About the book
Clary Fray is an ordinary teenager, but everything changes the night she witnesses a murder, committed by a group of teens. The group are Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to driving demons out of this dimension and back into their own. Drawn inexorably into a terrifying world, Clary slowly begins to learn the truth about her family - and the battle for the fate of the world.
Funny, dark, and sexy. One of my favourite books ... Cassie's writing makes my toes curl with envy," Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles.
Discover the secrets of the Shadowhunters as they wage a terrifying war to keep the world safe from demons in the first sensational book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy.
About the author
Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father's backpack. Her first novel, City of Bones, was published in 2007. It became a New York Times bestseller upon its release, introducing readers the world over to the Mortal Instruments world. The series has recently been optioned for a major Hollywood film, with The Blind Side actress Lily Collins cast in the lead role of Clary Fray, and Harry Potter and Twilight actor Jamie Campbell-Bower as mysterious Jace Wayland. Filming is due to begin in 2012.