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The Mortal Instruments is a series of six young adult fantasy novels written by Cassandra Clare, the last of which was published on May 27, 2014.

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09.11.2014  · His new book , “Being Mortal ,” is a personal meditation on how we can better live with age-related frailty, ... Being Mortal Atul Gawande.

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The Mortal Instruments is a series of six young adult fantasy novels written by Cassandra Clare, the last of which was published on May 27, 2014.

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09.11.2014  · His new book , “Being Mortal ,” is a personal meditation on how we can better live with age-related frailty, ... Being Mortal Atul Gawande.

The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's notability guideline for books . Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are ...

The Keeper: A Short Story Prequel to Forbidden, Forbidden (The Books of Mortals, #1), Mortal (The Books of Mortals, #2), and Sovereign (The Books of Mor...

Mortal (The Books of Mortals) [Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee, Henry Leyva] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Centuries have passed since civilization's ...

In recent years, the genre of adult fantasy has exploded and authors of this genre have becoming increasingly prolific. In any bookstore, customers will find a vast array of choices in terms of the number of adult fantasy series available to read. However, the Mortal Instruments series offers something slightly unique and it appeals to many more readers than most of its competitors, which puts it above the competition. Plus, there is a movie adaptation for the books which offers another way for interested people to get into the series.

So far, there are five novels in the series which chronicle the lives of different Shadow hunters, which are basically regular people with supernatural powers. There is a sixth book currently scheduled to be published in May 2014. This is one significant advantage that this series offers over the other options for adult fantasy readers—as a developing series, it offers the prospect of growth and future. This keeps the audience anxious for new material and it also allows the author to adapt the novel to the current audience’s demands.

The Mortal Instruments mainly follows the story of one girl named Clarissa “Clary” Fray, who is a normal girl, or a mundane. A mundane is essentially used to refer to any being without magical powers. However, in a life-changing realization, she begins to discover that she does, in fact, have these exclusive magical powers. Therefore, she becomes a Shadowhunter, who is a being who does have some magical or angelic qualities which separate them from the general population. Then, the five books show her journey through her teenage years as a person learning to harness her magical powers.

Each of the books is titled by a different city, and the cities generally mark an important event which takes place in the book. For example, in City of Ashes, the actual City of Ashes is represented by the Silent City, which is the location in which a significant murder and theft took place. For a second example, the first book, City of Bones, the City of Bones is the place to which Clary travels with her friends during her voyage to bring back her memory. It is her first real exposure to the magical world from which she has been kept away from her whole life, making it a true landmark location in the series.

I do my best to make sure the book lists are complete and current, but due to human or machine error while attempting to keep 3000+ authors up to date, the occasional book can be missed or will be listed under an alternate title. If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below. Thanks!

Our author of the month is the Canadian author Louise Penny We’re paying tribute to Louise this month. Her Gamache series is simply incredible and each book just gets better. If you haven’t read it yet – start now!



The Mortal Instruments is a series of six young adult fantasy novels written by Cassandra Clare, the last of which was published on May 27, 2014.

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09.11.2014  · His new book , “Being Mortal ,” is a personal meditation on how we can better live with age-related frailty, ... Being Mortal Atul Gawande.

The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's notability guideline for books . Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are ...

The Keeper: A Short Story Prequel to Forbidden, Forbidden (The Books of Mortals, #1), Mortal (The Books of Mortals, #2), and Sovereign (The Books of Mor...

Mortal (The Books of Mortals) [Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee, Henry Leyva] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Centuries have passed since civilization's ...

In recent years, the genre of adult fantasy has exploded and authors of this genre have becoming increasingly prolific. In any bookstore, customers will find a vast array of choices in terms of the number of adult fantasy series available to read. However, the Mortal Instruments series offers something slightly unique and it appeals to many more readers than most of its competitors, which puts it above the competition. Plus, there is a movie adaptation for the books which offers another way for interested people to get into the series.

So far, there are five novels in the series which chronicle the lives of different Shadow hunters, which are basically regular people with supernatural powers. There is a sixth book currently scheduled to be published in May 2014. This is one significant advantage that this series offers over the other options for adult fantasy readers—as a developing series, it offers the prospect of growth and future. This keeps the audience anxious for new material and it also allows the author to adapt the novel to the current audience’s demands.

The Mortal Instruments mainly follows the story of one girl named Clarissa “Clary” Fray, who is a normal girl, or a mundane. A mundane is essentially used to refer to any being without magical powers. However, in a life-changing realization, she begins to discover that she does, in fact, have these exclusive magical powers. Therefore, she becomes a Shadowhunter, who is a being who does have some magical or angelic qualities which separate them from the general population. Then, the five books show her journey through her teenage years as a person learning to harness her magical powers.

Each of the books is titled by a different city, and the cities generally mark an important event which takes place in the book. For example, in City of Ashes, the actual City of Ashes is represented by the Silent City, which is the location in which a significant murder and theft took place. For a second example, the first book, City of Bones, the City of Bones is the place to which Clary travels with her friends during her voyage to bring back her memory. It is her first real exposure to the magical world from which she has been kept away from her whole life, making it a true landmark location in the series.

I do my best to make sure the book lists are complete and current, but due to human or machine error while attempting to keep 3000+ authors up to date, the occasional book can be missed or will be listed under an alternate title. If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below. Thanks!

Our author of the month is the Canadian author Louise Penny We’re paying tribute to Louise this month. Her Gamache series is simply incredible and each book just gets better. If you haven’t read it yet – start now!



City of Bones is the first urban fantasy book in author Cassandra Clare 's New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments . The novel is set in modern day New York City and has been released in several languages, including Bulgarian, Hebrew, Polish and Japanese.

Clary goes to the club with her best friend, Simon Lewis, where she sees a blue haired boy and a black haired girl sneak into a storeroom, pursued by two other boys; one armed with what appears to be a knife. She sends Simon for help and she follows the group into the storeroom, where she witnesses the blue haired "boy" being killed; whereupon he vanishes from the room, with the explanation that demons "return to their home dimensions when they die." Simon enters the storeroom with the bouncer in tow and questions why she is there alone; and realizing no one else can see the others, she mumbles an apology.

Clary and Jace, accompanied by Simon, tell Hodge what they learned, and Hodge tells them about the Circle: a group of Shadowhunters that Valentine formed to eliminate all Downworlders (vampire, werewolves, faeries, warlocks, and others), which Jocelyn, Valentine's wife, was forced to join.

Clary and Jace go to the Silent City to speak to the Silent Brothers, who tell them that a block in her mind prevents her from remembering the Shadow World; itself placed by a warlock named Magnus Bane.

Isabelle meanwhile has been given an invitation to a party hosted by Magnus. At the party, Clary meets Magnus, who says his spell is too complex to remove but will fade naturally if it is not re-enforced every year, and was placed at the behest of Jocelyn for Clary's protection. During the party, Simon ignores Isabelle's warning and drinks a blue liquid that transforms him into a rat. Vampires take him away thinking Simon was one of their own; but Clary and Jace rescue him, and restore him to human form. That night, Jace takes Clary to the Institute's greenhouse on a midnight picnic to celebrate Clary's sixteenth birthday, where Jace then kisses her.

A secret association that is responsible for tracking down, capturing and eliminating all Demons. This specific group is a combination of the Angel Raziel's blood and Human blood, also known as Nephilim, which allows them to wield angelic blades and draw runes onto their skin with love and honor. [1]


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