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Cassandra Clare reveals plans for FIVE Shadowhunters series and more


Author Cassandra Clare answered a few fan questions on her Tumblr today, and revealed that along with the mysterious TLH, there’s another far-off series in the Shadowhunters Chronicles, TWP (squee!). She also talked about romantic relations between two parabatai and Tessa Gray’s further appearance in the Shadowhunters series.

Excerpts from her answer can be found below:

My plan at the moment is to do five Shadowhunter series, total. I don’t know if I’ll do any series in the Shadowhunter world beyond that. I don’t know why five exactly — maybe because one of my major literary idols has always been Tamora Pierce and she did five series set in Tortall. :) Maybe I think I have five stories to tell in this world. Maybe I’ll get to the end and want to tell more. Maybe not — I have a stockpile of other worlds and stories in my head; I’m writing one of them by writing Magisterium now, but there are many others.

There is a special sort of enjoyment in developing stories in a created world, because you can take the rules you yourself have invented, and bend them or break them. You can create connections and history — the story of Isabelle’s ruby necklace stretches back all the way to Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale. Then again, with a brand new world, you get to make everything up again. It’s like: brand-new baby or adorable five-year old? They’re both good.

(The five Shadowhunter series are TiD, TLH, TMI, TDA, and very far down the road, TWP. Don’t even ask about that one! It’s too far in the future! There are other Shadowhunter projects like The Bane Chronicles and the graphic novel project about the Circle, currently in planning stages and known as TST, but I’m not counting them: I’m only counting book series/trilogies written solely by me.)


The Clave says no. You’re not supposed to be romantically involved with your parabatai. In Clockwork Prince, one of the plot points is a past pair of parabatai, one of whom committed suicide because he’d fallen in love with his parabatai and was afraid of the secret being exposed.

The Clave has their reasons for this old Law. However, like pretty much every cultural/social law decreeing that people can’t fall in love or can’t marry, plenty of people break it. It’s not like no priest has ever fallen in love with anyone. And Emma and Julian’s relationship isn’t defined yet – not even by me! We know there is probably going to be an issue of romantic interest, but they are not a couple at the beginning of the books. They might never be a couple. We will see.

Photos: First look at The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones trading card

As we had informed you previously, a set of trading cards is a part of the merchandise for the first installment in The Mortal Instruments franchise, City of Bones. Beckett.com posted pictures of a bunch of the cards by Leaf, which aren’t yet finalized but give us a couple of new stills from the movie.

Check out the images in the gallery here.

Each box will contain 24 packs with six cards in each pack. Each box will also contain three hits, on average with two autographs and a movie-worn memorabilia card.

The base set will consist of 100 cards featuring scenes from the movie, character cards and even photo from behind the scenes.

The autographs will feature the main stars of the set including Lily Collins (The Blind Side), Jonathan Rhys-Meyers(The Tudors), Lena Heady (Game of Thrones, Sarah Connor Chronicles), and Jamie Campbell Bower. There will also be an autograph of The Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare.

The cards will be available in August at retailers like Walmart.

Alec and Isabelle Lightwood Shadowhunters Posters for City of Bones

Sony Pictures has released two new movie posters for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, featuring Kevin Zegers and Jemima West as brother-sister duo Alec and Isabelle Lightwood respectively.

Check out the posters in the gallery here.


MORTAL INSTRUMENTS characters in the season of fall in new Shadowhunter Card

In a lovely new project in the Shadowhunters Cards, Cassandra Clare posted a new card where Cassandra Jean depicted the characters of The Mortal Instruments series in the season of fall. Check it out in full by clicking on the image below:

Taking  a break briefly from the tarot card project, I asked Cassandra Jean to draw the four seasons as the four Shadowhunter series I have either written or planned right now — The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, the Dark Artifices, and The Mysterious TLH.

Here The Mortal Instruments takes the season of fall. From left: Maia, Simon and Isabelle, Sebastian (lurking darkly on a bench) Jace and Clary, Luke and Jocelyn, Alec and Magnus, and Jordan, all in Central Park on a fall day.

Photo: Hot Topic’s exclusive City of Bones clothing line

A fan in the Facebook group, Better In Black, posted a photo of HOT TOPIC’s upcoming clothing line based on The Mortal Instruments series, exclusively for City of Bones. Reportedly, the photo has been sent in communications from the store, and should be available anywhere from late April to early June.

The clothes include Isabelle Lightwood‘s white dress that she wore in Pandemonium, dresses featuring the angelic rune and Jonathan Shadowhunter, and jeans with NYC backdrop from the teaser posters. Check out the full photo here: