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Happy Release Day to ‘The Shadowhunter’s Codex’

Shadowhunter's CodexThe Shadowhunter’s Codex, the guide to all-things Shadowhunter, is finally here! The Shadowhunter textbook, written by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis, features notes from Clary, Jace and Simon throughout.

The Codex is available in both hardcover and eBook. The hardcover comes in two different forms, the regular version ($11.99 on Amazon) and the special edition ($29.99 on Amazon).

Here are details about the special edition:

The special edition is in a lovely soft-touch slipcase with gold foil and embossed text. Inside is the blue Codex (a paper-over-board binding with soft touch and gold-foiled Mortal Cup on the front). The Codex has gold foil edging on all the pages, a golden ribbon, and a golden headband (the piece of cloth that goes across the top of the book binding). It also has four-color endpapers and 92 pieces of interior art.

Here’s the synopsis:

Delve into the details of all things Shadowhunter with this illustrated guide to the knowledge and lore of the Shadowhunter world.

Since the thirteenth century, the Shadowhunter’s Codex has been the one and only manual for Shadowhunters looking to brush up on their demon languages, learn proper stele use, and discover just what exactly a pyxis is. Featured in both The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, this guide is a necessity for any young Nephilim on their journey to becoming a Shadowhunter. Beautifully illustrated, the Codex contains images of the famous Shadowhunter homeland of Idris, as well as depictions of demons and other Downworlders.

But this isn’t just any copy of The Shadowhunter’s Codex. It’s Clary’s copy, and as an artist herself, she’s sketched pictures of her friends and family in the book, and scrawled helpful advice in the margins. Of course, she couldn’t exactly stop Jace or Simon from adding their thoughts either. Part encyclopedia, part history, part training manual—complete with commentary from Shadowhunters who have seen it all—this beautiful guide is a perfect supplement to the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Be sure to celebrate the release of The Shadowhunter’s Codex using the hashtag #BetterInBlack and tweet us (@TMI_Source) your pictures!

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14 Comments on Happy Release Day to ‘The Shadowhunter’s Codex’

  1. Gosh, finally! (^^) I hope the bookstores here in Asia already or are bringing the books in! I’ll be sure to tweet a photo when it’s in my hands!

  2. I’ll b getting mine this weekend 🙂

  3. Oh and I’m rereading city of ashes to “get ready”

  4. Gen O'Connel // October 29, 2013 at 6:10 AM // Reply

    I have to wait to get mine until Sunday i am so afraid I won’t get a forst edition

  5. The book is amazing as all Cassandra Clare’s work.

    In the Kindle edition is hard to identify the handwriting that should be easy as it is in position 11, but in the rest of the book everything has the same type.

  6. Esther Chevalier // October 29, 2013 at 10:39 AM // Reply


  7. Lightwoodshadowhunterss // October 29, 2013 at 6:53 PM // Reply

    For the SimonTeen contest for winning the book, will it be the special edition or the regular one? Does anyone know for sure?

  8. I called chapters and they said it doesn’t come out until next week 😦 I hope i still get a first edition…

  9. JHerondale134 // October 29, 2013 at 9:10 PM // Reply

    Don’t fret guys, you’ll all get your copies 🙂 I got mine today & it’s amazing!!! I’m not saying this to brag, I’m telling you all that the wait is worth it and that you will not be disappointed!!! I haven’t begun to read it yet, but I read the summary and looked at Clary’s illustrations and I was grinnin like and idiot and “fangirl squealing” because I felt so much like a Shadowhunter!! It’s honestly the best feeling XD ❤

  10. its one my xmas list!

  11. does anyone know if the special edition is even available in stores? because everywhere I look i cant find it. also, does the special edition have all the inside artwork in colour?

  12. There were a couple of pictures of a blond girl suposedly drawn my clary. Does anyone know who it is

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