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Magic is dangerousand#8212;but love is more dangerous still. Discover the riveting first book in the #1 andlt;I andgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. Whatand#8217;s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated byand#8212;and torn betweenand#8212;two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.
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A new threat haunts the streets of London
Rory Deveaux has changed in ways she never could have imagined since moving to London and beginning a new life at boarding school. As if her newfound ability to see ghosts hadnt complicated her life enough, Rorys recent brush with the Jack the Ripper copycat has left her with an even more unusual and intense power. Now, a new string of inexplicable deaths is threatening London, and Rory has evidence that they are no coincidence. Something sinister is going on, and it is up to her to convince the citys secret ghost-policing squad to listen before its too late.
About the Author
Cassandra Clare made her fiction debut with The Mortal Instruments series, which has been on many bestseller lists and has been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in an old Victorian house in Massachusetts with her husband, their cats, and lots and lots of books. Visit her online at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about The Mortal Instruments series at MortalInstruments.com, and learn more about The Infernal Devices series at TheInfernalDevices.com.
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