New Magnus and Alec Book Series

If you love Magnus and Alec (who doesn’t??), you need to order the first book in the new “The Eldest Curses” series entitled “The Red Scrolls of Magic.” It is due to be released April 9.

One of the interesting things about this new series is that Cassandra Clare is being joined by Wesley Chu as an author. Chu won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2015 with this debut novel, “The Lives of Tao.”

Here’s the “official” information about the book:

All Magnus Bane wanted was a vacation—a lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter who against all odds is finally his boyfriend. But as soon as the pair settles in Paris, an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke.

Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage. As if it wasn’t bad enough that their romantic getaway has been sidetracked, demons are now dogging their every step, and it is becoming harder to tell friend from foe. As their quest for answers becomes increasingly dire, Magnus and Alec will have to trust each other more than ever—even if it means revealing the secrets they’ve both been keeping.

Is it crazy that I always pre-order both the Kindle version ($12.99) as well as the hard cover versions ($16.50) of all of Cassandra Clare’s books? I like to have the Kindle version to jump into immediately and then the hard cover for my collection!

More to come once I get my hands on it and have a chance to read it!

 

 

PhantomRin Ship Images

These pictures were drawn by PhantomRin, a brilliant artist on Tumblr. She does lots of drawings for different series, such as the Cassandra Clare novels, Red Rising by Pierce Brown, The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater, and more! I could tell you all I know about her, but she was one step ahead of me in posting a picture about herself, so I’ll let it describe her!

About PhantomRin

 

Here are the ship pictures she did for The Shadowhunter Chronicles

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Malec’s First Time and First Kiss Stories

Cassandra Clare is in the process of writing Malec’s first time!! She says she thinks she will release it in the same way she released Not For Humans, where you will pay some money to a charity (she’s thinking an LGBTQ charity for this one) and in return you receive the story! She does not know when she will be able to start sharing the full story as she is not running the project, but she has released a snippet from it:

Alec liked Magnus best like this, when he wasn’t particularly dressed up, when he was just in a t-shirt and his dark silky hair was free of gel or spikes. It wasn’t that he didn’t like Magnus’ clothes, it was that sometimes he felt like Magnus wore them like armor, a layer of protection between him and a world that didn’t always meet someone who burned so brightly and so differently with open arms.

While you wait for the full story, here’s the story of Malec’s first kiss!

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Cassandra Clare Characters on Social Media

These are some fun edits made imagining characters from The Infernal Devices and The Dark Artifices with various social media accounts! Featured are Gideon Lightwood and Six Fingered Nigel on an ask site, Cecily Herondale, Will Herondale, and Gabriel Lightwood on Facebook, Gabriel Lightwood on Google,  Jessamine Lovelace on a blog, Will Herondale on Goodreads, and Magnus Bane, Julian Blackthorn, Emma Carstairs, Ty Blackthorn, and Livvy Blackthorn on Instagram!

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Lady Midnight Inside Cover Image

If you buy the Costco version of Lady Midnight, you also receive a Cassandra Jean picture on the inside cover, but Cassandra Clare posted the picture to her Tumblr so everyone could see it!

I thought you guys might like to see the jacket interior illustration Cassandra Jean did for the Costco version of Lady Midnight, with each character labeled. I don’t own a copy myself but I’ve seen it and it’s very pretty! These are the TMI and TDA characters, portrayed together — not every one of the TMI character appears in Lady Midnight, but they do appear through the series. And there’s one TDA character that is left out, because, spoilers :) 

You can see all of the main characters in Lady Midnight, and also some TMI characters that will be in the future TDA books!

Virtues and Vices

Cassandra Jean has done a project combining some of Cassandra Clare’s characters and the seven virtues and vices. The seven virtues are chastity (although, in Cassandra Jean’s set, this is swapped for wisdom), temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness, and humility, and the seven vices are lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. She has paired a character with each of the virtues and vices. These are great illustrations by a very talented artist. Check them out!

Magnus Wisdom
Tessa TemperanceJulian Charity

Emma Diligence


Jem PatienceWill KindnessAlec HumilityBenedict LustMaureen GluttonyNate GreedMeliorn SlothTatiana WrathSebastian EnvyValentine Pride

Tiny Malec Snippet

I just have a tiny, tiny snippet from Lady Midnight centering Malec love.

Magnus grinned at her, sideways. “Anyway. It was no big deal for me to stop by here on my way to Buenos Aires.”

“What’s in Buenos Aires?” said Julian.

“Alec,” Magnus said.

Aw.