City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls

Written by Cassandra Clare
Part of the The Mortal Instruments Series

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Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their own leaves them reeling. This title is fifth in the international bestselling paranormal thriller series The Mortal Instruments and is the follow-up to the international number one bestseller City of Angels.


City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

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The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues - and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary and Simon. Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their own leaves them reeling. This is the follow-up to the international number one bestseller City of Fallen Angels . The Mortal Instruments and its prequel series, The Infernal Devices , have been sold in more than thirty countries. The books have also appeared internationally on bestseller lists, including in the USA, Germany, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It has film rights optioned, with Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower cast as leads Clary and Jace.

City of Lost Souls is the fifth in the brilliant Mortal Instruments series...

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments 1)

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments 2)

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments 3)

City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments 4)

City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments 5)

About the Author

Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father's backpack. She lived in France, England and Switzerland. Since her family moved around so much she found familiarity in books and went everywhere with a book under her arm. Her favourites included the work of the Bront' sisters and Tolkien, as well as the Chronicles of Narnia, Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles and Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series. She spent her high school years in Los Angeles where she used to write stories to amuse her classmates, including an epic novel called The Beautiful Cassandra based on the eponymous Jane Austen short story (and from which she later took her current pen name).

Cassandra's first piece of professional writing, a short story called 'The Girl's Guide to Defeating the Dark Lord', appeared in an anthology of humour fantasy. She hates working at home alone because she always gets distracted by reality TV shows and the antics of her two cats, so she usually sets out to write in local coffee shops and restaurants. Cassandra likes to work in the company of her friends who see that she sticks to her deadlines. She loves writing humour and fantasy and hopes to try her hand at horror and science fiction some day.

Things you didn't know about Cassandra Clare

1. I only type with two fingers.

2. I once interviewed the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

3. I have two cats, Linus and Lucy. Linus is huge and Lucy is tiny, so if you averaged them out, you would have one normal cat.

4. I have a scuba diving certificate but I never dive due to my fear of sharks.

5. I often get distracted listening to audio books on my iPod, then realize I am lost and have no idea where I am.

6. My favourite food is sushi.

7. I hate coffee but I like tea.

8. I was once taken in by an internet scam offering to sell me a penguin.

9. My dream is to have a library in my house, so big that it requires ladders to get to the tallest shelves.

10. As a child I wanted to be a windsurfing instructor and live in Tahiti.

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560 pages
Interest Age: From 14


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Publication date

6th September 2012




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