Cast Long Shadows
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Audiobook narrator

Jonathan Bailey

Release Date May 8, 2018 (ebook)
2019 (print edition)

Matthew Fairchild

Ghosts of the Shadow Market: An Anthology of Tales
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Release order
Released after
Son of the Dawn
Released before
Every Exquisite Thing

Cast Long Shadows is the second short story in Ghosts of the Shadow Market: An Anthology of Tales, co-written by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan.


Matthew Fairchild is the Consul's son and the golden-haired boy of the Nephilim. He has the love of his family and his parabatai James Herondale, and nothing to wish for, except excitement and artistry and beauty that do not seem to fit in with a warrior's way of life. Matthew gets more than he bargained for at the Shadow Market, where he commits the greatest sin of his life—something he can never tell his parabatai, or any of the honorable Shadowhunters around him.[1]


Listed by order of appearance (mentions separate):

Mentioned only:



  • This installment is set in 1901, with a 15-year-old Matthew.
  • This was the first story in the print edition instead of Son of the Dawn.[2]
  • The title of the story is taken from the proverb "old sins cast long shadows", which hints at the story's content.[3]
  • This story is told from two characters' points of view: Brother Zachariah and Matthew.


  1. Cast Long Shadows on
  2. more Gotsm/sotd questions! — Cassandra Clare on Tumblr
  3. q&a: ghosts of the shadow market — Cassandra Clare on Tumblr
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