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The shadowhunter's codex : being a record of the ways and laws of the Nephilim, the chosen of the Angel Raziel
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274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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"A fictional guide to the Shadowhunter's universe"--


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Delve into the details of all things Shadowhunter with this illustrated guide to the knowledge and lore of the Shadowhunter world.

Since the thirteenth century, the Shadowhunter's Codex has been the one and only manual for Shadowhunters looking to brush up on their demon languages, learn proper stele use, and discover just what exactly a pyxis is. Featured in both The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, this guide is a necessity for any young Nephilim on their journey to becoming a Shadowhunter. Beautifully illustrated, the Codex contains images of the famous Shadowhunter homeland of Idris, as well as depictions of demons and other Downworlders.

But this isn't just any copy of The Shadowhunter's Codex . It's Clary's copy, and as an artist herself, she's sketched pictures of her friends and family in the book, and scrawled helpful advice in the margins. Of course, she couldn't exactly stop Jace or Simon from adding their thoughts either. Part encyclopedia, part history, part training manual-complete with commentary from Shadowhunters who have seen it all-this beautiful guide is a perfect supplement to the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Author Notes

Cassandra Clare was born Judith Rumelt on July 27, 1973, in Teheran, Iran. After college, she lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines. She became a full-time author in 2006. Her first novel, City of Bones, was published in 2007 and received numerous awards including an American Library Association Teens Top Ten Award in 2008, the Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award in 2010, and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award in 2010. Her works include The Mortal Instruments series, the Infernal Devices trilogy, Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd, the Magisterium series written with Holly Black, and The Dark Artifices series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Intended as the ultimate resource for the young Shadowhunter in Clare's enormously successful Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series, this serves as a behind-the-scenes guide to heroine Clary's world, as it is supposed to be her personal copy of the Codex. Including chapters and sections titled Bestiaire Part I: Demonologie; Angelic Magic; and The Rise of Nephilim in the World, it also sports scribblings and notes taken by Clary and her two friends, Simon and Jace, who occasionally snatched away her Codex to add their own thoughts. Filled also with Clary's sketches and drawings of such creatures as demons, wolves, marks, steles, a Seelie queen, a pixie, brownies, and much more, it is visually entertaining as well. The handwritten notes in the margins add significant humor and some novelistic personality. Meant to be flipped to random sections at will, this is an ideal addition for anyone who closely follows the series and is interested in all the background information they can get. An excellent addendum to the complex world Clare has built and meant for the serious fan.--Trevelyan, Julie Copyright 2010 Booklist



Shadowhunter's Codex Excerpted from The Shadowhunter's Codex by Cassandra Clare, Joshua Lewis All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.