Tales From The Shadowhunters Academy | Review | Novellas from 1 to 5
Just like the Chronicles of Magnus Bane, these too were stories in which Cassandra Clare managed to perfectly integrate various stories from the past that have succeeded in appeasing my curiosity about mysteries.
Everything revolves around Simon, one of the characters of TMI, Clary’s best friend, who has literally gone through hell to save his friends. From mundane he became a vampire, then he became human again, and after losing all his memories of the Shadow world, thanks to the help of the Shadowhunters, he embarked on the journey to Idris, to the Academy to become a Shadowhunters, and with infinite hope, get back the memories that have been taken from him.
Between the plot of the daily life of Shadowhunters and Mundanes, Cassie also weaves stories about characters already seen or that we are still waiting to know with the books to come, stories that make us discover new things. That while we read them make us feel as if we were part of that world, too.
Cassandra Clare is writing a lot about the Shadowhunters, no story has ever been developed this way. She has given us so much information, that it is almost impossible to remember them all.
Or we would like to know why Tobias Herondale was condemned, why he was a coward as everyone says.
Or we would like to know more about James Herondale, because being a Shadowhunter with demonic powers does not have to be easy, not even to find friends, especially when you attend an Academy full of Shadowhunters with pure blood.
Below I leave you the plots of these 5 novellas.
We’ll update with the new year, with the review of the other 5 novellas.
1)Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy.
Plot: After living as a Mundane and a Vampire, Simon never thought he would become a Shadowhunter, but today he begins his training at Shadowhunter Academy.
This standalone e-only short story follows the adventures of Simon Lewis, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy features characters from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, and the upcoming Dark Artifices and Last Hours series. Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy is written by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan
2)The Lost Herondale.
Plot: In the early nineteenth century, Tobias Herondale abandoned his fellow Shadowhunters in the heat of battle and left them to die. His life was forfeit, but Tobias never returned, and the Clave claimed his wife’s life in exchange for Tobias’s. Simon and his fellow students are shocked to learn of this brutality, especially when it is revealed the woman was pregnant. But what if the child survived … could there be a lost Herondale line out in the world today?
3)The Whitechapel Fiend.
Plot: Simon learns the truth behind the Jack the Ripper murders – “Jack” was stopped by Will Herondale and his institute of Victorian Shadowhunters.
4)Nothing but Shadows.
Plot: It’s hard to be a Shadowhunter when you’ve got demonic powers. Simon learns about the school-time struggles of half-warlock James Herondale in this prelude to The Last Hours.
5)The Evil We Love.
Plot: The Shadowhunter Academy has only just reopened following the disastrous rise of The Circle. Now the faculty can finally admit to what happened when Valentine was a student.
Happy Holidays, Happy New Year,