Cassandra Clare

This page will feature young adult author Cassandra Clare.  She is the author of two successful series featuring the Shadowhunters – The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices – with a third set to start in 2015.  With the recent success of young adult titles being adapted for the movies, The Mortal Instruments series will be getting even bigger with the release of the first movie from the series on August 23rd, 2013.

Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of not one, but two very successful series set in the Mortal Instruments world.  A third series will be starting in 2015.

Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.

Website: Cassandraclare.com

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coming nextThe sixth and final book in The Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fire, will be released on May 27th.

city of hevenly fireERCHOMAI, SEBASTIAN HAD SAID.

I am coming.

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!

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On August 26th, Holly Black and Cassandra Clare team up start a new series called The Magisterium. Book one is called The Iron Trial.

the iron trialFrom NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.

From two bestselling superstars, a dazzling and magical middle-grade collaboration centering on the students of the Magisterium, an academy for those with a propensity toward magic. In this first book, a new student comes to the Magisterium against his will — is it because he is destined to be a powerful magician, or is the truth more twisted than that? It’s a journey that will thrill you, surprise you, and make you wonder about the clear-cut distinction usually made between good and evil.

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November 11th is the release date of the hardcover version of The Bane Chronicles, the serialized e-stories that focused on the popular Magnus Bane.

the-bane-chroniclesEver wondered about the enigmatic, mysterious warlock Magnus Bane? The only character to appear in every Shadowhunter book, Magnus has a past even more shrouded in mystery than his present. I’ve teamed up with acclaimed YA writers Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan to create the Bane Chronicles, the back (and front) story of Magnus told in ten linked tales.

Look for short stories like Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale; The Rise and Fall of the Hotel Dumort; Saving Raphael Santiago and What To Buy The Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anyway).

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Looking way ahead to 2015, there will be a third series set a few years after The Mortal Instruments books.  Called The Dark Artifices, it will feature heroine Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs, and is planned as a trilogy. The first book is called Lady Midnight.

Los Angeles, 2012. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to the eradication of demons and being the best, fastest and deadliest Shadowhunter since Jace Lightwood. Raised in the Los Angeles Institute, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian. As Emma hunts those who caused the death of her parents, the trail they’re following leads back to those they’ve always been taught to trust.

At the same time, Emma is falling in love with Julian — her closest friend and, because he is her parabatai, the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.

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Lady Midnight will be followed by Prince of Shadows and The Queen of Air and Darkness

And way, way after that, the fourth Shadowhunter series will be called The Last Hours, and it will be about the immediate families of Jem, Will and Tessa. The trilogy will include Chain of Thorns, Chain of Gold, and Chain of Iron.

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