Chain of Iron

· The Last Hours Book 2 · Sold by Simon and Schuster
87 reviews

About this ebook

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

The Shadowhunters must catch a killer in Edwardian London in this dangerous and romantic sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Chain of Gold, from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare. Chain of Iron is a Shadowhunters novel.

Cordelia Carstairs seems to have everything she ever wanted. She’s engaged to marry James Herondale, the boy she has always loved; she has a new life in London with her best friend Lucie; and she bears the sword Cortana, a legendary hero’s blade.

But the truth is far grimmer. Cordelia’s marriage is a lie, arranged to save her reputation, while James remains in love with the Grace Blackthorn. Cortana burns her when she touches it. And a serial murderer is targeting the Shadowhunters of London, killing under cover of darkness, then vanishing without a trace.

Now Cordelia, James, and Lucie must follow the trail of the killer through the city’s most dangerous streets. All the while, each is keeping a shocking secret: Lucie, that she is attempting to raise the dead; Cordelia, that she has sworn a dangerous oath of loyalty to a mysterious power; and James, that he himself may be the killer they seek.
87 reviews
Jennie K
January 13, 2022
Ahhh! This book was such a plot twister and I was definitely in tears a couple times but also had so much to laugh about and to want to punch someone after you've read the heartbreaking news. It was such a twist when grace reveals the truth about jamie's bracelet!! In this book james is still trying to fight off his desire for cordelia and she trys to focus on the main fight and trying to help james thru their fake marriage. Meanwhile lucie and Jesse fall for each other. Their relationship is so cute and very sad. And don't even get me started on thomas. He has finally confessed his feelings for alistair making their relationship complicated and beautiful. and we all know I'm team jordelia but it's sad that matthew has fallen for someone he knows he can never have!!! But christopher still hasn't found his own spicy and sweet relationship but may not need to. After all he's got science and friends to keep him busy. But they still have to fight off there demons. Can't wait for book3!!!!!
Did you find this helpful?
Kara Ferguson
March 23, 2021
I love this entire series! This book was very good and had me wrapped into my own movie in my head. The only think I didn't like was that some characters were never allowed to have their moment. Always a sudden knock at the door or interruption. Toward the end it got my quite worked. I believe the words "Good lord.. Will Grace ever screw off?" actually came out of my mouth speaking specifically to the book. I am eager to read the next book because I jist need to see James and Cordelia finally find their love for each other fully requited.
51 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Wynonna Cheyenne
March 5, 2021
I just finished reading it. I can't wait for the next book. I'm heartbroken now!
75 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?

About the author

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Shadowhunter Chronicles. She is also the coauthor of the bestselling fantasy series Magisterium with Holly Black. The Shadowhunter Chronicles have been adapted as both a major motion picture and a television series. Her books have more than fifty million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and three fearsome cats. Visit her at Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at

Rate this book

Tell us what you think.

Reading information

Smartphones and tablets
Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
Laptops and computers
You can listen to audiobooks purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.
eReaders and other devices
To read on e-ink devices like Kobo eReaders, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Follow the detailed Help Center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.