The Carstairs are an old and established family from Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters books. Full of loyal and loving heroes and heroines, the Shadowhunter world wouldn’t be the same without the Carstairs. How well do you know the Carstairs family? Take this quiz to find out!

If we could describe The Last Hours series in one line, it would be: Cassandra Clare hurts our feelings by making us love her characters and then causes pain to them for three entire books—and we can’t get enough! However, the best people to represent the series are the characters themselves, so we’ve rounded up the top 15 fan favorite quotes from The Last Hours that are sure to get you in your feels and in the mood to marathon the whole series at once. Beware: spoilers for The Last Hours series ahead!

15. Jesse and Lucie in Chain of Iron   

“Only promise me one thing,” he said. “If I do go, give us a happy ending, will you? In your book?”

“I don’t believe in endings,” she said.

14. James to Cordelia in Chain of Iron

“We have talked so much of travel,” James said. “I wanted to give you the world.”

13. Alastair to Cordelia in Chain of Iron

“You must stop this,” he said. “You will make yourself unworthy by considering yourself unworthy. We become what we are afraid we will be, Layla.”

12. Cordelia to Matthew in Chain of Gold

“The point of stories is not that they are objectively true, but that the soul of the story is truer than reality. Those who mock fiction do so because they fear the truth.”

11. Matthew to Cordelia in Chain of Iron

“I believe that decadence is a valuable perspective that should always be considered.”

10. James to Cordelia in Chain of Thorns

“I realized you were leaving and I ran after you, because when someone you love is leaving, all you think about is getting them back.”

9. Anna to Cordelia and Matthew in Chain of Gold

“No one ever just wants to have tea,” said Anna. “Tea is always an excuse for a clandestine agenda.”

8. James to Alastair in Chain of Iron

“We are none of us perfect, and no one expects perfection. But when you have hurt people, you must allow them their anger. Otherwise it will only become another thing you have tried to take away.”

7. Cordelia to the group in Chain of Iron

“It’s my understanding,” Cordelia said, “that the question is never whether you know Magnus Bane. The question is always whether Magnus Bane knows you.”

6. Sona to Cordelia in Chain of Thorns

“But you cannot fix someone, Cordelia,” she added. “In the end, if they can be fixed at all, they must do the repairs themselves.”

5. James to a group in Chain of Iron

“Well, you know what they say,” said James. “All the best men are either married or Silent Brothers.”

4. Magnus to James in Chain of Iron

“You cannot save people who do not want to be saved,” said Magnus. “You can only stand by their side and hope that when they wake and realize they need saving, you will be there to help them.”

3. Thomas to Alastair in Chain of Thorns

“Dear Alastair,
why are you so stupid
I brush my teeth
don’t tell anyone

2. Thomas to Matthew in Chain of Gold

“We don’t always love people who deserve it,” said Thomas quietly.

1. Matthew to Cordelia in Chain of Iron

“Love is not always a lightning bolt, is it? Sometimes it is a creeping vine. It grows slowly until suddenly it is all that there is in the world.”

As a fan of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters books, you’ve probably pictured yourself fighting demons (or hiding and reading) alongside your favorite characters. But which of the Shadowhunters series do you most belong in? Take this quiz to find out!

Not sure where to start reading? Check out our guide to reading the Cassandra Clare books in order!

The Herondales are a fan-favorite family from Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters books. Full of witty, brooding, handsome heroes, one can’t help but love the Herondales. But how well do you know each of the Herondales? Take this quiz to find out!

The holidays are the perfect time to snuggle up with a comfort read! Take this quiz and find out which of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters series you should read (or re-read!) this holiday season.

You probably already know which Shadowhunters character you identify with the most, which Shadowhunters character is your parabatai, and of course which Shadowhunters character is your soulmate. But which TWO of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters characters are you most like? Take this quiz to find out which combo of Shadowhunters characters you are!

Next, find out which Shadowhunters rune matches your personality!

Have you read Cassandra Clare’s Chain of Gold, Chain of Iron, and Chain of Thorns one time or one thousand times? Take this quiz to see how well you remember your favorite characters from the Last Hours series!

Want more? Here’s where you can find the Last Hours characters in the short stories and how to find extra Last Hours content!

There are SO MANY good lines in the Last Hours series said by some of our favorite characters. But how well do you remember who said each quote? Test your knowledge of Cassandra Clare’s Chain of Gold, Chain of Iron, and Chain of Thorns with this quiz.



Want even more? Check out these 10 Bonus Scenes from the Last Hours Series.

Are you *obsessed* with every single character in Cassandra Clare’s Last Hours series? Same! We fell in love with Chain of Gold, suffered together in Chain of Iron, and now we can’t wait to find out what happens in Chain of Thorns!

But which character are you most like? Take the quiz to find out if you’re a James, Matthew, Lucie, Cordelia, or perhaps someone you didn’t expect!

Which Last Hours Character Are You?

Want a refresher on all the characters? Check out this guide to the characters from the Last Hours series!

Then, check out this Chain of Gold character recap!

Spoilers ahead! We hope you’re as excited for the release of Chain of Thorns, coming January 2023, as we are! If you’re anything like us, you’ve been revisiting Chain of Gold and Chain of Iron and rereading some of those romantic, dramatic, and nail-biting moments that have us wondering what Cassandra Clare has in store for us in Chain of Thorns. Here are the top moments from Chain of Iron that delighted (and sometimes stressed) us!

Top 11 Chain of Iron Moments

11. Thomas is Questioned with the Mortal Sword

“Is Gideon aware that he still owes me twenty pounds?” (Will)

“Yes,” said Thomas, without being able to stop himself, “but he is pretending not to remember.”


10. Will and Tessa are Adorable 

“Did you know, you grow more beautiful every day?” (Will) 

“Well, that’s odd, because as a warlock I do not age, and so I should look the same day to day…” (Tessa) 

 “And yet, you continue to accrue radiance.” 


9. Anna and Ariadne in the Whispering Room

This was what [Ariadne] was living for, every long, dark winter day as she waited to see if the invitation from Anna would come in the evening. The folded piece of paper slipped through her window, the message scrawled in Anna’s strong, elegant hand.  

Meet me in the Whispering Room.  


8. James’ Bracelet (Finally!!) Breaks

He turned the bracelet over in his hand and said, “Daisy, I think—”  

His head snapped back. She saw his eyes—fully black, the whites gone utterly—as he spasmed once and crumpled, motionless, to the floor.  


7. Matthew Admits His Love for Cordelia 

“Love is not always a lightning bolt, is it? Sometimes it is a creeping vine. It grows slowly until suddenly it is all that there is in the world.” 


6. Alastair and Thomas in the Sanctuary 

Alastair’s lips touched his—gently, at first, but with growing confidence, he explored Thomas’s mouth, and it was like flying, like nothing Thomas had ever imagined. 


5. Lucie Commands Jesse to Live 

His lips parted, his eyes widening. “Lucie.” 
She sank to her knees. Oh, you’re alive, you’re alive, she wanted to say, but there was not enough strength in her to form the words. The world had begun to blur at the edges. Darkness was creeping in around her.  


4. Cordelia Discovers She’s Lilith’s Paladin

“Foolish child,” said Lilith. “You are mine. And while Belial, in his new form, might have been able to defeat a bearer of Cortana, he cannot defeat one who is my paladin.”  


3. James Confronts Grace 

“So that is why you came to London?” he spat. “To tighten my leash? Grace, why? I know your mother is mad, twisted by grief and spite. But why would she go to these elaborate lengths to make me think I loved you?” 


2. James Sees Cordelia and Matthew Leave for Paris 

“You will forgive me if I say that you don’t look like someone whose wife just left for a pleasant trip to Paris,” said Magnus. “You look like someone who just had his heart kicked out on a train station platform.” 


1. James (Finally!!) Realizes He Loves Cordelia 

“I was fourteen—” (James) 

“All you would talk about was Cordelia. How she talked, how she walked, how she read to you when you were ill. The color of her eyes, her hair.” (Grace) 

James could hear his heartbeat, thudding in his ears.  

He had already loved her then. 


Want more from the Last Hours series? Check out the top 10 moments fromChain of Gold! 

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