New LORD OF SHADOWS snippet has Kit feeling out of place

Cassandra Clare reveals a family moment between the Blackthorn siblings, but for Kit, it might be a little too much.

Book two of The Dark Artifices is bound to bring on more of the feels that Cassandra Clare so eloquently saturates her books with, as we have seen from earlier snippets from Lord of Shadows.  It seems that with each snippet, there’s a goal that Ms. Clare wishes to reach, and that is to see how many times she can tear out, stomp on, and smush back together, our hearts.  See, for example, the latest snippet below.

Warning: Spoilers involved (duh!)


They threw their weapons down and hurled themselves toward the row of horses, one after the other — Livvy leapt at Julian, throwing her arms around his neck. Mark flung himself from his horse and landed to find himself being hugged tightly by Dru and Tavvy. Ty came more quietly, but with the same incandescent happiness on his face. He waited for Livvy to be done nearly strangling her brother and then stepped in to take Julian’s hands.

And Julian, who Kit had always thought of as an almost frightening model of control and distance, grabbed his brother and yanked him close, his hands twisting in the back of Ty’s shirt. His eyes were shut, and Kit had to look away.

He had never had anyone but his father, and he was sure beyond any words that his father had never loved him like that.

Click image for more Dark Artifices art by Cassandra Jean

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

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