I”ll be at the Hay on Wye Book Festival this year, with the lovely Sarah Rees Brennan and also the Fonz! (He isn’t technically part of our event, but I did notice he was going to be there.) I’ll be signing books and reading from City of Heavenly Fire on May 24th, before it goes on sale!
The Hay Festival is free itself, but the festival charges for signings and talks so they can pay their costs. It’s 6 pounds for our event — they already sold out the five hundred person auditorium and moved us to a bigger one, so grab a ticket while they have them!
Event HF7 • Saturday 24 May 2014, 1pm • Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
Hay on Wye, Wales
An interview with the creator of the hit YA series The Mortal Instruments. City of Bones was adapted into a movie in 2013.
#TMITuesday Jace and Jem. Another in Cassandra Jean’s set of postcards of scenes from City of Heavenly Fire.
It’s #TMI Tuesday
and I’m also sharing a sneak peek at all-new Cliff Nielsen character art that will appear on the inside of the first edition of City of Heavenly Fire
jacket. Find out how you can get exclusive access to it here: www.shadowhunters.com/TMITuesday
(Basically, go to the link, and share the content — through Twitter, Tumblr, or email — and it’ll unlock buttons along the right side of the page. Click on the one that says “ART REVEAL” and it’ll show you a piece of the art from the inside jacket, as well as providing new quotes from CoHF and shareable art.)
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!
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!)
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.
For fun, one of Cassandra Jean’s postcards of scenes from City of Heavenly Fire. Above, the Blackthorns and Emma in Idris. (Dru is around, but not in the picture.)
Announcing the Ultimate Shadowhunter Fan Sweepstakes!
Test your Shadowhunter knowledge and enter for a chance to receive a copy of #COHF a day BEFORE it goes on sale 5.27! Good luck!
It’s time to start the official countdown to City of Heavenly Fire coming 5.27! Grab the #COHF countdown widget now: http://shadowhunters.com/widget/
And get ready for #TMITuesdays! Starting next week there will be a new #COHF related info revealed every Tuesday until the book goes on sale.
Above: One of Cassandra Jean’s ten illustrations for City of Heavenly Fire. Each is a scene from the book.
City of Heavenly Fire snippet
“And I suppose you know who Magnus’ father is?” Luke said.
“I paid a lot of money once to find it out,” Raphael said.
The first of the Rings (Pentacles( arcana tarot cards from Cassandra Jean’s complete Shadowhunter Tarot. The ten of rings shows the Branwell family ring, with a pattern of waves, and Charlotte and Henry. The nine of rings shows Jace and Will Herondale and the Herondale family ring with a pattern of birds. The eight of rings shows Matthew Fairchild, the Fairchild family ring with a pattern of wings, and the seven of rings shows Clary and Jonathan Morgenstern and the Morgenstern ring with its pattern of stars. (Their pose is a little like the pose on the cover of City of Heavenly Fire — cool.)