TLH

What’s up with Grace and Christopher Lightwood being married in the family tree? I’m confused and worried! — timelord-amypond

There’s no reason to be worried!

The family tree is meant to be a ‘found object.’ Meaning that it is supposed to be created by a person, so it isn’t a piece of objective truth.

There are reasons for pretty much everything in the family tree. But some of the marriages are arranged/faked, some of the people marked as dead became mundanes/Downworlders, there’s a reason the Carstairs records have been destroyed, etc.

You can’t, honestly, predict the plot of The Last Hours by looking at the family tree. So even though it is a fun thing, don’t let it give you grief. By the end of the books, you will understand why even the things in it that are not true were written down as they are.

I love this MAGISTERIUM: THE IRON TRIAL Trailer!

The Italian cover of the print version of The Bane Chronicles. (Coming in English in November … and in other languages I don’t know when. :)
I like how each different e-book has a different letter of Magnus’ name on it and spells out M-A-G-N-U-S B-A-N-E in the end.

The Italian cover of the print version of The Bane Chronicles. (Coming in English in November … and in other languages I don’t know when. :)

I like how each different e-book has a different letter of Magnus’ name on it and spells out M-A-G-N-U-S B-A-N-E in the end.

The Italian cover of Magisterium: The Iron Trial, with Call on the cover.
I’m interested to see who goes on the next covers!

The Italian cover of Magisterium: The Iron Trial, with Call on the cover.

I’m interested to see who goes on the next covers!

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

3. Do you now have a set month or something for the first TSA story? I’m really excited and I so miss Simon (et al.)… :D <3 — addictedtothese

We’re aiming to release the first one, “Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy,” next February.

hollyblack:

COUNTDOWN COMPLETE: One day remains before The Iron Trial is out! In fact, mere hours remain! Here’s Cassie and I getting ready to road trip to New York for our launch event at Books of Wonder tomorrow!!

Hi cassie, how to write with your best friend? I’m curious about it .. I love your books, I am anxious to read the Iron Trial — incaselovestruck
You know, I&#8217;m not going to lie, it was one of the most awesome things I&#8217;ve gotten to do as a writer. The thing about cowriting is you can be a writer but also a fangirl about the book you&#8217;re working on, because it&#8217;s not just yours, so it feels okay to fangirl over it. I totally fangirl so many Magisterium things, like how badass Tamara is and Call and Aaron&#8217;s friendship and the ending twist. And I totally have a ship. And I don&#8217;t feel bad about it. :)
See you guys on tour!

hollyblack:

COUNTDOWN COMPLETE: One day remains before The Iron Trial is out! In fact, mere hours remain! Here’s Cassie and I getting ready to road trip to New York for our launch event at Books of Wonder tomorrow!!

Hi cassie, how to write with your best friend? I’m curious about it .. I love your books, I am anxious to read the Iron Trial — incaselovestruck

You know, I’m not going to lie, it was one of the most awesome things I’ve gotten to do as a writer. The thing about cowriting is you can be a writer but also a fangirl about the book you’re working on, because it’s not just yours, so it feels okay to fangirl over it. I totally fangirl so many Magisterium things, like how badass Tamara is and Call and Aaron’s friendship and the ending twist. And I totally have a ship. And I don’t feel bad about it. :)

See you guys on tour!

My favorite piece of Magisterium art, by Scott Fischer. Call stands before the Iron Gate. At the end of each year at the Magisterium, students must pass through a gate to prove their mastery of the elements. Call knows he shouldn&#8217;t cross this gate — but he wants to.

My favorite piece of Magisterium art, by Scott Fischer. Call stands before the Iron Gate. At the end of each year at the Magisterium, students must pass through a gate to prove their mastery of the elements. Call knows he shouldn’t cross this gate — but he wants to.

Me and my godsons celebrating TWO DAYS to the release of The Iron Trial! #magisterium
Hi Cassandra I would just like to say that you and Holly did a good job on “The Iron Trial” I got a reading copy from my mum because she owns a book store keep up the good work and I can’t wait for TDA. :) :D — datnephilimfan
Aw, best kind of review. :)

Me and my godsons celebrating TWO DAYS to the release of The Iron Trial! #magisterium

Hi Cassandra I would just like to say that you and Holly did a good job on “The Iron Trial” I got a reading copy from my mum because she owns a book store keep up the good work and I can’t wait for TDA. :) :D — datnephilimfan

Aw, best kind of review. :)

hollyblack:

Sorry this is late, but it’s a good one! This countdown photo with Magisterium interior illustrator Scott Fischer, IN THE FLESH. 

We’re outside Tony DiTerlizzi’s fabulous birthday party.


And we got a super-lovely review for Magisterium from School Library Journal!




All his life Callum Hunt has been warned by his father that practicing magic is a guaranteed death sentence, the only certain way to make sure he doesn’t reach his 18th birthday. When Call is summoned to attend the entrance exams for The Magisterium, a more-sinister version of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft &amp; Wizardry, he promises his father he will deliberately fail the test to avoid the dangerous lure of magic school. Unfortunately, magic is in Call’s blood, and though his permanent limp and sarcastic attitude do not appear to serve him well during testing, he is selected with two other “Iron Years” to be a pupil of the greatest mage of all, Master Rufus. Black and Clare have created a unique world in The Magisterium, adroitly sidestepping reader fatigue with the many post- Harry Potter “magical academy” fiction series. The underground school’s labyrinthine tunnels, mysterious caverns, and strange rivers are an alternately wondrous and creepy setting for this hero’s quest. The diverse main trio’s multidimensional portrayals leave aside easy characterizations in favor of complex motivations which add depth to each character. Best of all, a late-stage reveal of the novel’s true hero and villain neatly turn fantasy tropes on their heads. 
Thanks, SLJ :D

hollyblack:

Sorry this is late, but it’s a good one! This countdown photo with Magisterium interior illustrator Scott Fischer, IN THE FLESH. 

We’re outside Tony DiTerlizzi’s fabulous birthday party.

And we got a super-lovely review for Magisterium from School Library Journal!

All his life Callum Hunt has been warned by his father that practicing magic is a guaranteed death sentence, the only certain way to make sure he doesn’t reach his 18th birthday. When Call is summoned to attend the entrance exams for The Magisterium, a more-sinister version of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry, he promises his father he will deliberately fail the test to avoid the dangerous lure of magic school. Unfortunately, magic is in Call’s blood, and though his permanent limp and sarcastic attitude do not appear to serve him well during testing, he is selected with two other “Iron Years” to be a pupil of the greatest mage of all, Master Rufus. Black and Clare have created a unique world in The Magisterium, adroitly sidestepping reader fatigue with the many post- Harry Potter “magical academy” fiction series. The underground school’s labyrinthine tunnels, mysterious caverns, and strange rivers are an alternately wondrous and creepy setting for this hero’s quest. The diverse main trio’s multidimensional portrayals leave aside easy characterizations in favor of complex motivations which add depth to each character. Best of all, a late-stage reveal of the novel’s true hero and villain neatly turn fantasy tropes on their heads. 

Thanks, SLJ :D

4 days until the Iron Trial! Sorry about the crappy picture, my phone has decided to die slowly on me. Above is the poster of The Iron Trial for the Scholastic Book Fairs and bookstores.
"dear cassie- im so excited because im going to meet you and holly on september 26 at the illinois event for the iron trial! i heard that you’ll be signing everything, but i just wanted to make sure you’ll be doing that here, in illinois, too- not just new york. 💕 — booksndfandoms&#8221;
Hi Cassandra, Just found out that you’re coming to Liverpool in October and cannot wait to see you! I was just wondering whether there are any restrictions on the number of books we can have signed so I don’t stumble in with a massive pile of them! Again, cannot wait to see you in October. Thanks :D — benjamin&#8212;bane
Hello! How many books we can sign is decided on by the bookstore, not by us. I know that may seem strange, but bookstores have to make sure they can get everyone signed before they close, etc — for instance our Nottingham event has sold 300 tickets and is almost sold out; if 300 people each bring 9 books, that&#8217;s 2,700 books — which averages out to about 14-16 hours of signing. You don&#8217;t wait to wait in that line!
I will be signing the Iron Trial and in every other place, I&#8217;ll sign at least two Shadowhunter books you bring or buy there. I&#8217;ve promised to sign whatever people bring at Books of Wonder because it&#8217;s the launch party and BOW okayed it: I&#8217;d check with whatever bookstore you&#8217;re attending the signing at to find out what the rules are about how many books to bring. If they say bring what you want, then go nuts. All the info/how to contact the stores/get tickets is here:
http://www.cassandraclare.com/tour-dates/
Hey Cassie, I love, love, love your work and me and my friend Charlotte are going to the Liverpool book signing for the magisterium on October 7th. We’re coming from Manchester and we’ve been wondering, would you ever come to Manchester? And would you sign anything TMI at the signing for my friend Ellie?x — charliesshadow
I will totally sign TMI stuff at the Iron Trial events, and Holly will sign her other books too. You should be able to get at least two Shadowhunter books signed wherever. Also happy to answer Shadowhunter questions. As for Manchester I was there 3 years ago and would happily go back.

4 days until the Iron Trial! Sorry about the crappy picture, my phone has decided to die slowly on me. Above is the poster of The Iron Trial for the Scholastic Book Fairs and bookstores.

"dear cassie- im so excited because im going to meet you and holly on september 26 at the illinois event for the iron trial! i heard that you’ll be signing everything, but i just wanted to make sure you’ll be doing that here, in illinois, too- not just new york. 💕 — booksndfandoms”

Hi Cassandra, Just found out that you’re coming to Liverpool in October and cannot wait to see you! I was just wondering whether there are any restrictions on the number of books we can have signed so I don’t stumble in with a massive pile of them! Again, cannot wait to see you in October. Thanks :D — benjamin—bane

Hello! How many books we can sign is decided on by the bookstore, not by us. I know that may seem strange, but bookstores have to make sure they can get everyone signed before they close, etc — for instance our Nottingham event has sold 300 tickets and is almost sold out; if 300 people each bring 9 books, that’s 2,700 books — which averages out to about 14-16 hours of signing. You don’t wait to wait in that line!

I will be signing the Iron Trial and in every other place, I’ll sign at least two Shadowhunter books you bring or buy there. I’ve promised to sign whatever people bring at Books of Wonder because it’s the launch party and BOW okayed it: I’d check with whatever bookstore you’re attending the signing at to find out what the rules are about how many books to bring. If they say bring what you want, then go nuts. All the info/how to contact the stores/get tickets is here:

http://www.cassandraclare.com/tour-dates/

Hey Cassie, I love, love, love your work and me and my friend Charlotte are going to the Liverpool book signing for the magisterium on October 7th. We’re coming from Manchester and we’ve been wondering, would you ever come to Manchester? And would you sign anything TMI at the signing for my friend Ellie?x — charliesshadow

I will totally sign TMI stuff at the Iron Trial events, and Holly will sign her other books too. You should be able to get at least two Shadowhunter books signed wherever. Also happy to answer Shadowhunter questions. As for Manchester I was there 3 years ago and would happily go back.