the iron trial was probably the best thing that happened to me over the last few weeks thank you so much for this story, for these characters (special mention to callum which is definitely my babe), for the GODDAMM PLOT TWISTS, for the pony school, for havoc, for everything that made me smile (and ok sometimes cried), for jasper too because i came to love him as well. THANK YOU (AND CASSIE), it was such a perfect book. I already can't wait for the second one.
Thank you SO MUCH. Let me tell you that when a new book comes out, I chew on my fingernails and drink even more coffee than usual and pace my house hoping that people like the book. It’s a huge relief that you did like it!
Yes, this is the sort of thing that makes authors cry happy tears.
Hi cassie, how to write with your best friend? I’m curious about it .. I love your books, I am anxious to read the Iron Trial — incaselovestruck
You know, I’m not going to lie, it was one of the most awesome things I’ve gotten to do as a writer. The thing about cowriting is you can be a writer but also a fangirl about the book you’re working on, because it’s not just yours, so it feels okay to fangirl over it. I totally fangirl so many Magisterium things, like how badass Tamara is and Call and Aaron’s friendship and the ending twist. And I totally have a ship. And I don’t feel bad about it. :)
My favorite piece of Magisterium art, by Scott Fischer. Call stands before the Iron Gate. At the end of each year at the Magisterium, students must pass through a gate to prove their mastery of the elements. Call knows he shouldn’t cross this gate — but he wants to.
Me and my godsons celebrating TWO DAYS to the release of The Iron Trial! #magisterium
Hi Cassandra I would just like to say that you and Holly did a good job on “The Iron Trial” I got a reading copy from my mum because she owns a book store keep up the good work and I can’t wait for TDA. :) :D — datnephilimfan
Sorry this is late, but it’s a good one! This countdown photo with Magisterium interior illustrator Scott Fischer, IN THE FLESH.
We’re outside Tony DiTerlizzi’s fabulous birthday party.
And we got a super-lovely review for Magisterium from School Library Journal!
All his life Callum Hunt has been warned by his father that practicing magic is a guaranteed death sentence, the only certain way to make sure he doesn’t reach his 18th birthday. When Call is summoned to attend the entrance exams for The Magisterium, a more-sinister version of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry, he promises his father he will deliberately fail the test to avoid the dangerous lure of magic school. Unfortunately, magic is in Call’s blood, and though his permanent limp and sarcastic attitude do not appear to serve him well during testing, he is selected with two other “Iron Years” to be a pupil of the greatest mage of all, Master Rufus. Black and Clare have created a unique world in The Magisterium, adroitly sidestepping reader fatigue with the many post- Harry Potter “magical academy” fiction series. The underground school’s labyrinthine tunnels, mysterious caverns, and strange rivers are an alternately wondrous and creepy setting for this hero’s quest. The diverse main trio’s multidimensional portrayals leave aside easy characterizations in favor of complex motivations which add depth to each character. Best of all, a late-stage reveal of the novel’s true hero and villain neatly turn fantasy tropes on their heads.
I'm Cassandra Clare. I write urban fantasy books about the demon-fighting Shadowhunters. (And I'm also cowriting a series about a young magician called Callum Hunt with Holly Black). Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments series is set in modern New York and begins with City of Bones. The prequels to the Mortal Instruments series are called The Infernal Devices and the sequels (first book, Lady Midnight, set to release in 2015) are called The Dark Artifices. A movie based on City of Bones was released by Sony Pictures August 23rd 2013. The first book of the Magisterium series about Call Hunt, will come out September 9, 2014. (more here http://amzn.to/1rhV8ph ) My ask box is closed to asks and fanmail on tumblr but you can reach me through my website. www.cassandraclare.com