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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!

Coming June 4th: Ghosts of the Shadow Market

(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.


tickets are available here!


Saturday  June 1st, 11-12:00pm

Spotlight on: Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare in conversation with Entertainment Weekly’s David Canfield

Saturday  June 1st, 12:15-2:15pm


Keep an eye on the BookCon website for signing ticket information!

Saturday, June 1st 3:30 - 4:30pm

Epic YA Panel: Tomi Adeyemi, Jason Reynolds, Julie Murphy, and Cassandra Clare

Main Stage
Your favorite young adult authors across the spectrum are all in one place! Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down), Julie Murphy (Dumplin), and Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices) will dish about their best-selling books and answer all your questions!

Stop by the Simon and Schuster booth for Chain of Gold chapter samplers and posters!

Also, check out the Topatoco booth for all kinds of Shadowhunter merchandise!

Exclusive Excerpt

From Forever Fallen, one of the exclusive stories of Ghosts of the Shadow Market!

The print version hits stores on June 4th.

“Actually,” said Jace, “I’d appreciate it if you didn’t tell anybody. You two are about the same age my friends and I were when we saved the world. I think I can trust you two. I think you could do great things. I’d love your help.”

They looked at each other with awkward, surprised enthusiasm. “Help with what?” said the werewolf.

Jace told them. It seemed to go well at first. Their eyes were shining. They wanted so badly to be heroes. He’d wanted to be one himself, once.

The werewolf girl, who seemed to know about Alec and the Jace in this world, was nodding eagerly. The faerie boy nodded less and said very little. Jace wasn’t certain of him. After he was done talking and pretended to leave, Jace swung around and quietly followed them. He could feel his Soundless rune sparking against his skin: a novel sensation after so long.

“I don’t care who he is,” said the faerie boy. “I don’t trust him. I’m going to tell the King.”

Well, win some, lose some. The important thing was knowing when to cut your losses.

Jace cut their throats and buried the two young lovers side by side under the green leaves of the springtime trees. He made sure to close their eyes and clasp the girl’s hand safe in the boy’s before he smoothed the soil over them, so they were sleeping peacefully together. He gave them the death he would have wanted for himself. 

Chain of Gold artwork!

Check out James Herondale by Charlie Bowater! This poster of James will be handed out at upcoming conventions, and we’ll have more TLH character posters coming!

Reginald Update

Reginald is fully prepared to guard his new home!

Happy Reading!

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