The Shadowhunter's Codex

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Delve into the details of all things Shadowhunter with this special collector’s edition of the 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 ...

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Overview

Delve into the details of all things Shadowhunter with this special collector’s edition of the 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.

This special edition of The Shadowhunter’s Codex is complete with lush and luxurious detailing that highlights its historic importance. The book is nestled in a gorgeous soft-touch slipcase with foil and embossing on the case. Inside is the book itself, also soft-touch and foiled, with gilt edges, a golden headband, and a golden ribbon—perfect for a studying Shadowhunter to mark their place. It’s as much a work of art as a training manual.

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As the world awaits Cassandra Clare's sixth and final Mortal Instruments novel (due in March 2004), it's a fine time to explore the Shadowhunters' realm and lore through this unique document. This Shadowhunter's Codex serves as a fully illustrated manual to the creatures, languages, history, devices, and places of their world. This annotated copy holds particular allure because it was once property of Clary and carries her sketches, marginalia, and commentary. (P.S. The August film release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones increased interest in this already popular series.)

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"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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442496828
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Series: Mortal Instruments Series
  • Edition description: Special edition
  • Edition number: 27
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 130,874
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series, the Infernal Devices trilogy, and the Bane Chronicles. Her books have more than 30 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.

Joshua Lewis lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, Cassandra Clare; three cats; and several thousand books. When not exhaustively researching arcane bits of the Shadowhunter universe, he can be found playing music, writing his own fiction, and keeping the weight of several thousand books from collapsing the house.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    This book is amazing! It blends seamlessly with the Shadowhunter

    This book is amazing! It blends seamlessly with the Shadowhunter world that Cassandra Clare has created for us and is of the highest caliber! I was worried at first that I would be let down like I was when JK Rowling released her "textbooks", but that was definitely NOT the case! I couldn't have hoped for anything more! The artwork is beautiful, and the notations by our beloved characters are amusing. My favorite part was reading about Henry Branwell's contributions during and post-TID. I highly recommend purchasing the special edition to add to your Cassie Clare collection! (And sorry for all of the exclamation points... that's just how excited this book has made me!) 

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    An awesome way to explore the shadowhunter world & get a good laugh while doing it! Great for those who love the Simon/Jace humor

    I sampled this before buying it and to be honest this is best purchased in hardback if you have a true mortal instruments lover. The book as a whole is interesting loved seeimg the runes, loved being able to read cassandra clares history for her world that I fell so madly in love with, but most of all loved that it is narrated in spots by Clary, Jace, & Simon. The ebook takes the fun out of that and sort of throws you off to who is talking in which spots; where as the hardback book actually uses different writing fonts for each character like they actually wrote in the codex. It was fun to read, & throughout the book are Clary's anime drawings of favorite characters (i.e. Izzy, Alec, Magnus...Chairman Meow lol even a cute onenof Max :/) anyways its def worth the read I absolutely loved it and I hope you enjoy it too!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    I got the special edition, that came in a Case and let me tell y

    I got the special edition, that came in a Case and let me tell you it is worth the extra money... Its wonderful and soft to hold, and the gold paper edges look fantastic. The artwork is simply phenomenal, and the comments are hilarious, especially Simons. You get to learn a bit more about Clary while she trained under Jace, things we dont get a whole lot of in the novels. Its a wonderful reference tool for people aiming to draw fanart as well. 
    A fantastic buy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Fantastic!!!!

    This Book is Fun to read, has beautiful pictures and pages of runes inside. It is also gorgeous on the outside soft to the touch on the book and the box with gold edged pages. It is a great book for a collector or just a fan!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    To tony

    Than get it. Its not that hard.
    --crystal coldstone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Tony

    I want this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted June 17, 2014

    After reading the first five books in The Mortal Instruments ser

    After reading the first five books in The Mortal Instruments series and knowing that I was going to buy The Infernal Devices at some point I really wanted to get my hands onto the Shadownhunter’s Codex once it was published. I am a naturally nosey person when it comes to books and learning more about the book world so I was glad when I got it as a Christmas present. 

    This book did not disappoint me at all. Throughout the pages you feel as though this is something the Clave has actually wrote down from the way the language comes across. Instead of the usual story writing style that Cassandra Clare usually uses throughout her books, she and Joshua Lewis slip more into an instructional guide which makes you feel as though the Codex is a real thing. 

    There was an immense amount of information in the Codex but not enough to make you want to fall asleep.. There was a lot of new information though that gave you a real insight into how much effort was actually put into creating this whole world of Nephilim and Downworlders and the amount of research that was put into it. 

    The notes that were scattered on the pages from Clary Jace and Simon were really amusing to read and you could see that in the process of putting together this Codex, Cassie Clare definitely did not forget the true personality of her characters. Even in these short notes you were able to put together the type of person each one of them was. The only gripe I do have with the notes were that a lot of the time it was hardtop know where she wanted you to read them. 

    One of my favourite aspects of this Codex is the fact that towards the beginning of this book Magnus Bane has his own section of writing. Throughout this small section his sarcasm was seeping through while still being quite informative. 

    The only problems that I really had with the book is that there were some sections, like Magnus’, where it cut through a sentence and the sentence wouldn’t carry on for quite a few pages then which made you lose the flow of reading. The notes were also a little hard to read sometimes since you couldn’t really tell where she wanted you to read them. 

    Overall though, I am still extremely glad that I had this as a Christmas present and it’s made me understand the Shadowhunting world a lot better. I would recommend this book to anyone who’s a fan of Cassie Clare’s series’. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    U

    So amazing!!!!!!!! My favorite part is where you create your shadowhunter name.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    This explains EVERYTHING!

    It answers every question I ever had about the shadow world

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Wonderful

    A great companion to the Shadowhunter world!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Best buy

    I loved this book though a tad dull it gives more depth to the Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices. This is a mixture of facts that most shadowhunters should know with little scribbles from Jace, Clary , and Simon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Highly Recommended.

    Great Reading.

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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    Pretty good.

    It's interesting but not as good as I expected it to be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    A great book for young readers

    Great series bound to grip you so you never put it down!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Good read

    A good addition

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    Very funny

    I loved the humor in this book, it cracked me up big time. I think that it is an awesome addition to the series, and gives us insider info to the shadowhunter series. I am looking foward to cohf city of heavenly fire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

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    I have not read this, but from what I heard it is amazingly written [and] beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    Help

    How much is the special edtion

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    The special edition is worth the money! I definitely love it, an

    The special edition is worth the money!
    I definitely love it, and it was a must have for my collection of Cassandra Clare's books. The drawings and annotations definitely enhance the experience and if you're a fan of the shadowhunters, you'll love this! It's very interesting and fascinating to get a closer look into this world. If you're a Cassandra Clare fan, I label this as a must have!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

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