Study Guide

City of Bones Characters

By Cassandra Clare

Clary Fray

Fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is the focus of the story. Even though the narration is third-person,...

Jace Wayland

Jace is just as much of a main character as Clary is. He's on the cover, for goodness sakes....

Simon

Simon is Clary's best friend. He's such a good friend, in fact, that she never feels the need to...

Luke Garroway

Known as Lucian Graymark in his other, hairier, life, Luke is a bookstore owner, Jocelyn's best...

Hodge Starkweather

Hodge Starkweather. A lovely name. Hodge just rolls off the tongue. And Starkweather calls to...

The Lightwoods

Isabelle Lightwood is the first Shadowhunter we meet, following her through the Pandemonium Club...

Magnus Bane

Magnus Bane, the High Warlock of Brooklyn, proves that Downworlders aren't that bad. If you...

Valentine Morgenstern

There's no other name that strikes fear into the hearts of men like... Valentine Morgenstern. He...

Madame Dorothea

You've seen this kind of psychic before. You know, the kind with the sign that says "Pyshic...

Brother Jeremiah

Brother Jeremiah is one of the Silent Brothers of the Silent City. We're not sure how many of...

Jocelyn Fray

We only get to see Clary's mother briefly at the beginning of the book before she's knocked...

Blackwell and Pangborn

Blackwell and Pangborn put the flunk in flunkies. They seem pretty intimidating at first. Jace...