The Mortal Instruments: City of Lost Souls

The Mortal Instruments: City of Lost Souls

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Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in New York Times bestselling author Cassandra Clare's City of Lost SoulsSpecial Edition.Check out the special features and tip-in fan art we've added to the fifth installment in LitJoy's Special Edition The Mortal Instruments Box Set!

The cover features lettering beautifully done by, and artwork by @carloseqo of werewolf Maia Roberts. In this beautiful piece of fan art, Maia stands strong with Luke Garroway, a fellow werewolf in her wolf pack. Cassandra Clare's handwritten annotations can be found throughout the entire book, and as a BONUS we've added select chapters from The Shadowhunter's Codex!



Let's take a peek at the stunning tip-in art included in City of Lost Souls! SPOILER WARNING for fantasy book loverswho have The Mortal Instruments series on their TBR list!

Tip-In Art #1: Sebastian Verlac and Jace Herondale by @sophia_volovik

This two-page spread depicts Clary's dream after Jace has been put under a magical spell by Sebastian and is taken away. The contrast between Jace and Sebastian wings represents a shocking revelation: the darkness of Sebastian's wings symbolizes how he is actually Clary's brother who was given demon blood, while the lightness of Jace's wings symbolizes how he was given angel blood and is therefore not Clary's brother.

Tip-In Art #2: Alec Lightwood and Magnus Bane by

"I always need your strength, Alec," Magnus said, and closed his eyes as their intertwined fingers began to shine, as if between them they held the light of a star.

This heartwarming tip-in portrays a scene in the midst of a great battle that has broken out against Sebastian Verlac and his army of dark Shadowhunters. Magnus Bane, high warlock of Brooklyn, gets hurt in the battle and lies in the arms of his boyfriend, Alec Lightwood. In order to heal Magnus, Alec connects hands with him to share his strength.

We chose this scene because it shows a sweet moment where readers are able to see how much love Alec and Magnus have for each other, during a time when they have faced adversity for being a same-sex couple.

This stunning special edition of City of Lost Soulsis part of our box set for The Mortal Instruments. Included in this box set are all 6 of The Mortal Instruments books: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire.Shop the Special Edition The Mortal Instruments Box Settoday! 

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