SPOILER WARNING: Plot details follow. Caution is advised!
Forever Fallen
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Teaser art by Davood Diba


Sean Delaney

Release Date June 4, 2019
Ghosts of the Shadow Market: An Anthology of Tales
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Forever Fallen is the tenth and final short story in the Ghosts of the Shadow Market Anthology of Tales, co-written by Cassandra Clare with Sarah Rees Brennan.[1][2][3][4][5]

Unlike the first eight stories, this and The Lost World will not be released as e-books and will only be available in the print edition of Ghosts of the Shadow Market, set for release on June 4, 2019.[6][7][8]


The Jace Herondale who crossed into our world from Thule is torn between his feeling of responsibility to Ash, who is ever-increasing in power, and his desire to take back the life he lost from the Jace of our world, by force if necessary. Meanwhile, in the peaceful countryside of England, Kit Herondale struggles to adjust to a new life and a new family, and to forget Ty.[5]




Teaser #1

There were bluebells in the wood beyond the stone walls, and oak trees were dropping green stars in the grass. This garden made Jem think of long-ago children he would have saved if he could: his Cordelia, her sword at her back and her arms full of bright flowers, none so bright as her smile when she saw him, and Cordelia's brother Alastair with his long fingers over his bitter eyes. Jem had only ever known their faces through magic in the dark. He had never seen either of them with his eyes open, and he never would.

Teaser #2

“When I learned to fight, I was dying from slow poison,” said Jem. “… And I was, yes, still faster than you.”

Kit laughed. His eyes were Herondale eyes, but his laugh was all his own, mischievous and cynical and a little innocent, despite that.

“Train with me,” said Kit.

Jem smiled.

“What?” Kit asked anxiously. “Do you … not want to?”

“I said that to somebody once,” said Jem. “A long time ago. He did train with me. And now I’ll train you.”

Teaser 3

“Actually,” said Jace, “I’d appreciate it if you didn’t tell anybody. You two are about the same age my friends and I were when we saved the world. I think I can trust you two. I think you could do great things. I’d love your help.”

They looked at each other with awkward, surprised enthusiasm. “Help with what?” said the werewolf.

Jace told them. It seemed to go well at first. Their eyes were shining. They wanted so badly to be heroes. He’d wanted to be one himself, once.

The werewolf girl, who seemed to know about Alec and the Jace in this world, was nodding eagerly. The faerie boy nodded less and said very little. Jace wasn’t certain of him. After he was done talking and pretended to leave, Jace swung around and quietly followed them. He could feel his Soundless rune sparking against his skin: a novel sensation after so long.

“I don’t care who he is,” said the faerie boy. “I don’t trust him. I’m going to tell the King.”

Well, win some, lose some. The important thing was knowing when to cut your losses.

Jace cut their throats and buried the two young lovers side by side under the green leaves of the springtime trees. He made sure to close their eyes and clasp the girl’s hand safe in the boy’s before he smoothed the soil over them, so they were sleeping peacefully together. He gave them the death he would have wanted for himself. 


  • The title of the story is taken from the line "Awake, arise, or be forever fallen!" in John Milton's poem Paradise Lost, with the specific line referring to "Lucifer and his angels having just fallen from heaven."[1][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 q&a: ghosts of the shadow marketCassandra Clare on Tumblr
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "I cry whenever we work on the last one. Oh Jace." Sarah Rees Brennan on Twitter
  3. "“Forever Fallen,” the last Ghosts of the Shadow Market story"... Cassandra Clare on Tumblr
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "Can you tell us anything about Forever Fallen?" Cassandra Clare Q&A on Tumblr
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2
  6. Shadowhunters Army November 2018 newsletter
  7. "... GHOSTS OF THE SHADOW MARKET, coming JUNE FOURTH, 2019." Cassandra Clare on Instagram
  8. Ghosts of the Shadow Market —
  10. "... Forever Fallen, is partly from Jace's PoV." Cassandra Clare on Tumblr
  18. 18.0 18.1
  19. "You will see what Jace and Ash’s position is in the faerie court in Forever Fallen, yes!" Cassandra Clare on Tumblr
  21. "...We actually hear more about them and why they appeared in Forever Fallen." Cassandra Clare on Tumblr