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The Mortal Instruments

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The mortal instruments
The Mortal Instruments is a series of six young adult fantasy novels written by Cassandra Clare, of which five have been published so far.
City of Bones published in March 27, 2007.
City of Ashes published in March 25, 2008.
City of Glass published in March 24, 2009.
City of Fallen Angels published April 5, 2011.
City of Lost Souls published May 8, 2012.
City of Heavenly Fire scheduled for May 27, 2014.


Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father's backpack. She lived in France, England and Switzerland before she was ten years old. She spent her high school years in Los Angeles where she used to write stories to amuse her classmates, including an epic novel called "The Beautiful Cassandra".

After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines and even some rather suspect tabloids where she reported on Brad and Angelina's world travels and Britney Spears' wardrobe malfunctions. She started working on her YA novel, City of Bones, in 2004, inspired by the urban landscape of Manhattan, her favourite city. She turned to writing fantasy fiction full time in 2006.

Cassie's first professional writing sale was a short story called "The Girl's Guide to Defeating the Dark Lord" in a Baen anthology of humor fantasy.

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Clary's life is turned upside down when her mother is kidnapped and it's revealed that she and her mother are actually shadowhunters - billed with protecting the world from downworlders such as vampires, werewolves and demons. Clary must discover her talents and save her mother.
The characters
The Mortal Instruments
Lily collins as Clarissa "clary" Fray Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland

Robert Sheehan as Simon Lewis Kevin Zegers as Alec Lightwood

Jemima West as Isabelle Lightwood Godfrey Gao I-Hsiang as Magnus Bane

Lena Headey as Jocelyn Fairchild Aidan Turner as Luke Garroway

Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Valentine Morgensten
The interpreters
Lilly Collins
Lily Jane Collins (born 18 March 1989) is a British actress, model, and television personality, known for her roles in the films The Blind Side (2009), Abduction (2011), and Mirror Mirror (2012).

Jamie Campbell Bower
James Metcalfe "Jamie" Campbell Bower (born 22 November 1988) is an English actor, singer and former model. Bower is best known for his role as Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd, Caius in The Twilight Saga, King Arthur in Camelot and as the young Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


Robert Sheehan
Kevin Joseph Zegers (born September 19, 1984) is a Canadian actor and model. He appeared in Rock Mafia's music video "The Big Bang" with Miley Cyrus. He has starred in the films Transamerica, Dawn of the Dead, It's a Boy Girl Thing, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Jane Austen Book Club, Fifty Dead Men Walking, and Frozen.
Kevin Zegers
Jemima West (born August 11, 1987) is an Anglo-French actress. She is bilingual, growing up most of her life in Paris, France. She is best known for her role as Rose in the Canal+ series Maison Close. She has also appeared in the second season of The Borgias as Vittoria.
Jemima West
Godfrey Gao I-Hsiang (born September 22, 1984) is a Taiwanese-born Canadian model and actor.

Godfrey Gao
Clary Fray is described to have red hair and green eyes. Clary believes she is a mundane. It is later revealed she is in fact a Shadowhunter, or a human with angelic qualities.
Jace Lightwood is a Shadowhunter. He has blond hair and golden eyes. He is often flirty, insensitive, and a little arrogant.
Simon Lewis has brown hair, brown eyes and glasses. Simon is the only character to begin his life as a mundane, but later on he is transformed into a vampire.
Isabelle Sophia Lightwood is a Shadowhunter. She has long black hair, dark brown eyes and is often carrying her trademark gold whip.
Alec Gideon Lightwood is a Shadowhunter. Alec has black hair and blue eyes. He is described as being quiet but protective of his younger siblings Isabelle and Max.
Robert Michael Sheehan; (born 7 January 1988) is an Irish actor. He is best known for television roles such as Nathan Young in Misfits and Darren in Love/Hate, as well as the 2009 film Cherrybomb alongside Rupert Grint. He has also co-starred in the film Killing Bono, alongside Ben Barnes, as Ivan McCormick. He recently starred in John Crowley's production of J. M. Synge's comic play The Playboy of the Western World at the Old Vic Theatre, London, which finished in November 2011.
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