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Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

Like The Bane Chronicles, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy series is written by Cassandra Clare in collaboration with fellow authors and friends, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman. Released once a month as e-novellas, the series follows the adventures of Simon Lewis, one of the stars of Cassandra Clare’s internationally bestselling series The Mortal Instruments, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter. Throughout the course of Simon’s education, characters from the Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices will make appearances, as will characters from the upcoming Dark Artifices and Last Hours series. Once a mundane, then a vampire, Simon prepares to enter the next phase of his life: Shadowhunter.

Simon Lewis never thought he’d become a Shadowhunter…and now he has the chance.


1. Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan (February 17, 2015)
“After living as a Mundane and a Vampire, Simon never thought he would become a Shadowhunter, but today he begins his training at Shadowhunter Academy.”

2. The Lost Herondale by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman (March 17, 2015)
“Simon learns the worst crime a Shadowhunter can commit: desertion of their comrades. In the early nineteenth century, Tobias Herondale abandoned his fellow Shadowhunters in the heat of battle and left them to die. His life was forfeit, but Tobias never returned, and the Clave claimed his wife’s life in exchange for Tobias’s. Simon and his fellow students are shocked to learn of this brutality, especially when it is revealed the woman was pregnant. But what if the child survived…could there be a lost Herondale line out in the world today?

3. The Whitechapel Fiend by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson (April 21, 2015)
“Simon learns the truth behind the Jack the Ripper murders—“Jack” was stopped by Will Herondale, his former parabatai, and his institute of Victorian Shadowhunters.”

4. Nothing but Shadows by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan (May 19, 2015)
“Simon challenges the setup of the Shadowhunter Academy and in doing so learns the story of James Herondale and Matthew Fairchild and the unusual way that they became friends and parabatai.”

5. The Evil We Love by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman (June 16, 2015)
“The story of Valentine’s Circle at the Shadowhunter Academy.”

6. Pale Kings and Princes by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman (July 21, 2015)
“Simon has an encounter with Downworlders and is reprimanded for not following the rules for Academy students interacting with Downworlders. A story within a story: Andrew Blackthorn, while a student at the Academy, becomes enthralled by a faerie and has two children with her: Mark and Helen.”

7. Bitter Of Tongue by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan (August 18, 2015)
“When faeries kidnap Simon he encounters a member of the Wild Hunt, the former Shadowhunter Mark Blackthorn.”

8. The Fiery Trial by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson (September 22, 2015)
“Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn become parabatai. Simon and Clary both act as their witnesses, so they can see what a parabatai bond forming looks like as they want to become parabatai as soon as Simon graduates — and because Emma asked Clary. The ritual goes unexpectedly . . .”

9. Born To Endless Night by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan (October 20, 2015)
“Simon, like the rest of the Academy, is stunned when a navy-skinned warlock baby is found on the Academy steps. They hand the child over to guest lecturer Magnus Bane, who has to bring a child home… temporarily, of course… to his man!”

10. Angels Twice Descending by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman (November 17, 2015)
“Someone lives and someone dies at Simon’s Ascension ceremony.”

The hardcover edition of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy was published on November 15, 2016 and features art from Cassandra Jean.

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