Emma And Julian Have a Heart-To-Heart In LORD OF SHADOWS Snippet

New revelations and old feelings mix in LORD OF SHADOWS snippet!

The hunt for truth is on and tensions between Emma and Julian are running high in a new Lord of Shadows snippet posted on Cassandra Clare’s tumblr!

The latest look at the second book in The Dark Artifices series has Emma, Julian, and some of their friends on a sea voyage, during which they uncover a major detail about Emma’s parents’ deaths. The news leads to an intense conversation between the two parabatai, who still have a lot of messy feelings about each other to deal with.

Take a look:

They were far out from shore now—it was a shining line in the distance, the highway a ribbon of moving lights, the houses and restaurants along the coastline glimmering. “Well, as it turns out, my parents didn’t die in the ocean.” Emma took a shuddering breath. “They didn’t drown.”

“Knowing that doesn’t wipe out years of bad dreams.” Julian glanced toward her. The wind blew soft tendrils of his hair against his cheekbones. She remembered what it felt like to have her hands in that hair, how holding him had anchored her not just to the world, but to herself.

“I hate feeling like this,” she said, and for a moment even she wasn’t sure what she was talking about. “I hate being afraid. It makes me feel weak.”

“Emma, everyone’s afraid of something.” Julian moved slightly closer. “We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don’t wish you didn’t fear anything. All that would mean is that you don’t feel anything.”

“Jules—” She started to turn toward him in surprise at the intensity in his voice, but paused when she heard Cristina’s footsteps quicken, and then her voice, raised in recognition, calling:


Lord of Shadows hits bookstores on May 23, 2017. You can pre-order now via Amazon.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary