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This page is a chronicling of the events unfolding in the Shadowhunter Chronicles. For the complete list of known births and deaths not included here, go to the life timeline.
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Early days 19th Century 20th Century 21st Century
Incursion Early years Edwardian era 2007
18th Century Victorian era Roaring Twenties 2008
French Revolution End of the century Later years 2012
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Early days


The Angel Raziel and Jonathan Shadowhunter.

  • AD 1000: Shortly after the first Christian Millennium, the demons began their large-scale invasion, termed the Incursion, of the world around this time.
  • Angel Raziel appeared to Jonathan Shadowhunter and gave him the Mortal Instruments to begin the race of Nephilim.
  • AD 1444: The first vampires were created in a public ceremony.
    • The Greater Demon Hecate was summoned in a massive blood-based sacrifice held at the Court of Wallachia (modern-day Romania). In exchange for his impressive sacrifice and act of savagery, Hecate transformed Vlad III and a large majority of his court into the first vampires.

17th Century

  • Silent Brother Gregory Hans discovered the correct combination of Marks to both enhance a Nephilim's senses and exclude the smell of demons from that enhancement.[1]
  • Because of the witch hunts of mundanes, a great Schism also passed between Shadowhunters and warlocks, and eventually the rest of the Downworld.[1]
  • 1640: the Clave forbade the hiring of warlocks to assist in Shadowhunter business.[1]
  • 1688: Consul Thomas Tefereel's Reforms were recognized.[1]

18th Century

French Revolution

19th Century

Early years

  • 1804: Law prohibiting intermarriage of Shadowhunters with other species was revoked and the method of Ascension was adopted.
  • 1815: European Downworlder Treaty was signed at the end of the Napoleonic Wars and marked the first time an official document promised any protection under the Law for Downworlders. The signing was presided by Consul Shimizu-Tokugawa Katsugoro.
  • 1825: Axel Mortmain lodged a request for Reparations at the York Institute for the death of his parents, over a decade before.
  • 1828 - Events told from The Lost Herondale
  • 1832: A Prussian farmer and Shadowhunter, Johannes von Mainz, called the entire Clave to his farm to see the "angel" he had apparently summoned in his cow barn. The summoned "angel" turned out to be Johannes's son, Hans, causing Shadowhunters to be very cautious about making or checking subsequent claims of angel appearances.

Victorian era


Tessa Changing into Ithuriel, as depicted by Cassandra Jean.

  • October – December
    • Events from Clockwork Princess
    • Mortmain and his army of automatons were defeated.
    • Charlotte Branwell became Consul, and Will Herondale replaced her as the Head of the London Institute some time after.
    • The Enclave threw a Christmas party at the London Institute, and Will proposed to Tessa.

End of the century

  • 1885 - Events from What Really Happened in Peru
    • Magnus, Ragnor, and Catarina helped their client Nayaraq unearth her family's treasure in the ruins of Pachacamac.
  • 1887: The Second Accords was signed.
  • 1888 - Events from The Whitechapel Fiend
  • 1890 - Events from What Really Happened in Peru
    • The three warlocks were staying in Puno, where Magnus met and spent some time with his lover Imasu Morales. After their relationship ended, Magnus, after a night of heavy drinking, ended up throwing up on the Nazca Lines from a carpet he had stolen and enchanted to fly, with Catarina and Ragnor following him in hopes of restraining their friend, which they ultimately failed to do.
  • 1899 - Events from Nothing but Shadows

20th Century

Edwardian era

Roaring Twenties

Later years

21st Century



  • Events from The Mortal Instruments
  • August
    • Events from City of Bones and The Course of True Love (And First Dates)
    • Clary met her first group of Shadowhunters and learned about her heritage.
    • Jocelyn was taken by Valentine and his men.
    • Clary and Jace Wayland, along with Luke and a few others, faced Valentine. Jace was then led to believe that he was the son of Valentine and Jocelyn, hence the brother of Clary. Jace chose to fight against Valentine and Jocelyn, though still unconscious, was retrieved.
  • October
    • Events from The Red Scrolls of Magic, City of Fallen Angels and the prologue of City of Lost Souls
    • Clary begins her formal Shadowhunter training under Jace's tutelage.
    • Magnus and Alec go on a vacation and end up taking down the Crimson Hand.
    • Jace falls under the demonic influence of Lilith, who had kept Sebastian's body after the war. She blackmails Simon to exchange blood with Sebastian to revive him.
    • Sebastian is brought back to life with Jace under his influence.
  • November
    • Events from City of Lost Souls
    • Clary joined Jace and Sebastian, pretending to agree with their views long enough to be able to spy on them, relay their plans to her friends in New York, and give them time to figure out a way to sever the pair's demonic bond.
    • 'Team Good' in New York summoned the Angel Raziel, who then gave Simon the sword Glorious to use against either of the pair, in exchange for Simon's Mark of Cain.
    • The Infernal Cup was created, and Sebastian was able to Turn several of his followers into Endarkened Shadowhunters at the Seventh Sacred Site at the Burren in Ireland. The Shadowhunters, and certain Downworlders, of New York arrived and managed to defeat several of them in battle, forcing the remaining ones to flee, while Clary, though she failed to reach Sebastian to use the sword on him, stabbed Jace with the sword, and the heavenly fire burned away the evil, particularly his bond with Sebastian, in him.

Jace burning with heavenly fire.




  • Events from Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy: Born to Endless Night and Angels Twice Descending; and The Lost Book of the White
    • Early spring[2] (Born to Endless Night): Max Lightwood-Bane was found abandoned on the steps of the Academy and later adopted by Magnus and Alec.
    • May[2] (Angels Twice Descending): Simon Lewis and some of his other mundane classmates at the Academy successfully Ascended and became Shadowhunters.
    • September:[6] Events from The Lost Book of the White
      • Sometime prior, Shinyun Jung and Ragnor Fell are stabbed with the Svefnthorn—giving them mass amounts of power and enslaving them to Sammael's will. Ragnor finds a realm for Sammael to finish regenerating.
      • Shinyun and Ragnor attack Magnus with the Svefnthorn and steal the Book of the White to try to help break Sammael through the wards of Earth.
      • Magnus, Alec, Jace, Clary, Simon, and Izzy track them to Shanghai. Magnus is stabbed for the second time with the Svefnthorn.
      • The group and Ke Yi Tian go to Diyu and save Ragnor for the Svefnthorn and Sammael's control. They manage to delay Sammael's attack on Earth but, while curing Magnus of Svefnthorn's power, Shinyun becomes a Greater Demon.
    • Sammael calls a meeting with all the Princes of Hell to discuss teaming up and Lucifer.
  • Events from The Lost Book of the White extra In Dreams Begin
    • The wedding of Tessa Gray and Jem Carstairs took place in a dream using oneiromancy, presided over by Magnus Bane, and witnessed by the souls of their friends and families, and the ghosts of Will and Jessamine.



  • Events from The Lost World and Forever Fallen
    • March (The Lost World): Livvy, in ghost form, experiments how much distance she could put between herself and Ty.
    • Mid-2013 (Forever Fallen): Janus and Clary's interact for the first time.


  • Events from The Wicked Powers (set to take place three or four years after The Dark Artifices)

Books chronology

This section is for those who simply want the chronological order of each book and installment. For more information, see above or the wiki's readers' guide.

  1. The Shadowhunter's Codex (historical content)
  2. What Really Happened in Peru, 1791 (TBC)
  3. The Runaway Queen, 1791 (TBC)
  4. The Lost Herondale, 1828 (TftSA told story)
  5. Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale, 1857 (TBC)
  6. Clockwork Angel, 1878 in April–July (TID)
  7. Clockwork Prince, 1878 July–August (TID)
  8. Clockwork Princess, 1878 October–December (TID)
  9. What Really Happened in Peru (TBC)
  10. The Whitechapel Fiend (TftSA flashback)
  11. What Really Happened in Peru (TBC)
  12. Nothing but Shadows (TftSA flashback)
  13. Cast Long Shadows (GotSM)
  14. Every Exquisite Thing (GotSM)
  15. The Midnight Heir (TBC)
  16. Chain of Gold (TLH)
  17. Chain of Iron (TLH)
  18. Chain of Thorns (TLH)
  19. The Rise of the Hotel Dumort (TBC)
  20. Learn About Loss (GotSM)
  21. A Deeper Love (GotSM)
  22. Saving Raphael Santiago (TBC)
  23. What Really Happened in Peru (TBC)
  24. The Fall of the Hotel Dumort (TBC)
  25. The Evil We Love (TftSA flashback)
  26. Pale Kings and Princes, ca. 1988 (TftSA story)
  27. The Last Stand of the New York Institute, 1989 (TBC)
  28. The Wicked Ones, 1989 in August (GotSM)
  29. The Last Stand of the New York Institute, 1993 (TBC ending)
  30. Son of the Dawn (GotSM)
  31. The Shadowhunter's Codex (content revised edition)
  32. City of Bones (TMI)
  33. The Course of True Love (And First Dates) (TBC)
  34. City of Ashes (TMI)
  35. What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (TBC)
  36. City of Glass (TMI)
  37. The Red Scrolls of Magic (TEC)
  38. City of Fallen Angels (TMI)
  39. The Shadowhunter's Codex (notes)
  40. City of Lost Souls (TMI)
  41. The Voicemail of Magnus Bane (TBC)
  42. City of Heavenly Fire (TMI)
  43. Clockwork Princess epilogue
  44. Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy (TftSA)
  45. The Lost Herondale (TftSA main story)
  46. The Whitechapel Fiend (TftSA)
  47. Nothing but Shadows (TftSA)
  48. The Evil We Love (TftSA)
  49. Pale Kings and Princes (TftSA)
  50. Bitter of Tongue (TftSA)
  51. The Fiery Trial (TftSA)
  52. Born to Endless Night (TftSA)
  53. Angels Twice Descending (TftSA)
  54. The Lost Book of the White (TEC)
  55. The Land I Lost (GotSM)
  56. Through Blood, Through Fire (GotSM)
  57. Lady Midnight (TDA)
  58. A Long Conversation
  59. Lord of Shadows (TDA)
  60. Queen of Air and Darkness (TDA)
  61. The Lost World (GotSM)
  62. Forever Fallen (GotSM)
  63. Secrets of Blackthorn Hall
  64. The Black Volume of the Dead (TEC) — pending
  65. The Wicked Powers


See also