The Eldest Curses[1] is an upcoming adult series revolving around Magnus Bane. It is being co-written by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu. The first book in the series is slated for a March 2019 release.[2]

The trilogy will tackle many of Magnus's untouched secrets and stories from his past, his future, and his present, his first love, his parentage and his childhood, the beginning of his relationship with Alec,[3][4] his relationship with his parents,[5][6] Magnus and Alec's vacation in City of Fallen Angels, a big mystery, and many more.[7][8][9]

Known information

  • "A very special Malec scene in Paris will definitely be in one of the books."[1]
  • Either of the last two installments may tackle how Alec found Rafael Lightwood-Bane and why and how Alec and Magnus adopted him.[10]


The following are the working titles of the books in the series:[11][2]


  • The title of the series is derived from Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 3.[1]
  • As of 2017, the trilogy is considered a companion to the main series.[12]
  • The titles for the three installments were already decided before its announcement,[1] but in September 2017, the order of the books were switched around to the current order.[2]


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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