Entertainment Weekly has released the covers for the next two stories from ‘Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy’ e-series. The first Bitter Tongue, releases August 18 and the second, The Fiery Trial, on September 18.
When an Academy mission goes wrong, Simon is kidnapped by faeries (why is he always kidnapped?). He must escape the Fey, relying on his only ally, former Shadowhunter and Dark Artifices character Mark Blackthorn. – EW
Simon and Clary witness the parabatai ceremony of Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn…and discuss their own parabatai plans in this precursor to The Dark Artifices. – EW
I’m especially excited for The Fiery Trial, since it leads us directly into The Dark Artifices.
DARK ARTIFICES characters in the season of summer in new Shadowhunter Card; excerpt from Lady Midnight
In a lovely new project in the Shadowhunters Cards, Cassandra Clare posted a new card where Cassandra Jean depicted the characters of upcoming The Dark Artificess series, with the much anticipated Parabatai pair Julian Blackthorn and Emma Carstairs in the season of summer. Check it out in full by clicking on the image below:
Here The Dark Artifices takes the season of summer at, where else, Zuma Beach in LA. From left: Cristina, Jaime, Julian, Emma, Drusilla, Tavvy, Livvy, Tiberius, and Mark. All Blackthorns but three.
In addition, Cassandra also released an excerpt from Lady Midnight, the first book in TDA, over at her website. The excerpt is under the cut, so continue reading below only if you want to: