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Above: One of Cassandra Jean’s ten illustrations for City of Heavenly Fire. Each is a scene from the book.
Hi, is everyone really gonna die in the last book of the Mortal Instruments? — deansgirl27
Everyone is not going to die in the last book of The Mortal Instruments.
I feel like there’s been a lot of character death floating around in random media lately (Homeland, Teen Wolf, various) and I have been seeing much sad. Which I totally understand because character death often sends me off to bed with a fluffy cat and an ice pack.
I have said that six people whose names we know will die in City of Heavenly Fire. (And there was a big banner that said WHO WILL SURVIVE across the teaser cover but to be fair I didn’t come up with that one!) And I can see how that would be nervewracking.
I guess what I can say is:
1) I do think all the deaths matter. None of them happen for shock value or no reason or to get across the message that death is random.
2) No ladies are fridged.
3) While some deaths might be surprising (?) — there is a big war going on so I don’t think the fact that some characters die will actually be that shocking.
4) My goal is not to destroy lives or drown anyone in a bucket of feels, just to tell an enjoyable story and create an end point that hopefully people will feel does justice to the story that came before.
5) I don’t want anyone to feel jerked around. I want things to feel earned and meaningful. I am not a fan of nihilism — which is not really an overall judgement call, just a preference. The ending is not a despairing one. I believe in hope! I really do. I hope this calms some of the more trepidatious fears. I guess time will tell — two more months — how it all works out, but that’s the goal!
And now, a gratuitous picture of my cat looking at my husband. WHO HAS FLUFFY TINY PAWS? (Josh, of course.)
Siiince I haven’t drawn a portrait of Emma aaand I also felt like I doing laces.
Emma Carstairs (c) The Dark Artfices, cassandraclare
I love Aegisdea’s drawings of the characters so much!
“To die would be an awfully big adventure.” - JM Barrie
Happy Birthday Molly Quinn! @mollyquinn93 Our gorgeous TMI audiobook narrator and the sweetest girl ever. Here she is with me and Robbie Sheehan at the TMI premiere.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones + Posters
So the beautiful Cassandra (NOT me, Cassandra Jean) as you know collaborated to create a calendar of the TMI/TID/TDA/TLH boys — Men of the Shadowhunter Universe, I guess — and while I don’t know what we’re going to do with it yet, we decided to do a matching calendar for the girls. Cassandra wanted to work with classic pinup poses, so here’s Grace from TLH being ice queen January, and Helen and Aline being February 2014, celebrating Valentine’s Day*. Lookit Helen’s cute pointy ears!
*But not the way Valentine celebrates it.