I have been waiting for City of Heavenly Fire for a LONG time now! This is the “conclusion” of The Mortal Instruments series (book 6); however, this is NOT the end! New characters were introduced, and frankly I was wondering why, and now I see…they are the beginning of a new series that incorporates both Infernal Devices AND Mortal Instruments PLUS new characters (Emma, Julian, etc.).
Jace is filled with “heavenly fire” from the angel, and now he is the only “weapon” that can defeat Sebastian who is devastating the Nephilim by turning them into his mindless followers. Sebastian is determined to have Clary, his sister, become his queen (sick!) and rule beside him in Edom, a realm in Hell. In order to confront Sebastian and save the world, Jace, Clary, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec travel to Edom to rescue their loved ones and have a final face off with Sebastian. In doing so, they learn who Sebastian’s allies are — disguised friends of the Nephilim.
This book is long (over 700 pages), but it was wonderful to be back in Jace and Clary’s world. They have fascinated me from the beginning in City of Bones, and even though I thought I was finally going to be able to say goodbye to them, I see that I will be continuing their story in Cassandra Clare’s new series, The Dark Artifices, book one Lady Midnight coming March 2015. At least the ending leads me to believe that they will continue in the next series. Simon has some unresolved issues, and Tessa and Jem from Infernal Devices are heading to Los Angeles to interact with the new characters, Emma and Julian. Clare already has me hooked on her next series!