I'm blown away by this installment of The Bane Chronicles! Fans of The Mortal Instruments know that Valentine was a despicable Shadowhunter, but in my opinion this ebook shows how truly horrible he had been. Good riddance!
The were a lot of familiar names and also a lot of references to The Infernal Devices which I loved. The pacing was fast - Clare, Rees Brennan and Johnson did a great job - and I loved being inside Magnus's head while he met the Shadowhunters we know from The Mortal Instruments. We got a complete different view on them which will definitely influence me when I re-read the TMI books. The ending was (bitter) sweet and I can honestly say that I've enjoyed this book as much if not even more as The Midnight Heir (The Bane Chronicles #4).
The Last Stand of the New York Institute is a must read for all the fans of The Mortal Instruments series!