|aOriginally published: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2008
|aClary continues trying to make sense of her swiftly changing life as she becomes further involved with the Shadowhunters and their pursuit of demons and discovers some terrifying truths about her parents and others close to her.
愛，如星燦般閃爍；嫉妒，卻也如烈日般傷人。 千年前，人類世界被惡魔入侵，一名巫師召喚了大天使拉賽爾。祂以杯子混合自己與人類的血液，讓眾人喝下，創造出最初的闇影獵人，盛血之杯從此被稱為「天使聖杯」。 十六年前，闇影獵人華倫泰起義，試圖推翻議會、殘殺同族失敗，天使聖杯也遭竊遺失，自此下落不明…… 克萊莉腦中的記憶遭受封印禁制，那正是尋找聖杯與母親下落的關鍵。面對陌生未知的過往令她茫然失措，但另一場關於愛情的戰爭卻開始悄悄發動－－好友賽門居然向她表明心意，他愛了她十年；而看似輕佻、桀敖不馴的傑斯竟吻了她…… 當符印喚醒沉睡的回憶，克萊莉能否得到她亟需知曉的真相？失落已久的天使聖杯，又真與母親的失蹤有所關連？平靜許久的闇影世界，因為華倫泰未死的傳聞而蠢蠢欲動，隨時都將掀起反動的浪濤…… Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013. Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father. To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father? In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation. ★本書中譯版《星燦：骸骨之城2》由春天出版社出版。 作者簡介 卡珊卓拉．克蕾兒Cassandra Clare 出生於伊朗首都德黑蘭，幼年時期絕大多數的時間都跟隨著家人在全世界旅行。一次喜馬拉雅山脈的長途旅程中，剛學會走路的卡珊卓拉就在父親的背包裡生活了一整個月。這樣的生活中，她自然地與書為友，十二歲時也開始自己創作。 在搬到紐約市的曼哈頓區後，這座城市的景觀啟發了卡珊卓拉的靈感，驅使她寫出生平第一部小說《骸骨之城》。她表示：「在童話故事中，魔法和冒險總是發生在城鎮外的神秘黑森林裡。我想要創造一個世界，其中的都市本身就變成黑暗森林－－這些都會空間擁有其自身的魔力、危險、神秘及奇異的美麗。」 Cassandra Clare is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy. Her books have sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.