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Hello, <<First Name>>!

Thanksgiving is coming here in the US, which marks the start of the winter holidays. Usually, gatherings of family (found and biological) and friends make up for the cold weather. This year to show love we have to be separate from those we care about the most. I’m hoping that you stay safe, whatever your holiday/winter plans might be. During hard times, I always find my best refuge in art and literature. Books engross me, art amazes me, and music uplifts me. That’s why I decided now was a good time to share my playlist for Chain of Iron

All these songs represent some aspect of the books and characters to me. Some are more obvious — everything i wanted makes me think of Cordelia, while Save Me From the Monster in My Head reminds me of James and Don’t Say You Do makes me think of them together. Bad Liar makes me think of Matthew, Horns reminds me of Grace, For You is about Lucie (to me!) — Young Blood makes me think of Thomas and Alastair and bad idea! of Anna and Ariadne. Deep Red Bells (No speckled fawns raise round your bones/ Who took the time to fold your clothes/ And shook the valley of the shadow) was originally written about the Green River Killer, and since Chain of Iron features a serial murderer . . . Well. Some of the songs are just about Shadowhunting in general, like The Hunter and Become the Beast.

I hope that provided a little distraction! At the end of the day, we're all in this together. Imagine you’re wearing a Strength rune already, because I know you’re strong enough to do hard things. In the meantime, here's a picture of a cat on a horse!

News:

The Last Hours 2021 limited edition calendars have officially sold out! I hope you got one if you wanted one, and will enjoy Charlie Bowater’s gorgeous artwork all year long. 

Goodreads voting:

Chain of Gold is a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards! Thank you so much to everyone who has already voted. Click here to vote for the Merry Thieves for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction.

A ghostly snippet from Chain of Iron:

Slowly, the ghost began to coalesce out of shadows and air, darkening to an appearance of solidity. Lucie had seen him in the courtyard first, just past James’s shoulder—for a moment she had thought he was Jesse, and nearly panicked. 

But Jesse could not appear during the day. Most ghosts took no notice of sunrise or sunset, though, and this one was no exception. He did appear to be a young man, but looked nothing like Jesse: he was sandy-haired and short, with a sharp, pointed face. He wore the clothing of the Regency era—breeches and boots and a wide cravat, like a portrait of Mr. Darcy. There was a desperate look about him as he drifted a little closer to her, twisting his insubstantial top hat between his hands. “Miss Herondale,” he said, his voice a low whisper. “I have heard that you listen to the dead. That you can help us.” 

Lucie shook her head slowly. “I can see and hear the dead,” she said. “But I do not know what I could do to help you. I don’t think I’ve ever been very helpful in the past.” 

The ghost’s eyes were entirely colorless. He blinked at her. “That is not what I’ve heard.” 

Exclusive fanart!


Check out the latest in our Last Hours tarot series by the fabulous Gabriella Bujdosó!

Overseas Editions: 


I always find it interesting what publishers and designers in other countries do with the Shadowhunter covers, so I’ve decided to use the newsletter to share some of the images! These are the Mongolian covers for City of Ashes, City of Bones, and City of Glass

Reginald Update

Reginald, the hero we need and the hero we deserve.
Here he enthuses over a recipe for bread pudding.

'Til December!

XOXO,
Cassie

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