Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan are teaming up again along with Robin Wasserman to bring you new Shadowhunter stories!
Like with ‘The Bane Chronicles’, they will be releasing 10 short ebooks about Simon Lewis going through the Shadowhunter Academy. We will also learn more about characters from ‘The Infernal Devices’, as well as other Shadowhunters from ‘The Dark Artifices’ and ‘The Last Hours’.
Cassandra Clare revealed the first snippet from the first book in the series ‘Welcome to the Shadowhunter Academy’ which is written by Cassie and Sarah:
Simon could barely believe any of his new memories, but the idea that Isabelle Lightwood had been his girlfriend seemed more unbelievable than the fact vampires were real and Simon had been one.
‘Welcome to the Shadowhunter Academy’ will be released on the 17th February on ebook only. Once all 10 stories has been release on ebook an actual print copy will be released in stores, just like ‘The Bane Chronicles’.
Here is a bit more information about the 10 stories:
Story 1: Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy.
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. We’ll follow him through the next years of his training, covering questions like Will Simon and Clary be friends again? What happens with Simon and Isabelle? With Simon and his family? And more!
2) The Lost Herondale: 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
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: 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 : The story of Valentine’s Circle at the Shadowhunter Academy.
6) Pale Kings and Princes : 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 : When faeries kidnap Simon he encounters a member of the Wild Hunt, the former Shadowhunter Mark Blackthorn.
8) The Fiery Trial : 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: 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: Someone lives and someone dies at Simon’s Ascension ceremony.