In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends.
With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move and that one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will; the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?
As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.
Hardcover, 497 pages
Expected publication: December 6th 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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I am extremely excited for this book! I want it now. But I also get so sad when I think about it. Because I love Will more than anything. And all I want is for him to be happy. But I know there will be lots of heartbreak for Will in Clockwork Prince. Cassie said the only time she cried while writing it, was because of Will. And that just breaks my heart. And it also breaks my heart that Tessa will be kissing with Jem, and falling in love with Jem, because I know that will hurt Will. And it will hurt me. Because I do not like Jem much. But that is because I love Will. Only Will. Hih (A)
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