Hi, <<First Name>>!
Thanks so much for all the good wishes for my health and recovery. I’m doing well, and looking forward to seeing many of you at BookCon! I’ve been working hard on Chain of Gold and I’m so excited to share some pieces of it with you. At BookCon, Simon and Schuster will be handing out Chain of Gold chapter samplers, as well as posters!
As part of my BookCon schedule I’ll be doing an event with David Canfield, where we’ll discuss the challenges of maintaining and expanding a growing universe like the Shadowhunter world—what it means to introduce new characters (The Last Hours) while at the same time going back to revisit old characters (The Eldest Curses).
Speaking of the ever-expanding Shadowhunter universe, here’s an updated schedule of upcoming books!
(print edition, includes two exclusive stories)
Ghosts of the Shadow Market is a series of short stories that came out in ebook form 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 ebook version of the collected short stories) both set after the events of Queen of Air and Darkness:
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.
Coming November 2019: Clockwork Angel 10th Anniversary edition
This gorgeous 10th Anniversary edition from Walker Books will feature:
- 8 color character portraits by Cassandra Jean
- Original chapter heading art by Kathleen Jennings
- Brand new cover by Dan Funderburgh
- Chain of Gold 1st Chapter with an introductory note
Unfortunately there will not be a US edition, but those of us here in the US will be able to order the special edition from Book Depository, which has free worldwide shipping. I'll be sharing more details as they emerge!
Coming March 3rd, 2020: 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.
Coming September 1, 2020: The Lost Book of the White, second book in the Eldest Curses series (TEC)
It’s 2010 and Magnus and Alec have just adopted baby warlock Max. They’re settling in to family life (with a baby who occasionally turns into a bat) when an old friend from Magnus’s past appears bearing a terrible secret. To rescue him, Magnus and Alec must journey to Shanghai, bringing with them the formidable assistance of Clary, Jace, Simon, and Isabelle. But will they be able to help him, and in doing so, prevent the Book of the White from falling into the worst possible hands?
The Eldest Curses series began with The Red Scrolls of Magic and will finish with The Black Volume of the Dead, which remains entirely under wraps for now…
Coming in 2021:
Chain of Iron, book two of the Last Hours trilogy!
Sword Catcher, the first in an adult high fantasy series set in the dangerous and beautiful world of Castellane.