The release date for Lord of Shadows (TDA book #2) is May 23, 2017! Here’s the placeholder cover and a couple snippets:
This snippet focuses on Anna Lightwood, daughter of Gabriel and Cecily Lightwood, in The Last Hours, the first of which (Chain of Gold) is set to come out in 2017. Cassandra Jean has also done a drawing of Anna Lightwood I have included.
If you remember from Lady Midnight, Kit Rook actually turned out to be Kit Herondale, the Lost Herondale. And Tiberius Blackthron is one of the 15-year-old twins of the Los Angeles Institute. Apparently, Kit and Ty are going to be pretty close for the rest of The Dark Artifices. Cassandra Clare comments, “Kit and Ty are planned to have a really significant relationship. That is literally all I can say. I genuinely feel anything else is a spoiler.” She posted this snippet with her comment on the pair:
This is a snippet from the second book in The Dark Artifices, set to come out April 2017! It has a good description of the King of the Seelie Court, who I have a feeling will play a big part in The Dark Artifices books to come. Also included is a drawing of the King by Cassandra Jean!
Apparently, in Lord of Shadows, Kit and Ty are going to have a very important relationship, so here’s a small snippet with the two of them in it.
Full scene Cassandra Clare shared for us of the beach scene between Emma and Julian. Cassandra Jean fanart included!
This is a cute snippet from The Dark Artifices book #2 due to release in April 2017. I find it cute because of a certain warlock baby featured.
And even odder, when Mark and Kieran had come into the library, Kieran had gone immediately over to Max and picked him up, delighted by his blue skin and his tiny horns.
Max had stuck his hand into Kieran’s wavy hair and pulled. Kieran had just laughed. “That’s right, it changes color, little nixie-like warlock,” he said. “Look.” And his hair went from blue-black to blue in an instant. Max giggled.
“I didn’t know you could do that on purpose,” said Mark, who had always thought of Kieran’s hair as a reflection of his moods, uncontrollable as the tides.
“You don’t know a lot of things about me, Mark Blackthorn,” Kieran said, setting Max down.
Alec and Magnus had exchanged a look at that, the sort of look that made Mark feel as if they had reached a silent and agreed-upon consensus …
Some of you may remember that in the first draft of Lady Midnight, Julian smoked to relieve stress. As the character developed, however, Cassandra Clare thought better of it, knowing Julian is not the kind of person to do something that harmful to his body around his very young siblings that look up to him. He originally smoked clove cigarettes, which is why he is described as smelling like cloves. He doesn’t smoke now, but Cassandra Clare left that part in anyway. Here is a scene with Emma and Julian that mentions Julian’s smoking that was part of the first draft of Lady Midnight.
Now that Lady Midnight is out, it’s time to start getting hyped for the next Dark Artifices book, Lord of Shadows! This is due to be released April 2017 as of right now. Cassandra Jean has already started releasing snippets from the upcoming book, so here’s one featuring a new ship introduced in Lady Midnight, along with a Cassandra Jean picture for that ship!
*****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!