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The Mortal Instruments is a series of young adult novels by American author Cassandra Clare and is the first of the Shadowhunter Chronicles.

The series follows Clary Fray, Jace Herondale, Simon Lewis, Isabelle Lightwood, Alec Lightwood and other Downworlders and Shadowhunters in the New York Institute. Seemingly normal at first, Clary soon gets sucked into the world of Nephilim and other creatures when she finds out that she is a Shadowhunter.

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  • City of Bones was narrated by Ari Graynor and, in a new version, by Mae Whitman.
  • City of Ashes and City of Glass were narrated by Natalie Moore.
  • City of Fallen Angels was narrated by Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn.
  • City of Lost Souls was narrated by Molly Quinn.
  • City of Heavenly Fire will be narrated by Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner.

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Adaptations Edit

The first of the series, City of Bones, was adapted onto the big screen, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, produced and distributed by Constantin Film. Initial reports claimed plans for a film trilogy based on the first three books; however, due to the film not meeting the expected success, the sequel's production was constantly delayed, until it was indefinitely put on hold.

On October 12, 2014, it was announced that The Mortal Instruments is instead going to be relaunched by Constantin Film as a television series. Production is set to begin in 2015.[1]

Trivia Edit

  • The series was initially meant to only be a trilogy, ending with City of Glass.
  • The series title refers to the three Mortal Instruments which were featured and crucial to the events in the series.
  • The series was inspired by Paradise Lost.[2]
  • The series name was taken from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Certain lines were used as an epigraph of the first book in the series, City of Bones.
  • The US/Canada paperback book covers of The Mortal Instruments are being updated (repackaged) and officially replaced with new ones with a more modern look, to be released on September 1, 2015 by Simon & Schuster.[3] The covers were revealed on May 12, 2015 on the various social media accounts of Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments.[4] The hardbound covers will remain the same.[5][6]
  • Simon & Schuster also has further plans to do "adult covers" of the series.[7]
  • The UK/Australia/NZ/Ireland publisher, Walker Books, will also be releasing new covers in July 2015, with the illustrations done by artist Mila Furstova.[8] Unlike the US repackages, the new covers will simply be alternatives instead of replacements for the originals.[9]

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Start a Discussion Discussions about The Mortal Instruments (book series)

  • Year TMI takes place

    2 messages
    • so i've had this question in my head recently.... is there any indiciation in the books or interviews of what year city of bones takes place?...
    • The first book takes place in August 2007, and I think that the latest (CoLS) took place in October/November 2007.
  • TMI or TID? Why?

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    • I have to say TMI, I re-read it far more. I don't know, I prefer Jem, Tessa and Will's relationship to Jace and Clary's, but I also far prefer ...
    • TID for me. I love everything about it, the characters, the setting, and I like the thrill of having found little pieces of information t...

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