City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra ClareWhen fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. Its hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clarys first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Its also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jaces world with a vengeance when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...
City of Bones
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, The Mortal Instruments is chronologically the third series of a proposed five in The Shadowhunter Chronicles but it was the first one published. It follows Clary Fray who interacts with a group of Nephilim known as Shadowhunters while also discovering her own heritage. The Shadowhunters protect the world of mundane people, who are also called mundanes or "mundies", from dark forces beyond their world. When she began writing City of Bones , she did not view it as a young adult work, but first and foremost as a fantasy novel, where the main characters just happened to be teenagers. When she was approached by a publisher interested in aging up her characters, she ultimately decided that she "wanted to tell a story about characters at that crucial life stage just between adolescence and adulthood , where your choices determine the kind of person you're going to be rather than reflecting who you already are. Publishers Weekly commented that it "is a sprawling urban fantasy packed with just about every type of creature known to the genre".
The Mortal Instruments is a series of young adult novels by American author Cassandra Clare and is the first of the Shadowhunter Chronicles. 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. 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 ultimately scrapped. On October 12, , it was announced that The Mortal Instruments would instead be relaunched by Constantin Film as a television series , which premiered on January 12, and is currently on its third season. To coincide with the movie release, a graphic novel also based on the first book was released in but was discontinued after seven issues. In , it was announced that the graphic novel rights to the series has been reclaimed and will instead be adapted into one graphic novel by Cassandra Jean.
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Fans of the series Shadowhunters have been campaigning for its survival after the news that the series will not return for a fourth series. The show — which is aired on the Disney subsidiary Freeform in the US, and on Netflix in the UK — was cancelled last week, with just 12 more episodes left to show including two episodes which will tie up all the loose ends. -