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A story told in postcards - between City of Fallen Angels and Lost Souls

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Cassandra Clare was born Judith Rumelt to American parents in Tehran, Iran. As a child she travelled, living in France, England and Switzerland before the age of ten. Since her family moved around so much she found familiarity in books and was an avid reader. She went to high school in Los Angeles where she began writing stories. After college, she lived in Los Angeles and New York, working for entertainment magazines and tabloids. 

Cassandra Claire was the pen name she used when she began writing fanfiction. The Draco Trilogy, based on Harry Potter and The Very Secret Diaries, based on The Lord of the Rings were popular. However, she deleted her fanfiction from the internet prior to the release of her debut novel, The City of Bones under the name Cassandra Clare. 

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS

Clary Fray's search for her missing mother leads her into an alternate New York called Downworld, filled with mysterious faeries, hard-partying warlocks, not-what-they-seem vampires, an army of werewolves, and the demons who want to destroy it all. She also finds herself torn between two boys - her best friend, Simon, for whom she's developing feelings, and the mysterious Shadowhunter, Jace. She becomes a part of the secret world of the Shadowhunters and as she does, she discovers that rescuing her mother might mean jeopardizing everything the Shadowhunters work for. 

- Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunters

            

THE INFERNAL DEVICES 

A Prequel Series to The Mortal Instruments

Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother. Her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's sDownworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. 

Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunters

    

THE DARK ARTIFICES 

A Sequel Series to The Mortal Instruments

It's been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young women bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, fro the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions . . . 

    

THE LAST HOURS 

A Sequel Series to The Infernal Devices  

Welcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic beauty and the wild pursuit of pleasure, with demons waiting in the dark. For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world. James and Lucie Herondale, children of the famous Will and Tessa, have grown up in an idyll with their loving friends and family, listening to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all. But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to London . . . and so does a remorseless and inescapable plague. 

THE BANE CHRONICLES 

This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

Originally released one-by-one as e-only stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material. 

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