A witty, action-packed urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will adore. Clary Fray is an ordinary teenager, but everything changes the night she witnesses a murder, committed by a group of teens. The group are Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to driving demons out of this dimension and back into their own. Drawn inexorably into a terrifying world, Clary slowly begins to learn the truth about her family - and the battle for the fate of the world. •"Funny, dark, and sexy. One of my favourite books ... Cassie s writing makes my toes curl with envy," Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles. •Discover the secrets of the Shadowhunters as they wage a terrifying war to keep the world safe from demons in the first sensational book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy.