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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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Titles Edit

Audiobook editions Edit

  • 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.

Film adaptation Edit

Main article: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

The first of the series, City of Bones, is already being adapted onto the big screen. Initial reports claim plans for a film trilogy based on the first three books.

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.[1]
  • 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.

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