Through Blood, Through Fire
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Candice King

Release Date Nov. 13, 2018 (e-book)
June 4, 2019 (print edition)
Ghosts of the Shadow Market: An Anthology of Tales
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Release order
Released after
The Land I Lost
Released before
Queen of Air and Darkness

Through Blood, Through Fire is the eighth short story in Ghosts of the Shadow Market: An Anthology of Tales, co-written by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman.


Jem Carstairs and Tessa Gray are finally united after waiting over a century to be together, but they become aware a dark threat is looming over a child of the Shadow Market: a lost Herondale, from a line of Herondales who have used the Market to hide from their fellow Nephilim. Now is the time for the lost Herondale to be discovered. Jem and Tessa have to find him before his enemies can.[1]



Others (in order of appearance):



  • This story is set in 2012,[2] before[3] and during[4] Lady Midnight.
  • "This story brings us to the rescue of Kit Herondale that occurred during Lady Midnight."[5]
  • Rosemary[6] and Kit Herondale[7][4] appeared in this installment.
  • "Jem and Tessa answer a distress call, and Tessa finds an opportunity to use her shape-changing abilities to save the lost line of Herondales. In doing so she learns about the tragedy that kept those hidden Herondales on the run, and about the doomed romance between Kit’s parents. But tragedy doesn’t end in the past—Tessa loses the ability to control the Change, and Jem must find a way to bring her back to herself or lose her forever."[5]


Teaser #1

As Jem and Tessa watched, the bird traced letters of fire upon the air.

I turned away from you once, but please help me now. I thought I could do this on my own, but the Riders are closing in. If you will not come for me, come for my boy. I thought I could buy his life with my suffering. I thought if I left him, he would be safe. He is not. Please come. I beg you. Save me. Save my child.

Rosemary Herondale.


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