Important events include:
- Charlotte and Henry are on trial for the way things went down at the end Clockwork Angel—going after de Quincey, letting Nate get away with the pyxis, ETC. Charlotte gets two weeks to find Mortmain as a final test to save her position, and charges Benedict’s sons, Gabriel and Gideon, to train the staff and Tessa at the Institute to fight and defend themselves.
-Jessamine 'marries' Tessa's brother, Nate.
-Nate dies in the explosion, and Will is gravely wounded.
-Benedict Lightwood is in league with Mortmain.
-Will’s younger sister, Cecily, shows up at the Institute for Shadowhunter training.
- Mortmain is still on the loose