A witty, action-packed urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters
that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will adore.
Clary Fray is an ordinary teenager, but everything changes the night she
witnesses a murder, committed by a group of teens. The group are Shadowhunters,
warriors dedicated to driving demons out of this dimension and back into their
own. Drawn inexorably into a terrifying world, Clary slowly begins to learn the
truth about her family – and the battle for the fate of the world.
Discover the secrets of the Shadowhunters as they wage a terrifying war to
keep the world safe from demons in the first sensational book in the Mortal
A New York Times Bestseller
Finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel of 2007
An American Library Association Teens Top Ten Award winner, 2008
Shortlisted for the Georgia Peach Award
“a cool, pleasingly dark and spicy urban fantasy”-Kirkus Reviews
About the series
“The Mortal Instruments series is a story world I want to live in”
Stephenie Meyer, author of ‘Twilight’.
“Funny, dark and sexy … Cassie's writing makes my toes curl with
envy.” Holly Black, author of “The Spiderwick Chronicles”.
“Like “Twilight,” vampires and werewolves populate The Mortal
Instruments’s fantasy world, but the trilogy – which wraps up with the
March 24 release of “City of Glass” – is chiefly concerned with more
heavenly matters: the nephilim, humans with angel blood in their veins. The
series follows 15-year-old Brooklyn girl Clary Fray’s whirlwind introduction
to the world of Shadowhunters, nephilim warriors who protect oblivious humans
from dangers presented by vamps, werewolves and other kinds of baddies. If you
thought that human Bella and vampire Edward’s relationship was fraught with
issues, imagine how much more traumatic it is for Clary to find out that the guy
she’s in love with might just be…”-The New York Post
About the author
Cassandra Clare is a New York-based writer. She has worked as an
entertainment journalist, has published several short stories and is the author
of the popular internet parody The Very Secret Diaries