Cassandra Clare

Novels

♦ The Shadowhunter Chronicles

The Mortal Instruments (6 books)

New York is the city that never sleeps — but evil spirits, angels, warlocks, faeries and shadow-hunters don’t need much rest anyway. The city is home to Cassandra Clare’s young-adult debut novel, a cool, pleasingly dark and spicy urban fantasy called City of Bones.

— Kirkus Reviews

“Clare’s atmospheric setting is spot-on, informed equally by neo-gothic horror films and the modern fantasy leanings of Neil Gaiman. Werewolves, vampires, angels and fairies all fit in this ambitious milieu. At the core, though, this is a compelling story about family secrets and coming-of-age identity crises. Fans of the smart/chic horror typified by Buffy the Vampire Slayer will instantly fall for this new series.”

— Publisher’s Weekly

  • Book 1: City of Bones
  • Book Two: City of Ashes
  • Book Three: City of Glass
  • Book Four: City of Fallen Angels
  • Book Five: City of Lost Souls
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The Mortal Instruments series has been translated into over 34 languages.  You can see a variety of the international covers for the books here.


The Infernal Devices (3 books)

A PREQUEL SERIES TO THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS

“Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Angel has got everything: set in Victorian London but with an American heroine — feisty and attractive, natch; it features the Nephilim, a category of quasi-angelic beings (remember Genesis, about there being giants in the world in those days?) and some interesting vampires . . . one of the Nephilim falls for the heroine but can’t, for unspoken reasons, consummate his longing . . .the human elements of the story are well told. Have to say, it’s a cracking read.”

–The Evening Standard

  • Book One: Clockwork Angel
  • Book Two: Clockwork Prince
  • Clockwork Princess

The Dark Artifices (3 books)

A COMPANION SERIES TO THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS

Los Angeles, 2012. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to the eradication of demons and being the best, fastest and deadliest Shadowhunter since Jace Lightwood. Raised in the Los Angeles Institute, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian. As Emma hunts those who caused the death of her parents, the trail they’re following leads back to those they’ve always been taught to trust. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.

The first book of the Dark Artifices will be published in 2015.

You can read extras about the characters and plot of the Dark Artifices here, compiled by Cat.


    The Bane Chronicles (10 installments)

    with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson

    Ever wondered about the enigmatic, mysterious warlock Magnus Bane? The only character to appear in every Shadowhunter book, Magnus has a past even more shrouded in mystery than his present. I’ve teamed up with acclaimed YA writers Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan to create the Bane Chronicles, the backstory of Magnus told in ten linked stories.

    The first installment of the The Bane Chronicles will be available in April 2013.

    You can read more about The Bane Chronicles here.


      The Shadowhunter’s Codex

      A Guide to the World of the Nephilim

      The Shadowhunters CodexWith Valentine Morgenstern’s plan to disrupt the Shadowhunters’ world foiled, her mother awake from her coma, and her relationship with Jace Wayland finally getting off the ground, Clary Fray’s life has finally calmed down a little—just in time for her to begin training to fulfill her destiny and become a Shadowhunter, like her mother before her. She’ll immerse herself in their history, in their magic, in the Downworld of vampires and warlocks. She’ll learn to fight, to identify demons, to know the Shadowhunters’ places and territories like the back of her hand. And she’s racing to catch up with her fellow Shadowhunters, who have been doing this a lot longer than she has. Doesn’t mean she can’t have a little fun, of course…

      The Shadowhunters’ Codex is intended as a guide for fans to the world of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. It provides a concordance to the many fantastical creatures, places, and things of the books, but also fleshes out the world of the Shadowhunters with new details, new monsters, new runes, new magic.

      The Codex is the Codex itself, a textbook for new Shadowhunters, and also notes and art added in by Clary, commenting and updating things. (For one thing, the Codex’s official take on things is often not quite the same as what Clary knows to be true. The facts it claims about warlocks alone are outrageously incorrect!) It also contains many stories not yet touched upon in the Shadowhunter novels: the story of Jonathan Shadowhunter and how the Shadowhunters came to be, the creation of the Silent Brothers, the invention of parabatai and much more.

      Unlike the Shadowhunters novels, but befitting an encyclopedia of their world, the Codex’s articles are illustrated by a number of great fantasy illustrators: Rebecca Guay, Charles Vess, Jim Nelson, Theo Black, John Dollar, Michael Kaluta, Elisabeth Alba, and Cassandra Jean.

      It will be available for purchase by mundanes in late fall 2013.


      ♦ The Magisterium (5 books)

      cowritten with Holly Black

      Twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium.

      Call is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can’t possibly imagine.

      The Magisterium series is a five-book series of fantasy novels, one book for each year of Call’s life between twelve and seventeen, cowritten with Holly Black (author of The Spiderwick Chronicles and the Modern Faerie Tale series) about Call Hunt and his adventures. The first book, The Iron Trial, will be published by Scholastic Books in 2014. Holly and I also have an option deal to produce the film along with Constantin Features.

      Learn more about The Magisterium Series here.