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The Fiery Trial
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Cassandra Clare
Maureen Johnson


Sam Heughan

Release Date Sept. 22, 2015 (e-book)
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
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Release order
Released after
Bitter of Tongue
Released before
Born to Endless Night

The Fiery Trial is the eighth short story in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, written by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson. It was released on September 22, 2015.


Simon and Clary reunite as they witness a parabatai ceremony… and discuss their own plans to be bonded.

Simon and Clary act as witnesses to the parabatai ceremony of Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn… and discuss their own parabatai plans in this precursor to The Dark Artifices.

Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn become parabatai. Simon and Clary both act as their witnesses, so they can see what a parabatai bond forming looks like as they want to become parabatai as soon as Simon graduates — and because Emma asked Clary. The ritual goes unexpectedly…[1]


During the holiday season Simon Lewis sits in the cafeteria of the Shadowhunter Academy and thinks of his holidays with his family in New York. He speaks with his roommate George Lovelace, until their conversation is interrupted when Dean Penhallow announces that Julie Beauvale and Beatriz Mendoza are to become parabatai. The announcement prompts Simon—who has been considering asking Clary to be his parabatai—to stop making excuses about being parabatai with her. While Julie and Beatriz are congratulated on their decision Dean Penhallow asks to speak with Simon in the reception room. He follows her to find Magnus Bane, Catarina Loss, Jem Carstairs and Clary waiting for him. He notes that Jem and Magnus are acting strangely.

Magnus explains that Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn have requested Clary and Simon to be their witnesses at their parabatai ceremony the following day. Clary immediately agrees, though Simon is confused as to why Julian chose him since they don't know each other very well. Jem explains their role in the ceremony, referred to as the Fiery Trial since the would-be parabatai stand in two rings of fire. Meanwhile, Magnus, still acting weirdly, brews some tea which he gives to Clary and Simon to drink. Simon immediately feels warm, and begins to hear crackling which he perceives as the fire in the fireplace talking to him. Magnus stands and opens a door from nowhere, telling the two there's something they need to see. Simon and Clary walk through and end up in a forest which they at first believe is Central Park. They try to figure out where they are and begin walking, until Clary disappears and Simon realises he's not in New York.









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 The Queen of Air and Darkness
The Last Hours The Eldest Curses
Chain of Gold The Lost Book of the White
Chain of Iron The Black Volume of the Dead
Chain of Thorns The Red Scrolls of Magic
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 Wicked Powers
The Mortal Instruments graphic novel
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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