Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Fiery Trial


Published: Sept 2015
Publisher: Margaret K McElderry
Pages: 40
Copy Provided by: Borrowed
Summary: Goodreads

Summary:

Simon and Clary reunite as they witness a Parabatai ceremony…and discuss their own plans to be bonded. One of ten adventures in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.

Simon and Clary act as witnesses to the parabatai ceremony of Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn…and discuss their own parabatai plans in this precursor to The Dark Artifices.

This standalone e-only short story follows the adventures of Simon Lewis, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy features characters from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, and the upcoming Dark Artifices and Last Hours series. The Fiery Trial is written by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson.

Review:
The Fiery Trial is #8 in the Shadowhunter Academy series.  It is a nice segway into incorporating readers into the lives of Emma and Julian, main characters in the upcoming Dark Artifices series.  Here, Simon is asked to witness the parabatai ceremony of Emma and Julian yet also discovers whether he and Clary are bound to be parabatai as well.  I love how we see the ceremony of this special relationship and learn how parallel Simon and Clary's lives have been.  I had not considered that they both had blocks on their minds.  The entire novel was highly insightful after they drank water from Lake Lynn.  Although Simon RAVED about the tea when he first sipped it, I'm sure he would never want to have it again.  Miss Clare is doing a wonderful job of prepping her readers for the next series.  I feel like I'm in a Shadowhunter review lecture series and there will be a final test on runes later this month.  Great for those of us who are bit obsessive about this series....

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