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Thursday, June 28, 2018

. @CassieClare Shares #QOAAD: Snippet, 1st Edition Info & A Sneak Peak #Shadowhunters

Along with the stunning cover for A Deeper Love, which I shared here, Cassie's newsletter also contained QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS surprises! Cassie not only shared an excerpt and an exclusive sneak peak into the artwork featured for her upcoming release, she also shared information about the first edition of the book. This post contains what Cassie shared in her newsletter yesterday. I highly recommend signing up for her newsletter. 

Exclusive Excerpt from Queen of Air and Darkness

It had only been a few days since Robert Lightwood’s death, but Horace Dearborn had already completely redecorated his office.

The first thing Emma noticed was missing was the tapestry of the Battle of the Burren. The fireplace was lit now, and over it Alec Lightwood’s image had been replaced by Zara Dearborn’s. It was a portrait of her in gear, her long blond-brown hair falling to her waist in two braids like a Viking’s. ZARA DEARBORN, CLAVE HERO, said a gold plaque on the frame.

“Subtle,” Julian muttered. He and Emma had just come into Horace’s office; the Inquisitor was poking around in his desk, seemingly ignoring them. The desk at least was the same, though a large sign hung behind it that announced: PURITY IS STRENGTH. STRENGTH IS VICTORY. THEREFORE PURITY IS VICTORY.

Dearborn straightened up.  “‘Clave hero’ might be a bit simple,” he said thoughtfully, making it quite clear he’d heard Julian’s comment. “I was thinking ‘Modern Boadicea.’ In case you don’t know who she was —“

“I know who Boadicea was,” said Julian, seating himself; Emma followed. The chairs were new as well, with stiff upholstery. “A warrior queen of Britain.”

“Julian’s uncle was a classical scholar,” said Emma.

“Ah, yes, so Zara told me.” Horace dropped heavily into his own seat, behind the mahagony desk. He was a big man, rawboned, with a nondescript face. Only his size was unusual — his hands were enormous, and his big shoulders pulled at the material of his uniform. They must not have had time to make one up for him yet. “Now, children. I must say I’m surprised at you two. There has always been such a... vibrant partnership between the Blackthorn and Carstairs families and the Clave.”

“The Clave has changed,” said Emma.

“Not all change is for the worse,” said Horace. “This has been a long time coming.”

Julian swung his feet up, planting his boots on Horace’s desk. Emma blinked. Julian had always been rebellious at heart, but rarely openly. He smiled like an angel and said, “Why don’t you just tell us what you want?”

Horace’s eyes glinted. There was anger in them, but his voice was smooth when he spoke. “You two have really fucked up,” he said. “More than you know.”

Emma was jolted. Shadowhunter adults, especially those in positions of authority, rarely swore in front of anyone they considered children.

“What do you mean?” she said.

He opened a desk drawer and took out a black leather notebook. “Robert Lightwood’s notes,” he said.

“He took them after every meeting he had. He took them after the meeting he had with you.”


Here's what Cassie shared about first editions of QOAAD.

What’s included in the Special First Edition of Queen of Air and Darkness?

The exclusive first edition will contain ten black and white illustrations by Alice Duke, who has done a couple of awesome illustrations for us before, and a full color poster printed on the back of the book jacket, also by Alice. In addition to this exclusive art, the first printing will include a short story that functions as a sequel to A Long Conversation.

As with Clockwork Princess, there will NOT be different editions with varying special content available at different bookstores. Instead there will be a limited number of these first editions available to anyone who preorders online or buys the book as soon as it comes out. Once they run out, they’re gone. You can preorder online or from your favorite indie bookstore!


Here’s a snippet of one of Alice Duke’s fabulous interior illustrations from QuAD—the mysterious Ash!

Cover Reveal: A DEEPER LOVE by Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson / #GOTSM #Shadowhunters

In her newsletter yesterday, Cassie treated to fans to a lot of fabulous things. One of those is the cover reveal for A DEEPER LOVE, which she co-wrote with Maureen Johnson! Be still my Will fangirl heart. Oh this cover. WOW! This may be my favorite cover yet from Ghosts of the Shadow Market. I absolutely love seeing Tessa and Jem! Yes, I do adore Jem and Tessa, and I love this picture of the two of them at the top of this cover. 


By: Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson
To Be Released on: August 14th, 2018
Series: Ghosts of the Shadow Market #5
Pre-Order from: Amazon

It is only three years since Tessa Gray lost her beloved husband William Herondale, and she is searching for a reason to live, trying to find the path of being a warlock with the guidance of her friend Catarina Loss. World War II rains down destruction on their world, and Tessa and Catarina become nurses who make bargains at the Shadow Market for enchantments to help suffering mundanes. But can Brother Zachariah bear to see the woman he loves risk her life, or might he consider breaking sacred vows to save her from loneliness?