunter wick kick butt skills! She is able to fight for those she loves now. She has had kind of a rough go and I am starting to think that her and Jace will never get a chance to be happy.
I felt really bad for Clary at certain parts because she loves Jace so much but, it's not really him. You will have to read the book to know what I mean by that. To have the person you love right next to you but, for them to not really "be there" would be so hard. I also really liked Jordan and Maia's story! It's about time some one got a little action in these books!!! I really like Simon too and Isabelle is still an awesome chick! Alec still manages to drive me crazy and he's going to have to grow up soon or he will lose everything.
The ending left me really excited for the next book! I am sad that the next book doesn't come out until March of 2014!! How am I suppose to wait that long for the conclusion....I have no idea. But, the title, City of Heavenly Fire, makes so much more sense now!