From the Publisher
Don't miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,
soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.
Magic is dangerous-but love is more dangerous still.
When 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
Downworld, 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
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret
organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that
she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to
transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister,
the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim
Tessa''s power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters
of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will
use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated
by-and torn between-two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty
hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and
volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm''s length . . .
everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into
the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the
Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between
saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . .
. and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.
About the Author
Cassandra Clare was born in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family. After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines. Cassie started working on The Mortal Instruments series in 2004. City of Bones, A New York Times Bestseller, is the first book in the series and received numerous awards including: Finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel of 2007, An American Library Association Teens Top Ten Award winner, 2008, Winner of The 2010 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, and Winner of the 2010 Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award. She has gone on to write several more books in The Mortal Instruments series as well as its companion series The Infernal Devices. She is also the author of Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd.
About the Book
When 16-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 Downworld, where vampires, warlocks, and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets.
Published: August 31, 2010
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books