City of Heavenly Fire

A Mortal Instruments Novel

Clare, Cassandra

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
City of Heavenly Fire
"Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clarys own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!

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Publisher: New York :, Margaret K. McElderry Books,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 1442416890
Branch Call Number: YA FICTION CLARE...C
Characteristics: 725 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 02, 2015
  • gr8_reader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

a very satisfying ending to the series and I'm glad I stuck it out right to the end... Clare's sense of humour was the clearest in this book - the characters were so fully developed that the reader actually got the inside jokes... all in all very good series

Absolute best part in entire book: 'I did not make a pie,' Alec announced when Jace and Clary returned to the large central chamber of the cave. He was lying on his back, on an unrolled blanket, with his head pillowed on a wadded-up jacket, There was a fire smoking in the pit, the flames elongated shadows against the walls.
He had spread out provisions: bread and chocolate, nuts and granola bars, water and bruised apples. Clary felt her stomach tighten, realizing only then how hungry she was. There were three plastic bottles next to the food, two of water, and a darker one of wine,

'I did not make a pie,' Alec repeated, gesturing expressively with one hand, 'for three reasons. One, because I do not have any pie ingredients. Two, because I don't actually know how to make a pie."

He paused, clearly waiting.

Removing his sword and leaning it against the cave wall, Jace said warily, "And three?"

"Because I am not your bitch." Alec said.

I am SO GLAD I read the Infernal Devices while impatiently waiting for this book to come out, otherwise I would've been completely lost on all the references, and Jem and Tessa's importance to the story. This is a really good ending, and the length is completely necessary. I thought after COLS, Clary would turn into Bella from Twilight with her shallow narrating and complete disregard for anybody or anything besides her love, but she didn't! Good job, Cassandra!

Dec 14, 2014
  • tink05 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Great book but I got so mad at the end. You can't make us forget Simon!!!!! I guess the twist in the epilogue works but still...

Dec 13, 2014
  • beximus rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed this series and I am really looking forward to the next installment 'The Dark Artifices'. On another note, before reading 'City of Heavenly Fire' read the clockwork series as it will provide more background info for characters towards the end. For me it made the ending much more enjoyable.

Nov 02, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Marvelous. Outstanding. This book was filled with sorrow, joy and love that intermingled so incredibly, just like the rest of the series, that it breaks my heart to see the end of The Mortal Instruments at the same time as it turns it into one of a giddy fan-girl hopping up and down as I wait until I can read Infernal Devices and Dark Artifices. I love this book and I love this series. I thought it was the perfect ending, even though I was saddened by some of the outcomes. I'm even glad for my sadness, because with a book and story like this, a happy ending would have been way too cheesy. I was so happy with how everything ended up with Simon, was crying when Sebastian turned back into Jonathan, and intrigued with the introduction of Emma and the Blackthorns. While reading, I kept noticing hints to the past that I probably would have understood more if I had read Infernal Devices first, but left me with just the right amount of vagueness so that the plot to that storyline wasn't ruined.
Anyways, awesome books, amazing series. If you haven't read it, stop looking at the reviews for the last book and go read City of Bones

“I am not your bitch.”

That one sentence pretty much made this book 666.66% better.

I so want Simon and Clary to become parabatai! I really wished that Tessa could have talked to Jace. It would have been like "I'm your many greats grandmother and I look younger than you do!" That would have been hilarious! I wished that Brother Zachariah had just come out as James Carstairs, him being my fave character really frustrated me. There were so many references to TID that some people might not understand a lot of it if they haven't read the prequel series (Which in my opinion, was better than TMI) I'm happy for Magnus, and Alec, finally accepted. Making Simon forget was kind of weak, I didn't think it improved the series a lot. I knew who Magnus' father was the moment I heard his name.

loved the book the ending was okay, but i wish it wouldnt end and that the series would keep going.

Jul 15, 2014
  • Persassy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jace is almost as sassy as me. Almost.


Jul 15, 2014
  • HazelGrace97 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great book. ending was ok could have had a better ending.

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Feb 24, 2015
  • aniyah1999 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"We might live here someday," he said. "Together." She smiled, knowing he couldn't see her, but unable to help it. "Think you can win me over with a fancy house?" she said. "Don't get ahead of youself,Jace. Jace Herondale,".

Feb 24, 2015
  • aniyah1999 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It may have fallen out of favor," he acknowledged. "Herondale, on the other hand, is melodic. Dulcet, one might say. Think of the sound of 'Clary Herondale."
"Oh my God, that sounds horrible"

Feb 24, 2015
  • aniyah1999 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Though Simon did hear the last thing jace said, just before they faded out of earshot. "What? They need privacy. It's an intimate moment"

“I am not your bitch.”

Robert reached into his jacket and drew out a crucifix. Clary stared as he held it up between himself and Simon. "I speak to the Night's Children Council representative, or to the head of the New York clan," he said. "Not to any vampire who comes to knock at my door, even if he is a friend of my children. Nor should you be in Alicante without permission-"
Simon reached out and plucked the cross out of Robert's hand. "Wrong religion," he said.

Jul 24, 2014
  • anastasiastar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Freely we serve
because freely we love.
To love or not
In this we stand or fall

Jul 21, 2014
  • StephanieC81 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"I was brought up as a warrior. I didn't have toys, I had weapons. I slept with a wooden sword until I was five. My first books were medieval demonologies with illuminated pages. The first songs I learned were chants to banish demons. I know what brings me peace, and it isn't sandy beaches or chirping birds in rainforests. I want a weapon in my hand and a strategy to win."

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Simon, you’re blushing,” observed Jace. “And you’re a vampire and almost never blush, so this better be really juicy. And weird. Were bicycles involved in some kinky way? Vacuum cleaners? Umbrellas?”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“You have a book that’s also a face?”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Straight people,” Alec declared. “Why can’t they control themselves?”

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Jun 23, 2014
  • Clemence rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

oh my lord this book is finally out! I litterally had to wait two years for this moment and the book did not disappoint. The plot is fast-paced and captured me from chapter one, the characters just keep crawling into my heart and it was just perfect.

Jun 18, 2014
  • Skeeterpup1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The ending to the Mortal Instruments series is wrapped up as Clary finds a way to end the war and save her friends.


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