Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by Robyn_Bookworm
I am a huge fan of The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare. The series has developed a life of it’s own since the first book was published in 2007, spawning an additional prequel series (The Infernal Devices), graphic novel adaptations, and a movie! Click here to watch the trailer.
The Mortal Instruments was originally envisioned as a trilogy telling the story of Clary Fray. In the first book, Clary witnesses a bizarre murder -but the victim is far from human. The murderer is Jace Wayland, a smug warrior known as a Shadowhunter. It is the job of the Shadowhunters to protect the world from demons and monsters, and it is a job that is filled with death and heartache. The original trilogy is filled with shocking twists and turns as Jace introduces Clary to the world of Shadowhunters and the creatures that humans never knew existed.
After the popularity of the first three books, due in large part to Clare's vivid characters and hillariously witty dialog, Clare announced plans to add a second trilogy to the series. The final installments take the series to a much darker and terrifying place than the original series and I was honestly taken aback by some of the events that occur.
Clare's final addition to the world of the shadowhunters provides a prequel trilogy known as The Infernal Devices. These stories focus on nineteenth-century Shadowhunters, Will and Jem, after they rescue the mysterious Tessa Gray, who has been kidnapped for the strange powers she possesses. The stories establish the background of many of the events and characters from the original Mortal Instruments series and since it is set in the Victorian era, Clare takes full advantage of the steampunk possibilities, providing clockwork villains aplenty.
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