The Eldest Curses[1] is an upcoming series revolving around Magnus Bane. It is being co-written by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu. The first book in the series is slated for a April 2019 release.[2][3]


The following are the working titles of the books in the series:[4][5]



  • The trilogy will tackle many of Magnus's untouched secrets and stories from his past, his future, and his present, his first love, his parentage and his childhood, the beginning of his relationship with Alec,[6][7] his relationship with his parents,[8][9] Magnus and Alec's vacation in City of Fallen Angels, a big mystery, and many more.[10][11][12]
  • "A very special Malec scene in Paris will definitely be in one of the books."[1]
  • One of the last two installments may tackle how Alec found Rafael Lightwood-Bane and why and how Alec and Magnus adopted him.[13]
  • The magical reason why the other attendants of Jem and Tessa's wedding, excluding the couple and Magnus,[14] don't remember it ever happening will be revealed in this series.[15][16][17][18]
  • The mystery of when Ragnor Fell reappeared will be shown in this series.[18]
  • Lily Chen will have a role to play in one or more installment of the series.[19]


For more, either go to the individual pages of the upcoming installments or check the unidentified snippets page.

Teaser #1

"I'm sure," said Tessa gently, "but are you happy?"

Magnus had known her a long time. He let his defences drop a little, enough to answer with a simple: "Yes."

Tessa smiled, without an ounce of hesitation or grudging to be found in her. "I'm so glad."

Magnus was the one who hesitated. "Can I ask you something? You loved a Shadowhunter."

"Do you think I stopped?"

"When you loved a Shadowhunter, were you ever afraid?"

"I was always afraid," said Tessa. "It's natural to be afraid of losing the most precious thing in the world. But don't be too afraid, Magnus. I know warlocks and Shadowhunters are very different. I know the difference between you might feel impossible, the gulf can feel unpassable, but as someone I love once said to me, the right man will not care. You can build a bridge over the gulf, and find each other. You can build something much greater than either of you could ever have built on your own."


  • The title of the series is derived from Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 3.[1]
  • The titles for the three installments were already decided before its announcement,[1] but in September 2017, the order of the books were switched around to the current order.[5]
  • In 2017, the trilogy was still considered a companion to the main series.[20] In 2018, Cassandra Clare shared that the books may be considered as an addition to the core series installments of The Shadowhunter Chronicles.[21]
  • The books were initially planned to be released as an adult series, but after the first installment was done, the publishers thought it more accurate to publish them as YA, or young adult.[21][22]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Cassandra Clare reveals titles of Magnus Bane series and more — TMI Source
  2. The Red Scrolls of Magic | Simon & Schuster
  3. The Red Scrolls of Magic on
  5. 5.0 5.1 Cassie's newsletter regarding her updated book schedule
  14. Lady Midnight
  18. 18.0 18.1
  20. "At this point I believe I would put it under companion but..." Cassandra Clare on Twitter
  21. 21.0 21.1 "The Eldest Curses is an actual series of books..." "... is going to be published as YA," Clare on Tumblr
  22. "They’re all considered YA, regardless, because of the way publishing works." Cassandra Clare on Tumblr
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)
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 Ghosts of Old Loves
A Deeper Love Forever Fallen
The Wicked Powers
Companion books
The Shadowhunter's Codex
A History of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of the Downworld
The Official Mortal Instruments Coloring Book
The Mortal Instruments graphic novel
City of Bones: The Graphic Novel
The Infernal Devices: Manga Series
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments