|When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell''s older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London''s dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother.|
|From the Publisher:
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to England to find her brother, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Tessa soon learns that she is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform into another person.
Set in atmospheric Victorian London, a century before the popular Mortal Instruments series, this gripping steampunk fantasy follows the fortunes of young Tessa Gray. After the death of Tessa's guardian, she travels from New York to London to join her brother, Nathanial. But he's nowhere to be found, and Tessa finds herself spirited away by the Dark Sisters, who have intensions of their own. Tessa soon delves into the world of Shadowhunters, vampires, and demons, discovering intense powers of her own. She meets two very different boys, finds herself with surprising allies, and must make a terrible decision that could lead to death. This is the first book in the Infernal Devices series.