Author Cassandra Clare recently revealed in her Instagram the page count for Chain of Thorns, the final book of The Last Hours trilogy, and the latest one in the wildly popular Shadowhunters Chronicles.
Interestingly enough, Cassie had actually stated the page count as being 779 back in November 2022, but cut it down by one page in this latest post. Who knows what the factors are for the change, whether it be just a minor error or a change in font, we can’t say. But we’ll go by the latest post at 778 pages.
In comparison, Chain of Iron (book two) was 645 pages, and Chain of Gold (book one) was 582 pages. That makes Chain of Thorns 133 pages longer than book two, and 196 longer than book one. Combined, the total amount of pages comes to 2005, making it the second longest series among the Shadowhunters novels. The previous series, The Dark Artifices, takes the top spot with a combines total page count of 2238, which also has the longest book, as Queen of Air and Darkness has 870 pages. (For more page counts on the rest of the books, scroll down.)
Not that any of the numbers really matter when we’re talking about what’s within those pages. That’s really what we’re excited for, and we are so close to finally getting to find out what becomes of the Merry Thieves and the ones that love them.
James and Cordelia must save London—and their marriage—in this thrilling and highly anticipated conclusion to the Last Hours series from the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare. Chain of Thorns is a Shadowhunters novel.
Cordelia Carstairs has lost everything that matters to her. In only a few short weeks, she has seen her father murdered, her plans to become parabatai with her best friend, Lucie, destroyed, and her marriage to James Herondale crumble before her eyes. Even worse, she is now bound to an ancient demon, Lilith, stripping her of her power as a Shadowhunter.
After fleeing to Paris with Matthew Fairchild, Cordelia hopes to forget her sorrows in the city’s glittering nightlife. But reality intrudes when shocking news comes from home: Tatiana Blackthorn has escaped the Adamant Citadel, and London is under new threat by the Prince of Hell, Belial.
Cordelia returns to a London riven by chaos and dissent. The long-kept secret that Belial is James and Lucie’s grandfather has been revealed by an unexpected enemy, and the Herondales find themselves under suspicion of dealings with demons. Cordelia longs to protect James but is torn between a love for James she has long believed hopeless, and the possibility of a new life with Matthew. Nor can her friends help—ripped apart by their own secrets, they seem destined to face what is coming alone.
For time is short, and Belial’s plan is about to crash into the Shadowhunters of London like a deadly wave, one that will separate Cordelia, Lucie, and the Merry Thieves from help of any kind. Left alone in a shadowy London, they must face Belial’s deadly army. If Cordelia and her friends are going to save their city—and their families—they will have to muster their courage, swallow their pride, and trust one another again. For if they fail, they may lose everything—even their souls.-from Amazon
The Last Hours = 2005
- Chain of Gold =582
- Chain of Iron = 645
- Chain of Thorns = 778
The Dark Artifices = 2238
- Lady Midnight = 669
- Lord of Shadows = 699
- Queen of Air and Darkness = 870
The Infernal Devices = 1542
- Clockwork Angel = 476
- Clockwork Prince = 498
- Clockwork Princess = 568
The Mortal Instruments (last 3) = 1683
- City of Fallen Angels = 424
- City of Lost Souls = 534
- City of Heavenly Fire = 725
The Mortal Instruments (first 3) = 1479
- City of Bones = 485
- City of Ashes = 453
- City of Glass = 541