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The Eldest Curses is a Shadowhunter Chronicles trilogy co-written by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu.

The series revolves around Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, tackling many of Magnus's untouched secrets and stories from his past, his future, and his present and will follow the progression of Magnus and Alec's relationship previously unseen in the other books.



Audiobook editions

  • The Red Scrolls of Magic and The Lost Book of the White were both narrated by BD Wong.


  • The series title refers to the "eldest curses", one of them being Magnus Bane himself.
    • The title 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.[2]
  • 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.[3][4]
  • The covers for the series were initially intended to all be illustrated by Anne Lambelet.[5] However, by the time The Lost Book of the White and the paperback for The Red Scrolls of Magic were to be released, the publisher decided to switch the covers to being designed by Cliff Nielsen to match the other series.[6][7]


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
Cast Long Shadows Son of the Dawn
Every Exquisite Thing The Land I Lost
Learn About Loss Through Blood, Through Fire
A Deeper Love The Lost World
The Wicked Ones Forever Fallen
The Wicked Powers
Companion books
The Shadowhunter's Codex
An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of Downworld
A Long Conversation
The Official Mortal Instruments Coloring Book
All the Stories are True: Classics Reimagined in the World of the Shadowhunters
Secrets of Blackthorn Hall
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