A Guide to Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

Cat was kind enough to give me the heads up that pages to buy the first seven novellas of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, along with summaries, have been posted on Amazon. So here I give you the masterlist, 1-10, with short summaries.

About Tales from The Shadowhunter Academy

Simon Lewis never thought he’d become a Shadowhunter…and now he has the chance. Ten novellas, each released as an individual e-book over the course of ten months, make up Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. The series will launch with one story a month beginning in February 2015 with:

Story 1: Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy.


After living as a Mundane and a Vampire, Simon never thought he would become a Shadowhunter, but today he begins his training at Shadowhunter Academy.

2) The Lost Herondale: Simon learns the worst crime a Shadowhunter can commit: desertion of their comrades. In the early nineteenth century, Tobias Herondale abandoned his fellow Shadowhunters in the heat of battle and left them to die. His life was forfeit, but Tobias never returned, and the Clave claimed his wife’s life in exchange for Tobias’s. Simon and his fellow students are shocked to learn of this brutality, especially when it is revealed the woman was pregnant. But what if the child survived…could there be a lost Herondale line out in the world today?

3) The Whitechapel Fiend

Simon learns the truth behind the Jack the Ripper murders—“Jack” was stopped by Will Herondale, his former parabatai, and his institute of Victorian Shadowhunters.

4) Nothing But Shadows: Simon challenges the setup of the Shadowhunter Academy and in doing so learns the story of James Herondale and Matthew Fairchild and the unusual way that they became friends and parabatai.

5) The Evil We Love : The story of Valentine’s Circle at the Shadowhunter Academy.

6) Pale Kings and Princes : Simon has an encounter with Downworlders and is reprimanded for not following the rules for Academy students interacting with Downworlders. A story within a story: Andrew Blackthorn, while a student at the Academy, becomes enthralled by a faerie and has two children with her: Mark and Helen.

7) Bitter of Tongue : When faeries kidnap Simon he encounters a member of the Wild Hunt, the former Shadowhunter Mark Blackthorn.  

8) The Fiery Trial : Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn become parabatai. Simon and Clary both act as their witnesses, so they can see what a parabatai bond forming looks like as they want to become parabatai as soon as Simon graduates — and because Emma asked Clary. The ritual goes unexpectedly …  

9) Born to Endless Night:  Simon, like the rest of the Academy, is stunned when a navy-skinned warlock baby is found on the Academy steps. They hand the child over to guest lecturer Magnus Bane, who has to bring a child home… temporarily, of course… to his man!  

10) Angels Twice Descending: Someone lives and someone dies at Simon’s Ascension ceremony.  

Cassie, by the Angel! How is Tobias Herondale related to Edmund who was born in the 1830s? Will we find out in The Last Herondale or do we have to wait until The Wicked Powers? Please picture Loki’s “Tell me” gif here. I am so, so excited for more Simon and more Herondales! Just because Tobias was worse than Stephen doesn’t mean that future (maybe same generation as Jace) Herondales are! — catreadsbooks

Well, Tobias could have been maligned! Who can say? Herondales, they’re either awesome or awesomely terrible. All I can tell you is that you will find out who the Lost Herondale is before The Wicked Powers

cottoncandybeefalo said: Hi Cassie! Do you know if The Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy will be out in print edition like The Bane Chronicles?

Yes, it will.

;) We’re super excited about Shadowhunter Academy and we hope you are too!

Entertainment Weekly updates on Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy and shows the beautiful placeholder cover with an arrow for Simon. Also we can reveal our fourth co-conspirator, Robin Wasserman :)

palace-within-0ur-dreams said: Hey Cassie! When do you think the Shadowhunter Academy bind up will come out? I’m sure you don’t really know yet, but do you think it will be like the long wait we’ve had for the Bane Chronicles, or will it be a bit quicker? Thanks!

I think if my publishers heard it described as “a long wait” for the Bane Chronicles bindup they would rip out all their hair! Yes, TFSA will eventually be a printed, published book just like the Bane Chronicles (which is out November 11.)

its-mrs-t-herondale said: Hi Cassie! I love your books so much! I have a few questions though, Will Jace and Clary get married in TDA or already be married? Will Jem and Tessa appear in TDA? And, do you think you’ll make Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy into a book like you are with The Bane Chorincles? Anyway, I love you so much and hope someday you’ll come to Australia because it would be amazing to meet you!

Jem and Tessa, Jace and Clary, all appear in Shadowhunter Academy and The Dark Artifices. They are not main characters, but they are there enough for you to check in with them, find out what’s going on with them, etc. I’ll make a bigger post about this later, since up until “Will the cast from the movie return for the TV show” unexpectedly became my most asked question (answer: “I do not know!”) that was it. :)

Shadowhunter Academy will definitely be “a book.” I don’t have a publication date for it, but I would guess it would follow roughly the same timeline as the Bane Chronicles since it’s a very similar project. Expect to see Simon and of course Magnus and Alec, Jace and Clary, Izzy and Jem and Will and Tessa …

Well, I promised to let you know about movies/TV as soon as I knew anything, and now I know something. (I knew a tiny bit about this being a possibility on Friday, but this is the first I’m hearing of some of the definite details!)

bamf-beckett said: If tmi is becoming a tv series does that mean there will be different cast or the same one as the movie?

I have absolutely no idea! I am sure they are not casting at the moment and probably nobody knows. There is absolutely nothing whatsoever I could possibly ever do to influence whether they kept the same cast (assuming they were  available) at all, so I will be waiting, like you, to see if they cast new people, and hoping that if they do, those people will be good. 

Conferences and Europe tour dates
Hey Cassie! I was just wondering what book or writing conferences and events you were planing on attending this year?!? If any…
Holly and I will both be at Anderson’s 11th Annual Young Adult Literature Conference this weekend. Info here
We’ll also be at the Bath Festival in England, October 4. Info here.
And while not strictly festivaly, our tour of Europe is looking like this:
PortugalNov 4-5 
SpainNov 5-8 
Belgium/Netherlands: Nov 8-11 
Germany: Nov 11-15/16
Details coming. Meanwhile much to do!

frenchfilmelephant said: Should we expect any Cassandra Jean work sometime soon?

Ask and ye shall!

Cassandra Jean and I are hard at work on a Sekrit Project, so the flower card output has slowed for the moment — but it will continue!

You guys are super sweet!
Two artists worked on the Iron Trial cover. The illustration was done by French artist Alex Chaudret. Alex’s work:


Some of the design elements were done by Jim Tierney, one of my favorite book designers, like the bird-sword design of Call’s knife Miri.
David (our editor) just showed us the comps for the cover of the second book and it is lovely! And has Jasper!

You guys are super sweet!

Two artists worked on the Iron Trial cover. The illustration was done by French artist Alex Chaudret. Alex’s work:

Some of the design elements were done by Jim Tierney, one of my favorite book designers, like the bird-sword design of Call’s knife Miri.

David (our editor) just showed us the comps for the cover of the second book and it is lovely! And has Jasper!

kaidarknight:


They all yelled in excitement. Tamara yelled because she was happy, Aaron yelled because he liked it when other people were happy, and Call yelled because he was sure they were going to die.
-Chapter Ten of Magisterium Book One: The Iron Trial.

I am officially hooked of this series. That scene definitely my most favorite and it’s stuck in my head. Now I want to read the second book so bad I can’t wait for next year.
Magisterium© hollyblack and cassandraclare
-Kai

Aw, adorbs.

kaidarknight:

They all yelled in excitement. Tamara yelled because she was happy, Aaron yelled because he liked it when other people were happy, and Call yelled because he was sure they were going to die.

-Chapter Ten of Magisterium Book One: The Iron Trial.

I am officially hooked of this series. That scene definitely my most favorite and it’s stuck in my head. Now I want to read the second book so bad I can’t wait for next year.

Magisterium© hollyblack and cassandraclare

-Kai

Aw, adorbs.

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.