Mortal Instruments is a series of young adult urban fantasy novels by American author Cassandra Clare. The series follows 15 year-old Clary Fray as she learns of the existence of a group of warriors called Shadowhunters, whose mission is to rid the world of demons. The series was optioned for film by Unique Features and Constantin Film.

Mortal Instruments is a six book series – five of which have been published to date. Clare is also writing a prequel series called Infernal Devices. Below is the order of when Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments books were released in publication order, which is also their chronological order:

Publication Order of Mortal Instruments Books



City of Bones(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City of Ashes(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City of Glass(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City of Fallen Angels(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City of Lost Souls(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City of Heavenly Fire(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy Short Stories


Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Herondale(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Whitechapel Fiend(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nothing but Shadows(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Evil We Love(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pale Kings and Princes(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bitter of Tongue(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fiery Trial(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Born to Endless Night(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angels Twice Descending(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mortal Instruments Collections


Shadowhunters and Downworlders(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mortal Instruments Graphic Novels


City of Bones Graphic Novel(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mortal Instruments Non-Fiction Books


The Shadowhunter's Codex(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The stories in the Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy series were co-authored by Sarah Rees Brennan, Robin Wasserman and Maureen Johnson.

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