sarahreesbrennan:

youngadultatbooktopia:

Take a look at all the very many gorgeous Young Adult titles coming out this month in the September issue of the Booktopia YA Buzz!

Me’n’Holly’n’Cassie, yay!

Me’n’Sarah’n’Holly, yay! And I love the idea of a Queen of Zombie Hearts…

Magisterium signings


HEY CASSIE! Will you (and Holly) be doing any promotional stuff for The Iron Trial  in the UK/Scotland? I know you’re very busy, but it would be amazing to hear from you! — palace-within-0ur-dreams

Halloooo.

Yes, Holly and I will be doing events in the UK for The Iron Trial! We’re very excited about it. I like banoffee, and Holly likes to drive on the wrong side of the road and scream. We’ll be here:

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Though to actually buy tickets and see the info at a decent size, you have to go here (click link)

We’ll also be at the Bath Festival for Children’s Literature on October 4 of this year, and you can find the info/get tickets here:

http://bathfestivals.org.uk/childrens-literature/event/holly-black-and-cassandra-clare/

I’ve decided every time I answer a Magisterium question I will include a snippet of art or info. This is one of the interior illustrations, done by Scott Fischer.

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It shows the wristband of a Magisterium apprentice. When students are chosen for the Magisterium, they are issued wristbands. The metal part of the wristband is changed out every year and shows which year you’re in (first year=iron, second year=copper, third year=bronze, fourth year=silver, fifth year=gold.) There are also places on the wristband where stones are affixed when you master an element — a blue stone for water, for instance, or the rare black stone for those who have mastered the sixth element, Chaos. The wristband pictured belonged to a specific person so it does have a black stone in it.

We’ll be adding more signings in the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Portugal so stay tuned!

Whee! Magisterium got a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly. In celebration I thought I’d put up Cassandra Jean’s art of Call’s friends, Aaron Stewart and Tamara Rajavi.

ReviewL Set in a magic-inflected version of the present-day U.S., this first title in the Magisterium series combines the talents of Black (Doll Bones) and Clare (the Mortal Instruments series) in a thrilling coming-of-age story that embraces fantasy tropes while keeping readers guessing. Twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has been raised to distrust magic. Mages killed his mother, and his father has warned him that the Magisterium, a school where young mages are trained, is a deathtrap. Callum’s attempts to fail the entrance exam go awry, and he is chosen to apprentice under Master Rufus, along with fellow students Aaron and Tamara. As Callum, Tamara, Aaron, and their classmates embark on their first of five years of schooling, Callum realizes how little he knows of his own heritage. The strange, subterranean Magisterium is vividly rendered, and a string of ominous revelations will leave readers eager for future installments. Fans of both authors will enjoy getting to know this well-rounded cast in the first steps of their adventure.

Magisterium

I just finished reading the ARC of your newest series with Holly Black. I gotta say I’m sooooo excited for more! Loved it!! — v-e-r-t-e-b-r-a-t-e

Thanks! I put this up here for Holly to read it. Also I thought I’d start intro-ing some of the character designs that Cassandra Jean did. Meet Call, our grumpy protagonist, and his pet, Havoc, a wolf with a secret.

hollyblack:

Go check out the beautiful Magisterium game at http://randomhousechildrens.co.uk/magisterium
So cool!!

hollyblack:

Go check out the beautiful Magisterium game at http://randomhousechildrens.co.uk/magisterium

So cool!!

"frozeninstruments said: Hello Cassie! I’m looking forward to the first book of TDA and Magisterium series, now that TMI is over. :’) I see that you’ve been posting TDA snippets lately… can you share some snippets from Magisterium?"
I will soon! I’m letting the post-CoHF hangover wear off first. Right now you can read the prologue and first chapter of Iron Trial here. And here is the upload of the full cover. The poem on the back is called the Cinquain — it’s part of the rules of the alchemical magic of the Magisterium. Each element has a purpose and each balances another.
Cassandra Jean’s also drawn the characters of the Iron Trial and I look forward to showing them to you!

"frozeninstruments said: Hello Cassie! I’m looking forward to the first book of TDA and Magisterium series, now that TMI is over. :’) I see that you’ve been posting TDA snippets lately… can you share some snippets from Magisterium?"

I will soon! I’m letting the post-CoHF hangover wear off first. Right now you can read the prologue and first chapter of Iron Trial here. And here is the upload of the full cover. The poem on the back is called the Cinquain — it’s part of the rules of the alchemical magic of the Magisterium. Each element has a purpose and each balances another.

Cassandra Jean’s also drawn the characters of the Iron Trial and I look forward to showing them to you!

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. :)