Book One: City of Bones (ISBN 9781416955078) by Cassandra Clare was first published on March 27, 2007. It was published by Walker Books Ltd. The book has been released in hardback, paperback and e-book.
Sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is an ordinary teenager, who likes hanging out in Brooklyn with her friends. But everything changes the night she witnesses a murder, committed by a group of teens armed with medieval weaponry. The murderous group are Shadowhunters, secret warriors dedicated to driving demons out of this dimension and back into their own. Drawn inexorably into a terrifying world, Clary slowly begins to learn the truth about her family – and the battle for the fate of the world.