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The Land I Lost

(Ghosts of the Shadow Market #7)

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  3,816 ratings  ·  686 reviews
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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

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Emma Giordano
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review to come!

CW: violence
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“ 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
“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
Malec as domestic dads is a blessing
Magnus, Alec, Max, & Rafe always provide us with the most wholesome content. I LOVE THEM.
☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
5 stars for a short story? Well yes. This made just sooo happy xD I mean Malec plus Snackaryah? XD Come on !!! and ahahaa and "you delicious Peanut Butter and Jem - sandwich" 😂😂😂😂 I'm cracking up all over again
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Land I Lost by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan is the seventh novella in the young adult paranormal fantasy Ghosts of the Shadow Market series. This series is another companion set of novellas that are brief glimpses into events set in the Shadowhunter world of the Mortal Instruments series.

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
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this was probably the best novella of the series so far. I enjoyed the story surrounding the Buenos Aires Shadow Market and also the mission that Alec took in order to resolve things. Reading about Rafe's adoption was so sweet, he's the perfect addition to the Lightwood-Bane family.
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)
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
4.5 stars!
The Story Girl
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars, favorites
"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.

Also, Jem/Tessa!!!

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
Alexandra Elend Wolf
"Jace, his parabatai, the first person whomever chosen him. The first time Alec had decided to choose someone back, to take on another responsibility. The first choice, opening the door to all the others."

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
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

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
𝓢𝓱𝓲𝓻𝓵𝓮𝔂 ♡
I loved it. I missed my babies Malec so much. 🖤🖤
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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! 💓💓💓
Sara MinHerondale
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hands down the best one yet!
Bianca St.
I normally don't give novellas anything more than 3 stars but I absolutely adored this! It's filled with so many amazing references to TMI and TID and made me so incredibly nostalgic for those series. I grew up reading about these characters (I was 14 when I started The Mortal Instruments, and I am now 22 and still reading everything in the shadowhunter universe) and I get beyond emotional when I realise that the characters grew up with me too.

Alec and Magnus' story was absolutely brilliant and
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i read this yesterday (oops) and oh my god this may be my favourite yet????
Don't mind me, I'm just going to cry over how cute that was for an hour
This is one of my favourites so far! ALEC! MAGNUS! LILY! MAX AND RAFE! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! RTC.
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG I'm so excited to read this!
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.
5 stars isn't enough for this PERFECTION
5 Stars!

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
5/5 ~ Five Stars cannot explain what I felt during this novella. I wanted to read all of them in printed edition but when I saw that this story was being released I couldn’t wait. I wanted to read about Rafe so much and I found myself so emotional in the end because seeing this new family growing and living happily some moments of daily life is priceless. Hands down they will probably be my favorite characters of the Shadowhunters world probably forever. I kinda grew with them and they have a sp ...more
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
another emotional rollercoaster, and I don't even know where to start . . .

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
Souma BookAddict

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!
Diana (booksinarmor)
May 10, 2018 is currently reading it
BUT ALEC AND LILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kim hannah
⭐⭐⭐ ┊ 3 stars

Stupid reading slump. Been like this for a few months'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⭐⭐⭐
Ashlee » Library In The Country
This was excellent and I’m even more excited for Queen of Air and Darkness now!

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!
Angela Magic Art
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story should just be called Malec.
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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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Ghosts of the Shadow Market (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Ghosts of the Shadow Market
  • Son of the Dawn (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #1)
  • Cast Long Shadows (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #2)
  • Every Exquisite Thing (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #3)
  • Learn about Loss (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #4)
  • A Deeper Love (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #5)
  • The Wicked Ones (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #6)
  • Through Blood, Through Fire (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #8)
  • The Lost World (Ghosts of the Shadow Market #9)
  • Forever Fallen (Ghosts of the Shadow Market #10)
“Anyone who says women are weak is afraid they’re too strong.” 24 likes
“Alec tugged at the front of Max’s sailor suit. “That’s a lot of ribbons there, buddy.” Max nodded sadly. “Too much ribbons.” “What happened to your sweater?” “That’s a fine question, Alexander. Allow me to unfold to you the tale. Max rolled his sweater in the cat litter,” Magnus related. “So he could ‘look like Daddy.’ Thus he must wear the sailor suit of shame. I don’t make the rules. Oh, wait, yes, I do.” He waved a reproving finger at Max, who laughed again and tried to grab for the glitter of rings.” 16 likes
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