The Mortal Instruments Book Series Statistics

The Mortal Instruments Book Series Statistics

  • The Mortal Instruments has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
  • The series is the first set of books published as part of The Shadowhunter Chronicles.
  • The series’ author, Cassandra Clare, has sold over 50 million copies of her books. 
  • At least 60% of her sales have come from The Mortal Instruments alone. 
  • By including other books from The Shadowhunter Chronicles, this percentage is expected to be much larger.
  • It is estimated that 40% of her sales come from the US, which amounts to around 12 million US sales for The Mortal Instruments.
  • Signed first editions of The Mortal Instruments (good condition) are typically valued between $475 – $750.
  • At least one Shadowhunter Chronicles title was released per year between 2007 – 2021, alongside other related works.
  • Based on the series, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) film grossed over $95 million worldwide.
  • Furthermore, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments was a drama series that ran from 2016 to 2019 with 3 seasons and 55 episodes.

The Mortal Instruments books in order

  • The Mortal Instruments series is made up of 6 main titles.
  • However, it is also part of The Shadowhunter Chronicles, which features at least 48 associated titles. 
  • This includes:
    • The Infernal Devices (3 titles)
    • The Bane Chronicles (11 titles)
    • Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (10 titles)
    • The Dark Artifices (3 titles)
    • Ghosts of the Shadow Market (10 titles)
    • The Eldest Curses (2 titles)
    • The Last Hours (3 titles)
    • Series companions (6 titles)
  • The Shadowhunter Chronicles uses overlapping and related characters to those within The Mortal Instruments.
  • The Shadowhunter Chronicles are ongoing, and further titles are due to be released.
Date publishedTitleSeriesPage countAudiobook length
March 27, 2007City of BonesThe Mortal Instruments48513h44m
March 25, 2008City of AshesThe Mortal Instruments45312h20m
March 24, 2009City of GlassThe Mortal Instruments54115h22m
August 31, 2010Clockwork AngelThe Infernal Devices47614h36m
April 5, 2011City of Fallen AngelsThe Mortal Instruments42412h39m
December 6, 2011Clockwork PrinceThe Infernal Devices49815h34m
May 8, 2012City of Lost Souls The Mortal Instruments53416h59m
March 19, 2013Clockwork PrincessThe Infernal Devices56816h19m
April 16, 2013What Really Happened in PeruThe Bane Chronicles491h13m
May 21, 2013The Runaway QueenThe Bane Chronicles461h18m
June 18, 2013Vampires, Scones and Edmund HerondaleThe Bane Chronicles491h24m
July 16, 2013The Midnight HeirThe Bane Chronicles501h31m
August 20, 2013The Rise of the Hotel DumortThe Bane Chronicles471h11m
September 17, 2013Saving Raphael SantiagoThe Bane Chronicles481h18m
October 15, 2013Fall of the Hotel DumortThe Bane Chronicles471h28m
October 29, 2013The Shadowhunter’s CodexSeries companion274N/A
November 19, 2013What To Buy The Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anyway)The Bane Chronicles421h4m
December 17, 2013The Last Stand of the New York Institute The Bane Chronicles521h20m
March 18, 2014The Course of True Love (and First Dates)The Bane Chronicles441h4m
May 27, 2014City of Heavenly FireThe Mortal Instruments72520h38m
November 11, 2014The Voicemail of Magnus BaneThe Bane Chronicles17N/A
February 17, 2015Welcome to Shadowhunter AcademyTales from the Shadowhunter Academy651h40m
March 17, 2015The Lost HerondaleTales from the Shadowhunter Academy561h37m
April 21, 2015The Whitechapel FiendTales from the Shadowhunter Academy591h31m
May 19, 2015Nothing but ShadowsTales from the Shadowhunter Academy711h58m
June 16, 2015The Evil We LoveTales from the Shadowhunter Academy892h32m
July 21, 2015Pale Kings and PrincesTales from the Shadowhunter Academy571h28m
August 18, 2015Bitter of TongueTales from the Shadowhunter Academy521h26m
September 22, 2015The Fiery TrialTales from the Shadowhunter Academy591h35m
October 20, 2015Born to Endless NightTales from the Shadowhunter Academy872h22m
November 17, 2015Angels Twice DescendingTales from the Shadowhunter Academy531h31m
February 18, 2016An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of DownworldSeries companion29N/A
March 8, 2016Lady MidnightThe Dark Artifices66919h44m
April 25, 2017The Official Mortal Instruments Coloring BookSeries companion96N/A
May 18, 2017A Long ConversationSeries companion25N/A
May 23, 2017Lord of ShadowsThe Dark Artifices69923h30m
April 10, 2018Son of the DawnGhosts of the Shadow Market491h17m
May 8, 2018Cast Long ShadowsGhosts of the Shadow MarketN/A1h28m
June 12, 2018Every Exquisite ThingGhosts of the Shadow Market631hr50m
July 10, 2018Learn About LossGhosts of the Shadow Market401h7m
August 14, 2018A Deeper LoveGhosts of the Shadow Market431h22m
Sept. 11, 2018The Wicked OnesGhosts of the Shadow Market681h56m
Oct. 9, 2018The Land I LostGhosts of the Shadow Market1213h35m
Nov. 13, 2018Through Blood, Through FireGhosts of the Shadow Market511h48m
December 4, 2018Queen of Air and DarknessThe Dark Artifices87030h24m
April 9, 2019The Red Scrolls of MagicThe Eldest Curses34510h48m
June 4, 2019The Lost WorldGhosts of the Shadow Market42N/A
June 4, 2019Forever FallenGhosts of the Shadow Market61N/A
March 3, 2020Chain of GoldThe Last Hours58221h22m
September 1, 2020The Lost Book of the WhiteThe Eldest Curses36513h14m
March 2, 2021
Chain of IronThe Last Hours64523h12m
July 10, 2021Secrets of Blackthorn HallSeries companionN/AN/A
October 12, 2021All the Stories are True: Classics Reimagined in the World of the ShadowhuntersSeries companion48N/A
January 31, 2023Chain of ThornsThe Last Hours77829h57m

The Mortal Instruments FAQ

How many books are in The Mortal Instruments series?

  • The Mortal Instruments series is made up of 6 titles:
    • City of Bones
    • City of Ashes
    • City of Glass
    • City of Fallen Angels
    • City of Lost Souls
    • City of Heavenly Fire

What is The Mortal Instruments about?

  • The Mortal Instruments, written by Cassandra Clare, is a young-adult fantasy book series about a hidden world of Shadowhunters.
  • The Shadowhunters are a hybrid between humans and angels, who attempt to maintain the balance between the human and supernatural realms.
  • The main protagonist of The Mortal Instruments, Clary Fray, explores her new identity and the relationships and mysteries around her.