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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Recent Cassie News: TLH, TID, TMI Timeline, Shadowhunter Tarot Cards & The Bane Chronicles

Happy Friday Shadowhunters! Just in case you missed some of Cassie's recent posts she has made on Tumblr, here they are. Be sure to follow her on Tumblr if you already aren't. 

In which Cassie talks about TLH, TID & TMI. Taken from her recent post here.

Hey Cassie, sorry to bother you but I have a quick question. When is TLH set? Like, how long after TID? — twaresexgods
It’s set in 1903. TID was set in 1878. 
A super-quickie timeline missing some bits: 
The Runaway Queen 1791
What Really Happened in Peru 1791
Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale 1857
Clockwork Angel 1878
Clockwork Prince 1878
Clockwork Princess 1878
The Midnight Heir — 1903
The Last Hours — 1903-1904 (We know the titles are Chain of Thorns, Chain of Gold, and Chain of Iron, but not which is book 1, 2 or 3 ;)
The Rise of the Hotel Dumort 1929
Saving Raphael Santiago 1953
The Fall of the Hotel Dumort 1977
The Last Stand of the New York Institute 1989
City of Bones August 2007
City of Heavenly Fire December 2007-on into 2008
The Dark Artifices: 2012
Hi Cassandra! I was wondering, are Charles Fairchild and Matthew Fairchild brothers? — eyeslikeidris
Yes. They are Henry and Charlotte’s children. Charles is 24. Matthew is 17.
Was the reason that Will and Tessa’s daughter was named “Lucie” because “Lucie” was a character in one of Will and Tessa’s favorites books, The Tale of Two Cities? — multifandomgirl101
I love your books! I just saw the character portraits for the Last Hours and loved them but what has been bugging me is that I haven’t seen a portrait of Sophie from the Infernal Devices. She was not on any tarot cards and is there a picture of her I just missed? Will there be one of her in the future? Thanks for your time, just asking because Sophie Collins is one of my favorite characters! — chelseachic
There’s actually two versions of the Sophie card. One has her standing alone as she Ascends:

And the other shows her in gear, with Gideon.

I think Cassandra Jean did a terrific job with both so I am not sure which one will be the final!

I love the Six of Steles card!

Cassie answers some TLH questions.

*Fan made art work, which Cassie shared here.
Hi Cassie! Tessa is my favorite female character and I was wondering on what did she do as the years passed by? Did she train all these years to be a better fighter? Does she continue reading :3? Will we find out in CoHF? — love-herondales
You do find out a little of what Tessa has been background doing in CoHF. She has been much more a scholar than a fighter and in fact the Spiral Labyrinth of the warlocks (mentioned only once before, briefly!) is important in Heavenly Fire.
"So.. my question is.. Will Magnus be in TLH?" — siegemaelstrom
He does appear in TLH. (The Midnight Heir dates his first real reappearance into Will/Tessa/Jem’s lives.) 
In TLH there will be Will and Tessa?
Indeed. They are James and Lucie’s parents, and James and Lucie live with them in the Institute. I don’t know how I’d get rid of them if I wanted to (extended balloon tour!) but I’m happy to have them and write about them as a bit older. The story is not theirs, but the next generation’s, but they are there.

Is there a family tree that encompasses all of the Shadowhunter books? I absolutely adore the series but with all the new releases/reveals am getting a bit lost as to who is related to who and how. — settingfiretoourinsides-forfun
Here is the family tree that exists that should clear up connections between Infernal Devices and TLH . Only 5 years passes between TMI and TDA, and the blood relationships between the characters isn’t super important — also I think it’s hard to keep track of relationships between characters who you don’t yet know, but once the books are real things, and you meet the characters, it’s a lot easier.

I was wondering if will herondale will be in TLH
I’m sensing a theme. :)

Some how I missed this post Cassie made a couple weeks back about 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 kissingcharacter 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. 

Epic Reads's UNDER THE NEVER SKY Guides

Check out what Epic Reads just posted! It's an EPIC Under The Never Sky post that includes a detailed map of the characters and the landscape. Go HERE to find out more, and to see a bigger picture of both maps.

Character Guide

Landscape Map

My Under The Never Sky heart is full fledge fangirl mode right now. I love books and maps. I'm seriously loving this right now. 

**All images are from Epic Reads**