Learn About Loss
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Ross Butler

Release Date July 10, 2018 (e-book)
2019 (print edition)

Brother Zachariah

Ghosts of the Shadow Market: An Anthology of Tales
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Release order
Released after
Every Exquisite Thing
Released before
A Deeper Love

Learn About Loss is the fourth short story in Ghosts of the Shadow Market: An Anthology of Tales, co-written by Cassandra Clare and Kelly Link.


In a small town lost to despair, a dark carnival of a market appears. Faeries and warlocks we know converge, and the fate that will one day produce Kit Herondale is sealed.[1]




  • This story is set in the 1936[2] and involves Jem Carstairs—as Brother Zachariah—visiting a dark carnival and dabbling in demon summoning.[3]
  • This installment introduces Tobias's great-grandson, who becomes a very skilled magician famous in the Shadow Market.[4]
  • This story is set in Tennessee.[5][2]
  • Will is seatured in this installment. With the installment set a year before his death, when Will had gotten sick and old, we see "Jem grappling with Will's mortality." "The end of the story gives us a bittersweet moment of Jem and Will togetherness that highlights their bond.."[6]


Teaser #1

He was Jem again, and he was in the city where he had been born. Shanghai.

Someone said, "Jem? Am I dreaming?" Even before he turned his head, Jem knew who would be sitting there beside him.


And it was Will. Not Will old and tired and wasted as Jem had last seen him, and not even Will as he had been when they'd first met Tessa Gray. No, this was Will as he had been in the first few years when they had lived and trained together in the London Institute. As he had been when they made their oath and become parabatai. Thinking this, Jem looked at his shoulder, where his parabatai rune had been inscribed. The flesh there was unmarked. He saw that Will was doing the same thing, looking under his collar for the rune on his chest.


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