One of the world’s most successful fantasy fiction authors, Cassandra Clare is the author of the bestselling Shadowhunter Chronicles. These include several series beginning with the original Mortal Instruments six-book sequence and now incorporating The Infernal Devices series and The Dark Artifices Trilogy.
Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks.
Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.
The Dark Artifices
Continuing where The Mortal Instruments series concluded, this trilogy follows Emma Carstairs as she battles to avenge her parents deaths and faces a dangerous choice between desire and duty as she must her forbidden love for her bonded Parabatai, Julian.
The Mortal Instruments
A human with a mysterious past, Clary Fray finds herself caught up in an undercover world of angelic forces fighting demonic powers as she finds out she is a Shadowhunter and must face her own deadly enemies. This six-book series launched The Shadowhunter Chronicles.
The Infernal Devices
Other Stories from the Shadowhunter World
The Magisterium Series
At the Magisterium apprentices are trained to be mages using the four elements of fire, air, water, and earth. Now trainee mage, Callum Hunt must find out if he has what it takes to face the enemies both inside and outside the Magisterium's walls.
Biography and Series Information
Born to American parents in Tehran, much of Cassandra’s Clare’s early life was spent travelling the world, experiences which later inspired her vivid and absorbing fantasy writing.
The World of the Shadowhunters
Clare wrote her first novel, City of Bones, in 2004 the book went on to become the first in the phenomenally successful Mortal Instruments series. The series tells the story of characters wrapped up in the world of the Shadowhunters (or Nephalim), half-angels who guard the world from demons on behalf of the Angel Raziel.
Cassandra Clare’s extraordinary world now encompasses three novel series, two short-story collections and four graphic novels as well as having inspired both a film and a popular television series. The book series include the original six-volume Mortal Instruments series (In reading order: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire). Clare followed this up with The Infernal Devices series (a prequel trilogy set in Victorian England: Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess) and The Dark Artifices Trilogy which includes Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows.
Clare has added to the series with various standalone novels and short stories, expanding the world of the Shadowhunters: The Bane Chronicles and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. She has announced that she will conclude the overarching series with two further trilogies: The Last Hours and The Wicked Powers.
The Magesterium Series
Additionally, Cassandra Clare has teamed up with fellow fantasy author Holly Black to write the Magesterium Series set in an underground school where mages train apprentices to control the elements. Originally designed as a five-book series the sequence so far includes The Iron Trial, The Copper Gauntlet and The Bronze Key with The Silver Mask due for publication in October 2017.