sneak peek of the Shadowhunter’s Codex!

Attention Shadowhunter fans, today we got a sneak peek of The Shadowhunter’s Codex from Simon and Schuster Canada. The Codex us set to be released October 29 of this year and it includes handwritten notes from Clary, Simon and Jace in the margins.


This is the same codex you have read about in the Shadowhunter chronicles, want to know more about it? Here’s the book summery via. :

The Clave is pleased to announce the newest edition of the Nephilims oldest and most famous training manual: the Shadowhunters Codex. Since the thirteenth century, the Codex has been the young Shadowhunters best friend. When youre being swarmed by demons it can be easy to forget the finer points of obscure demon languages or the fastest way to stop an attack of Raum demons. With the Codex by your side, you never have to worry.


Now in its twenty-seventh edition, the Codex covers it all: the history and the laws of our world; how to identify, interact with, and if necessary, kill that worlds many colorful denizens; which end of the stele is the end you write with. No more will your attempt to fight off rogue vampires and warlocks be slowed by the need to answer endless questions from your new recruits: What is a Pyxis? Why dont we use guns? If I cant see a warlocks mark, is there a polite way to ask him where it is? Where do we get all our holy water? Geography, History, Magic, and Zoology textbook all rolled into one, the Codex is here to help new Shadowhunters navigate the beautiful, often brutal world that we inhabit.


Do not let it be said that the Clave is outdated or, as the younger Shadowhunters say, uncool: this new edition of the Codex will be available not only in the usual magically-sealed demonskin binding, but also in a smart, modern edition using all of todays most exciting printing techniques, including such new features as a sturdy clothbound cover, a protective dust jacket, and information about title, author, publisher, and so on conveniently available right on the cover. Youll be pleased to know that it fits neatly into most satchels, and unlike previous editions, it rarely sets off alarm wards.


The old woodcuts and engravings have been replaced as well: instead, youll find lavish modern illustrations by some of the brightest luminaries of the fantastic. Creatures, weapons, people, and places have been carefully and accurately rendered by the likes of Rebecca Guay, Charles Vess, Jim Nelson, Theo Black, Elisabeth Alba, and Cassandra Jean. Chapters are beautifully introduced by the drawings of Michael Kaluta, and along with our condensation of the classic 2,450-page tome, A History of the Nephilim, you will find a selection of the best of the lovely illustrations of that volume by John Dollar.


This edition of the Codex will be available in Institute libraries and what mundanes sometimes call book stores in September, 2013 .




Hey. Um, Clary Fray here. Hi. Look, the Codex is full of useful information Simon says its like a game manual for being a Shadowhunter and thats great. But its a little stuffy, for one thing, and for another you probably know by now that the Claves versions of things arent…always the most accurate. And then theres all the stuff thats been going on lately — its way out of date now! So this is not just the Codex — this is my copy of the Codex. Ive made a ton of notes and tried to fix it when things seem not exactly right in the official story. Jace added some of his notes too. Theres also a whole bunch of my drawings and sketches in there…hope you like them!


Oh, also, it is maybe possible that a certain vampire friend of mine may have taken my Codex and made his own comments in there too. Just ignore him, he only wants attention.]


Until the release of City of Heavenly Fire in the spring of 2014, there will be lots of fun stuff like this to ease your longing until then!

You can pre-order the codex on amazon and B&N today!


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