Out on 10 October 2023

Sword Catcher

Cassandra Clare

10 October 2023
624 pages


Two outcasts find themselves at the centre of world-altering change in the start of a riveting epic fantasy series from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Shadowhunter Chronicles.

In the vibrant city-state of Castellane, a young orphan named Kel is stolen from his old life to enter a new one of luxury and peril. He’s to become Prince Conor Aurelian’s body-double, shielding the Prince from all dangers. As his ‘Sword Catcher,’ he and Conor become close as brothers – yet Kel lives for one purpose: to die for Conor.

Lin Caster is an Ashkar physician, part of a community ostracised for its rare magical abilities. But events pull her and Kel together and into the web of the mysterious Ragpicker King who rules Castellane’s criminal underworld.

Together, they’ll discover an extraordinary conspiracy. But can forbidden love bring down a kingdom? And will their discoveries plunge their nation into war and the world into chaos?

Lose yourself in a vibrant world of power, intrigue and magic in this spellbinding epic. Sword Catcher is the start of a thrilling new adult fantasy series from the author of the internationally bestselling Shadowhunter series.

The Mortal Instruments series is a story world I love to live in. Beautiful!
A gorgeous fantasy that's so good, it's dangerous
Fans of . . . Buffy the Vampire Slayer will instantly fall for this series