A little sneak peek at the Clockwork Princess manga, coming from Yen Press! Jem and Will, Jem and Tessa, Will and Tessa.
CLOCKWORK PRINCESS EPILOGUE SPOILER.
WILL IN HEAVEN XD
Can you pre-order CoHF in the UK? And will there be any special perks? — jack-jack-attackk
You can always pre-order books. You can do it online, or by walking into any bookstore with the title and author and saying you want to pre-order. You can do it in any country, in any language, anywhere in the world.
I’m sure Walker UK will want to do something special for CoHF but right now I don’t know what. I have information only about the North American hardback first edition. I don’t have info about anything that might be available in any other language or version or country right now.
"Just wondering will the picture on the inside of the jacket of CoHF have spoilers? I admit I wish I hadn’t noticed the inside of the jacket on clockwork princess until I’d finished the book. — lindybell21"
Yeah, that was really stupid of us. I don’t think we’ll ever do that again. The tree should have gone in the back, even though it was pretty on the inside cover. I don’t think it ever occurred to any of us that people would take the jacket off the book before they started reading, but of course people do, to preserve the cover, etc. And while the tree didn’t tell the whole story, it was spoilery. So no, we’d never do anything like that again. What the CoHF special first edition cover offers is basically a chance to see Cliff (the cover artist who has done all my covers) do his take on characters that would otherwise not make it onto covers, especially since this is the last book about them.
Hullo, Miss Cassie. I’ve been following your books since I read Infernal Devices back in January 2011 (as stated on my Clockwork Angel book) and I’ve wanted to ask you if… Well, if you can ask Ms. Cassandra Jean to draw a modern style Tessa and Jem. I’m sorry, I’m a diehard fan of them. Also, if I pre-order a CoHF, when will it be shipped here in Asia. Thanks. P.S. My last name’s the same as Cristina!! :) — eulphy
Modern day Tessa and Jem by Cassandra Jean:
That’s an older one, part of her CP2 postcard set. Maybe she’d draw a new one if you made eyes at her.
I don’t know anything about shipping of books; that’s way out of my bailiwick! You can always ask the bookstore that’s doing the shipping!
This is, as promised a long time ago, the last and final of my essays/replies about Clockwork Princess, its ending, and the Clockwork series in general. And the last time I will write about love triangles for a good long time. :)
Because it has been a while now since Clockwork Princess, I am not putting this under a read more tag. IT IS FULL OF SPOILERS. BEWARE YE THE SPOILERS, IF YOU HAVE NOT READ CLOCKWORK PRINCESS. It reiterates a lot of things I’ve already said about love triangles, love, etc. — but it is a basic sum-up, and final word on the topic.
Clockwork Princess was Tessa’s story. City of Heavenly Fire is going to be the end of Clary’s story. These girls are the heart and soul of the books I’ve written. They’re the protagonists: they’re the heroes, they’re the stars. The story is theirs.
It’s been long enough that I am not putting this under a cut, but if you have not read Clockwork Princess do not read on because here be spoilers. Mostly about Tessa.
"I’m hoping you’l answer my question regarding the Silent Brothers and Iron Sisters. So in order to be a Silent Brother you’ll have to be a guy and Iron Sister is to be a female?"
Yep. As we know from CoLS, male Shadowhunters aren’t even allowed into the Adamant Citadel to ask questions, much less become Iron Sisters.
And you also mentioned that Shadowhunter blood is always the dominant one, but how come Tessa remains as a warlock and did not receive any runes although she has shadowhunter blood? — spazzerism”
Because it’s not me mentioning these things — it’s the books. Specifically, the characters in the books. And they can only tell you what they know or believe to be true. They can’t tell you about things that are completely outside the realm of their experience.
When Jem says “Shadowhunter blood is dominant” he’s doing the same thing Will does in Clockwork Prince when he says “All children of Shadowhunters and demons are stillborn.” He is saying what he knows to be true. The offspring of humans and Shadowhunters, werewolves and Shadowhunters, faeries and Shadowhunters, are all Shadowhunters. He can’t speak to the existence of the offspring of demons and Shadowhunters because as far as he knows there never have been any and there never will be. It’s as relevant as discussing the offspring of Shadowhunters and cucumbers.
Same with Will saying the offspring of demons and Shadowhunters are stillborn: it’s always been true so why would he think there would be an exception? Tessa is unique. There never was a Tessa before Tessa and there never is again, since the clockwork angel is destroyed in CP2.
Things characters say are not always true. They are always the truth as the character knows it.
“Hey Cassie! I was thinking about the drawing of Magnus, Tessa and Simon at the graves of their loved ones and it occurred to me if there is any way for immortals like them to die? — blindingly-seeing”
Sure. A piano could fall on Tessa or Magnus and kill them anytime. Simon could be burned to death or staked. Immortal is not invulnerable. :)
"Hi Cassandra I absolutely Love your work and can say that the Shadowhunter Series have been my all time favorite books EVER! I had a question regarding Tessa and Jem. Will we be seeing Both Tessa and Jem in Heavenly Fire book? I would love to imagine both worlds combining into the final epic book. Some hope please! =D — isabela309"
Well, I’ve said we’ll get the answer to Jem’s “cure” in City of Heavenly Fire, and we will. But as to how much Jem appears in the book, or whether Tessa appears at all, I can’t say. That information will have to wait for release day. :)
Mostly about Jem and his fate!
Oh my God. This is so cute. And if you’ve read I Want My Hat Back it is especially genius, but if not, it is still genius and so cute. And maybe made me cry. A little. Even I have feels sometimes.
+spoilers for CP2+
I saw this post
and I was like i need to make that one comic
and so i did.
under the read more because its long and spoilers
Some time ago the lovely Cassandra Jean did a series of postcards leading up to the release of Clockwork Princess. This was one of them. Whose hand Tessa was holding was deliberately not shown, but under the cut is the finished card … and a little extra artwork too, just for fun. Warnings for shipping and spoiling.
"Fire and Ice" song written by Olivia inspired by the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare (by CandO103)
Too cute! My readers = so talented.
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 Infernal Devices takes the season of winter. From left: Gideon, Sophie, Henry, Charlotte, Will, Tessa, Church (in a bad mood!) Jem, Gabriel, Cecily, and in the background, Magnus and Jessamine.