Hi, Cassie! You have so many current projects (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, The Dark Artifices, The Last Hours, Magisterium), that it’s really hard to keep track of all of them. I know you don’t have set release dates for most of them, but could you please make an updated timeline of the book order, and when they might possibly be coming out? I can’t wait to read Lady Midnight! — buffylives

Sure. I went ahead and updated the timeline I posted earlier below, to reflect Shadowhunter Academy.

brookeelizaxo said: Hi Cassie! I love your books so so so sooo much! I finished City of Heavenly Fire and it was amazing. I was wondering when the rest of your novels were being released (TDA, TLH, TWP, etc)? Are there set dates or years for the releases? Thank you for such wonderful series! :)

Shadowhunter Chronicles:

City of Heavenly Fire wrapped up the Mortal Instruments series. The next installment of the Chronicles is The Dark Artifices, which takes place five years after CoHF. You can read about them here.

There are three Dark Artifices books: Lady Midnight, Lord of Shadows, and Queen of Air and DarknessLady Midnight is tentatively scheduled for release in late 2015 though it is not definite yet.

The Last Hours, the sequel series to The Infernal Devices, begins publishing shortly after Lady Midnight. You can read about it here. It’s about the children of the Infernal Devices characters.

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy is a sort of follow-up to the Bane Chronicles, in that it is 10 e-book stories that follow Simon from his arrival at the newly re-opened Academy in Idris for Shadowhunter training to the day he Ascends. You can read about it here.

So the order of books is:

The Bane Chronicles print edition, November 11, 2014

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, starting early 2015

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices 1)

Chain of Gold (The Last Hours 1)

Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices 2)

Chain of Iron (The Last Hours 2)

Queen of Air and Darkness  (The Dark Artifices 3)

Chain of Thorns (The Last Hours 3)

That carries us through for quite a few years, so other than saying that the Shadowhunter Chronicles is intended to wrap up permanently with an installment called The Wicked Powers, I think that’s all I can say right now.

Magisterium

The Iron Trial, the first book in the Magisterium series, came out September 9, 2014. There will be an installment of Magisterium every September for the next four years.

The second book, The Copper Gauntlet, is scheduled for September 2015.

Hope that helps!

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.

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!

"The Letter"

Hi Cassie! I have a question regarding The Bane Chronicles: remember when there was going to be an instalment called “The Letter”? Can you tell us what it was supposed to be about and/or why didn’t you end up writing it after all? Thanks, and love you! xx — you-are-not-trivial

It didn’t wind up being in the Chronicles because it wound up being worked into City of Heavenly Fire instead. You’ll know the scene when you see it.

We wound up with Alec and Magnus’ first date instead which I think was more fun all around. :)

In my editor’s office…

In my editor’s office…

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!

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!

the Bane Chronicles

The Course of True Love (And First Dates) detailing Alec and Magnus’ first date is done and turned in! Which means the Bane Chronicles is basically finished. The story should be out for ereaders in March (the print book sometimes in November/December.) My cowriters were kind enough to give me the Alec and Magnus’ date chapter so I could write kissing character development. Herewith a sneak peek.

The kiss caught fire and all he could see behind his closed eyes were gold sparks, all he was aware of was Alec’s mouth, Alec’s strong gentle hands that had held down a werewolf and tried not to hurt her, Alec pressing him against the banister so the rotten wood creaked alarmingly and Magnus did not even care. Alec here, Alec now, the taste of Alec in his mouth, his hands pushing aside the fabric of his own worn t-shirt to get at Alec’s bare skin underneath. 

Magnus appreciation

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. :)

The Last Stand of the New York Institute
Stephen Herondale would have killed me if he’d ever met me. I would not have been safe living among people like you, or like him. I am the wife and mother of warriors who fought and died and never dishonored themselves as you have. I have worn gear, wielded blades, and slain demons, and all I wished was to overcome evil so that I could live and be happy with those I loved. I’d hoped I had made this a better, safer world for my children. Because of Valentine’s Circle, the Herondale line, the line that was my son’s children’s children, is finished. That happened through you and your Circle and your husband. Stephen Herondale died with hate in his heart and the blood of my people on his hands. I can imagine no more horrible way for mine and Will’s line to end. I will have to carry for the rest of my life the wound of what Valentine’s Circle has done to me, and I will live forever.
  — Tessa Gray, The Last Stand of the New York Institute

I should probably have mentioned this was out …

Eep! Happy Holidays! Audiobook coming soon, with Jamie Bamber reading. 

aegisdea:

Ahahahahahahahahaa. I cried on a Christmas day because I read the latest TBC yesterday (GMT 8:00+).  
That was the most heart-wrenching TBC  EVER. LIKE. Oh god. I can’t… I don’t— what is the meaning of LIFE???????????
(I lost my ability to draw)
The Bane Chronicles (c) Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson &amp; Sarah Rees Brennan

aegisdea:

Ahahahahahahahahaa. I cried on a Christmas day because I read the latest TBC yesterday (GMT 8:00+).  

That was the most heart-wrenching TBC  EVER. LIKE. Oh god. I can’t… I don’t— what is the meaning of LIFE???????????

(I lost my ability to draw)

The Bane Chronicles (c) Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson & Sarah Rees Brennan