Like The Bane Chronicles, The Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy series is written by Cassandra Clare in collaboration with fellow authors and friends, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman. Released once a month as e-novellas, the series follows the adventures of Simon Lewis, one of the stars of Cassandra Clare’s internationally bestselling series The Mortal Instruments, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter. Throughout the course of Simon’s education, characters from the Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices will make appearances, as will characters from the upcoming Dark Artifices and Last Hours series. Once a mundane, then a vampire, Simon prepares to enter the next phase of his life: Shadowhunter.
#1: Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy
After living as a Mundane and a Vampire, Simon never thought he would become a Shadowhunter, but today he begins his training at Shadowhunter Academy.
#2: The Lost Herondale
In the early nineteenth century, Tobias Herondale abandoned his fellow Shadowhunters in the heat of battle and left them to die. His life was forfeit, but Tobias never returned, and the Clave claimed his wife’s life in exchange for Tobias’s. Simon and his fellow students are shocked to learn of this brutality, especially when it is revealed the woman was pregnant. But what if the child survived…could there be a lost Herondale line out in the world today?
#3: The Whitechapel Fiend
Simon learns the truth behind the Jack the Ripper murders―“Jack” was hunted by Will Herondale and his institute of Victorian Shadowhunters.
#4: Nothing but Shadows
It’s hard to be a Shadowhunter when you’ve got demonic powers. Simon learns about the school-time struggles of half-warlock James Herondale, in this prelude to the Last Hours.
#5: The Evil We Love
The Shadowhunter Academy has only just reopened following the disastrous rise of the Circle. Now the faculty can finally admit to what happened when Valentine was a student.
#6: Pale Kings and Princes
As a former Vampire, Simon’s always been sympathetic to Downworlders. But after a training exercise goes wrong, he gets a glimpse into the Shadowhunters’ prejudice as he learns about the origin of Helen and Mark Blackthorn, key characters in The Dark Artifices.
#7: Bitter of Tongue
When Simon is kidnapped by faeries, he uncovers rumors of a weapon Sebastian left behind for the Queen. He must escape the Fey, relying on his only ally, former Shadowhunter and Dark Artificescharacter Mark Blackthorn.
#8: The Fiery Trial
Simon and Clary act as witnesses to the parabatai ceremony of Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn…and discuss their own parabatai plans in this precursor to The Dark Artifices.
#9: Born to Endless Night
After a warlock baby is abandoned on the steps of the Academy, Magnus rescues the child—and brings him home to his boyfriend, Alec.
#10: Angels Twice Descending
Simon’s journey to become a Shadowhunter nears its end as his Ascension ceremony draws closer.