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:

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Publication Order of Mortal Instruments Books

City of Bones(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
City of Ashes(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
City of Glass(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
City of Fallen Angels(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
City of Lost Souls(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
City of Heavenly Fire(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Long Conversation(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Mortal Instruments Graphic Novels

The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 3(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 4(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 5(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 6(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 7(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Mortal Instruments Collections

Shadowhunters and Downworlders(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Mortal Instruments Non-Fiction Books

City of Bones: The Little Book of Quotes(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shadowhunter's Codex(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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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