|Son of the Dawn|
|Release Date|| April 2018 (e-book)|
2019 (print edition)
| Released after|
Lord of Shadows
| Released before|
Queen of Air and Darkness
Son of the Dawn is the first short story in Ghosts of the Shadow Market: An Anthology of Tales, co-written by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan. It is set for release in April 2018.
- This story will be set in New York City, when the young Jace first arrived and met Izzy and Alec.
- This is set to be the only installment that will not chronologically follow the next installment.
"It's shallow," Alec said after a moment, "but our parents really would want to know. Mom could put an iratze on—"
"No! It's better for your parents not to know it happened at all. It was just bad luck one of them got me. I'm a good fighter,” Jace protested sharply.
He was so vehement it was almost alarming. If he hadn't been eleven, Isabelle would have thought he was worried they might send him away for being an inadequate soldier.
“You're obviously great," said Alec. "You just need someone to have your back."
He put his hand lightly on Jace's shoulder as he spoke. It was a small gesture Isabelle would not even have noted, except for the fact she had never seen Alec reach out like that to anyone who was not family and that Jace Wayland went perfectly still at his touch, as if he was afraid the tiniest movement would scare Alec away.
“Does it hurt a lot?" Alec added sympathetically.
"No," Jace Wayland whispered.
Isabelle thought it was perfectly clear Jace Wayland would claim having his leg cut off did not hurt, but Alec was an honest soul.
"Okay," said her brother, "Let me grab a few things from the infirmary. Let's deal with this together.”
Alec nodded in an encouraging fashion and went to fetch supplies from the infirmary, leaving Isabelle and this weird bleeding boy alone together.
“So you and your brother seem...really close,” Jace said.
Isabelle blinked. "Sure."
What a concept, being close to your family. Isabelle refrained from being sarcastic as Jace was both unwell and a guest.
“So...I guess you're going to be parabatai," Jace ventured.
"Oh, no, I dont think so," said Isabelle.