Submitted by Ben on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 1:58pm
When seventeen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray is kidnapped by the villainous Mortmain in his final bid for power, the London Institute rallies to save her, but is beset by danger and betrayal at every turn.
Here, then, is the conclusion to Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices trilogy, a sort of prequel to her ever popular Mortal Instruments series of books. In the series previous volumes, Clockwork Angel, and Clockwork Prince, there were hints at the families, and perhaps even some of the events of the Mortal Instruments books. And of course there is the familiar face of a somewhat younger Magnus Bane.
Many of the themes of her previous (and continuing) series are also present, most notably the presence of romance and "shipping" for her main characters, as well as the continual theme of conflict between the shadowhunters and downworlders. But it also needs to be said that in several ways Clockwork Princess, and as a result the entire Infernal Devices trilogy, does differ noteably from the Mortal Instruments. One of the more prominent ways is in the abject mortality (and imminent death) of one of the main characters of the trilogy and that storyline's eventual resolution. It should also be said that the final book in the trilogy not only feels very FINAL, but gives one of the most satisfying resolutions of any YA trilogy. Clare also does not waste a prime oportunity to show us more of Magnus Bane and his personality, and she spends some time with both him and Tessa exploring just what it would mean to never grow old and die in a world full of those who do. It can fairly be said that this is one trilogy in which the final book truly makes the series.
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