Magic is dangerous – but love is more dangerous still.
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, Nephilim warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by and torn between two best friends: Jem, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray, has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street, and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends.
With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life.
To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move, and that one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, but her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will; the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets, and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?
As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.
Tessa Gray should be happy -- aren't all brides happy? Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begin to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan.
He needs Tessa.
Charlotte Branwell, head of the Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. And Jem and Will , the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are engaged, Will is still in love with her.
The last words of a dying Shadowhunter provide the clue that might lead Tessa and her friends to Mortmain. But their small group cannot stand alone, and the powerful Consul doubts that Mortmain is coming. Deserted by allies, the Shadowhunters find themselves trapped when Mortmain seizes the medicine that keeps Jem alive. With his best friend at death's door, Will must risk everything to save the girl they both love.
To buy Will time, the warlock Magnus Bane joins with Henry Branwell to create a device that could help defeat Mortmain. As they all work to save Tessa and the future of the Shadowhunters that resides with her, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself -- for in the discovery of her own nature, Tessa could become more powerful than she ever dreamed possible. But can a lone girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?
Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled thread of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion of The Infernal Devices trilogy.
The Last Hours
Vi vet följande om The Last Hours:
- Serien kommer att utspela sig runt år 1903
- Serien kommer att följa nästa generation av skuggjägare efter The Infernal Devices
- Några av karaktärerna i The Last Hours finns med i The Bane Chronicles
- Huvudkaraktärerna i The Last Hours är 16 och 17 år gamla
- Cassie om när The Last Hours skulle kunna släppas: “Jag vet inte, jag vill helst jobba på något utan att ha en deadline. Så allt jag kan säga är att jag jobbar på den.”
- Serien kommer att ha en "ovanlig" kärlekstriangel, där det kommer att vara två tjejer och en kille
Bok 1: Chain of Thorns - Planeras att släppas under 2016
Bok 2: Chain of Gold - Planeras att släppas under 2017
Bok 3: Chain of Iron - Planeras att släppas under 2019
The Mortal Instruments är den mest framgångsrika internationella urban fantasy-serien vid sidan av Twilight de senaste åren.
Det är en vanlig söndagskväll och sommarlov. Clary Fray har fått med sig sin bästa vän Simon till klubben hon gillar, Pandemonium. Men det blir allt annat än en vanlig kväll, det blir början på Clarys nya liv.
Clary blir vittne till hur tre ungdomar med konstiga tatueringar och vapen (tjejen har en piska!) dödar en kille inne på klubben. Om det nu är en "kille". Han ser väldigt konstig ut på slutet och hans kropp försvinner utan minsta blodspår. Och det är uppenbart att det bara är Clary som kan se mördarna.
Det blir om möjligt ännu konstigare nästa dag då en av mördarna, Jace, dyker upp på samma fik som Clary och Simon. Och samma kväll försvinner Clarys mamma spårlöst ...
Stad av skuggor, den första delen i serien "The Mortal Instruments", gavs ut redan 2007. Sedan dess har det blivit ytterligare fyra delar (del 2 kommer på svenska hösten 2013 och del 3 våren 2014) och en spin off-serie som utspelar sig i London på 1800-talet (viktoriansk steampunk!).
"The Mortal Instruments" är den framgångsrika internationella urban fantasy-serien som sålt 14 miljoner exemplar och översatts till 36 språk.
Clary Fray önskar att livet bara kunde återgå till det normala. Men vad är normalt när du är en demondräpande skuggjägare, vars mamma ligger medvetslös i en magipåverkad koma och du plötsligt kan se varulvar, vampyrer och älvor på gatorna?
Clary försöker dra sig undan från skuggvärlden för att kunna hänga mer med Simon (är han kanske mer än en vän?), men Jace tänker inte släppa henne så lätt. Och den enda chansen Clary har att hjälpa sin mamma är om hon söker upp Valentin, den ondskefulle skuggjägaren som mördat hennes morföräldrar - och dessutom är hennes pappa ...
Amid the chaos of war, the Shadowhunters must to decide to fight with the vampires, werewolves and other Downworlders - or against them. Meanwhile, Jace and Clary have their own decision to make, should they pursue the love they know is forbidden?
City of Glass is set in Alicante, the Shadowhunter capital city in Idris. Jace and the Lightwoods travel to Alicante at the beginning of story, while Simon is brought along by accident. After being left behind, Clary summons her own portal to Alicante and walks through, quickly followed by Luke.
The story continues, introducing new characters such as the Penhallows and their cousin, Sebastian Verlac. Upon arrival in Alicante, Clary is introduced to Amatis, Luke's sister. As the story unfolds, Sebastian is revealed to be not only a spy for Valentine, but his demon son, Jonathan.
Clary uncovers new startling details about herself and her life as she tries to stop Valentine from seizing the last mortal instrument, the mirror, and as she strives to recover her mother.
Relationships change and the age old hatred between Downworlders and Shadowhunters is cast aside in order to defeat Valentine's demon army.
City of Fallen Angels splits its focus between Jace and Clary, who are now able to say that they are a couple, aware that they are not actually siblings, and Clary's Shadowhunter training; and Clary’s best friend, Simon, and how he adjusts to life as a vampire.
In this book, someone has been killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle, leaving their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters. Internecine warfare among vampires is ripping the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics.
Meanwhile, Jace and Clary investigate a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever.
Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.
The demon, Lilith, has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from his captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing – but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father, Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.
No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away – not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has brought – Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?
Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved – and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Seelie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this Earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell – a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.
And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?
Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.
Jace, Clary and their friends are drawn inexorably into a war that puts Heaven against Hell, angels against demons – a war that threatens to destroy our world entirely if the Shadowhunters can't end it first.
ERCHOMAI, SEBASTIAN HAD SAID.
I am coming.
Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!Allt som vi har skrivit om The Mortal Instruments
Los Angeles, 2012. It’s been five years since the events of The Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to the eradication of demons and being the best, fastest and deadliest young Shadowhunter since Jace Lightwood. Raised in the Los Angeles Institute, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. As Emma hunts those who caused the death of her parents, the trail they’re following leads back to those they’ve always been taught to trust. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with Julian — her closest friend and, because he is her parabatai, the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. but that doesn't rule out heated nights or passion does it?
Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.
Detta kommer bli den sista serien om skuggjägarna.