The Mortal Instruments boxed set. The Shadowhunters protect the world of the mortal instruments book 6 free pdf people who are also called “mundies” from dark forces from beyond their world. Clare did not originally intend to write the series for teens. When she was approached by a publisher interested in aging up her characters, she ultimately decided that she “wanted to tell a story about characters at that crucial life stage just between adolescence and adulthood, where your choices determine the kind of person you’re going to be rather than reflecting who you already are.
Jonathan Morgenstern and daughter of Valentine Morgenstern and Jocelyn Fairchild. To protect Clary, Jocelyn changes her surname to Fray. Clary is described as having long, curly red hair, freckles, and bright green eyes. In the first book, Clary is 15 years old, approaching 16, which is the age of Isabelle Lightwood. Clary is described as being stubborn and often rushes into dangerous situations without considering the consequences.
Her best friend in the series is Simon Lewis. Clary is devastated when she is told that Jace is her brother but later learns that this is untrue. Clary discovers she can read ancient runes that are used by angels, and she can create her own runes, an ability that was caused by the extra angel blood her father, Valentine Morgenstern, administered to her while she was in her mother’s womb. In the first few books, Clary has a tense relationship with the Lightwoods siblings. Alec Lightwood, Jace’s parabatai or best friend, is seemingly jealous of Clary’s relationship with Jace since he thinks she is occupying Jace more than she should, while Izzy Lightwood shows hostility towards Clary at the beginning since she thinks Clary is just a normal human being. He has wavy blond hair and golden eyes, and, like Clary, is a Shadowhunter. Jace is among the Nephilim’s best fighters, since Izzy stated that he’s killed more demons than anybody his age, and readily defends his family.
Jace is often flirty and insensitive, and is described as projecting a false arrogance due to an insecurity that he is not good enough. Throughout the books, Jace’s biological family remains unknown although he refers to Isabelle, Alec, and Max as his siblings, and Maryse and Robert Lightwood as his parents. Wayland but at the end of the book Valentine Morgenstern falsely tells him that he is Jace’s father. Jace learns that his biological father is actually Stephen Herondale.
He goes by the surname of his adoptive family, the Lightwoods but changes it back to Herondale upon learning more about his true father. Like Clary, he has special powers which make him swift and graceful, caused by the extra angel blood he received while in his mother’s womb. His parabatai is Alec Lightwood. After becoming a vampire, he never ages and physically will remain 16 years old. He gets taken care of by Raphael Santiago.
Valentine Morgenstern stabs Simon in the throat and slits his wrists for the one-fourth vampire blood needed to convert the Mortal Sword. Jace finds Simon and cuts his own wrist to let Simon drink his blood, thus resulting in Simon becoming a Daylighter. Simon is quirky and caring, often putting other people before himself. Isabelle “Izzy” Sophia Lightwood is a sixteen years old Shadowhunter that is described as tall, thin, and beautiful. Izzy attracted a shape-shifter blue-haired demon in the Pandemonium. Isabelle is described as being incredibly girly but with a fierce attitude.
She is often considered flirty and never seems committed in relationships. Alexander “Alec” Gideon Lightwood is the oldest Lightwood sibling. Alec is a Shadowhunter with floppy black hair and blue eyes. Alec kisses Magnus in front of his parents, revealing to them that he is homosexual. Alec becomes insecure about his and Magnus’ relationship because of Magnus’ immortality and considerable romantic history. Magnus is an approximately 400-year-old warlock who appears to be 19.
He is tall and thin with Asian features, jet black hair, and amber and green cat eyes. Magnus is involved with Jocelyn, Clary’s mom, to erase Clary’s memories of the Shadowhunter world. Magnus begins a relationship with Alec Lightwood, therefore he feels obliged to become the New York Shadowhunters’ “pet” warlock to impress Alec. Magnus is also romantically involved with a vampire named Camille. Luke Garroway, born Lucian Graymark , is a former Shadowhunter and a former member of the circle.
When he was younger he was best friends and parabatai with Valentine. However he was soon betrayed by Valentine who led him into a trap where he was bitten by a werewolf, causing him to become one. He was the leader of the Manhattan werewolf pack, until Maia Roberts earned the title herself. His fiancè is Jocelyn Fairchild and is Clary’s step-father. He is described as calm, level-headed and righteous. He is also fiercely loyal to his loved ones. Shadowhunter, a former member of the circle, and the mother of Clary and Jonathan Christopher Morgenstern.
She was once married to Valentine but following the birth of their first child, Jonathan, she learned that Valentine mixed demon blood into her food, thus making Jonathan into a monster. Valentine again mixed angel blood into Jocelyn’s food, unaware that she was pregnant with Clary. After he faked his and Jonathan’s deaths, Jocelyn left Idris and moved to Brooklyn where she gave birth to Clary. Every two years Jocelyn had Magnus Bane cast a block on Clary’s “Sight” or “inner eye,” to prevent her from seeing the Shadow world. Valentine learning the whereabouts of the Mortal Cup.
She is currently engaged to her childhood friend, Luke Garroway. Like her, he is a Shadowhunter but he was born with demon blood in his veins. It was administered to him by his father, Valentine, while his mother, Jocelyn, was pregnant. He dies soon after admitting and apologizing for his wrongdoings to Clary and their mother. An experienced storyteller, Clare moves the plot quickly to a satisfying end. School Library Journal said “Though the story is hampered by predictability and overblown writing, Clare continues her talent for mixing hip, modern humor with traditional fantasy, and fans eagerly awaiting the series conclusion should come away more than satisfied. In spite of this they noted that the book was entertaining and would leave readers anticipating the next installment.