With the death of Valentine everyone thought the battle was over. It looks like Simon is having more trouble then just juggling two girlfriends. Jace is still struggling with his past and nightmares frighten him into staying away for Clary. Simon’s mark shows its true power when an attempt is made on his life. Attacks against Shadowhunters start an investigation. It seems someone isn’t happy about the Accords. When someone is captured for the crimes and it appears that an order was given. With everything going on the pieces don’t start to come together until the enemy has the upper hand.
Everything in Clary’s world is fairly normal. Her father passed away when she was a baby. Her mother has raised her with the help of a friend Luke. Clary’s world takes a dark turn when she see’s something she shouldn’t have. Before she is able to get answers from her mother, Jocelyn goes missing and her apartment has been ransacked. Things get even more weird when the boy that keeps appearing and disappearing shows up just in time to save her life. With the arrival of Jace comes the arrival of more questions. What is a Shadowhunter and what does that have to do with her? The answers all start with her father. Things go from bad to worse when her best friend runs a fowl against some vampires and they have to go find him. Family secrets continue to unravel Clary’s world. Was Clary’s life ever normal or was it all just magic?