The Shadowhunter’s Codex

A companion to The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis

Description: 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

I was super excited to read this, but honestly most of it was a little boring, it’s a lot of information that we already know, we know what seraph blades are and what steles do, and all these other things that are already really thoroughly described and explained in the mortal instruments series. So that made some of it seem really pointless to read, but I loved the artwork and all the additions that Clary, Simon and Jace added (even though it made it seem like they were all sitting beside each other writing in it together. But it was fun diving back into the shadow world. I forgot how intensely complex it all was (it makes sense why she decided to do this type of a book) it was good.. i did learn one or two things that I didn’t get in the books, but otherwise it was all already known things.. It did make a fun discussion between me and my husband though, in case you were wondering my shadow hunter family name would be Greyweather. Overall it was decent if you read it for the additions by Clary, Simon and Jace like I did, but would be pretty much pointless if you wanted actual new information. But it was a nice dive back into the series.

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