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Cast Long Shadows

(Ghosts of the Shadow Market #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  5,434 ratings  ·  812 reviews
Matthew Fairchild is the Consul’s son and the golden-haired boy of the Nephilim. He has the love of his family and his parabatai James Herondale, and nothing to wish for, except excitement and artistry and beauty that do not seem to fit in with a warrior’s way of life. Matthew gets more than he bargained for at the Shadow Market, where he commits the greatest sin of his li ...more
Kindle Edition, 65 pages
Published May 8th 2018 by Shadow Market Enterprises, Inc.
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Emma Giordano
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars! I really enjoyed this novella. I've mentioned before that I sometimes don't enjoy Cassie Clare novellas as much as full novels, but I really loved this one!

CW: (view spoiler) I don't typically hide content warnings because I believe they should be easy to access for those who need them, but I feel this one is particularly spoilery and people should be able to choose whether or not they want to see it.

I felt the storyline of Brother Zachariah at the Shadow
Līga Sproģe

Me, trying to remember all the family trees and relationships:


Me, when all of these series will finally be over, remembering how I first took "City of Bones" in my hands...



Matthew, das gay!!


ha, i KNEW i won't be able to remember all Herondale-Lightwood-Fairchild-Carstairs lineage. But I had a feeling this was feelsy, u feel me? Like, if I'd reread Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy I could give this higher rating because I would actually know what is going on? But I had a fee
“Old sins cast long shadows.”

Okay, I’m still hyped for The Last Hours though, but I think it is mostly for James Herondale, even though Matthew Fairchild is such a little sweetheart. I loved seeing him interact with Brother Zachariah, and loving him just because so many of his loved ones love him. I love that feeling, and I think that’s something in life that I experience a lot that books rarely depict. But in this short story takes place in London 1901, and we get to see Matthew dealing wit
May 10, 2018 marked it as never-in-my-life  ·  review of another edition
Cassandra Clare's covers have never looked worse
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
*4.5 stars*
Oh man, I'm so obsessed with these characters already! I NEED CHAIN OF GOLD RIGHT NOW!
Noha Badawi
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m so going to love The Last Hours
Annie ☆{of Lightwoods and Herondales}☆
You know, sometimes, with Cassie's books whether they are big or small, you just need a moment to let everything sink in. To give your heart a break after seeing people you love so well and that you miss so much. To put your mind at ease after being teased for something that won't be here for quite some time. To slow your breathing. And to just return to reality. Cause you know, sometimes living in Cassie's worlds is just simply better and nothing really ever compares.
Cast Long Shadows is as m
3.5 Stars Maybe?

"I watched a secret almost destroy a man once, the finest man ever made. Such a secret is like keeping treasure in a tomb. Little by little, poison eats away at the gold. By the time the door is opened, there may be nothing left but dust."

I'm not going to lie, this isn't my favourite Cassandra Clare short story, I think especially after Son of the Dawn was so well done for such a short story. This time around not so much. Everyone who knows me, knows I'm absolute trash for anythi
Laura Herondale
*Spoilers ahead*


Things I loved:
-Matthew Fairchild is the most precious thing
-His love for his father is so cute
-“Has no kind soul thought to inform you that your hairstyle is, to use the gentlest words available to me, ill-advised? A friend? Your papa? Does nobody care enough to prevent you from making a spectacle of yourself? Or are you simply too busy perpetrating acts of evil upon the innocent to bother about your unfortunate appearance?”
-Honestly the greatest insult
-Jem and Matthew at th
Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cast Long Shadows by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan is the second 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.

As much as I love Clare's entire Shadowhunter world I will admit that sometimes it gets a bit confusing when going back over 100 years and having some characters pop up that are similar to later c
Zoë ☆
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
I couldn't help myself and bought the ebook.... And I don't regret it! I just love all of these characters! :) But I have to admit, I was kind of confused at the start about who was who's child and stuff, but I think I got it now XD Now we have to wait for another month... :P
Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
“This is why we are chosen warrior partners, because we share such a perfect bond of sympathy. Come to me, Jamie, that we might share a manly embrace.”

Oh, Matthew Fairchild how I adore you. And all the Herondale/Lightwood children. It feels wonderful to be going back this far. Seeing the children of characters that I grew to love so much.

I loved seeing Charlotte and Henry’s relationship. It has been years since I read The Infernal Devices but the image of them came back to me like it was yeste
Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
"Is that why you insist on carrying about enormous tomes everywhere you go, that you might visit violence upon innocent persons? Done to death by my best friend - my heart's brother - my own dear parabatai-"

I'm going to get this out of the way early: I went into this much more hesitant than the other short stories in the past. This is setting up for the fourth Shadowhunters series and I'm beginning to worry that I'm going to fall out of love with these books and this universe soon.

Thank God th
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is just something about Jem & Will together on a page that just does me in! Loved reading about Matthew (and of course James). The shadow market is not a good place for Matthew we learn very early (as early as possible in a short story lol). Still a good fix on some of the characters we love from these Shadowhunter series.

My quick and simple overall: quick, enjoyable little read.
Alexandra Elend Wolf
"Bad news comes like rain and good news like lighting, barely seen before a crash."

What a lovely, heartbreaking, warm read.

Contradicting much? Maybe, but in my defense, this tiny little snippet has the deepness and feeling of a much larger book.

In less than a hundred pages we are told this story that's captivating and plays with our heartstrings.

Matthew Fairchild is a very lively character, so full of life and innocence that it's difficult not to smile at him. Yet even in the sunnier of pl
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any and all Shadowhunter fans out there
SO GOOD!!! These novellas are all INCREDIBLY PAINFUL, and I love it, and AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

I fell in love with Matthew. He was such a lovely character, and I loved seeing how he went from this sweet innocent child to someone who was so hurt (I know, I'm mean.) (Honestly that just sounds super wrong, and not really like what I'm even trying to say, but... You probably know what I mean...).

He was wonderful, and I hope we get to see more of him in future books.

And also did I mention how much this stor
Oh poor Matthew 😭
sam  {Multi Dreamer}⚔
A secret too long kept can kill a soul by inches. I watched a secret almost destroy a man once, the finest man ever made. Such a secret is like keeping treasure in a tomb. Little by little, poison eats away at the gold. By the time the door is opened, there may be nothing left but dust.


I'm so happy to be able to read about some of my favorite characters again. Also I'm really intrigued by Matthew Fairchild's personality so I can't wait to see his character growth in the upcoming books!
✨ A ✨
I love Mathew Fairchild. review to come
Diana (booksinarmor)
I don't think anyone can understand, but like I don't understand how I can love a character so much after only 2 novellas. I do not condone Matthew's actions in any way, but at the same time I completely understand what he did. I ship him so much with Lucie, there friendship is so sweet and nice AND I REALLY HOPE IT BECOMES A FRIENDS TO LOVERS TROPE!

Also the ending Heronstairs scene UGH >HEART EYES<

All those TID feels rushing back! Oh, my heart…

How far? asked Jem.
Will smiled. ‘Need you ask? I will go with you as far as I possibly may.’”

Matthew Fairchild, with his cheerful, dramatic personality, was a great introduction to The Last Hours. The friendship between James and Matthew is just too precious. However, the entire incident with Henry and Charlotte… my heart broke for them, especially for Charlotte… And for Matthew, too, his doubts and fears will certainly deepen and affect him, not
Reem Ghabbany
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's lovely to go back to all these characters that I love so much. We only got little of Matthew from shadowhunter academy.
I am happy that we get to see him again and also finally what happened to his mother
Shannon (leaninglights)
You know I CANNOT handle Jem/Will scenes! Gahhhh. I really need to reread TID... getting excited for TLH!
Julia Sapphire
Jul 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, series
3.5 stars
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Carmen (Oh, the Book Feels!) Seda
I just love these characters so much.
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cast Long Shadows is ten times better than Son of the Dawn holy crap I am crying. This particular novella informs us that Jem is looking for something that has some connection to Tessa and it also sheds light on Matthew Fairchild as a 15-year-old, very dramatic in character with a wholesome love for his father: a key theme explored in this short story.

From this novella we can perhaps infer that what happened to Charlotte, the secret Matthew holds, has a massive impact on his own position in
I was NOT expecting that to be Matthew's sin. How to unread something? Put it back I don't want it.

I will protect this boy with my life. And I'm slightly more excited for TLH but not that much. Maybe the next novella will also help with that.

I do admit some of the characters I had no idea who they were because I don't know much about the TLH crew, especially the non-mains.
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. I am so ready for the Last Hours series.
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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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  • Every Exquisite Thing (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #3)
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  • The Land I Lost (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #7)
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