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Shadowhunters: A new adventure is on the horizon!


The adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter are available in print this November, with ten brand-new comic illustrations!

Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be...

But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon’s trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.

Join him on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy's illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. These moving and hilarious short stories are perfect for fans who just can't get enough of the Shadowhunters. The series features characters from Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, Dark Artifices and the upcoming Last Hours series.

Written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy  is perfect for the fan who just can’t get enough of the Shadowhunters PLUS it includes a bonus pull-out poster!

Can't wait till November 15th? We've got the cure: Cassandra Clare has the first story, Welcome to the Shadowhunter Academy available as an audiobook on Youtube! Check it out.


Product description from Cassandra Clare's website.

QBD Book-A-Like: Clockwork Angel & Lady Helen

Brave deeds in the shadows of Victorian London
feature in these two great YA fantasies!


Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare:
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray arrives in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural fold stalk the gaslit streets. Friendless and hunted, Tessa seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters, a band of warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons. Drawn ever deeper into their world, she finds herself fascinated by and torn between two best friends and quickly realises that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman:
Lady Helen Wrexhall is set to make her debut at the court of Queen Charlotte and officially step into polite Regency society and the marriage mart. Little does Helen know that step will take her from the opulent drawing rooms of Mayfair and the bright lights of Vauxhall Gardens into a shadowy world of missing housemaids and demonic conspiracies. Against a backdrop of whispered secrets in St James's Palace, soirees with Lord Byron and morning calls from Beau Brummell, Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club is a delightfully dangerous adventure of self-discovery and dark choices that must be made ... whatever the consequences.

The Iron Trial

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From two international powerhouses in the young adult genre, Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, comes The Iron Trial- a gripping, magical adventure with just a hint of mystery (for added flavour). As a huge fan of both authors, I have been dying to get my hot little hands on a copy of this ever since I knew it existed! Waiting for it to be published was a killer, but it was definitely worth it.

The Iron Trial - the first book in the new Magisterium series - follows Callum Hunt, an almost ordinary 12 year old boy, as he faces a crossroads in his life- to be a magician or not?

For reasons I will let you discover for yourself (spoilers!) Callum's father, a magician himself,  despises magic and rarely uses it, warning his son away from it at every opportunity. As a "legacy" however, Callum must still face The Iron Trial to see if he is eligible to enter the Magisterium- a sinister, subterranean place where magicians learn their craft.

Deeply  suspicious of magic and anyone who wields it, Callum tries desperately to fail the tests and is shocked to find that he has been chosen to go to the Magisterium as an apprentice to none other than the greatest magician there!

Callum is a surly, reluctant hero, full of snarky teenage bravado, that will -in places- have you giggling like a mad person. Add in a hell-hound creature, almost dying a few times, some new friends, THE Enemy and you have an action-packed adventure that leaves you craving more as soon as you've finished.  (I filled my craving with Nutella...then read the book again!)

Now you're probably thinking that this sounds all very Harry Potter-ish, and in some respects you may be right- there is a magic-wielding teenager and a sort-of magic school- but that's where the similarities end. This book has a much darker, almost creepy, vibe. Think of it as the punk-rocking biker of the magical world and you've nailed it.

Read it. You know you want to.


City Of Heavenly Fire – Available from May 27th



I am coming.

City of Heavenly Fire, the long awaited conclusion to the Mortal Instruments series is arriving in store on May 27th!

Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown.  Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother, Sebastian. Can he be defeated? (We have been teased before!) Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

So many questions, so few pages! Only 700 to bring the Shadowhunter world to peace. The first print run will also have additional content. All we’re allowed to know is: 'there will be a comic and a fold out exclusive in the limited first run' You can pre-order online, or in store today. As this exclusive content will only be available for a short time order now!*

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* Orders will be filled on a first come first served basis.