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Happy Red Scrolls of Magic Release Month! I’m so glad Red Scrolls of Magic is out in the world at last. I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. The book has gotten a great reception, and I want to thank you for all your enthusiasm and kind words. It still boggles my mind that these characters who lived in my head for so long are so beloved. I’m delighted to have been able to share their European adventure with you. If you happen to be at YAllWest in May, swing by the #MALEC Meetup! McElderry Books will be doing giveaways of enamel pins, posters and Shadowhunter tote bags.

With Red Scrolls unleashed upon the world, I’ve been turning my attention to revisions of Chain of Gold. From now until March of next year, when Chain of Gold publishes, each month I’ll be sharing a piece of flash fiction from the world of The Last Hours, about the characters and their lives, so you can get to know them a little better. These short pieces will be from a variety of perspectives, and will jump around in time a bit. Since you’re signed up for my newsletter, you’ll see them here first. On the 1st of each month, starting on May 1st, I’ll be sending out a newsletter that will take you to that month’s piece. I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know Cordelia, James, Lucie, and the rest of their friends!

Speaking of the Shadowhunters of London, I’ve got good news: There will be a 10th Anniversary Edition of Clockwork Angel coming out from Walker Books in November 2019! 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. The 10th Anniversary Edition of Clockwork Angel may also be available as part of book boxes, so stay tuned for details on that! Like the 10th Anniversary edition of City of Bones, this edition will feature color portraits of the main characters by Cassandra Jean, and also some fun in-world art from the shadow world of Victorian London.

Events

BookCon
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

Signing

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!

Sunday June 2nd, 12:00-1:00pm

Signing

150 wristbands will be given out on Sunday at the Topatoco booth (2532, right by the BookCon Store) at 10:00 a.m, first come first serve. Line starts at 11:45.

Exclusive Excerpt

From The Lost World, one of the exclusive stories of Ghosts of the Shadow Market!

The print version hits stores on June 4th.

But that night, while Ty was sleeping, Livvy found herself pulled toward Dimmet Tarn again, toward the nothingness of its depths. Every time she thought of Idris, and the experiment that she and Ty would try tomorrow, she thought of her own death, of the blow that Annabel had struck. That moment of pain and dislocation. The stricken look on Julian’s face as she fled her body.

Of course Annabel wasn’t in Idris now. Annabel was dead. And of course, even if Annabel had still been alive, Livvy shouldn’t be afraid of her murderer. A Shadowhunter shouldn’t be afraid. But the thought of her own body on the cold stone of the Accords Hall, the thought of her body burnt upon a pyre, the thought of Lake Lyn, where she had returned, all of these pursued her as she sank into the blackness of Dimmet Tarn and let its nothingness hide her.

It was almost morning when at last she rose up, pearly light already sliding over the crust of snow around the tarn. And there, too, on the lip of the tarn was a small crumpled heap as if someone had dropped their hat or scarf.

Livvy drew near and saw that it was a kitten, starved and motionless. Its paws were torn by the ice, and there were marks of bright blood in the snow. Its ears were long, tipped in black, and its coat was spotted with black as well. “You poor thing,” Livvy said, and the kitten opened its eyes. It looked right at Livvy and snarled noiselessly. Then its eyes closed again.

Livvy fled back to the Scholomance, to Ty.

“Wake up, Ty!” she said. “Hurry, wake up, wake up!”

Ty sat bolt upright. “What is it? What’s wrong?”

“There’s a Carpathian lynx down by Dimmet Tarn,” Livvy said. “A kitten. I think it’s dying. Hurry, Ty.”

He threw a coat over his pajamas and pulled on his boots. He bundled up a blanket in his arms. “Show me,” he said.

The kitten was still alive when they got back to Dimmet Tarn, Ty’s boots breaking through the snow with each step. He sank, sometimes, to his knees. But Livvy, of course, floated above the snow. There were advantages, sometimes, to being dead. Livvy could admit that.

You could see the small rise and fall of the lynx’s chest. Small wisps of breath rose from its black nose.

“It is going to be okay?” Livvy asked. “Will it live?”

Ty knelt down in the bank of snow beside the lynx. He began to wrap it in the blanket. “I don’t know,” he said. “But if it lives, it will be because you saved it, Livvy.”

“No,” Livvy said. “I found it. But I can’t save it. You’ll have to be the one who saves it.”

“Then we’ll both have saved it,” Ty said, and smiled at her. If Livvy had had a notebook, she would have written it down. It had been a long time since she’d seen her brother smile. 

Chain of Gold artwork!

Check out Cordelia by Charlie Bowater, looking fine and foxy! Posters of Cordelia will be handed out at BookCon in June, and we’ll have more TLH character posters coming!

Reginald Update

Look what I picked up at the grocery store—a gallon of milk and a Reginald. I’m a little worried that he might have drank all the milk on the way home, though…

Happy Reading!

XOXO,
Cassie
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