The Mortal Instruments is a series of six young adult fantasy novels written by Cassandra Clare, the last of which was published on May 27, 2014. Clare did not originally intend to write the series for teens. When she began writing City of Bones, she did not view it as a young adult work, but first and foremost as a fantasy novel, where the main characters just happened to be teenagers. Clarissa “Clary” Adele Fray is the sister of Clockwork angel read online free pdf Morgenstern and daughter of Valentine Morgenstern and Jocelyn Fairchild.
To protect Clary, Jocelyn changes her surname to Fray. Clary is described as having long, curly red hair, freckles, and bright green eyes. He has wavy blond hair and golden eyes, and, like Clary, is a Shadowhunter. He often wears T-shirts with gamer slogans. In City of Lost Souls, Simon describes himself as being a “hipster,” but his best friend, Clary, refers to him as a “geek”. Isabelle “Izzy” Sophia Lightwood is a sixteen years old Shadowhunter that is described as tall, thin, and beautiful.
She has long black hair and dark brown eyes, and is often carrying her trademark gold electrum whip, as shown in City of Bones, where Izzy attracted a shape-shifter blue-haired demon in the Pandemonium. Isabelle is described as being incredibly girly but with a fierce attitude. She is often considered flirty and never seems committed in relationships. Alexander “Alec” Gideon Lightwood is the oldest Lightwood sibling. Alec is a Shadowhunter with floppy black hair and blue eyes. He is described as being quiet but protective of his younger siblings: Isabelle and Max, the latter of whom dies in City of Glass.
Alec believes he is in love with Jace, his best friend and parabatai in the first book, City of Bones, until he meets Magnus Bane. Magnus Bane is the self-described freewheeling bisexual High Warlock of Brooklyn. Magnus is an approximately 400-year-old warlock who appears to be 19. He is tall and thin with jet black hair and amber and green cat eyes. Luke Garroway, born Lucian Graymark , is a former Shadowhunter and a former member of the circle. When he was younger he was best friends and parabatai with Valentine.
However he was soon betrayed by Valentine who led him into a trap where he was bitten by a werewolf, causing him to become one. He was the leader of the Manhattan werewolf pack, until Maia Roberts earned the title herself. His fiancè is Jocelyn Fairchild and is Clary’s step-father. Shadowhunter, a former member of the circle, and the mother of Clary and Jonathan Christopher Morgenstern. She was once married to Valentine but following the birth of their first child, Jonathan, she learned that Valentine mixed demon blood into her food, thus making Jonathan into a monster. Valentine again mixed angel blood into Jocelyn’s food, unaware that she was pregnant with Clary. Like her, he is a Shadowhunter but he was born with demon blood in his veins.
It was administered to him by his father, Valentine, while his mother, Jocelyn, was pregnant. Publishers Weekly commented that it “is a sprawling urban fantasy packed with just about every type of creature known to the genre”. Locus praised the book as “a highly readable first novel”. The main theme revolving around each of her works is the idea of self-acceptance and coming into one’s own in relation to the choices we make and the consequences that follow. Clary focuses on heavy subjects throughout her novels. In City of Ashes, the Faerie Realm and its inhabitants are characters from Holly Black’s faerie series, beginning with Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale. Clare delved deeply into world mythology in order to build the Shadowhunter world featured in The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, and all other offshoots of the series.
Cassandra Clare has written a series of prequels called The Infernal Devices set in the same universe as The Mortal Instruments, but in Victorian London. This series consists of three books: Clockwork Angel, published on August 31, 2010, Clockwork Prince, published December 6, 2011, and Clockwork Princess, published March 19, 2013. Cassandra Clare has announced a new series of sequels called The Dark Artifices set in the same universe as The Mortal Instruments, but five years in the future. New York to the Los Angeles Institute.
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