After the Bridge (An Added Jessa Scene)

*****TID AND TMI SPOILERS*****

This is a Jessa scene that Cassandra Clare wrote which shows what happened after the reuniting of Jem and Tessa at the end of Clockwork Princess! Remember Jem got cured of his illness from getting hit with the heavenly fire in City of Heavenly Fire, and he went back to see Tessa at their annual meeting place on Blackfriars Bridge. Also at the end is a picture drawn by Cassandra Jean for the short story!

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Shadowhunters and Through the Looking Glass

Shadowhunters fans understand that the TV show is only loosely based on the books. Liberties will be taken with the characters and the plotlines. We understand that and are (for the most part) fine with it.

This week, however, I could not help but feel like Disney was using the show mainly to cross-promote its upcoming movie, 10 Years Through the Looking Glass. (Freeform is owned by Disney). As soon as Clary went through the portal we started seeing tie-ins, including Valentine dressed like the Mad Hatter, the theme of the party, and Alex and Magnus drinking out of the teacups.

The whole thing was verified in the next commercial break, which featured a preview of the movie as well as Pink singing the song White Rabbit.

What do you think? Did Disney go too far in tying in its completely unrelated movie for publicity? Or was it a good cross-promotion to a similar audience?

(And in case you are curious, here is a preview for the movie)

TLH Snippet

Here’s a snippet from The Last Hours, coming out in 2018!

From where they were, they had a perfect view of James, standing straight and polite as Tatiana Blackthorn, wearing a faded fuschia dresses stained with dark spots, advanced on him, a witchlight torch in her hand.

“How dare you come here, Will Herondale,” she said, a savage tone to her voice. “What is left for you to destroy? You murdered my husband and my father —“

Lucie made a small whimpering noise. Cordelia clutched at her cold hand, squeezing it for comfort.

“That’s James.” It was Grace, dressed all in a long white nightgown with a white dressing-gown over it. White slippers covered her feet and her blonde hair was loose, falling over her shoulders. “It isn’t Mr. Herondale, Mama. It’s his son.”

TDA Snippets

LADY MIDNIGHT IS OUT TODAY!!!! If you need to order a copy, click HERE! Here are a couple snippets in case you don’t have the book yet:

As Tavvy slept, Julian reached for the law book he’d taken from the library. It was a book he’d looked at so many times before that it now always fell open to the same well-worn page. On Parabatai, it said. He’d read it a hundred times.

It is decreed that those who have undergone the ceremony of parabatai and are forever bound by the terms of the oaths of Saul and David, of Ruth and Naomi, shall not enter into marriage, shall not bear children together, and shall not love each other in the manner of Eros, but only the manner of Philia or Agape.

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TDA Snippet

An exciting snippet from the first of The Dark Artifices books, Lady Midnight! Pre-order it here. 5 DAYS!

Emma felt the anger uncurl in her stomach again, but this time it was directed at Mark.

“Jules?” Tavvy asked, sounding nervous, and Julian passed a hand over his face. It was a nervous habit, as if he were wiping an easel free of paint; when he dropped his hand, the fear and emotion had gone from his eyes.

“I’m here,” he said, and went over to pick up Tavvy. Tavvy put his head down on Jules’ shoulder, looking sleepy, and getting paint all over Jules’ t-shirt. But Jules didn’t seem to care. He put his chin down in his younger brother’s curls and smiled at Emma.

“Forget it,” he said. “I’m going to take this one off to bed. You should probably get some sleep, too.”

But Emma’s veins were buzzing with a sharp elixir of anger and protectiveness. She could almost taste it in her mouth, like a bitter copper penny. No one hurt Julian. No one. Not even his much-missed, much-loved brother.

“I will,” she said. “I’ve got something to do, first.”

Julian’s verdigris eyes narrowed. “Emma, don’t try to —”

But she was already gone.