Shadowhunters: Ave Atque Vale

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Pranathi Mathew, Contributor

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Turning eighteen is a monumental event in one’s life, but it usually doesn’t involve witnessing a murder, especially one committed by three teens her age covered in strange marks and carrying crazy looking weapons. Even crazier is the body disappeared into thin air along with the teens.

Enter Clary Fray; a semi-normal eighteen year old who has just got wrapped up into their world of Shadowhunters, slayers whose sole duty is protecting mundanes and ridding the Earth of demons. When her mother disappears and Clary is attacked by a ravener demon sent by the infamous Shadowhunter Valentine Morgenstern, she realizes she is so much more important than she could ever imagine. The show follows the stunningly sarcastic Jace, the elusive rule following Alec, the flirtatious Isabelle, Simon, Clary’s nerdy childhood best friend, and Magnus, a warlock with a penchant for glitter as they battle to get the mortal cup before Valentine and save Clary’s mother before a war breaks out against Shadowhunters and Downworlders.

Based on the #1 bestselling book series The Mortal Instruments, the show brings complex, beautifully made characters with an interesting plot and many twists and turns to life. If you are a fan of Harry Potter, then this is definitely the show (or books) for you. Filled with witty one liners, book references, stunning visuals and the most amazing of plots came the TV show Shadowhunters. The show ended on a bittersweet note with a beautiful 2.5 hour finale on May 2019.