Listen to excerpts from the two new novellas from Ghosts of the Shadow Market read by Olivia Taylor Dudley and Sean Delaney.
The latest companion novel to Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series gathers the novellas written by a collection of authors including Sarah Rees Brennan (The Bane Chronicles), Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious), Kelly Link (Get in Trouble), and Robin Wasserman (Girls on Fire).
The Shadow Market series invites readers into the central hub of the Downworlders. Located across the globe, the Shadow Markets serve as meeting places, trade posts, and locations where goods, relics, and rare ingredients come and go quicker than you’d like. The collection follows Jem Carstairs, better known to some as Brother Zachariah.
Though narrowly focused on one particular space within the expanse of the Clare’s sweeping world, the Shadow Market provides a backdrop against which many different eras of The Mortal Instruments universe can play out. In addition to the two brand new stories included here, you can also check out how Magnus and Alec’s visit to the Shadow Market goes in The Red Scrolls of Magic written by Wesley Chu and Cassandra Clare.
‘Ghosts of the Shadow Market’ Audiobook Exclusive
‘Forever Fallen’ read by Sean Delaney
‘The Lost World’ read by Olivia Taylor Dudley
The other novellas in the audio collection include:
- Son of the Dawn read by Reilly Dolman (Travelers, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)
- Cast Long Shadows read by Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch, Dr. Who)
- Every Exquisite Thing read by Lara Pulver (Sherlock, True Blood)
- Learn about Loss read by Ross Butler (13 Reasons Why, Riverdale)
- A Deeper Love read by Kiersey Clemons (Hearts Beat Loud, Angie Tribeca)
- The Wicked Ones read by Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow, The Flash)
- The Land I Lost read by Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, One Life to Live)
- Through Blood, Through Fire read by Candice King (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals)
The synopsis of the collection reads:
The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks, and vampires. There, the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Nephilim to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the City of Bones, the very heart of the Shadowhunters’ world. As a Silent Brother, Brother Zachariah is a sworn keeper of the laws and lore of the Nephilim. But once he was a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray. And Jem is searching through the Shadow Markets, in many different cities over long years, for a relic from his past.
Follow Jem and see, against the backdrop of the Shadow Market’s dark dealings and festival, Anna Lightwood’s doomed romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin, and Tessa Gray as she is plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul at the Market and a young Jace Wayland’s soul finds safe harbor. In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost, and no one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah.
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