Son of the Dawn
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Art for the installment (may be part of the cover)


Reilly Dolman[1]

Release Date April 10, 2018 (e-book)
2019 (print edition)
Ghosts of the Shadow Market: An Anthology of Tales
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Release order
Released after
Lord of Shadows
Released before
Cast Long Shadows

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.[2] It is set for release on April 10, 2018.[3][4][5]


The Lightwoods, the Shadowhunters who run the New York Institute, are expecting a new addition to their family: the orphaned son of their father's friend, Jace Wayland. Alec and Isabelle aren't too sure they want a new brother, and their parents are not assuaging their fears, too occupied with the dark news that Raphael Santiago, second-in-command of the New York vampire clan, has brought from the Shadow Market.[5]

Known information

  • This story will be set in New York City, when the young Jace first arrived and met Izzy and Alec.[6]
  • This is set to be the only installment that will not chronologically follow the next installment.[6]
  • Raphael is the de facto head of the New York vampire clan at the time of this story. Raphael is friendly with Tessa and knows enough about Jem that he feels he can approach him at the Shadow Market when he needs Shadowhunter aid in dealing with a truly vile threat to his city. More of how Raphael and Lily worked as a team, and the different ways they both respond to meeting Jem, will be seen.[7]



Teaser #1

"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.

Teaser #2

"Jonathan?" Maryse remarked. "Does anyone ever call you anything else?"

"No," said Jonathan Wayland. "My father used to tell a joke about having another Jonathan, if I wasn't good enough."

Isabelle did not think that was much of a joke.

"I always think that naming one of our kids Jonathan is like the mundanes calling kids Jebediah," said Isabelle's mother.

"John," said her father. "Mundanes often call their kids John."

"Do they?" asked Maryse, and shrugged. "I could have sworn it was Jebediah."

"My middle name is Christopher," said Jonathan. "You can—you can call me Christopher if you like."

Maryse and Isabelle exchanged a speaking look. She and her mother had always been able to communicate like this. Isabelle thought it was because they were the only girls, and special to each other. She could not imagine her mother telling her anything she would not want to hear.

"We're not going to rename you," said Mom softly.

Isabelle was not sure if her mother was sad that Jonathan thought they would do that, give him a different name as if he was a pet, or sad that he would let them.

"Maybe a nickname," Maryse proposed. "What would you think of Jace?"


  • In the Book of Isaiah's Hebrew text, Lucifer is at times referred to as "son of the dawn"—or son of the morning—next to his more known title "morning star" (הילל בן שחר).[8]