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Shadowhunters and Downworlders

A Mortal Instruments Reader

Edited by Cassandra Clare

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Join Cassandra Clare and a Circle of more than a dozen top YA writers, including New York Times bestsellers Holly Black, Rachel Caine, and Kami Garcia, as they write about the Mortal Instruments series, its characters, and its world.

Inside you’ll read:

  • A cinematic tutorial on why the best friend (Simon) always loses out to the bad boy (Jace)
  • The unexpected benefits of the incest taboo
  • What we can read between the lines of Alec and Magnus’ European vacation
  • The importance of friendship, art, humor, and rebellion
  • And more, from the virtues of Downworlders to the naughty side of Shadowhunting

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Behind the Scenes of Shadowhunters and Downworlders
Posted January 22nd | 2 Comments »

Next Tuesday is the official pub date for Shadowhunters and Downworlders, our anthology of YA authors talking about Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. (Though you can already get a print copy, or pre-order the e-book, online. Or order the audio book!) And while usually this pre-publication book “introduction” feature gives a little extra behind-the-scenes info on the content of our books, I wanted to break from tradition here and talk a little about the design—in particular, the cover.

The cover art is gorgeous, of course; it’s the work of Cliff Nielsen, the...

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Assorted Geekery
Posted November 27th

Get the geeks in your lives something they really want this year.

Here are our ideas for all of the Shadowhunters, Potterheads, and Demigods on your shopping list—and more.

Percy Jackson

Demigods and Monsters [shameless self-promotion]. Spend a little more time at Camp Half-Blood with this anthology of your favorite authors discussing the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Edited by Rick Riordan, it also contains a glossary of Greek mythology. Camp Half-Blood Gym Bag. Don’t forget to pack your sword! Anaklusmos T-Shirt. Don’t feel bad about drawing your pen in this tee....
Are you a Shadowhunter or Downworlder?
Posted August 12th | 2 Comments » Which side do you support?

On August 16 declare your affiliation via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or Pinterest to win Shadowhunters and Downworlders prizes in celebration of the August 21 City of Bones premiere.

50 winners will receive:

a Shadowhunter or Downworlder button

2 winners will also receive:

a copy of Shadowhunters and Downworlders 2 movie tickets, to see City of Bones on us To enter to win . . .

 . . . on Twitter or Facebook, add the Shadowhunter or Downworlder twibbon to your user icon from the appropriate...

What People Are Saying

For fans, this anthology will enrich their appreciation of the series, and for those unfamiliar with Clare’s work, it will pique their curiosity.

Publishers Weekly

For a Mortal Instruments super fan, every one of these essays will be a hit, the kind of detailed, passionate conversations so many readers long for when finishing a beloved book.

— All Things Urban Fantasy

If you're a fan of The Mortal Instruments, and you're also someone who fancies yourself an educated reader, then you owe it to yourself to snatch up this collection. Then, when the movie comes out, you can prove quite the intellectual as you point out the subtleties missed by the average moviegoer.

— The Trades

This is the definitive guide to the ins and outs of the Shadowhunter world.

— Ink and Page

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