Let the flames begin.
For fun, one of Cassandra Jean’s postcards of scenes from City of Heavenly Fire. Above, Raphael, Magnus and Luke.
Cassie, will there be a whole new cover for The Bane Chronicles’ print edition? — addictedtothese
Here it is! Magnus’ pretty face, revealed in honor of the release of the last of the Bane Chronicles, The Course of True Love (And First Dates) which details Magnus’ first date with Alec, and how it went horribly wrong and then oh so right. :)
The print edition will release in November, and has a special bonus mini-story in it as a reward for those who had to wait for print. :) It also contains interstitial comics drawn by Cassandra Jean!
Maureen and Sarah and I had a blast working on the Bane Chronicles. It was a fun, fantastic experience filled with terrible green jokes about Ragnor, sexy audiobook readers, and of course, lots of time spent with Magnus, which is always a good thing. Thanks so much to everyone for your support of TBC!
Hey Cassie! I love your books!!! Well, I was looking at the family tree of Clockwork Princess and I realized something strange: why did all Sophie’s kids die before her? Is this going to be explained in TLH? Poor Sophie… =( Kisses and thank you!! — my-prince-of-the-ocean
Remember that not everything about the family tree is accurate - it’s meant to be a found object, something made by a person, so the person who made it could have made mistakes/been concealing things on purpose. Maybe one of Sophie’s kids married a mundane, or turned into a vampire, or an Iron Sister, and the person who recorded the family tree politely left that info off.
Hi Cassie! I’m super excited for TLH ( I know, I know, it’s a long wait)!! I was looking at all the posts about it, and I thought about something. According to shadowhunter’s wiki and the family tree, Lucie Herondale (can’t wait to hear more about her and her brother!) was born in 1891, which means she’d be about 12 in TLH. Isn’t Jesse like 12 years older than her? Also, will Gabriel an Cecily appear in TLH? Or other characters from TID? — alix-gryffindor-rules-potter
Yes, according to the family tree Jesse is way older than Lucie. Of course he’s also dead according to Midnight Heir. You’re just going to have to trust that the weird stuff with time and dates in the family tree is meant to represent deliberate mysteries that are also mysteries for the characters!
Gabriel, Cecily, Will, Tessa, Jem, they all appear in TiD. They’re part of their children’s lives — think of them as occupying the places that Maryse, Luke, Robert and Jocelyn occupy in TMI.
"I love your books! Just curious, when Magnus and Tessa where living together where they ever “friends with benefits?” — annaloli"
Hee hee heeeeee. Hee hee.
No, in my mind they’ve never been anything but platonic friends.
By Malinda Lo
Last October, I posted a list of YA books about LGBT characters of color. It’s been tough to find more books, so these additions expand the goal slightly and are about (1) a queer person of color protagonist; (2) a queer protagonist in a romantic relationship with a POC; or…
Since Maureen and I wrote the Bane Chronicles too, very proud and happy to be on the list!
Yes, very happy to see Bane on the list of LGBT protagonists of color in YA. And great to have the list overall.
Fanart of Magnus Bane from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series; and my favourite character as well. XD I am thrilled about the selection of Godfrey Gao for the part, as most people who watch asian dramas and such will know about him as well. :) Can’t wait for the movie, and hope to see more of our lovable warlock in City of Heavenly Fire ^-^
"The High Warlock of Brooklyn", Watercolours, Colour-Pencils, Micron/Markers/Ink on Paper
(tried to keep as much resemblance as I could to Godfrey, first time doing a portrait in watecolour, so bear with me ^^0)
Magnus Bane is one of the few fictional characters that has Helped me in my Real life, and not just as an escape and an entertainment. It might be a bit silly to look up to a fictional character but the way he’s himself and everything that means (he’s not perfect and makes mistakes and can be a bit weird) reminds me to do just that, to stop being so insecure, to accept the way I am and be proud of it. Plus, I relate to him in the way he deals with the horror that sometimes surrounds him. It feels real, the way he doesn’t romanticize it, and the way he’s still himself during those situations. I live in a violent place and sometimes when going out you have to step on blood from someone that was killed the day before you feel like there’s no point in being who you are, if who you are isn’t a hero. From all the books that I’ve read, your Magnus Bane shares a place in my heart along with Bishop Myriel. So yeah. Thank you so much and please tell Magnus he’s the best. Although he knows that so nevermind. <3 — eyranne
Magnus says thank you. :)
Eep! Happy Holidays! Audiobook coming soon, with Jamie Bamber reading.
I don’t know why every Irish character I ever write is evil. It’s just my way I guess. My way of DISRESPECTING MY HOMELAND.
How lovely is Jordan Gavaris, and how jealous am I Cassie got to talk to him? (Answers: very lovely, deeply jealous.) It is lovely that he liked the True Love and also the Family Relationships! It was super fun to write avec Cassie a not-so-heteronormative take on a very heteronormative (and yet I love ‘em) genre—rom-coms. We tried to bring the rom and the com!
Jordan Gavaris definitely brought both.
But WHEN will my oppression of the Irish end…?
I’ve been feeling a bit in a rut lately. Not that I haven’t had ideas on what to draw, or that I haven’t had the energy to draw. I have plenty of all that. But more like my art is beginning to all look the same. Usually it’s times like these that I am suddenly spurred to develop and get better. Because I don’t want my art to feel stagnant, or to get too comfortable with my work. So I sit down and collect the artwork of all my favorite artists together and stare at it and think “what is it about this person’s linework that I love so much?” Is it more variety in line weight? Am I attracted by the amount of hatching they use? Are their lines smoother or messier than mine that draws me to it so much? What do I need to play with in my own work to make it fresher to me? These are all things artists should think about sometimes. The changes in your work may end up very subtle, but it will feel so much more exciting to you to draw.