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Happy New Year everyone! I’m currently on a writing retreat in Central America. It’s beautiful here, and I’m having an amazing and productive time working on Chain of Gold in the company of many writer friends like Sarah Rees Brennan, Holly Black, Kelly Link, Carrie Ryan, Elizabeth Eulberg, Cindy Pon, Ally Carter, and Marie Rutkoski.

As soon as I get home I will dive into preparing to go on the King and Queen Tour with Holly Black. I’m looking forward to it! All the stops on our UK tour are sold out, but there are still some tickets available in Ireland, so if you live in Ireland you may want to get on that! 


The release of Red Scrolls of Magic is coming up on April 19th, and excitement builds as the date approaches! Magnus and Alec are doing a lot of traveling in Red Scrolls: on the Orient Express, in Paris, Venice, and Rome. They end up getting waylaid by demons and cultists (it’s an occupational hazard!); but if they actually got some time to chill out and read, what books would you recommend that they bring with them? Post suggestions on twitter and hashtag #malecreading!

2019 Releases

This is going to be a huge year for the Shadowhunter world, because I have three books coming out this year: 

Red Scrolls of Magic on April 9th

Ghosts of the Shadow Market on June 4th

Chain of Gold, the first book of the Last Hours on November 19th

The print version of Ghosts of the Shadow Market will include two new stories: 

The Lost World, co-written by Kelly Link:
While at the Scholomance, Ty and Livvy test the limits of Livvy's ghostly powers, while Jem and Tessa prepare for the birth of their child.

Forever Fallen, co-written by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Jace Herondale who crossed into our world from Thule is torn between his feeling of responsibility to Ash, who is ever-increasing in power, and his desire to take back the life he lost from the Jace of our world, by force if necessary. Meanwhile, in the peaceful countryside of England, Kit Herondale struggles to adjust to a new life and a new family, and to forget Ty.

Check out Davood Diba’s artwork for The Lost World!
Want to read more about what’s to come in the Shadow World? Check out this interview I did while I was on tour for Queen of Air and Darkness


Holly Black and I will be continuing our King and Queen Tour with two events at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai:



Friday 1 March, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC

Language: English
Session No. 15 

Saturday 2 March, 4pm-5pm
Al Baraha 3, InterContinental, DFC

 Language: English
Session No. 35 

After Dubai we will be continuing on to the Philippines. I’ll have details on those events next week, and I will keep you updated!

Exclusive Excerpt:

From Red Scrolls of Magic:
“Magnus Bane! I thought it was you.”

Magnus turned toward the voice. “Johnny Rook! What are you doing in Paris?”
Johnny Rook was one of the rare mundanes who had the ability to see the Shadow World. He was usually based at the Los Angeles Shadow Market.

Magnus surveyed Johnny unenthusiastically. He wore a black trench coat and sunglasses (though it was night), with short Caesar-cut dirty blond hair and five o’clock scruff. There was something slightly off about his face: Magnus had heard a rumor that Johnny had hired faeries to permanently magically enhance his features, but if it was true, Magnus felt Johnny had wasted his money. The man was also known as Rook the Crook, and he was committed to his aesthetic.

About to ask the same of you,” said Johnny, avidly curious.

“Vacation,” Magnus said noncommittally. “How is your son? Cat, is it?”

“Kit. He’s a good boy. Growing like a sprout. Quick hands, very useful in my line of work.”

“You have your child picking pockets?”

“Some of that. Some passing on trifles like keys. Some sleight of hand. All sorts. He’s multitalented.”

“Isn’t he about ten years old?” Magnus asked.

Johnny shrugged. “He’s very advanced.”


“Looking for anything special at the Market? Perhaps I can be of service.”

Magnus closed his eyes and counted to ten slowly. Against his better judgment he said casually, “What do you know about the Crimson Hand?”

Johnny rolled his eyes. “Culties. Worship Asmodeus.” 

Magnus’s heart gave a hard, spiky thump. “Asmodeus?”

Would he have to tell Alec that Asmodeus was his father? Alec had never asked who Magnus’s demon parent was and Magnus had no desire to tell him. Most warlocks were fathered or mothered by ordinary demons. It was Magnus’s bad luck that his father was one of Hell’s Nine Princes.

“Asmodeus?” he said again to Johnny. “Are you sure?” 

Reginald Update

Reginald helps our rug delivery guy with his unpacking!

Happy Reading!

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