Saturday, March 17, 2012

Cassandra Clare's big announcement

Million-selling author Cassandra Clare signs up for new fantasy series set in Los Angeles!! 

"Clare, 38, is known for the series “The Mortal Instruments” and “The Infernal Devices.” 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.”" Washington Post

"What's the inspiration for the series title?
The inspiration for the title! Okay, this is so dorky. The main family, the Blackthorns, of "The Dark Artifices," have a father who is a classicist. He is obsessed with Greek and Roman mythology and history. So "The Dark Artifices" comes from "The Annals of Imperial Rome" by Tacitus. "It would have been less ignominious to die by the dark artifices of Tiberius or the fury of Caligula." I just liked the phrase. And all the kids in the family have Greek or Roman names—Helen, Julian, Marcus, Olivia and even Tiberius. (Poor Tiberius.) As for the individual books, the working title for the first book is "Lady Midnight.""  Interview with Clare with Mtv's Hollywood Crush

Being a huge fan of Clare's books The Mortal Insturments and The Infernal Devices, I can't wait to hear more details of Emma and Julian!!  2015 seems so far away, but I have to remind myself that there are 2 more books in TMI series and one more in TID to be released before then, not to mention the film of TMI.  So much excitement going on with Cassandra Clare's writing!  I don't know how she does it!

What do you think of all the hype of the movie, the upcoming releases and the announcement of Clare's new series?  Comment on it, I would love to hear what you other fans have to say!!

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