Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's TRUE! Cassandra Clare has signed on to write The Dark Artifices' Trilogy

I know! This is beyond exciting as that means we'll get more of our beloved Shadow Hunter world!!

It was recently announced that Cassie has signed a 3 BOOK DEAL with Margaret K. McEldberry Books, part of the Simon & Schuster publishing house, to write The Dark Artifices, which will be a spin off series set in LA in 2012. The first book in this series is set to release in 2015!!

Here's what Cassie's posted previously about The Dark Artifices:

Okay, a quick recap. I have a plan for another Shadowhunter trilogy (contemporary, but not about the characters from TMI).

Working title: The Dark Artifices. It takes place five years after the end of TMI (ie in 2012) and deals with the Shadowhunters of the Los Angeles Institute. There is a tangential connection to the characters of TMI but they are not main characters. The main characters are teens (meaning that during the events of TMI they’d be 11, 12 years old.)

The main female protagonist’s name is Emma, the main male protagonist’s name is Julian. They are both Shadowhunters. They both have always known they are Shadowhunters.

There is love, magic, romantic confusion, etc. and so on. I have not sold these books; I haven’t written any of them, I won’t until I’m done with what I’m writing now. So I don’t have a pub date beyond “after CoHF”, and I have other, non-Shadowhunter projects I’m also planning on. But thanks for being so interested, everyone!

Here's what The Washington Post announced yesterday:

The first of “The Dark Artifices” books, currently untitled, will come out in 2015. According to a statement from the publisher, Clare, who placed her previous work in contemporary New York and Victorian England, will continue her tales of the Shadowhunters, a hybrid race “unseen but ever-present, our invisible protectors.”

“The series follows Emma Carstairs, the fiercest warrior and most skilled young Shadowhunter since Jace Wayland, and Emma’s sworn partner in arms, Julian Blackthorn,” the statement reads. “Despite Emma’s complicated feelings for Julian, the two must band together to investigate a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.”

Clare said in a statement that she was sure readers would love both her new and her established characters.

“I know readers will come to love Emma, Mark, Cristina and Julian just as they have loved Jace, Clary, Will, Tessa and Jem,” she said. “Readers have often asked what will happen in the Shadowhunter world after the events of the ‘Mortal Instruments’ and this series will give them a chance to find out.”

You can also read Cassie's Tumblr post about this exciting news here. I can't even begin to say how excited I am by this news! CONGRATULATIONS Cassie!


  1. I absolutely LOVE Cassandra Clare but I have to say.. she really needs to write something else at this point because she is playing out the Shadowhunter thing now. :\

  2. Praise the lord!
    My day is officially made! ;)

  3. I'm so excited & I just can't hide it . . . *dances around* haha. But yes I WAS so excited when I heard this news this afternoon. It seemed to good to be true. :)

  4. Amazing!!! :) So excited!!!!

  5. Yay! I'm with everyone on being excited about this new adventure! yes!!!!

  6. So super excited!!! This is fantastic news!!

  7. This is... OH, WOW. I can't even explain how happy this news makes me!


  8. I know! I'm right there with you all of you, I am so excited about this news!!

  9. I am so excited for this new series. I love the Shadowhunter world and I so hope Julian is as swoon worthy as Jace and Will. Lol


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