Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, epic urban fantasy set in a richly imagined world of shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and more, has captured the imaginations and loyalty of hundreds of thousands of YA readers. Now she offers a stunning new vision—featuring characters you’re sure to fall in love with: Clary Fray (who confronts her destiny by following the Shadowhunter community’s ways) and Simon Lewis (who discovers another kind of family—a secret underground resistance).
The first book of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, Shadowhunters chronicles the escapades of Clary Fray. When she discovers that she is a Shadowhunter, one of the legendary people trained to defend the world from demons, she finds that life in New York City with her mother and brothers is ordinary. And so begins an epic adventure that takes her from Manhattan’s heroic Institute for War Babies through ancient London beneath the streets, where magic is used for more than just making elevators go up and down.
Tickets at the door, please. When Valentine Morgenstern, the most potent Shadowhunter on earth and Jace Wayland’s best friend, is kidnapped behind enemy lines, it’s up to Jace, Clary and Simon to save their friend—and stop an assassination plot that could shatter a world.
About Shadowhunters and Downworlders Book
Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, an epic urban fantasy set in a richly imagined world of shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and more, has captured the imaginations and loyalty of hundreds of thousands of YA readers. Originally a trilogy (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass), the series has extended to six titles, plus a prequel trilogy, the Infernal Devices, and a planned sequel series, the Dark Artifices. A feature film is scheduled for 2013.
Shadowhunters and Downworlders, edited by Clare (who provides an introduction to the book and each piece), is a collection of YA authors writing about the series and its world.
Authors Who Contributed: Holly Black / Kendare Blake / Gwenda Bond / Sarah Rees Brennan / Rachel Caine / Sarah Cross / Kami Garcia / Michelle Hodkin / Kelly Link / Kate Milford / Diana Peterfreund / Sara Ryan / Scott Tracey / Robin Wasserman.