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The Infernal Devices is the prequel series to The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. It was the second published series in The Shadowhunter Chronicles, but is the first story chronologically.

Set in Victorian London, the series follows Tessa Gray, an orphaned teenage girl who discovers she has the power to shapeshift, abilities that plunge her into a world she never knew existed. She will have to forge an alliance with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute if she wants to survive in this dangerous world.

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  • Clockwork Angel was narrated by Jennifer Ehle.
  • Clockwork Prince was narrated by Ed Westwick and Heather Lind.
  • Clockwork Princess was narrated by Daniel Sharman.

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  • The series is very loosely modeled after A Tale of Two Cities.[1]
  • The series title refers to the clockwork automatons, created by the main antagonist, which were sometimes referred to as "Infernal Devices" in the trilogy.
  • Cassandra Clare got the idea for the series while on the Blackfriars Bridge, hence the bridge's significance in the series.[2]
  • The US/Canada paperback book covers for The Infernal Devices are being updated (repackaged) and officially replaced with new ones with a more modern look, to be released in September 2015 by Simon & Schuster.[3] The covers were revealed on May 13, 2015 on[4]
  • Simon & Schuster also has further plans to do alternative "adult covers" for the series.[5][6]

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  • Jem's Chinese in Book 2 and 3

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    • wrote:And also, am i the only one who realized that in Heavenly fire, when Jem told Jia that Almaric Kriegmesser died, it was proba...
    • Haha, I'm learning Chinese in school, and when Jem told Tessa "Ni hen piao liang", I laughed so hard because it most certainly did not m...
  • Wessa or Jessa? OR Jewessa/Herongraystairs?

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    • I also cried when the truth spilt out of Will's lips. The reaction he made. The way Tess reacted. I mean we all knew that Will had to say it ...
    • Feel the same here lol. Tessa is such a lucky girl damn her! lol. I adore Will and of course the same to be said for Jace. But I also love Jem....

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