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Angels Twice Descending (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #10)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  10,402 Ratings  ·  1,751 Reviews
Someone lives and someone dies at Simon’s Ascension ceremony.
ebook, 96 pages
Published November 17th 2015
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Katharine Yes, the full series was released November 15th 2016.
Leanne Maher Read the Infernal Devices next then Tales From The Shadow Hunter Academy. It will help you understand who some of the characters are in Tales From The…moreRead the Infernal Devices next then Tales From The Shadow Hunter Academy. It will help you understand who some of the characters are in Tales From The Shadow Hunter Academy are. And, it's directly after the Mortal Instruments. (less)

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Sasha Alsberg
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am feeling so many emotions now I can't ever process all of them.
I will talk more about these tales in my review which will be up next week on my channel. Oh gosh. My heart hurts.
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WHAT THE HECK CASSANDRA CLARE!? Why are you always making me care so much about these fictional people and then tearing my heart out?? I'm honestly such a mess right now and I'm typing through my tears which won't stop flowing. UGH IT HURTS SO GOOD. This novella series is definitely worth the read before Lady Midnight, I highly recommend for beautiful George Lovelace and friends!
I am a mess. I’m a really ugly mess and my face is swollen for all the crying and it was awful and beautiful and I don’t even know how I’m typing this but I just wanted to let y’all know that this was the perfect ending.


Cassandra is a pro at wrapping up stories and I just can’t talk about it right now.

Review to come in the morning. If I can manage to write one without crying my eyes out.

Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Miriam Joy


edit: okay but literally why, there was no reason for this, it was purely for the emotional pain and DIDN'T SERVE A PROPER NARRATIVE PURPOSE AND I'M ANGRY

now i'm going to go and find happy fanfic and live in denial forever
3.5 stars

WHYYYYY!!!??? I don't understand why you'd do this to us, Cassie!
Tears. So many tears.
I'm hurt and I feel betrayed but mostly I'm mad as hell!
Alexa ❤️
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

NOOOOOOOOOOO! How could Clare do this to me!?

I'm actually crying!(view spoiler)
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
I guessed what was going to happen early on in this novella series, but it still hurt :(

Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes:
5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name
Feb 28, 2015 marked it as to-read
Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it


Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5/5 stars
Angels Twice Descending was the perfect ending to an outstandingly written and thought out collection of novellas. Cassandra Clare has done it again; she has killed me and at the last second made it all worth it. The twists and turns that this novella took kept me up way past midnight and crying to into my pillow once it was over. Reading this book was like saying goodbye to the old cast of characters and saying hello to the new cast in Los Angeles. Cassandra Clare rapped up all of
Simona Bartolotta
This novella is a masterpiece in the tough and gruelling genre of the storytelling of convenience and easy choices.
Practical example made by showing you a sample of an easy-writer's aka Cassandra Clare thought:

(view spoiler)
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, short-stories
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If George dies... I swear to god.
Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
“The point wasn’t that you tried to live forever; the point was that you lived, and did everything you could to live well. The point was the choices you made and the people you loved".

"El punto no era que intentaras vivir para siempre; el punto era que vivieras, e hicieras todo lo que pudieras por vivir bien. El punto estaba en las decisiones que tomabas y en las personas que amabas".

Angels Twice Descending es el relato en el que Simon, finalmente, después de dos años, intentará Ascender como Sh
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I CAN'T BELIEVE I FINISHED THIS! I AM SO HEART-BROKEN, WHY DO YOU HAVE TO DO THIS TO ME? Cassie sure knows how to play with a readers feelings. :) This was a bitter-sweet ending to the Shadowhunter Academy series and I loved it so much, although I am hurt, it was all worth it because I expanded my knowledge in this world. I got to see more of the characters I loved and saw the things I wanted to see in City of Heavenly Fire.

All I want to say is:

“The point wasn’t that you tried to live forever
This review contains spoilers

See, this was a good short story. The writing was pretty great, but that's to be expected when we're talking about Cassandra Clare, and everything was going well until... until Clare did the thing. You see, there is sort of an unspoken agreement between an author and their readers, that makes the readers trust that the author won't recur to cheap tricks to solve a situation, and that they won't do unnecessary things just to see their readers gasp and look at them wit
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing


A tribute to a wonderful character. (view spoiler)
Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Souma BookAddict
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016, novella

“The point wasn’t that you tried to live forever; the point was that you lived, and did everything you could to live well. The point was the choices you made and the people you loved.”

I knew Cassie would do this! Because as we all know it wouldn’t be a Cassandra Clare’s book if she didn’t rip our hearts out in the end .
Even though I predicted what happened. I still wasn't prepared. My heart hurts.

Also Simon's Shadowhunter name is perfect !
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm happy for Simon has finally being a Shadowhunter :) The real one. Yet (view spoiler)


My poor Simon :( he didn't deserved to have another lost after what he has been through it's utterly unfair enough for him.

Happy yet brokenhearted..that's how I can describe to this final one :)
Athena ღ
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
*ugly crying*
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No, no, no, no, no, no, NO, NO, NO, NO E NO.
NO. Mi sembrava troppo bello!
Questa novella si presenta come una lettura tranquilla, leggendola una si rilassa, si tranquillizza… finalmente tutto bene. Anzi, va anche meglio! Ci sono fiori, cuori, arcobaleni e unicorni. C’è la perfezione fatta e finita. Una ci rimane a bocca spalancata, il cuore palpita, si trasforma in un brodo di giuggiole, pensa pure “stavolta la Clare ha fatto troppo bene, tutto perfettissimo! Mamma mia!”.
Invece NO, invece la b
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
Gracias, Cassie, por el sufrimiento. :((((((
Ya estoy preparada para Lady Midnight.

I am torn because on one side I am extremly happy that Simon finally became a shadowhunter but I am not okay with the death described in the sinopsis. Was it really necessary? I really liked that character and his personality. Couldn't Cassie just this one time stick with a happy ending? I still don't know who the lost Herondale is and it seems to me like this whole series was pointless. She creates a wonderful relationship only to destroy it in the end.
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Le avrei anche dato cinque stelline, ma odio quando uccidono un personaggio per facilitare e invogliare la realizzazione personale di un altro. CASSANDRA CLARE, QUESTA NON ME LA DOVEVI MICA FARE! Scelta assolutamente INGIUSTIFICATA e SUPERFLUA.
E poi alcune scene potevano essere più approfondite! Per i Clace, Cassandrona, potresti scrivere romanzi su romanzi, ma non sia mai che tu lo faccia anche per i Sizzy eh!
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
Un inesperado final, por lo menos para mi, de una muy buena serie de mini-novelas. ¡Tengo muchas ganas de leer Lady Midnight!

“The point wasn’t that you tried to live forever; the point was that you lived, and did everything you could to live well. The point was the choices you made and the people you loved.”
Fatima  Havilliard

(view spoiler)
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cassie-books
il mio cuore è stato ridotto in polvere
Cassandra Clare why do you do this to us?!! you make us care too much for these characters then you steal them away from us and break our hearts.

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"Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilo
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Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (10 books)
  • Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, #1)
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