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As I mentioned in the January newsletter, this is a huge year for the Shadowhunter Chronicles, as we’ve got three books coming out in 2019! Here’s a more detailed summary of what they are and how they fit into the Shadowhunter Chronicles timeline:
April 9th: The Red Scrolls of Magic, first book in the Eldest Curses series (TEC)
Set in 2007 (during the Mortal Instruments series, between City of Glass and City of Fallen Angels), The Red Scrolls of Magic tells the story of Magnus and Alec’s first vacation together, which turns into a wild adventure when Magnus is accused of founding a demon-worshipping cult.
The Eldest Curses series will continue with Lost Book of The White, which is set in 2009 (between The Mortal Instruments and The Dark Artifices) and finish with The Black Volume of the Dead, which remains entirely under wraps for now…
June 4th: Ghosts of the Shadow Market (print edition)
Ghosts of the Shadow Market is a series of short stories that came as ebooks last year. The Shadow Market has long been a gathering place for Downworlders, but a lone Shadowhunter frequented the Market for over a century. These stories follow Brother Zachariah AKA Jem Carstairs through a variety of years and settings, from 1901 to 2013. The print version will include two new stories (which will exist only in this print book, or in the Kindle version of the collected short stories — this is standard for my publisher: they always take down the individual ebooks when the collection goes on sale), both set after the events of Queen of Air and Darkness, The Lost World, co-written by Kelly Link, and Forever Fallen, co-written by Sarah Rees Brennan.
November 19th: Chain of Gold, the first book of the Last Hours series (TLH)
The Last Hours is a brand-new trilogy set in 1903 in Edwardian London. It’s a sequel trilogy to the Infernal Devices, and it follows the children of characters from TID.
Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to Edwardian London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians.
All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else.
But Cordelia’s new life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. These monsters are nothing like those Shadowhunters have fought before—these demons walk in daylight, strike down the unwary with incurable poison, and seem impossible to kill. London is immediately quarantined. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that their own connection to a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers—and will force a brutal choice that will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero.
Check out Davood Diba’s artwork for Forever Fallen!