Magisterium- The Iron Trial excerpt

You can now see the cover of The Iron Trial and read the prologue and first chapter up on USA Today!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2014/03/27/exclusive-excerpt-the-iron-trial-cover-reveal/6908419/

Whee, finally!

ETA: Who are the three children on the cover of The Iron Trial? I loved the cover! <3 — helenaandsherry

Aaron is in the center. Callum is on his left, and Tamara on his right.

THE IRON TRIAL COVER REVEAL - TOMORROW

Why do we get so few things about The Iron Trial? I want to know every little thing about Callum :( and what a about the cover? >.< — barryfanboyallen

:) Because it’s been actually early book-wise for there to be much news. Too early for ARCs, or a cover, so I’ve been waiting for there to be interesting stuff to share — and IN FACT, I’ve found out today that the cover will be revealed tomorrow in USA Today.

And then there will be lots more Magisterium stuff coming until September, when it publishes, and Holly and I will be sharing it all with you!

aegisdea:

I promised I’ll draw Tamara Zarin after exams, so here she is~ . I based her from the description Miss Cassie gave me, then the rest is basically imagination.
All of my interpretations of the characters are subject to change, since we do not know them yet. The designs are just pulled out from my imagination.I also want to draw their 17 year old selves. //derp 
Anyway,  I’ll follow up with Celia and Jasper soon! So.. Yeah. 8D Heehee. 
Tamara Zarin (c) Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

aegisdea:

I promised I’ll draw Tamara Zarin after exams, so here she is~ . I based her from the description Miss Cassie gave me, then the rest is basically imagination.

All of my interpretations of the characters are subject to change, since we do not know them yet. The designs are just pulled out from my imagination.I also want to draw their 17 year old selves. //derp 

Anyway,  I’ll follow up with Celia and Jasper soon! So.. Yeah. 8D Heehee. 

Tamara Zarin (c) Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

aegisdea:

My interpretation of Callum Hunt and his best friend, Aaron. This drawing is based off the description Cassandra Clare, gave me. I shamelessly fanmailed her about Magisterium and I got a list of characters and their distinct looks. Their description isn’t final yet, so chillax peeps~ 
I decided to do a sketch of them before I hit my books again, my hands were itchy! I’ll probablt do the other three characters (Tamara included) after my final exams~ 
I will quote again, “the descriptions are not yet final”, and I am just a fangirl excited for this book. ||D Ciao! 
Magisterium (c) Cassandra Clare &amp; Holly Black

I love this! Magisterium fanart! Squee! Call and Aaron - names that mean nothing now but hopefully soon they will. :)

aegisdea:

My interpretation of Callum Hunt and his best friend, Aaron. This drawing is based off the description Cassandra Clare, gave me. I shamelessly fanmailed her about Magisterium and I got a list of characters and their distinct looks. Their description isn’t final yet, so chillax peeps~ 

I decided to do a sketch of them before I hit my books again, my hands were itchy! I’ll probablt do the other three characters (Tamara included) after my final exams~ 

I will quote again, “the descriptions are not yet final”, and I am just a fangirl excited for this book. ||D Ciao! 

Magisterium (c) Cassandra Clare & Holly Black

I love this! Magisterium fanart! Squee! Call and Aaron - names that mean nothing now but hopefully soon they will. :)

Hello Ms Clare;
I’m enjoying your Shadowhunter chronicles insofar, and I’ve recently heard about TDA and the Bane Chronicles - which are great, but I’m just wondering if you’re going embark on a completely new and divergent series after those wrap - because as much as I’m enjoying this world, it would be great to see you put your skill to use on the creation of another, equally detailed and developed one.

Sincerely yours and have a nice day!
— the-hare-gets-fucked

Thanks for your kind words!

There isn’t any need to wait for TDA and the Bane Chronicles to wrap up if you want to see me writing a non-Shadowhunter book. Though I don’t talk about it much, because there is only so much to say about books no one has read yet, I have another series, called the Magisterium series (first book: The Iron Trial) coming out next year — it’s cowritten with Holly Black, and we’ve already finished the first book and are starting the second. 

It’s also fantasy, and also in our world, but the magic system is very different: it’s elemental magic with five elements, and a magical history based in part on the robber baron era of American history. You can see what I’ve blogged about it on tumblr before. There’s also information about it on my website.

It’s fun to create a whole new world with new kinds of magic, and lots of fun to work with Holly. It exercises different kinds of creative muscles and different parts of one’s imagination than expanding an already existing universe. I do love the Shadowhunters and do intend to keep writing in that universe for a while — I have a plan for a series after TDA even — because there is a specific kind of creative enjoyment in taking a world that doesn’t need to be re-introduced to readers and ringing changes on it: it allows you to play with reader expectations, reverse tropes, and break the rules of the world you’ve created in ways you can’t do with a world people are unfamiliar with (to break a rule readers have come to believe is inherent to the world — for instance, that ordinary humans don’t know about Shadowhunters — is interesting/shocking if you’re familiar with the world; not interesting if you’ve just encountered it.) It’s also fun to create a new magical system without the restrictions of rules you’ve already created. It’s like writing within the formal restrictions of a sonnet vs. writing blank verse — neither is better and both are enjoyable, but it’s interesting to experience the differences.

Hey Cassie, I was wondering about Callum and his new series. Any news about him/the story? I am very excited for it! =)
— jemherondale

Right now, my favorite character is a lizard named Warren, but that could change.

:)

Holly and I are very excited about The Iron Trial. We’ve been having ridiculous fun working on it.

Hee! It&#8217;s actually on my website in the section about The Iron Trial.
http://www.cassandraclare.com/faq/irontria/
hollyblack:

I am going to guess that Cassie tweeted/posted this line at some point, but I didn’t see her and it FREAKED ME OUT. It was as though someone had looked into my VERY MIND — well, my very mind and also my Scrivener file.

Hee! It’s actually on my website in the section about The Iron Trial.

http://www.cassandraclare.com/faq/irontria/

hollyblack:

I am going to guess that Cassie tweeted/posted this line at some point, but I didn’t see her and it FREAKED ME OUT. It was as though someone had looked into my VERY MIND — well, my very mind and also my Scrivener file.

The Iron Trial fanart. Adorability! 

jemherondale:

Twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium. Callum is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can’t possibly imagine.

Aw! Magisterium fanart! Holly and I are super touched.

Twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium. Callum is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can’t possibly imagine.

And to answer the question “Are you ever going to write anything not about Shadowhunters?”

Why, yes.

I told you I’d have some fun non movie news this week!