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Sneak peek at ‘The Shadowhunter’s Codex’ coming October 29

Something to help ease the wait until City of Heavenly Fire, which will be released in May 2014, is the forthcoming Shadowhunter’s Codex. The Codex, which is the same Codex mentioned in The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments, will be released on October 29.

Simon Schuster Canada shared a sneak peek at the contents of the Codex, which includes handwritten inscriptions from Clary, Simon and Jace.


Here’s a synopsis of the Codex:

With Valentine Morgenstern’s plan to disrupt the Shadowhunters’ world foiled, her mother awake from her coma, and her relationship with Jace Wayland finally getting off the ground, Clary Fray’s life has finally calmed down a little—just in time for her to begin training to fulfill her destiny and become a Shadowhunter, like her mother before her. She’ll immerse herself in their history, in their magic, in the Downworld of vampires and warlocks. She’ll learn to fight, to identify demons, to know the Shadowhunters’ places and territories like the back of her hand. And she’s racing to catch up with her fellow Shadowhunters, who have been doing this a lot longer than she has. Doesn’t mean she can’t have a little fun, of course…

The Shadowhunters’ Codex is intended as a guide for fans to the world of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. It provides a concordance to the many fantastical creatures, places, and things of the books, but also fleshes out the world of the Shadowhunters with new details, new monsters, new runes, new magic.

The Codex is the Codex itself, a textbook for new Shadowhunters, and also notes and art added in by Clary, commenting and updating things. (For one thing, the Codex’s official take on things is often not quite the same as what Clary knows to be true. The facts it claims about warlocks alone are outrageously incorrect!) It also contains many stories not yet touched upon in the Shadowhunter novels: the story of Jonathan Shadowhunter and how the Shadowhunters came to be, the creation of the Silent Brothers, the invention ofparabatai and much more.

Unlike the Shadowhunters novels, but befitting an encyclopedia of their world, the Codex’s articles are illustrated by a number of great fantasy illustrators: Rebecca Guay, Charles Vess, Jim Nelson, Theo Black, John Dollar, Michael Kaluta, Elisabeth Alba, and Cassandra Jean. It will be available for purchase by mundanes in late fall 2013.

You can pre-order The Shadowhunter’s Codex from AMAZON and BOOKS-A-MILLION.

How excited are you for the Codex?

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20 Comments on Sneak peek at ‘The Shadowhunter’s Codex’ coming October 29

  1. Already pre-ordered it about a month ago!

  2. Ok I know this is off topic but I just sent an email this morning at mortal to spread the word on we need city of ashes to the studios and it was quite a doozy but hey I made sure that I spoke very highly of our fandom so that we can make it happen i hope you guys do the same too. Peace

  3. I think this will also b a fear source material for outsiders who still don’t understand about the series it will come more clear and make more sense

  4. Sorry I meant to say good source

  5. Pre ordered my copy 😀

  6. KikiLOVESJace // September 12, 2013 at 1:04 PM // Reply

    I want to read the notes that Simon wrote….something tells me I’ll be rolling on the floor laughing. XD

  7. Oh no not the movie sticker again!!! It just ruins every cover and the movie will pretty much be available on DVD by then sooo urgh i just hope there will be some books without the sticker….other than that it looks fab and please tell me there’ll be a hardcover version available??

  8. Reblogged this on redbeads.


  10. teamedwardjace // September 12, 2013 at 2:58 PM // Reply

    on my xmas list already!

  11. Can’t wait to get this!!

  12. Anna Herondale // September 12, 2013 at 4:38 PM // Reply

    I am so excited for this!! I am going to get the deluxe edition. I can’t WAIT to see the illustrations, and to find out more about PARABATAI, the silent brothers, and THE Jonathan Shadowhunter. I’m soo excited for this!

  13. Lightwoodshadowhunterss // September 12, 2013 at 6:27 PM // Reply


  14. Will the City of Bones graphic novel be coming out at all this year?

  15. where can you order the book from.

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