Download Queen of Air and Darkness Free | READERS SECTIONThe Lord of Shadows is the second book in the trilogy, known as the Dark Artifices. The books follow the dramatic and also gory events, of the first book, Lady Midnight. Though still dramatic, perhaps not as action filled, this sequel brings an element of romance into the story. The Shadowhunters of the Los Angeles Institute, face different challenges this time around. The schemes of a wicked Faerie King brings an ominous weight, but maybe is overshadowed by the dangers of a forbidden love. The book picks up right after the events of book one , where the great battle against Malcolm Fade had just come to a conclusion. Emma has fallen in love with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn.