Sword Catcher

Sword Catcher

Hardback Published on: 10/10/2023
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Sword Catcher
Absolutely gripping!
I have devoured this in a few days and wish I could immediately spend more time in this world right now! As a lifelong Shadowhunters fan I was equal par... READ MORE
Martha Bradley
Sword Catcher
Fantastic Fantasy!
Some authors try to make the jump from YA to adult fantasy and, while not fail, still don't quite manage to write distinctly different from the way they ha... READ MORE
Sword Catcher
Character-driven fantasy with a big helping of political intrigue and an engrossing plot
So, I'm probably in the minority, here: I've never read a Cassandra Clare book before. Have had no particular desire to, even; she came to prominence with ... READ MORE
Jess Woo
Sword Catcher
An intriguing read…
I really enjoyed this book. This book was heavy on the world building, especially for the first half. I would say the world building for the first 300 page... READ MORE
Chloe Craig
Sword Catcher
A Fun Adult Fantasy Debut
As a big Cassandra Clare in my teens I was excited to delve into her adult fantasy debut. Lin and Kel were likeable main characters and I found myself root... READ MORE
Alice Howarth


Two outcasts find themselves at the center of world-altering change in the start of a riveting epic fantasy series from the No. 1 the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadowhunter Chronicles. In the vibrant city-state of Castellane, the richest of nobles and the most debauched of criminals have one thing in common: the constant search for wealth, power, and the next hedonistic thrill. Kel is an orphan, stolen from the life he knew to become the Sword-Catcher-the body-double of a royal heir, Prince Conor Aurelian. He has been raised alongside the prince, trained in every aspect of combat and statecraft. He and Conor are close as brothers, but Kel knows he has one destiny: to die for Conor. No other future is possible. Lin Caster is one of the Ashkar, a small community who still possess magical abilities. By law, they must live behind walls in the city, but Lin, a physician, ventures out to tend to the sick and dying of Castellane. Despite her skills, she cannot heal her best friend Mariam without access to forbidden knowledge. After a failed assassination attempt brings Lin and Kel together, they are drawn into the web of the mysterious Ragpicker King, the criminal ruler of Castellane's underworld. He offers them each what they want most; but as they descend into his world of intrigue and shadow, they discover a conspiracy of corruption that reaches from the darkest gutters of Castellane to the highest tower of its palaces. As long-kept secrets begin to unravel, they must ask themselves: Is knowledge worth the price of betrayal? Can forbidden love bring down a kingdom? And will Lin and Kel's discoveries plunge their nation into war-and the world into chaos?

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529001389
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Weight: 892g
  • Dimensions: 242 x 166 x 56 mm

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Sword Catcher
Technically proficient but something is just missing. As an author established and recognised for Shadowhunters, Sword Catcher sets Clare apart completely... READ MORE
Beth at Andover
Sword Catcher
Absolutely stunning read!
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Desislava Kostadinova
Sword Catcher
Absolutely stunning read!
This is my first time reading Advanced reader Copy and a sampler of a book by @cassieclare1 and it was definitely a very special moment for me. I have been... READ MORE
Desislava Kostadinova
Sword Catcher
Cassandra Clare forage into adult fantasy a must read
I have long since been a fan of Cassandra Clare and have all her works on my bookshelves this being her first adult fantasy book I was enthralled from the ... READ MORE
Lisa Hilton
Sword Catcher
Completely different from what I expected
I was excited to read some by CC that was Shadowhunters related. And I loved this book. It was very slow moving though, that is my one peeve about this boo... READ MORE