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An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld

(Shadowhunter Chronicles)

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A very special anthology that's a must for all fans of the Shadowhunter novels!

Featuring characters from Cassandra Clare's international best-selling novels from the Shadowhunters world including The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices and The Dark Artifices, this anthology showcases beautifully illustrated portraits from Cassandra Jean – creator of The Shadowhunter T
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books (first published February 18th 2016)
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~Poppy~
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it!!!
"Will is famous among Shadowhunters for his heroism and his crippling fear of ducks."


"Despite a shared interest in music, Jace and Simon Lewis have only collaborated once, on a song titled Come Back, Meow, dedicated to Magnus Bane's cat."

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Jessica
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
They named him Raphael. *starts sobbing uncontrollably*
ambsreads
I got this today in the mail and I spent a solid hour going through all the illustrations and descriptions. The artwork is so beautiful and it's just the perfect add on for any Shadowhunter fan. ...more
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, favourites
WTF?????? THIS LITTLE BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!!

The illustrations are literally TO DIE FOR
*wishes i had 20 phones so i could use all of them as my wallpapers*
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This is a great addition for all fans of the Shadowhunter world. It's a must-have for your collection!
The illustrations are absolutely fantastic and are so beautifully done!! Truly though, the drawings are breathtaking!! This is more of a picture book with character bio's and short summaries of character information. I am really happy that I got this :D
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Beth
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE THIS!
I low key cried when I got to Wills pages
Howled with laughter that Chairman Meow and Church got there own pages

Ahhhhhhhhh, I love anything Shadowhunter related!

Happy 100th book of the year!
*pats back smugly*
Irene△⃒⃘➰
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018
5/5 ~ I am going to London tomorrow and finished my book yesterday so I had a spare night and decided to pick this one. THE ILLUSTRATIONS OMG I’m screaming!!! So beautiful😍 I wanted more details in the characters’ “descriptions” section but it’s okay like that too, you meet them while reading the series, so let’s simply have a fantastic characters book with breathtaking drawings!!
Whitney
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book. It's exactly what I wanted!

The illustrations are beautiful and I love the little snippets of information about each character.

If you are fan of the Shadowhunter world I would definitely invest in this book!
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A Bookish ✧ Fable
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ah! Such beautiful descriptions and illustrations <3 I have never read a shadowhunters book, but this definetly got my hopes up!!
Razan
Will is famous among Shadowhunters for his heroism and his crippling fear of ducks.
XD I love this!!!
scarlett hayes
5/5 stars

This is one of those must-have collection books for the Shadowhunter Chronicles. It has a beautifully drawn photo of each character in every released series (though The Last Hours is included) and a description of the character. It is great to have in your bookshelf for some reference if needed.

Warning!

I would recommend waiting till you finish all the Cassandra Clare novels before purchasing this. There are spoilers!
Liam
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
These illustrations are honestly something else, they're so stunning and bring all the characters to life so beautifully! Glad I now own this gorgeous book as it was nice to flick through and see familiar faces, as well as new ones too!

I will definitely be constantly referring back to this book as I read/reread the books set in the shadowhunters universe as I feel like it will genuinely add something special to them.
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Diana
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
You can see a vid of my flip through of the book here https://youtu.be/aEOPxv7yDrM ...more
Mefab✨
Dec 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loveeee it!
Edacheeky
I just bought this book a matter of hours ago (finally!) and devoured it not long after! It was so wonderful reading about all of my favourite characters and seeing different sides to them that weren't explored in the books.
I am absolutely in love with Cassandra Jean's artworks, they are utterly mesmerizing!
Cassandra Clare's character blurbs brought up feelings of curiosity for characters I didn't know yet (such as those that will appear in TLH), strong feelings of warm nostalgia for those I lo
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Cors
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
the illustrations are so cool! it's too short for my liking but still....

RTC
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❦ jazmin
"Will is famous among Shadowhunters for his heroism and his crippling fear of ducks."


An adorable guide! I do not regret this purchase one bit because I plan to look at these profiles every time I reread the TSC books.

⇢The Art
I think it’s obvious but the art in this book was gorgeous, just like all of Cassandra Jean’s work. Super useful because I often start imagining characters looking completely different than they’re supposed to.

⇢The Profiles

I loved the cute tidbits of informati
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Darcy (Daydreamingofbookdragons)
Idk why I keep buying these books when I'm not a fan of the series, although this will be handy for whenever I finally manage to get around to Lady Midnight and need help remembering some of the characters.

I think that I should have read this after Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy but ah well. There were spoilers for it but nothing I didn't already know. I just love how good the book community is at keeping secrets. I wish that the characters in this had been ordered by date of birth or last
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despina☽
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5/5 stars.

This book is just beautiful.
It’s a great addition to the Shadowhunter world, and definitely a must-have for all Shadowhunter fans. Also, if I didn’t mention it before it’s so
aesthetically pleasing and beautiful
Suzanne
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The art in this book is absolutely gorgeous. This is a must for anyone who collects the shadowhunter books as I do.
Luzie
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
This review may contain SPOILERS!
Okay, so I have been contemplating for a while if I should read this book, but I just love the Shadowhunters-universe soo much I couldn't miss out. The character profiles portrayed in this book have such beautiful illustrations, I love Cassandra Jean's art, for me it fits the characters perfectly. I really enjoyed learning a little about each character, something that was a quirky and fun little fact, and also the flower and quote/word combination made it interes
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Romie
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
I just love love love this book.
Cassandra Jean is probably my favourite artist and her art is absolutely I N C R E D I B L E.
It was so nice knowing little things about all the characters.
Stanislav Lozanov
Apr 20, 2018 rated it liked it
An amazing collectible edition full of interesting facts about our beloved characters
Alexandra Elend Wolf
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, standalones, fantasy
3.75 stars

"Despite a shared interest in music, Jace and Simon Lewis have only collaborated once, on a song titled Come Back, Meow, dedicated to Magnus Bane's cat."

This was such an easy and fast read, which is exactly what I needed.

The little facts about each character were from hilarious to interesting. Honestly, I was expecting more like little biographies of each character rather than this fun facts, and was a bit disappointed that I didn't get them - not that I already don't know all a
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Bárbara
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gorgeous illustrations- I love CJ's style.

I'm lowering one star though, cause the description for Alec's page was stupid. And maybe because of all the Blackthorns (but the latter is just me being petty- while the former is a very valid personal reason to be not-so-charmed by this book).
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The Story Girl
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, to-buy
This was a fun read with pretty artwork of all the characters. It covered TMI, TID, TLH, TDA, and three characters from Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy. Out of those series, I feel like the only character missing was Kit! It would have been cool if the Seelie King had been included as well.
Tahsin
Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, reviewed, fantasy
Bitches be reading glorified pictures books in order to increase their read count. It's me, I'm bitches. ...more
Rosa
Apr 06, 2020 rated it liked it
I needed some clarifications about some of the characters, who was who and all that, and I picked this up.
The art is good but I wish the bits about the characters were longer.
Ishmeen
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This is such a useful guide to keep while making your way through the different shadowhunters series! And the beautiful illustrations certainly make it a worthy must-have ❤️ I didn’t start using it properly until this year and it certainly refreshed my memory on a lot of characters
Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019, ya, fantasy
Ugh I am so obsessed with Cassandra Jean's illustrations of all of these characters... ...more
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"Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilo
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Shadowhunter Chronicles (1 - 10 of 21 books)
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  • Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)
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  • Chain of Gold (The Last Hours, #1)
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