Study Guide

City of Ashes Characters

By Cassandra Clare

Clarissa "Clary" Fray/Morgenstern

Poor Clary has it rough in this installment of the Mortal Instruments. Her mom's in a coma, her...

Jace "Jonathan" Wayland/Morgenstern

City of Ashes is Jace's story. He experiences the most drama, the most action (no, not that kind,...

Simon

We're beginning to think that Simon has no last name because Clary, the worst best friend ever,...

Valentine Morgenstern

Valentine's evil genocidal plot marches forward in City of Ashes as Valentine steals Maellartach,...

Magnus Bane

Magnus Bane, The High Warlock of Brooklyn also seems to be the only warlock in Brooklyn. Whenever...

The Lightwoods

Alec and Isabelle Lightwood are Jace's brother (and sister) from another mother. While they...

Inquisitor Imogen Herondale

If Valentine is the Mortal Instruments version of Voldemort, Inquisitor Herondale is the Dolores...

Lucian "Luke" Graymark

Luke is a foil for Valentine. While Valentine might be Clary's biological father, Luke is her...

Maia Roberts

We're introduced to Maia, the biracial werewolf girl, in this book. She's had a rough life. Her...

The Faerie Queen

The Faerie Queen appears on only a few pages, but she knocks down a domino that causes a chain...