Breia Brissey
February 11, 2015 AT 08:35 PM EST

Back in October, EW announced that Cassandra Clare would launch a new e-series with Sarah Rees Brennan, Robin Wasserman, and Maureen Johnson. The new series is almost here: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy begins next week (Feb. 17) with the first novella titled Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy, and we’ve got a first look at the cover. (Click “enlarge” up top to see the full image.)

Here’s the official description of the first short story written by Clare and Brennan:

After living as a mundane and a vampire, Simon never thought he would become a Shadowhunter, but today he begins his training at Shadowhunter Academy. Simon Lewis has been many things. A mundane. A vampire. A hero. But Simon can’t remember any of that. His memories of adventures with Clary, Isabelle, and the rest of the New York Shadowhunters were erased by a demon, and now Simon is eager to reclaim that part of himself. But will he ever get back the parts of himself that he lost? Does he even want to?

EW can also share the cover of the second novella, which debuts March 17.

Here’s the official description of The Lost Herondale by Clare and Wasserman:

Simon learns about the worst thing a Shadowhunter can do: desert their comrades. In the early 19th century, Tobias Herondale abdandoned his fellow Shadowhunters in the heat of battle and left them to die. His life was forfeit, but Tobias never returned, and the Clave claimed his wife’s life in exchange for Tobias’s. Simon and his fellow students are shocked to learn of this brutality, especially when it is revealed the woman was pregnant. But what if the child survived…could there be a lost Herondale line out in the world today?

Check back in April when EW reveals the next two covers in the series.  

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