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Hi, <<First Name>>!

I can't believe summer is over, but on the plus side Queen of Air and Darkness gets closer and closer to being released! I'd like to say I'm saving up energy for my tour, but the truth is I'm working incredibly hard on Chain of Gold, the first book in the Last Hours series. It's great to plunge back into historical fantasy. It's so much fun to be writing about Cordelia, James and Lucie in Edwardian England — the clothes, the adventure, the romance of the city, the carriages, the changing face of London, the secret Downworlder club called the Hell Ruelle, the clothes . . .

I thought you guys might want to get a look at where I do most of my work; this is my renovated barn/office. Can you spot the Clockwork Angel?

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News

The Queen of Air and Darkness preorder campaign has begun! To get the deluxe fairytale booklet of Cassandra Jean's gorgeous illustrations, all you need to do is preorder QuAD in any format, from any retailer, then visit shadowhunters.com and enter your contact and receipt information. The campaign will run from September until the day before QuAD goes on sale, while supplies last. I'm so excited to be able to share this beautiful artwork with you!

The epic finale of the Dark Artifices series hits shelves December 4! Pre-order your copy of Queen of Air and Darkness in any format from any retailer and submit your receipt by December 3 to receive a deluxe booklet of fairytale retelling artwork based on the Shadowhunters world and characters. VISIT SHADOWHUNTERS.COM TO SUBMIT YOUR RECEIPT

The Golden Tower

The Golden Tower, the conclusion of the Magisterium series, is out now! Holly and I had a blast wrapping up the story of Callum Hunt and his friends, and we hope you’ll enjoy all the twists and turns of this last book.
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Cover reveal: The Land I Lost (Ghosts of the Shadow Market #7)

 
The Land I Lost is the next Ghosts of the Shadow Market story, coming October 9, and Sarah and I are really excited to share this one with you! Alec Lightwood gets an emergency message from Jem and Tessa in Buenos Aires. When he arrives to help them, he is not welcomed by the Shadowhunters there. He believes it is because of his companion Lily, the head of the New York vampire clan, until a Shadowhunter orphan confides a dark truth to him under cover of the Shadow Market. There's also the matter of a faerie woman in the Market who knows secrets about the First Heir . . .
The Land I Lost will be out on October 9th! You can preorder here:
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The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol 2


Also, a reminder that Volume Two of The Mortal Instruments Graphic Novel (by me and Cassandra Jean) will be out on October 30th!
It’s available for preorder now:
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Events

I’ve just received details on the Queen of Air and Darkness release tour!

Tickets are available here! I’m so thrilled for this book to come out, and I hope that many of you can make it out to celebrate with me!
 Tuesday, December 4th • New York, NY || Barnes & Noble Union Square at 6:00 p.m. || 33 E 17th St., New York, NY 10003 || This is a wrist-banded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first served basis to customers who purchase Queen of Air and Darkness from Barnes & Noble Union Square beginning December 4th at 9 AM |||| Thursday, December 6th • Raleigh, NC || Jones Auditorium at Meredith College with Quail Ridge Books & Music at 7:00 p.m. || 3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27607 || This is a ticketed event. Purchase a ticket here. ||||  Friday, December 7th • Coral Gables, FL || Coral Gables Congressional Church with Books & Books at 7:00 p.m. || 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134 || This is a ticketed event. Purchase a ticket here. ||||  Saturday, December 8th • Denver, CO || Trinity United Methodist Church with Tattered Cover at 7:00 p.m. || 1820 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202 || Moderated by Paolo Bacigalupi. || This is a ticketed event. Purchase a ticket here. ||||  Monday, December 10th • Phoenix, AZ || Madison Center for the Arts with The Poisoned Pen at 7:00 p.m. || In conversation with Diana Gabaldon. || This is a ticketed event. Purchase a ticket here. ||||  Wednesday, December 12th • Los Angeles, CA || Barnes & Noble The Grove at 7:00 p.m. || 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036 || Moderated by Leigh Bardugo. || This is a wrist-banded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first served basis to customers who purchase Queen of Air and Darkness from Barnes & Noble in The Grove beginning December 12th at 10am. ||||  Thursday, December 13th • Portland, OR || Happy Valley Middle School with Barnes & Noble Clackamas Town Center at 7:00 p.m. || 13865 SE King Rd., Happy Valley, OR 97086 || This is a ticketed event. Purchase a ticket here. ||||  Saturday, December 15th • Vancouver, BC, Canada || Location to be announced with Indigo Vancouver at 3:00 p.m. || This is a wrist-banded event. 400 wristbands will be issued on a first come, first served basis to customers who purchase Queen of Air and Darkness from Indigo at location to be announced beginning December 15th. ||||  Wednesday, December 19th • Brookline, MA ||   Coolidge Corner Theater with Brookline Booksmith at 6:00 p.m. || 290 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 || This is a ticketed event. Purchase a ticket here. ||||

Comic Con

Will you be at New York Comic Con during October 4-7? Make sure to stop by the Simon & Schuster booth (#2128) Thursday – Sunday at 10am for this exclusive Queen of Air and Darkness poster with gorgeous art of Ash by Charlie Bowater!

Exclusive Excerpt from Queen of Air and Darkness

Reluctantly Cristina followed as they pushed swiftly through the crowd. The air was full of sweet, harsh smoke, mixing with the mist from the occasional pool of water.

“Prince Kieran.” A faerie woman with hair like a dandelion clock drifted up to them. She wore a dress of white filaments, and her eyes were green as stems. “You come to us in disguise.”

Mark’s hand had gone to his weapons belt, but Kieran made a quick settling gesture at him. “I can trust you to keep my secret, can I not?”

 “If you tell me why an Unseelie Prince would come hidden to his own brother’s revel, perhaps,” said the woman, her green eyes keen.

“I seek a friend,” Kieran said.

The woman’s eyes darted over Cristina and then Mark. Her mouth widened into a smile. “You seem to have several.”

“That’s enough,” said Mark. “The prince would proceed unhindered.”

“Now, if it were a love potion you sought, you might come to me,” said the faerie woman, ignoring Mark. “But which of these two Nephilim do you love? And which loves you?”

Kieran raised a warning hand. “Enough.”

“Ah, I see, I see.” Cristina wondered what it was she saw. “No love potion could assist with this.” Her eyes danced.

“Enough, I said!” Kieran flushed. “What would it take to end this bedevilment?”
 
Check out Cassandra Jean’s interpretation of Will and Jem as the Brothers Grimm! The art for the preorder booklet is all complete and off to the printer, but Cassandra Jean still has a few Shadowhunter/fairytale mashups up her sleeve!

Reginald Update

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Happy Reading!

XOXO,
Cassie
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