All hail Cassie Clare for giving us some more time with Jace Herondale! In a new snippet from The Dark Artifices that the author posted on her Tumblr, Jace gives Julian Blackthorn and Emma Carstairs some parabatai advice.
Read it below:
“You’ve got a lot of responsibility now,” Jace said to Julian. “You’ll have to make sure Emma winds up with a guy who deserves her.”
Julian was strangely white-faced. Maybe he was feeling the effects of the ceremony, Emma thought. It had been strong magic; she still felt it sizzling through her blood like champagne bubbles. But Jules looked as if he’d been slapped.
“What about me?” Emma said, quickly. “Don’t I have to make sure Jules winds up with someone who deserves him?”
“Absolutely. I did it for Alec, Alec did it for me — well, actually, he hated Clary at first, but he came around.”
“I bet you didn’t like Magnus much, either,” said Julian, still with the same odd, stiff look on his face.
“Maybe not,” said Jace, “but I never would have said so.”
“Because it would have hurt Alec’s feelings?” Emma asked.
“No,” said Jace, “because Magnus would have turned me into a hat rack.”
If it isn’t Jace being so… Jace. So excited to see more from TDA!
The sixth and final book in The Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fire, is nominated for Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction at the Goodreads Choice Awards 2014.
In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris – but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons? When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee – even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned… Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!
City of Heavenly Fire is up against other YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi books such as Heir of Fire, Dreams of Gods and Monsters, The Young Elites, Ignite Me, Red Rising and more. This has been such an excellent year for us fantasy fans!
Vote for CoHF here.
Just like The Bane Chronicles, Cassandra Clare is teaming up again with Sarah Rees Brennan, Robin Wasserman and Maureen Johnson for a new book titled, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. The book will include 10 short stories released as e-books once every month, starting February 2015.
According to Cassie, the stories will be about Simon (as had been speculated before), and we can expect to see Jace and Clary, Will and Jem, Tessa, and Emma.
“Wrapping up the Mortal Instruments series was a hugely emotional time for me. It was so hard to let the characters go, but I felt I’d left them in good places. All except Simon—his ending was unconventional and open for more story. I knew I wanted him to go through the training process to become a Shadowhunter, something we haven’t really seen,” Clare told EW in an exclusive statement.
Check out the full schedule of the stories below:
After so long, here’s some actual news, Shadowhunters! According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Mortal Instruments is being relaunched as a high-end drama for TV!
Constantin has hired Ed Decter, whose writer-producer credits include Helix, Unforgettable, In Plain Sight and The Client List, as the showrunner for the Mortal Instruments series. The project is currently in development, with Constantin planning to begin production next year. No broadcast partners are yet attached to the series.
“It actually makes sense to do (the novels) as a TV series,” Constantin film and TV head Martin Moszkowicz told THR. “There was so much from the book that we had to leave out of the Mortal Instruments film. In the series we’ll be able to go deeper and explore this world in greater detail and depth.”
I, for one, am very excited about this! There is just so much going on in the Shadowhunter world that having a TV show exploring the storylines of all the different characters and settings makes much more sense.
While there were earlier talks about a possible The Infernal Devices TV show, looks like Constantin has taken that direction here. No word on the cast, however, but hopefully we’ll hear something soon!
What do you think?
Lily Collins graces the cover of the October issue of Marie Claire UK, available to buy now. In the feature, Lily talks about her career, her dad Phil Collins, and other young actresses including Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart.
Check out outtakes from the photoshoot in the gallery here.
‘Jennifer and Kristen have done such a great job of navigating that; they’re witty, strong, funny, cool, young women. It’s really just nice to see that it’s possible to go through something like that and still be genuinely awesome people.’
‘When I first met with agents I was asked, “Well, what makes you so special? Everybody in LA is a cousin or a daughter of someone.”‘
She adds: ‘At the beginning, that was the most interesting thing about me. Now I’ve done eight films, it’s an afterthought. I get kids who say, “Oh, I love your movie, but my mum loves your dad.” It’s really nice to be able to share that with him, but it doesn’t define who I am career-wise.’
Read more at Marie Claire UK.