Chain of Gold Summary
Cassandra Clare

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In Chain of Gold, the first instalment of a fantasy series geared towards young adult readers, Cassandra Clare explores an alternate London of the early twentieth century, one where demons roam the planet and Shadowhunters, descended from fallen angels, protect ordinary humans from their attacks. The plot follows both James Herondale, descendant of a famous Shadowhunter family, as he attempts to uncover more about the demon blood in his lineage while protecting his city, and Cordelia Carstairs, a newcomer to the London Shadowhunter community who must reckon with her dark family secrets while becoming closer to James and his friends. The book explores themes such as loyalty, destiny, growing up, and more.

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