City of Bones

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Author: Cassandra Clare


CLARE, Cassandra. City of Bones. The Mortal Instruments Book One. NY: Margaret K. McElderry [2007]. 8vo, [xii] 482pp. Color pictorial paper wrappers. A fine copy. Signed by the author, Cassandra Clare, with a review slip laid-in.

Advance Reader’s Copy, issued for reviews prior to publication of the first edition. After 15-year-old Clary Fray witnesses a murder by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing swords, she soon finds herself immersed into the world of the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. At first, Clary wants nothing to do with these people, but when he mother is kidnapped and she herself is attacked by a demon, she finds herself turning to the Shadowhunters for help. The basis for the 2013 film adaptation and the 2016-2019 television series.