A stack of the Last Hours Series, A stack of Books

Unveiling the Magic of ‘The Last Hours’ – My New Favorite Series

Discover why The Last Hours series by Cassandra Clare has become a new favorite and what makes it so magical.

Books from The Last Hours series, Chain of Gold Book, Chain of Iron Book, Chain of Thorns Book

As a reader of Fantasy, I am always looking out for a new series to sink my teeth into. When Cassandra Clare’s The Last Hours first book came out, I immediately picked it up. And I was not disappointed. In fact, it quickly became my new favorite series. In this blog post, I will be delving into the world of The Last Hours, discussing the plot, characters, setting, historical background, fan and critical reception, and more.

The Plot and Characters of The Last Hours Series

The Last Hours is set in Victorian London and follows the lives of a group of young adults from wealthy families. The main character, Cordelia Carstairs, is a strong-willed and independent young woman determined to prove herself as a warrior. Joined by her two best friends, Lucie and James, and a host of other intriguing characters.

An illustration of The Last Hours characters from the first page of the book.

The plot of The Last Hours is full of twists and turns, with secrets, betrayals, and unexpected alliances. The story revolves around a demon threat that is plaguing London and the efforts of Cordelia and her friends to stop it. Along the way, they must navigate the complexities of their relationships and the expectations of their families.

One thing that sets The Last Hours apart from other series is the depth and complexity of the characters. Each character is fully fleshed out. Each character has a unique personality and backstory. As a reader, you become invested in their lives and care about what happens to them.

The Setting and Historical Background of The Last Hours Series

Cassandra Clare is known for her immersive fantasy worlds, and The Last Hours is no exception. As a history buff, I appreciated the attention to detail and the way that the story was woven into the historical context. The setting of Victorian London is brought to life in vivid detail, from the fashion to the architecture to the social customs of the time.

Chain of Gold Book, Chain of Iron Book, Chain of Thorns Book

Comparisons with Other Cassandra Clare Books

Cassandra Clare is a prolific author, and The Last Hours is just one of many series set in her Shadowhunter world. Fans of her other works, such as The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, will find plenty to love in The Last Hours.

One thing that sets The Last Hours apart from the other series is its focus on a different time period and set of characters. While there are connections to the other books, The Last Hours stands on its own as a unique and compelling story.

Reasons Why The Last Hours is a Must-Read

The Last Hours should be at the top of your list. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • Compelling characters that you will care about
  • A richly detailed and historically accurate setting
  • A gripping plot full of twists and turns
  • A complex relationship among the characters

Other Plus in The Last Hours

  • LGBTQ representation
  • Love Triangle
  • Found Family

To sum it up, The Last Hours is a must-read for fans of Cassandra Clare and anyone who loves a gripping historical fantasy. The complex characters, richly detailed settings, and thought-provoking themes make it a standout series. I highly recommend this series.  

If you’re looking for your next great read, try The Last Hours. You won’t be disappointed!

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