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

Cassandra Clare

An interview with the creator of the hit YA series The Mortal Instruments. City of Bones was adapted into a movie in 2013.

12+ years

Price: £6.00

Tickets: https://www.hayfestival.com/p-7471-cassandra-clare.aspx

#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.)
#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.)

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS SPOILERS

"Well, you’ve heard this a lot but.. I LOVE your books! Your stories have changed my way of feeling things, every character (even the villains) made me see a little of me. Your mind is brilliant and I love you for sharing it with the world! I have a question for you. I’m a BIG fan of Tessa, Will and Jem. I wonder what year and how long Tess and Jem were together. If City of Bones is going in 2007, they got together in the 90s or in 2000? Because we see Brother Zachariah, so.. That’s it! Sorry for my bad english. Can’t wait to see you in Brazil! Much love <3 — hiclickhere

Well, the Clockwork Princess epilogue is dated in the book. 2008. So we know that that’s when Tessa and Jem got together, because we see it.

I’m pasting in the timeline for the series below, because the question of where the Clockwork Princess epilogue fits in is a popular one! There is no answer to how long Tessa and Jem “were together” because — they only just got together, so recently that they are not together as of City of Lost Souls or the beginning of City of Heavenly Fire. 

Timeline:

cassandraclare:

I had to redact a bunch of this ask’s spoilery bits but I think I managed — in essence, I’ve gotten a lot of asks about where the epilogue of Clockwork Princess fits into the timeline of TMI.

Here’s the basic timeline of the TMI books:

CoB: takes place in August 2007, the year the book was published.

CoA: begins in very early September 2007-  a few days to a week after CoB ends. 

CoG: begins in September, about 1 week after CoA ends. The whole book takes place in 1.5-2 weeks. It is mentioned that the leaves on trees are beginning to turn fall colors.

CoFA: begins in Mid-October (Halloween decorations are up, Simon mentions the month) and ends around the third or fourth week of October. In CoFA, it is also mentioned that Clary has been training to fight demons for 7 weeks.

CoLS: The prologue is set in late October. The first chapter begins two weeks later, in the 2nd week of November.

October had 5 weeks in 2007. Here’s a link to a 2007 calendar:

http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/?country=1&year=2007

The Clockwork Princess prologue takes place in 2008.

We don’t know when in 2008, but we do know enough to know it takes place after the events of City of Lost Souls. It is either during or after the events of City of Heavenly Fire

As for Bro Z, he appears in City of Fallen Angels and City of Lost Souls. It is explained in City of Fallen Angels that he was among the few Silent Brothers who was not in the Silent City when Valentine attacked, and therefore survived.

So yes, basically, the epilogue of Clockwork Princess takes place in the future of the characters in City of Lost Souls. You can search it for clues about Heavenly Fire if you want. :)

#TMITuesdays 
For fun, one of Cassandra Jean’s postcards of scenes from City of Heavenly Fire. Above, Raphael, Magnus and Luke.
You can see the last postcard here.

#TMITuesdays 

For fun, one of Cassandra Jean’s postcards of scenes from City of Heavenly Fire. Above, Raphael, Magnus and Luke.

You can see the last postcard here.

It&#8217;s #TMITuesday and I&#8217;m sharing 3 secrets about #COHF!Find out how you can get exclusive access to them here: www.shadowhunters.com/TMITuesdayAnd remember, these are secrets &#8230; so keep them to yourself Shadowhunters! 
(Basically, you have to tweet, tumblr or email the link, and that&#8217;ll unlock a video of me blathering - and reading a bit from CoHF!)

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!)

Mark

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?

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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.

Love this!

A while ago, I was discussing the &#8220;dirty sexy alley scene&#8221; from City of Fallen Angels with Cassandra Jean.
Her: What&#8217;s the DSAS?
Me: Many years ago in the Shadowhunter fandom, someone dubbed the scene in COFA &#8220;the dirty sexy alley scene.&#8221; Then they all started getting monikers like that — Dirty Sexy Bedroom Scene, Dirty Sexy Club Scene, etc. At the moment they are:
DSAS: the alley scene from CoFA
DSBS: Tessa and Jem in the bedroom from Clockwork Prince
DSCS: Jace and Clary in the club in Lost Souls
DSDS: Will and Tessa together in the dungeon/cell in Princess
DSES: Clary and Jace in an &#8220;E&#8221; place that is as yet unidentified but apparently underwater. :)

It seems to be one per book, since there&#8217;s no Dirty Sexy Balcony scene for Will and Tessa, or Bedroom Scenes for Simon and Izzy or Maia and Jordan or Alec and Magnus. I don&#8217;t know why, though!&#8221;

So Cassandra Jean kindly offered to draw them. Who am I to say no? So have a little Sexy Club Scene from Lost Souls.

ETA: CLARY WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR HAND

A while ago, I was discussing the “dirty sexy alley scene” from City of Fallen Angels with Cassandra Jean.

Her: What’s the DSAS?

Me: Many years ago in the Shadowhunter fandom, someone dubbed the scene in COFA “the dirty sexy alley scene.” Then they all started getting monikers like that — Dirty Sexy Bedroom Scene, Dirty Sexy Club Scene, etc. At the moment they are:

DSAS: the alley scene from CoFA
DSBS: Tessa and Jem in the bedroom from Clockwork Prince
DSCS: Jace and Clary in the club in Lost Souls
DSDS: Will and Tessa together in the dungeon/cell in Princess
DSES: Clary and Jace in an “E” place that is as yet unidentified but apparently underwater. :)
It seems to be one per book, since there’s no Dirty Sexy Balcony scene for Will and Tessa, or Bedroom Scenes for Simon and Izzy or Maia and Jordan or Alec and Magnus. I don’t know why, though!”
So Cassandra Jean kindly offered to draw them. Who am I to say no? So have a little Sexy Club Scene from Lost Souls.
ETA: CLARY WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR HAND
Who dies?

HI CASSIE! Wow, i don’t know How to start. I love your books! Before reading your books i was like, not alone, but just didn’t felt complete. When i read what will said about books and that they make him feel that he was not alone, i was feeling so identified with him! I love Will, but who doesn’t? BACK TO THE POINT,I have a question that i really hope you could answer me. The question is about CoHF, about Helen Blacthorn. Because in the snippet i read it said that Julian was the oldest who escaped from the LA institute, Does that means that Hellen is gonna die? And if that’s so, does Helen count like one of the six name people? Love your books, please keep writting AMAZING stories — luchiodair

If Helen died in the beginning of the book, she would certainly count as one of the six named people who died. We know her well enough, and her relationships with the other characters, especially Aline and Alec, are important enough that she would absolutely count.

However the reason she isn’t in the Institute in the beginning of the book is because she’s in Idris with Aline. Helen is 18, and can go where she likes. So she simply isn’t home. That scene doesn’t mean she’s dead. I don’t think there are any snippets that point toward any particular deaths. Mark is also older than Julian, but that snippet doesn’t mean he’s dead either.

New (and scary) synopsis for ‘City of Heavenly Fire’

In the long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother.

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Dark Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris  — but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee — even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned …

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the world in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!”

Yike. :D

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New (and scary) synopsis for ‘City of Heavenly Fire’

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Shadowhunters all over the world are counting down the days until City of Heavenly Fire hits book stores on May 27 – less than 50 days! – and fans can now read a new (and scary) synopsis, which was published on Cassandra Clare’s official website.

Ready, Shadowhunters?

In the long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have…

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