Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
TSA cover

Cassandra Clare
Sarah Rees Brennan
Maureen Johnson
Robin Wasserman

Cover artist Cliff Nielsen

Various artists

Release Date Feb. 17, 2015 (first story)
Nov. 15, 2016 (print edition)
Publisher Simon & Schuster

Simon Lewis



Release order
Released after
City of Heavenly Fire
Released before
Lady Midnight

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy is a series of novellas by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman. Much like The Bane Chronicles, it is a collection of 10 short stories that was released monthly in e-book format before its publication as a compilation.

While the set of stories is connected by the existence and history of the Shadowhunter Academy, it follows the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter, from his arrival at the Shadowhunter Academy to his Ascension ceremony, with Simon being the character that connects all of the stories.


Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn't sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be.

But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon's trained in weaponry—even if it's only from hours of playing D&D.

Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy's illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane.




Like The Bane Chronicles, the print edition will feature ten comic illustrations by Cassandra Jean—one for each installment.



  • The model for the cover also modeled as Simon for the repackaged US cover of City of Glass.[1] On both covers, Simon is wearing his "Made In Brooklyn" T-shirt described in City of Bones.
  • The main story takes place around four to six months after City of Heavenly Fire.[2][3] The collection took place from 2008 to 2010.[4][5]
  • The main story, specifically of Simon becoming a Shadowhunter, was an idea that would have been featured in a planned graphic novel spin-off after City of Glass if The Mortal Instruments was not continued with City of Fallen Angels.[6][7]
  • A storyline involving Simon organizing the worst stag (bachelor) party ever and another character, hinted to be Isabelle, organizing a great hen night (bachelorette party) seems to have been scrapped.[8][9]
  • Cassandra Clare had to be convinced by her co-authors to agree to present-day Academy being a dump.[10]


Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter Chronicles
The Mortal Instruments
City of Bones City of Ashes City of Glass
City of Fallen Angels City of Lost Souls City of Heavenly Fire
The Infernal Devices The Dark Artifices
Clockwork Angel Lady Midnight
Clockwork Prince Lord of Shadows
Clockwork Princess Queen of Air and Darkness
The Last Hours The Eldest Curses
Chain of Gold The Red Scrolls of Magic
Chain of Iron The Lost Book of the White
Chain of Thorns The Black Volume of the Dead
The Bane Chronicles Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
What Really Happened in Peru Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy
The Runaway Queen The Lost Herondale
Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale The Whitechapel Fiend
The Midnight Heir Nothing but Shadows
The Rise of the Hotel Dumort The Evil We Love
Saving Raphael Santiago Pale Kings and Princes
The Fall of the Hotel Dumort Bitter of Tongue
What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything The Fiery Trial
The Last Stand of the New York Institute Born to Endless Night
The Course of True Love (And First Dates) Angels Twice Descending
The Mortal Instruments graphic novel
Ghosts of the Shadow Market: An Anthology of Tales
The Wicked Powers
Companion books
The Shadowhunter's Codex
A History of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of the Downworld
The Official Mortal Instruments Coloring Book
City of Bones: The Graphic Novel
The Infernal Devices: Manga Series
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

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