To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings -- and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?
City of Ashes is book 2 in the mortal instrument series by Cassandra Clare. It was just as good as the first in my opinion . All the previous characters are back and still looking to take down Valentine, who is still trying to gain power to start a war between Shadowhunters, and the Downworlders.
City of Ashes is just as action packed as City of Bones. Someone is draining the blood from Downworlders, and the Clave have sent someone to investigate what is going on. This leads to some all out battles. This time there are more demons. They have been brought up by Valentine to help take down the Clave. It was definitely a fast pace book.
In the first book we find out that Jace is the son of Valentine. Just because Jace, and Clary find out they are brother and sister it does not stop them from feeling more than sibling love. Simon has also declared his love for Clary, and now that Jace and clary know that they are brother, and sister does that leave Clary’s heart wide open for Simon to take his place?
From beginning to end, City of Ashes keeps your attention. I’m so looking forward to reading the final installment in this exciting series.