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Forever Fallen
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Teaser art by Davood Diba

Information
Author/s
Narrator

Sean Delaney

Release Date June 4, 2019
Series
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 were not released as e-books and were only available in the print edition of Ghosts of the Shadow Market that was released on June 4, 2019.[6][7][8]

Description

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]

Plot

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“I cannot be sure, though I think it has something to do with
the clarity of them.”

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The Jace of Thule, at the Seelie Queen's insistence, takes on a new name Janus—'the god with two faces. The god of endings and beginnings, and passages between strange doorways.'

At the Shadow Market, he is recognised by a werewolf from whom he discovers Alec is now Consul. He asks them to keep his presence a secret as he is on 'a secret mission'. He visits a stall where the combined magic of faeries and warlocks produces for him an extraordinarily convincing illusion of Clary, but he despairs that the illusion is not perfect.

On his way home, Lily recognises him as Jace from Thule. He corners her in the alleyway with a dagger to her throat. He tells her that in Thule, Sebasian killed her for sending secret information to a werewolf girl and six hours later, Raphael led every vampire and some of the werewolves to join a resistance against the Star. Lily begs Janus to go back to Thule and bring Raphael to her. Janus agrees he will do so in future in exchange for one favour 'when the time comes', and threatens to send back a message to kill Raphael if he doesn't keep his presence a secret; she agrees. Janus knows no way back into Thule, and plans to kill Jace to take his place beside Clary.

Janus follows Alec and Magnus as they take their children to the cherry blossom fesival. He is recognised by young lovers—a werewolf girl and a faerie boy. He fails to gain the boy's trust, and upon his declaring his intention to tell the King of their interactions, he cuts their throats and buries them side by side, giving them 'the death he would have wanted for himself.'

While watching Alec and Magnus, Janus is recognised by Max. Max thinks his Uncle Jace is playing hide-and-seek and promises not to tell anyone where he's hiding. Janus is about to kill him, but lets him go when Alec calls out the boy's name and learns he had been named after Alec's youngest brother.

Work-in-progress

Characters

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Others:

Trivia

  • 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]

References

Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter Chronicles
The Mortal Instruments
City of Bones City of Ashes City of Glass
City of Fallen Angels City of Lost Souls City of Heavenly Fire
The Infernal Devices The Dark Artifices
Clockwork Angel Lady Midnight
Clockwork Prince Lord of Shadows
Clockwork Princess Queen of Air and Darkness
The Last Hours The Eldest Curses
Chain of Gold The Red Scrolls of Magic
Chain of Iron The Lost Book of the White
Chain of Thorns The Black Volume of the Dead
The Bane Chronicles
What Really Happened in Peru Saving Raphael Santiago
The Runaway Queen The Fall of the Hotel Dumort
Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale What to Buy the Shadowhunter...
The Midnight Heir The Last Stand of the New York Institute
The Rise of the Hotel Dumort The Course of True Love (And First Dates)
The Voicemail of Magnus Bane
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy Pale Kings and Princes
The Lost Herondale Bitter of Tongue
The Whitechapel Fiend The Fiery Trial
Nothing but Shadows Born to Endless Night
The Evil We Love Angels Twice Descending
Ghosts of the Shadow Market: An Anthology of Tales
Son of the Dawn The Wicked Ones
Cast Long Shadows The Land I Lost
Every Exquisite Thing Through Blood, Through Fire
Learn About Loss The Lost World
A Deeper Love Forever Fallen
Upcoming
The Wicked Powers
Companion books
The Shadowhunter's Codex
A History of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of the Downworld
The Official Mortal Instruments Coloring Book
Classics Reimagined in the World of the Shadowhunters
Adaptations
City of Bones: The Graphic Novel
The Mortal Instruments graphic novels
The Infernal Devices: Manga Series
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
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