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Son of the Dawn

(Ghosts of the Shadow Market #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  7,784 ratings  ·  1,150 reviews
The Lightwoods, the Shadowhunters who run the New York Institute, are expecting a new addition to their family: the orphaned son of their father's friend, Jace Wayland. Alec and Isabelle aren't too sure they want a new brother, and their parents are not assuaging their fears, too occupied with the dark news that Raphael Santiago, second-in-command of the New York vampire c ...more
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Published April 10th 2018 by Shadow Market Enterprises
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Cat Simon and Schuster is going to publish the stories and there are two additional ones. The print edition is going to be like The Bane Chronicles or Tal…moreSimon and Schuster is going to publish the stories and there are two additional ones. The print edition is going to be like The Bane Chronicles or Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy and it's most likely released in summer 2019.(less)

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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
While I tend to gripe about the fact that you have to read some of these novellas before reading the main books... I still end up trash for these little stories. It was nice seeing interactions between different characters and also seeing moments when some of the characters met for the first time.
Emma Giordano
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm so happy to be back in the world of new Shadowhunter content! Son of the Dawn was a great first installment to what will surely be a fantastic novella series.

(As a note, this novella includes spoilers for The Infernal Devices series)

Being honest, I do tend to struggle more with Cassandra Clare's novellas than her full novels (I just feel 500-700 pages does her writing more justice than being restricted to short stories) so this is definitely not my favorite work of hers, but was enjoyable no
Apr 13, 2018 marked it as never-in-my-life  ·  review of another edition
She can't stop, won't stop filling every little corner of her universe with her words, killing the reader's imagination and celebrating her lame, shallow and overdramatic characters until eternity.
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
Hold your horses!!!

When did this become a thing and how come I didn't even know about it?!
I need to read this asap!!!
Like yesterday!!! Which is btw the date this short story was actually released.
Dang it! XD

*runs off to add it to my amazon cart*
“Every world contains other worlds within it.”

It is official, The New York City Shadow Market is the coolest one we’ve seen so far? Abandoned theater? Ahhh, the aesthetics. But this story takes place in 2000, and I will be honest with you all, I sure in the hell wasn’t expecting a story about how Jace came to join the Lightwood family. Damn, my emotions are all over the place, because seeing Raphael alone makes me weep. Also, I think it was really smart for Cassie Clare to show us a

Life is not a boat, bearing us far away on a cruel, relentless tide from all we love. You are not lost on me on some forever distant shore. Life is a wheel.

She's done it again. My heart is ripped into teeny tiny shreds and spat out with a big gaping hople in the shape of Will Herondale. For anyone that knows me, knows that The Infernal Devices is my favourite ever series, and will leave me in tears no matter what. So whenever I get the smallest snippets of characters from that, I'm prett
✨    jamieson   ✨
Jem hoped he would find happiness.
Jem smiled back at a boy long gone.
Sometimes, Will, he said. You seem very close

wow okay this gave me the FEELS. I just .. I am trash. I am a massive trashcan who would die for the Shadowhunter-verse and all these characters. Like, they're all my kids and I LOVE THEM.

This is the story of Jace coming to the Institute for the first time, told from Jem Carstairs point of view. Everything about it was so sweet, Alec and Isabelle as children are ADORABLE. I lov
Diana (booksinarmor)
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it

Jem etched Will's initials onto his cane.


Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Son of the Dawn by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan is the first novella in the young adult paranormal fantasy Ghosts of the Shadow Market series. This series is another companion set of novellas that are brief glimpses into events set in the Shadowhunter world of the Mortal Instruments series.

This first installment takes place in the year 2000 as Raphael Santiago meets up with Brother Zachariah to warn of news going around the Shadow Market. At the same time the Lightwoods are preparing f
amy ☂︎
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, buddy-read
if you listen closely you can hear me not giving a fuck about any cassandra clare character that isn't magnus bane or the blackthorns

ladies.........i regret to inform you that i don't think i can get behind anything cc writes that isn't the dark artifices. i just don't have the energy to care about a million different characters and events and dkjhdfkfhj i'm literally only here for some Soft Blackthorn Family Bonding that's the type of shit that makes me cry dude!!!

i guess this is just me being
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
oh maaaaan this makes me want to read The Mortal Instruments books all over again!
TheBibliotheque ♡
Do I live for any glimpse I can get from characters I will always hold close to my heart? Yes.
Was this novella completely unnecessary and irrelevant? ABSOLUTELY.

Listen, I want to cry at the mere mention of Jem and Will... In the same way that I will always love tortured Jace. So I will jump at the idea of reading more about them. What I don't get is where is this coming from, Cassandra. This was so completely and utterly unimportant, I can't really comprehend the reason behind its publication.

Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
“He remembered traveling across the sea, having lost his family, not knowing that he was going to his best friend.”

I can’t explain to you how much sadness I felt while reading this novella. I think I could hear my heart splintering on multiple occasions. We got to see the first time Jace came to the New York institute to live with the Lightwoods. I loved seeing a glimpse of younger Jace, Alec and Isabelle. I loved how comfortable they came to being with each other.

“Jonathan Wayland shrugg
I loved every second of it! I listened to it as an audio book and the narrator did such a great job!

I was expecting this story to be narrated from Jem's perspective, it absolutely broke my heart every single time he mentioned Will or Tessa. My poor Heronstairs heart wasn't ready at all.
Also getting more Rafael was a dream coming to life, and I nearly cried at the mall while listening to it. My sweet vampire deserved so much better, I'm still bitter about what happened to him, and now I want to h
sam ☆
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novella-read

I flew through this one really quickly and it was really beautiful. Especially the parts about choosing your parabatai and such. If y'all haven't read the mortal instruments or the infernal devices or the dark artifices yet I highly suggest you go read it because they're amazingggggg!
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
God, this story hit me right in the feels and made me bawl.
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Actual rate: 3.5.
I love "Brother Zacharide-him-like-a-bad-pony" and I’m excited about these short stories.
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was such a great novella! I had a great easy time with it and getting to know the lightwood and Jace's history better was really nice.
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
(i forgot to update this ugh)

Oh. My. Precious. Baby. Raphael. aka the only decent character in tmi. Well no. Actually I have a complicated relationship with tmi. It’s not that I hate the tmi characters, I just feel irritated by them. Which is quite something since tmi is supposed to be like the ‘main series’ in the world. The problem with this novella however, is not about my annoyance. It’s actually about the writing. It’s really... bad. It might be a long time since I read a Cassie Clare book
3 stars

People wander through all the worlds they can find, searching for their homes.
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love love love reading about when Jace met Alec and Isabelle. The shadowhunters are hands down my favorite series and characters so I am eating up these short stories. This one featured Raphael & Jem so that was an awesome added bonus!

My quick and simple overall: short but fun short stories!
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This first novella is set in 2000 and we follow Brother Zachariah in a quest that has him confronting his mortal past in a most cruel way #AllAboardTheTIDFeelsTrain. In a time when Isabelle & Alec Lightwood are awaiting one Jonathan Wayland to arrive on their doorsteps, who is going to live with them, Jonathan/Jace crosses paths with Brother Zachariah when Brother Zachariah is in search of the yin fen that’s about to be distributed on American shores, starting with New York city. Alongside Lily ...more
kim hannah
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ┊ 5 stars

Oh what a beautiful insight to the Lightwoods receiving Jace to be under their care! The little Izzy, Alec and Max! How their relationships all began.

I was sooooo happy to read about Jem and Raphael again ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Oh I miss them!

1. Son of Dawn ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
2. Cast Long Shadows ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
3. Every Exquisite Thing ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
4. Learn About Loss ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
5. A Deeper Love ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
6. The Wicked Ones ⭐⭐⭐
7. The Land I Lost⭐⭐⭐
Demi Nolan
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m not crying. You’re crying.
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Five years later, and the clockwork trio still have me in a chokehold.
Clara (The Bookworm of Notre-Dame)
3.75 stars
Reem Ghabbany
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this. missed being in the shadowhunters world
He had taken the name Zachariah, which meant remember. Remember him, Jem willed himself. Remember them. Remember why. Remember the only answer to the only question. Do not forget.
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reads-of-2018
"The letters were worn by time and Zachariah's own flesh, but they had been struck deep into the wood in the precise places where Zachariah would put his hands on them when they fought. So, in a way, they would always be fighting together.

The letters were W and H."

I forgot to write a full review for this, so here I am, two months later, ready to rant about how perfect this short story was.

Some good old TID angst plus young Jace meeting young Alec and Izzy? Um, yes, please.

"Alec did not l
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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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