Clace: A History

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TMI Movies: City of Bones

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SPOILER Photo! Jace Herondale and Jem Carstairs in ‘City of Heavenly Fire’

Cassandra Clare posted a new art from Cassandra Jean‘s postcard set of scenes that will appear in the last Mortal Instruments book, City of Heavenly Fire. Obviously, this is a spoiler, so beware!

The card shows us Jace Herondale and Jem Carstairs, from what we assume, just before he left to find Tessa Gray in London as seen in the epilogue of Clockwork Princess.

Jace and Jem in City of Heavenly Fire

This is also a hint, that perhaps, Jace might survive the war too. No promises, but we can always hope!

The author also shared two quotes that appear in the book, without references:

1) “Everyone gets the time they get together, and no more. Maybe we’re not so different that way.”

2) “I should warn you we’ll be making out in the dark. Big, sloppy make-outage.

Can you guess who the quotes could be from?

Photo: Cassandra Jean draws Jace and Clary’s “Dirty Sexy Club Scene” from CoLS

If it’s not our favorite artist ever! Cassandra Jean is drawing the Shadowhunters Chronicles’s “Dirty Sexy” scenes, one per book from both The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. That does mean we miss out on the DSBS with Will and Tessa from Clockwork Princess, but check out the DSCS from City of Lost Souls below:


Cassandra Clare explains the idea behind this over at her Tumblr:

A while ago, I was discussing the “dirty sexy alley scene” from City of Fallen Angels with Cassandra Jean.

Her: What’s the DSAS?

Me: Many years ago in the Shadowhunter fandom, someone dubbed the scene in COFA “the dirty sexy alley scene.” Then they all started getting monikers like that — Dirty Sexy Bedroom Scene, Dirty Sexy Club Scene, etc. At the moment they are:

DSAS: the alley scene from CoFA
DSBS: Tessa and Jem in the bedroom from Clockwork Prince
DSCS: Jace and Clary in the club in Lost Souls
DSDS: Will and Tessa together in the dungeon/cell in Princess
DSES: Clary and Jace in an “E” place that is as yet unidentified but apparently underwater. :) (She probably means this one that we saw earlier in the week)

Photo: New ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ fan-art from Cassandra Jean

Cassandra Jean is once again doing a postcard set for City of Heavenly Fire. One of those is this awesome art of Jace and Clary totally getting it on.

From Cassandra Clare’s Tumblr:


I was feeling bad about being unforthcoming with spoilers, so have some Clace feels from Cassandra Jean’s postcard set for City of Heavenly Fire! (Yes, these are all scenes that happen.)

Vote for Cassandra Clare in GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards

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It’s time to vote for GLAMOUR’s Women of the Year Awards! The nominations, in association with NEXT, are out now and The Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare is nominated in the category of filmmaker, along with the screenwriter of the movie, Jessica Postigo.

The 11th GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards will culminate on June 3. To vote for your favorites, click here.

Synopsis and individual titles of the next Shadowhunters series ‘The Last Hours’

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Cassandra Clare has announced that the erstwhile Shadowhunters Chronicles series ‘TLH’ is called The Last Hours.

The Last Hours is a new Shadowhunters series set in 1903. It deals with Will and Tessa’s children, James and Lucie Herondale, as well as Cordelia Carstairs, Charlotte and Henry’s children, Tatiana Blackthorn’s children, the Lightwood kids, and many more. 1903 is right around the time the Victorian era tips over into the Edwardian era — beautiful clothes, fabulous history and so much more that I’m excited to write about!

“For as long as Lucie Herondale can remember, the Herondale family manor has adjourned the manor of the Blackthorns.
It’s too bad that Tatiana Blackthorn, the matriarch of the family, has always been, as her father Will Herondale says, “mad as a mouse trapped in a teapot.” Since the day that her father Benedict murdered Tatiana’s husband, and was killed in turn by a group of Shadowhunters that included both her brothers, Tatiana has nursed a burning grudge against the London Institute and all its inhabitants, especially Will, Tessa and their children: Lucie and her brother, James …”

Clare took to her Tumblr blog to explain that the title comes from The Great Expectations, of which the series is a retelling.

You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boy whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since — on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to be displaced by your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me, there and everywhere, and will be. Estella, to the last hours of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil. — Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

The individual titles of the three books are as follow:

  1. Chain of Thorns
  2. Chain of Gold
  3. Chain of Iron

The books will interconnect with The Dark Artifices trilogy as two separate trilogies that are also the stories of the Blackthorns, Herondales and Carstairs, much like TMI and The Infernal Devices interconnected despite taking place in different time periods and locations.

As a fan of The Great Expectations, I am really excited for this connection. Fans of Dorian Gray would know how Will Herondale’s trips to the opium den and subsequent unraveling is a great retelling from the classic Oscar Wilde book. A Shadowhunter retelling is a great way to revisit the Charles Dickens classic now.

However, Clare confirms that the next Shadowhunter book will definitely be The Dark Artifices‘s Lady Midnight.