The Land I Lost
Alec Lightwood, partner of the High Warlock of Brooklyn and father of a warlock child, is sent to Buenos Aires to re-establish the Shadowhunters amidst the ruins left by the Dark War. When he arrives, he is not welcomed by the Shadowhunters there. He believes it is because of his companion Lily, the head of the New York vampire clan, until a Shadowhun...more
“ My bapa is Ultra Magnus, ” Max announced proudly. “And Daddy is a Shadowhunter.”
“I’m very curious to see how the hottest Shadowhunter in the world is doing.”
“I’m great, ” said Jace.
Lily tapped her foot. “Nobody’s talking about you, Jason. Have you heard the phrase ‘tall, dark, and handsome’?”
“At some of the worst and darkest times in my life, you have always known what to say to comfort me,” said Tessa. “I had one of my darkest moments when we were young, and we had only known each oth...more
“Your voice is the music I love best in all the world.”
First and foremost, it is very obvious that Lily Chen is not straight, but Cassie Clare confirmed on Tumblr that she is pan! The blessings. The actual blessings. Also, hello, my new favorite character. Lily is half Japanese and half Chinese, and was made a vampire under the saddest of circumstances. And her love for Raphael Santiago warms my black heart like nothing else in the entire Shadowhunter world. And even though I could go on for ...more
This seventh book of the series takes place in 2012 when Alec Lightwood is sent to Buenos Aires to tackle a problem with the Shadowhunters there. The best part of this story was getting a better lo ...more
Tessa and Jem were so nice to read about and I'm really happy that they finally got some concrete answers about the lost Herondale and all that stuff. (view spoiler)[ I don't really like the story about the fi ...more
"To Alec, love always meant this: his shining city of eternal light. The land of lost dreams reclaimed, his first kiss and his last."
This. was. perfect!!! I never knew I needed to see Alec as a father, but it was the cutest, most heart-warming thing ever! I really came to love his character in this one. He has definitely grown a lot.
And we learn more about the Lost Herondale and why he's so important! Spoilers in this paragraph if you don't want to know: The Unseelie King a ...more
This story was so heartbreakingly beautiful from beginning to end.
The narrations this time are from Jem's - obviously - and Alec's point of view as they are in Buenos Aires trying to solve a couple of situations.
We get to see some of Alec and Magnus's family dynamic - with little Max of co ...more
This has to be my favorite short story that has been released in this series. This story follows Alec as he is asked to come to Buenos Aires to help a certain former Shadow Brother and his wife investigate something they have been searching for for a very long time. Thats the general gist of this but I do want to ...more
This was easily one of my favorite Ghosts of the Shadowhunter Market novellas. It was funny and entertaining. Lily and Alec were so amusing in their banter during their travel. It was also nice to read about Rafe’s first appearance so to speak.
My quick and simple overall: amusing and interesting with some some of the characters we, who are far too into the Shadowhunter world, love! 💓💓💓 ...more
Alec and Magnus' story was absolutely brilliant and ...more
And to all the people who put one star before reading it: you suck, your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.
Guys.... can I give this 1000 stars? I'm still swooning for all the cute Malec moments, not to mention all the scenes where Alec is a total badass.
And Magnus is the sweetest thing ever.
And Lily is so funny and cute.
And OMG little Max... I don't even like kids in real life but I'm so totally in love with that little blueberry.
This was by far my favourite short story of the series so far, and shock horror it focused on Alec!
1. How he came across Rafe, my god my poor little heart.
2. Is it just me or is there a lot of foreshadowing for QOAaD?!
3. I need that book ASAP please.
Love love love.
Son of the Dawn - 5 Stars
Cast Long Shadows - 3.5 Stars
Every Exquisite Thing - 5 Stars
Learn About Loss - 5 Stars
A Deeper Love - 4 Stars
The Wicked Ones - 4 Stars
The Land I Lost - 5 Stars
Through Blood, Through Fire - 5 Stars
Lily's hilarious nicknames for Jem continue, and when Tessa (who finds them hilarious) uses one when she and Jem are alone together . . .
Rafe - well, our little bluebell Max keeps asking for a 'brother orra sister orra dinosaur'
more on the faerie heir and the Lost Herondale - we're getting closer to TDA and my hands are shaking even as I type this.
references to the TLH children are heart-stopping, as are those of others ...more
The plot of this novella was very intense, dark and hits all the stakes you hope for in a fantasy story. Rafe is adorable and I love seeing Alec and Magnus as parents.
Maybe I should’ve waited before reading these novellas, until I catch up with TDA!
Stupid reading slump. Been like this for a few months now...it's killing me. I couldn't enjoy this novella because of it!!! I feel angry.
This was such a sweet story though, slow but sweet.
1. Son of Dawn ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
2. Cast Long Shadows ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
3. Every Exquisite Thing ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
4. Learn About Loss ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
5. A Deeper Love ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
6. The Wicked Ones ⭐⭐⭐
7. The Land I Lost⭐⭐⭐
It had me a little nostalgic, especially at the beginning, catching up with some of The Mortal Instruments crew. Not to mention, Alec, Magnus and their family are just so perfect and adorable. I love them!
I am so pumped for more to the lost Herondale story after this one!
"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 ...more