Learn About Loss
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Audiobook narrator

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

While the story is listed as the third story in the printed edition of the compilation following the chronological order, it was the fourth story to be released during the anthology's initial e-book run.


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]


“How like Downworlders... expecting the Clave to clean your mess up for you.”

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Chattanooga, 1936

On 23 October, posters for Mysterious Merchants' Bazaar of the Bizarre were found on every street. Two days later, on Saturday, at least half the people who lived in the city turned up at the Bazaar. Strange things began to happen to the people who went to the Bizarre as it wasn't just a carnival but also a Shadow Market. Sister Emilia and Brother Zachariah Portals to the carnival to investigate.

When exploring the Market, Sister Emilia and Brother Zachariah see Roland the Astonishing performing with a faerie woman and a baby. Afterward, they run into Bill Doyle who is looking for his mother. He tells them that gained the ability to see the Shadow World after going through the Maze of Mirrors. They proceed to encounter Belial in the heart of the maze. They retrieve the Adamas mask from him and he proceeds to tell Brother Zachariah of a branch of the Herondale family that is in danger. He offers either a cure for Brother Zachariah or more information on the Herondales. Brother Zachariah says that the Carstairs family owes the Herondales a debt and asks for more information.

When Belial has told him all he is willing to tell, Brother Zachariah abruptly leaves the maze, saying something about Roland. Sister Emilia makes a deal with Belial, asking him to give Brother Zachariah and Will Herondale time together. In exchange for this, she says that she will not spend time forging a blade strong enough to destroy him. Amused, Belial agrees.

When Sister Emilia steps out of the maze, she realizes that the carnival is deserted, stalls gone. Brother Zachariah had recognized Roland and his family as the Herondales that Belial had been talking about but he was too late, they had already fled. He informs Sister Emilia that she has passed her test and, exhausted, she lies down to sleep with Brother Zachariah keeping watch. However, he finds himself - a younger version of himself - in Shanghai with young Will. He realizes what deal Sister Emilia has made but, determined not to waste the time he has, he chooses to explore Shanghai with Will instead.




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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
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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
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
The Wicked Powers
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