Prequel to Classandra Clare series The Mortal Instruments.
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is Downworld with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadow figure who runs the club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
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