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Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy
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Information
Author/s

Cassandra Clare
Sarah Rees Brennan

Narrator

Devon Bostick

Release Date Feb. 17, 2015 (e-book)
Series
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
Release order
Released after
City of Heavenly Fire
Released before
The Lost Herondale

Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy is the first short story in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, written by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan. It was released on February 17, 2015.

Description

After living as a mundane and a vampire, Simon Lewis never thought he'd become a Shadowhunter, but today he begins his training at Shadowhunter Academy. Simon Lewis has been many things. A mundane. A vampire. A hero. But Simon can't remember any of that. His memories of adventures with Clary, Isabelle, and the rest of the New York Shadowhunters were erased by a demon, and now Simon is eager to reclaim that part of himself. But will he ever get back the parts of himself that he lost? Does he even want to?

Plot

Some months after Simon's memories were partially restored, weeks after it was decided that he would Ascend, the day has come for his trip to Idris, to the Shadowhunter Academy. After packing his bags, and contemplating what clothes and potential weapons to bring, he says good-bye to his mother, whom they had led to believe that Simon was going to attend military school instead of a demon-hunting one.

He goes to the New York Institute to bid the others farewell. Throughout this time, it is evident that Simon's missing memories have only started to return to him, and the fact that he has yet to remember a huge chunk of them bothers him enough that his main drive for attending the Academy in Idris is to get away from New York, and from his old friends whose expectations unintentionally pressure Simon (as well as from his mother and the unfortunate memory of her throwing him out). After the awkward good-byes, Catarina Loss makes the Portal to Idris and accompanies him through.

Arriving at Idris, they make the short trip to the Academy. Initially amazed at the sight of the Academy from afar, Simon is disappointed to see the state the Academy is in. By the entrance, Simon and Catarina encounter three Shadowhunters: Vivianne Penhallow, the Dean, and two students named Julie and Beatriz. Vivianne pulls Catarina aside to ask her for help regarding Academy issues, while Julie is instructed to take Simon to his room.

Julie begrudgingly accompanies Simon through the Academy to find his room. There, they see Simon's roommate, a legacy in the form of athletic George Lovelace, atop a stool, staying out of reach of a possum he believes to be demonic. George's fear scares Julie as well, leaving Simon to fend the creature off with George's tennis racket. He swats at the creature but only succeeds in driving it away from their wardrobe. Simon quickly gets along well enough with George, who introduces himself as the offspring of unofficial Shadowhunters (through a line of Nephilim whom refused multiple offers to rejoin the Clave after their ancestors abandoned the line of work in the 1700s). During their conversation, George then realizes that he was Simon—the hero vampire almost everyone at the Academy has been talking about since they arrived.

At dinner, Simon and George end up on a table with Julie, Beatriz, and a burly boy named Jon Cartwright, three seemingly stuck-up Shadowhunters who, upon realizing that Simon is of local heroic fame and George is a legacy, continuously point out that they will be among the stream for Shadowhunter kids, considered "elite" among themselves, as opposed to the curriculum stream for mundanes—derogatively called "dregs" by the others. While Simon begins to have reservations about his new circle, he goes along with it. Dean Penhallow then makes a speech, introducing two of the students' instructors: Catarina and the intimidating Delaney Scarsbury, their training master. She also informs the children that, due ot the lack of food supplies, they will temporarily be served soup for the following days, or weeks.

The following day, Simon begins Shadowhunter training, and it does not start off well. While fitting Simon in gear, Scarsbury compares his body type to that of a girl's, and even gives him gear meant for a girl. Unfortunately for Simon, actual training is much worse. On the first day of swordplay, Simon is paired with Marisol, an orphaned mundane who the Shadowhunters recruited. Although she looks weak, she is actually a skilled fencer, and she beats Simon easily.

After several days of training (Simon is surprised to discover that one of the areas of skill is running), the Elites ride horses. While George is quite skilled, Simon is not, and the horse wanders around the forest for the day. When he returns to the Academy, Simon asks Scarsbury why no one came to get him, to which he replies that Simon had a dagger to fight off the bears. Simon asks if there are actual bears in the woods, but Scarsbury does not answer.

Throughout the next few days, Simon continues to be less than impressive, and Julie and Jon are not as friendly towards him as they were before. However, this changes when the class is introduced to archery; Simon surprises everyone by hitting every target. At dinner, Julie and Beatriz ask Simon to tell stories about Jace, and he tells them that he bit Jace. The girls are jealous that Simon got to have such a "moment" with him, and they ask for blow-by-blow details. When Simon reveals that he also bit Isabelle and Alec Lightwood, Jon is disgusted, because he thinks that Shadowhunters should not be "prey" to Downworlders. Simon is upset about this, but he decides to let it go for the sake of not causing a fight.

That night, Simon truly remembers Jordan for the first time. He feels anguish and grief as if Jordan had died that day, and George comforts him. At dinner the next day, when Julie insults werewolves, Simon tells her off and asks Dean Penhallow to be transferred to the mundane classes. She agrees, but unfortunately for Simon, he has made a public spectacle. He leaves, embarrassed, and bumps into Catarina Loss, who says that she misjudged him. Catarina thought that Simon resented being a Downworlder, but she now knows that this is not the case. She helps him move to the mundane barracks, which are located in the basement and are covered with slime. After Simon settles into his new room, George moves into the room, saying that he has also transferred into the mundane stream.

The next day, Simon and George go to breakfast and are joined by Beatriz, who has not dropped out of elite classes, but she still wants to be their friend. Then, they go to class to hear a guest lecture about uncommon weapons, but they are surprised to learn that the guest is actually Isabelle Lightwood, who announces that Simon is her boyfriend. After this, she leaves, as she never intended on actually giving a lecture, and Simon follows her out. He tells her that he cannot be her boyfriend because he is not the person she wants him to be. Isabelle responds by telling him that he must figure out why he wants to be at the Shadowhunter Academy, and wanting to be special is not a good enough reason. Then, she leaves, heartbroken.

That night, Simon retreats to the bathroom to have some alone time, but he is joined by George, who reveals that he is not a Lovelace by blood—his parents adopted him. However, the Shadowhunters did not know that, and George only told them of his true heritage when he saw Simon had the courage to stand up for what he believed in. Also, he reassures Simon that everyone at the Academy wants to become a hero, but Simon has a head start because he was one before he lost his memories. When they leave the bathroom, they find Catarina, who is dragging a tureen of soup. She explains that since Dean Penhallow refuses to order new food until they eat all the soup, she is burying it in the woods. Simon and George help her, and as they are leaving the building, Simon asks again if there are bears in the woods.

Characters

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Teasers

For more, check either the series' teaser section or the unidentified snippets page.

Teaser #1

Simon could barely believe any of his new memories, but the idea that Isabelle Lightwood had been his girlfriend seemed more unbelievable than the fact vampires were real and Simon had been one.

Teaser #2

Then Simon gathered up his courage, turned and walked over to Isabelle.

Isabelle was the last person he had to say goodbye to: she would be the hardest one to say goodbye to. She wasn't like Clary, openly tearful, or like any of the others, sorry to see him go but basically all right. She seemed more indifferent than anyone, so indifferent Simon knew it was not real.

"I'm going to come back," said Simon.

Teaser #3

"Oh," Jace said carelessly, as if he hadn't been waiting out here for the express purpose of seeing Simon off. He looked up, golden gaze casual, then looked away. "You."

Being too cool for school was Jace's thing. Simon supposed he must have understood and been fond of it, once.

"Hey, I figured I wasn't going to get the chance to ask this again. You and me," Simon said. "We're pretty tight, aren't we?"

Jace looked at him for a moment, face very still, and then bounded to his feet and said: "Absolutely. We're like this." He crossed two of his fingers together. "Actually, we're more like this." He tried to cross them again. "We had a little bit of initial tension, as you may later recall, but that was all cleared up when you came to me and confessed that you were struggling with your feelings of intense jealousy over my—these were your words—stunning good looks and irresistible charm."

"Did I," said Simon.

Jace clapped him on the shoulder. "Yeah, buddy. I remember it clearly."

"Okay, whatever. The thing is … Alec's always really quiet around me," Simon said. "Is he just shy, or did I tick him off and I don’t remember it? I wouldn't like to go away without trying to make things right."

Jace's expression took on that peculiar stillness again. "I'm glad you asked me that," he said finally. "There is something more going on. The girls didn't want me to tell you, but the truth is—"

Gallery

Scenes

Covers

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
Upcoming
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
Adaptations
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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