CLOCKWORK PRINCESS SPOILERS
"Well, you’ve heard this a lot but.. I LOVE your books! Your stories have changed my way of feeling things, every character (even the villains) made me see a little of me. Your mind is brilliant and I love you for sharing it with the world! I have a question for you. I’m a BIG fan of Tessa, Will and Jem. I wonder what year and how long Tess and Jem were together. If City of Bones is going in 2007, they got together in the 90s or in 2000? Because we see Brother Zachariah, so.. That’s it! Sorry for my bad english. Can’t wait to see you in Brazil! Much love <3 — hiclickhere “
Well, the Clockwork Princess epilogue is dated in the book. 2008. So we know that that’s when Tessa and Jem got together, because we see it.
I’m pasting in the timeline for the series below, because the question of where the Clockwork Princess epilogue fits in is a popular one! There is no answer to how long Tessa and Jem “were together” because — they only just got together, so recently that they are not together as of City of Lost Souls or the beginning of City of Heavenly Fire.
I had to redact a bunch of this ask’s spoilery bits but I think I managed — in essence, I’ve gotten a lot of asks about where the epilogue of Clockwork Princess fits into the timeline of TMI.
Here’s the basic timeline of the TMI books:
CoB: takes place in August 2007, the year the book was published.
CoA: begins in very early September 2007- a few days to a week after CoB ends.
CoG: begins in September, about 1 week after CoA ends. The whole book takes place in 1.5-2 weeks. It is mentioned that the leaves on trees are beginning to turn fall colors.
CoFA: begins in Mid-October (Halloween decorations are up, Simon mentions the month) and ends around the third or fourth week of October. In CoFA, it is also mentioned that Clary has been training to fight demons for 7 weeks.
CoLS: The prologue is set in late October. The first chapter begins two weeks later, in the 2nd week of November.
October had 5 weeks in 2007. Here’s a link to a 2007 calendar:
The Clockwork Princess prologue takes place in 2008.
We don’t know when in 2008, but we do know enough to know it takes place after the events of City of Lost Souls. It is either during or after the events of City of Heavenly Fire.
As for Bro Z, he appears in City of Fallen Angels and City of Lost Souls. It is explained in City of Fallen Angels that he was among the few Silent Brothers who was not in the Silent City when Valentine attacked, and therefore survived.
So yes, basically, the epilogue of Clockwork Princess takes place in the future of the characters in City of Lost Souls. You can search it for clues about Heavenly Fire if you want. :)
Cassandra Clare’s ‘City of Bones’ read by ‘Parenthood’s Mae Whitman — EXCLUSIVE | EW.com -
City of Heavenly Fire, the final book in The Mortal Instruments series, comes out in only six weeks on May 27, 2014. That means you have six weeks left to revel in the saga of Clary and her golden boy Jace and her dark angel brother Sebastian and the most loveable dork/vampire Simon and the man-eating, demon-killer Isabelle and poor, lovesick Alec. After this, guys, it’s finito.
As we roll up to the final book, Simon & Shuster is releasing a new edition audiobook for City of Bones, which will be narrated by Mae Whitman, who plays Amber Holt on Parenthood.
The last installment of The Bane Chronicles, The Course of True Love (And First Dates)was published as an e-book on March 18th and Simon & Shuster has just finished the audio version narrated by Gareth David-Lloyd. David-Lloyd starred in the Dr. Who spin-off Torchwood.
Whee, Mae Whitman — as I announced earlier this week - and we were thrilled to get Gareth David-Lloyd, who played Ianto on Torchwood
to read the last installment of Bane. Gareth has a gorgeous voice, and Jack and Ianto on Torchwood (pictured above!) were a seminal example of queer representation in pop culture science fiction and fantasy. After such a great lineup of readers, this is a terrific note to go out on — hope you guys are as happy as we are!
Jem.(From the Infernal Devices written by cassandraclare)
The snowdrop flower is a symbol of hope.
For fun, one of Cassandra Jean’s postcards of scenes from City of Heavenly Fire. Above, Raphael, Magnus and Luke.
You can see the last postcard here.
It’s #TMITuesday and I’m sharing 3 secrets about #COHF!
Find out how you can get exclusive access to them here: www.shadowhunters.com/TMITuesday
And remember, these are secrets … so keep them to yourself Shadowhunters!
(Basically, you have to tweet, tumblr or email the link, and that’ll unlock a video of me blathering - and reading a bit from CoHF!)
Actress Mae Whitman to Narrate a New Audiobook Edition of Cassandra Clare's CITY OF BONES -
Here’s some interesting information that just came out. Actress Mae Whitman, who currently plays Amber Holt in the TV series Parenthoodand was also in the feature film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, will be the narrator on a new edition of Cassie Clare‘s first book of The Mortal Instruments series, City of Bones. Simon and Schuster made this announcement today…
As a sort of celebration of City of Heavenly Fire coming out (and the audiobook coming out — I think you guys will love the narrators) Simon&Schuster decided to re-record City of Bones (with the corrections that have been added over the years — Simon having one sister instead of two, for instance!) — with the lovely Mae Whitman as the narrator.
I always think of her as Ann from Arrested Development but she was also fantastic in Perks of Being a Wallflower. Mae!
Hi, Cassie! So, it has been more than a year since the release of CP2 and I still didn’t get over it. I feel both happy and depressed when I think about this series. And I know that we will still see the characters in TLH, but it will not be the same, because it will be in their children points of view. So, I was wondering… you have written many extra scenes for TMI, and scenes from different characters POVs (like Jace’s, when it was Clary’s POV in the book). Are you planning on sharing with us any more scenes like that from TID? I wouldn’t mind at all a POV of Jem’s, specially that scene from the CP2 epilogue ♥ Thank you so much, and I’m super excited for CoHF and your coming to Brazil! — fairchild-gray-fray
I’ve never written the scene on the bridge from Jem’s point of view because Jem knows way too much about what happens in City of Heavenly Fire. It would, bizarrely, be spoilery for TMI. So maybe TMI is done; we’ll see.
If you want to read Jem’s POV on the bedroom scene with Tessa in Clockwork Prince, though, I wrote that. It’s called An Offering of Moonlight. I’ll paste it in, though many of you may have read it before — it’s not new. Under the cut, from the chapter “Fierce Midnight” in CP. There’s also “Burning Bright" which is Jem’s perspective on meeting Tessa for the first time.*
*And now I noticed the first thing Jem ever says to Tessa is “You’re not Will.” Huh.
** Ooh, Cassandra Jean gave me a Jessa scrap the other day. Now I get to use my scrap!
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Heeeeyyy, can you tell us anything about Mark Blackthorn??? PLEASE? I feel like he’s going to be a sex god — kay-the-quinn
But why would you think that?
Joking aside, I feel we should revisit this question after City of Heavenly Fire. You’ll meet him in that, and can make up your mind accordingly!
Only a month and a half till CoHF. Very excited for you to meet the Blackthorns and rejoin Clary, Jace, Alec and the others for their last adventure.
*Picture by Cassandra Jean of course. Note the pointy ears! Mark is part-faerie, it’s one of the most interesting things about his story.
Beautiful, really sad alternate cover for Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Jean