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.

Hi Cassie! I’m super excited to see you (and Holly!) at the launch event at Books of Wonder! I was just wondering, is it really okay to bring as many books as we want to be signed? I always feel bad whenever I bring multiple books to events (it makes me feel sort of greedy…), especially with as many Shadowhunter books as there are, so I just wanted to make sure! Thanks so much! — hanafufa
It&#8217;s totally fine! I know there&#8217;s usually a restriction but in this case I genuinely will sign whatever you bring as long as I wrote it. I draw the line at other people&#8217;s books&#8230;.gotta draw it somewhere!
Hello Ms. Clare! You’re books are amazing and I just wanted to let you know. For your book signing next Tuesday, will there be a chance to buy The Iron trial before the signing?
— ashwaffle

Yes, absolutely. I know the Shadowhunter books have been embargoed forever (which means they&#8217;re strictly not allowed to be sold before the onsale date and if they are the bookstore pays massive penalties) but Magisterium is not (being the first book in a series). We hope, expect and want you to grab copies of The Iron Trial at the launch party!

Hi Cassie! I’m super excited to see you (and Holly!) at the launch event at Books of Wonder! I was just wondering, is it really okay to bring as many books as we want to be signed? I always feel bad whenever I bring multiple books to events (it makes me feel sort of greedy…), especially with as many Shadowhunter books as there are, so I just wanted to make sure! Thanks so much! — hanafufa

It’s totally fine! I know there’s usually a restriction but in this case I genuinely will sign whatever you bring as long as I wrote it. I draw the line at other people’s books….gotta draw it somewhere!

Hello Ms. Clare! You’re books are amazing and I just wanted to let you know. For your book signing next Tuesday, will there be a chance to buy The Iron trial before the signing?

— ashwaffle
Yes, absolutely. I know the Shadowhunter books have been embargoed forever (which means they’re strictly not allowed to be sold before the onsale date and if they are the bookstore pays massive penalties) but Magisterium is not (being the first book in a series). We hope, expect and want you to grab copies of The Iron Trial at the launch party!
hollyblack:

Getting my hair done in the hopes of looking fancy for release day!

   
Here’s where I am going to be this fall. Mostly with Holly talking about Call, Tamara, Aaron and The Iron Trial.
For more information about any and all of these events, go to Holly’s appearances page.
 September 9th - 5PM Magisterium Launch Event in New York
with Holly Black
 Books of Wonder 
18 West 18th Street 
New York, NY  Open to: the public!
September 13th - 7PMMagisterium Event in New Hampshire with Holly Black
Barnes &amp; Noble 
235 Daniel Webster Hwy
Nashua, NH 03060 ` Open to: the public!September 14th - 4PMMagisterium Event in Massachusetts with Holly Black
The Jones Library in conjunction with Odyssey Books
Woodbury Room 
43 Amity Street 
Amherst, MA  Open to: ticketed event - to book tickets, go here. September 26th - 7PMMagisterium Event in Illinois
with Holly Black
The Niles Public Library in conjunction with The Book Stall 6960 West Oakton St. 
Niles, IL  Open to: the public!September 27th - ALL DAYAnderson’s 11th Annual Young Adult Literature Conference
with Holly Black Hotel Arista
2139 City Gate Lane
Naperville, IL 60563 
Open to: Registered guests! To register, go here.October 4th - 6PMBath Kids Writer’s Festival
with Holly Black
 Guildhall  Open to: ticketed event - to book tickets, go here. October 5th - 2:30PMMagisterium Spoken Word Event in Nottingham with Holly Black
 Nottingham Playhouse
Wellington Circus
Nottingham, NG1 5AF  Open to: Ticket holders - for tickets go here. October 6th - 6:30PMMagisterium Signing at Waterstones London
with Holly Black The Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre
17 – 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA  Open to: Ticket holders - for tickets go here. October 7th - 6:30PMMagisterium Signing at Waterstones Liverpool
with Holly Black OH ME OH MY West Africa House
25 Water Street, Liverpool L2 0RG  Open to: Ticket holders - for tickets go here. 
 In NOVEMBER, Holly and I are going to be in Portugal, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands. Dates to come!

hollyblack:

Getting my hair done in the hopes of looking fancy for release day!

Here’s where I am going to be this fall. Mostly with Holly talking about Call, Tamara, Aaron and The Iron Trial.

For more information about any and all of these events, go to Holly’s appearances page.


September 9th - 5PM
Magisterium Launch Event in New York

with Holly Black


Books of Wonder 

18 West 18th Street 

New York, NY 
Open to: the public!



September 13th - 7PM
Magisterium Event in New Hampshire
with Holly Black

Barnes & Noble 

235 Daniel Webster Hwy

Nashua, NH 03060 `
Open to: the public!


September 14th - 4PM
Magisterium Event in Massachusetts
with Holly Black

The Jones Library in conjunction with Odyssey Books

Woodbury Room 

43 Amity Street 

Amherst, MA 
Open to: ticketed event - to book tickets, go here


September 26th - 7PM
Magisterium Event in Illinois

with Holly Black

The Niles Public Library in conjunction with The Book Stall
6960 West Oakton St. 

Niles, IL 
Open to: the public!


September 27th - ALL DAY
Anderson’s 11th Annual Young Adult Literature Conference

with Holly Black

Hotel Arista

2139 City Gate Lane

Naperville, IL 60563 

Open to: Registered guests! To register, go here.


October 4th - 6PM
Bath Kids Writer’s Festival

with Holly Black


Guildhall 
Open to: ticketed event - to book tickets, go here


October 5th - 2:30PM
Magisterium Spoken Word Event in Nottingham
with Holly Black


Nottingham Playhouse

Wellington Circus

Nottingham, NG1 5AF 
Open to: Ticket holders - for tickets go here


October 6th - 6:30PM
Magisterium Signing at Waterstones London

with Holly Black

The Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre

17 – 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA 
Open to: Ticket holders - for tickets go here


October 7th - 6:30PM
Magisterium Signing at Waterstones Liverpool

with Holly Black

OH ME OH MY West Africa House

25 Water Street, Liverpool L2 0RG 
Open to: Ticket holders - for tickets go here


In NOVEMBER, Holly and I are going to be in Portugal, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands. Dates to come!

My cat would like you to know that there are 6 days until Iron Trial comes out.
Also just a reminder that Holly and I will be signing at BOOKS OF WONDER in New York City on Tuesday, September 9, 6pm. I don&#8217;t usually sign WHATEVER YOU BRING (with 11 books out it&#8217;s kind of hard) but — this time I will be! 
Books of Wonder
Books of Wonder
18&#160;W 18th St
(212) 989-3270
New York, NYC
http://www.booksofwonder.com/store-hours-directions.php
See you there!

My cat would like you to know that there are 6 days until Iron Trial comes out.

Also just a reminder that Holly and I will be signing at BOOKS OF WONDER in New York City on Tuesday, September 9, 6pm. I don’t usually sign WHATEVER YOU BRING (with 11 books out it’s kind of hard) but — this time I will be! 

Books of Wonder

Books of Wonder
18 W 18th St
(212) 989-3270
New York, NYC
See you there!
hollyblack:

Swimming in Puffer’s Pond to get ready for BOOK TOUR!

hollyblack:

Swimming in Puffer’s Pond to get ready for BOOK TOUR!