Freeform has released clips from the next Shadowhunters episode, Malec (112).
Watch the clips below (and don’t miss the brief look at Tessa Gray in the first one!):
Malec airs March 29 on Freeform.
Just like The Bane Chronicles, Cassandra Clare is teaming up again with Sarah Rees Brennan, Robin Wasserman and Maureen Johnson for a new book titled, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. The book will include 10 short stories released as e-books once every month, starting February 2015.
According to Cassie, the stories will be about Simon (as had been speculated before), and we can expect to see Jace and Clary, Will and Jem, Tessa, and Emma.
“Wrapping up the Mortal Instruments series was a hugely emotional time for me. It was so hard to let the characters go, but I felt I’d left them in good places. All except Simon—his ending was unconventional and open for more story. I knew I wanted him to go through the training process to become a Shadowhunter, something we haven’t really seen,” Clare told EW in an exclusive statement.
Check out the full schedule of the stories below:
It’s been exactly a week since the release of the final The Mortal Instruments book, City of Heavenly Fire. Personally, it has been a bitter-sweet end. The story of Jace and Clary – and really, Shadowhunters in general started with these books. We know Will, Tessa and Jem because of this series, and we will know lovely people like Emma, Julian, Ty and Mark soon enough.
But as for the people here, Clary Fray, Jace Herondale (yes, we will hereon refer to him as Herondale instead of Lightwood), Isabelle and Alec Lightwood, Simon Lewis, Magnus Bane (heh, we will always have Magnus), Luke, Jocelyn and so many more – our journey is at an end. Sure, we know we will hear more from them in the coming The Dark Artifices, but they will not be our focus. They have had their time, they have fought the Dark War and they have come to a happy close.
Now that the spoiler-week is over, I have updated the bio, quotes and history sections all of which are located here. There’s a lot of quotes from CoHF – I figured it’s the last book, so why not? If you guys want to see more stuff added, let me know!
Here’s to wishing Jace Herondale and Clary Fray all the best!
Cassandra Clare has announced that the erstwhile Shadowhunters Chronicles series ‘TLH’ is called The Last Hours.
The Last Hours is a new Shadowhunters series set in 1903. It deals with Will and Tessa’s children, James and Lucie Herondale, as well as Cordelia Carstairs, Charlotte and Henry’s children, Tatiana Blackthorn’s children, the Lightwood kids, and many more. 1903 is right around the time the Victorian era tips over into the Edwardian era — beautiful clothes, fabulous history and so much more that I’m excited to write about!
“For as long as Lucie Herondale can remember, the Herondale family manor has adjourned the manor of the Blackthorns.
It’s too bad that Tatiana Blackthorn, the matriarch of the family, has always been, as her father Will Herondale says, “mad as a mouse trapped in a teapot.” Since the day that her father Benedict murdered Tatiana’s husband, and was killed in turn by a group of Shadowhunters that included both her brothers, Tatiana has nursed a burning grudge against the London Institute and all its inhabitants, especially Will, Tessa and their children: Lucie and her brother, James …”
Clare took to her Tumblr blog to explain that the title comes from The Great Expectations, of which the series is a retelling.
You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boy whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since — on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to be displaced by your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me, there and everywhere, and will be. Estella, to the last hours of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil. — Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
The individual titles of the three books are as follow:
- Chain of Thorns
- Chain of Gold
- Chain of Iron
The books will interconnect with The Dark Artifices trilogy as two separate trilogies that are also the stories of the Blackthorns, Herondales and Carstairs, much like TMI and The Infernal Devices interconnected despite taking place in different time periods and locations.
As a fan of The Great Expectations, I am really excited for this connection. Fans of Dorian Gray would know how Will Herondale’s trips to the opium den and subsequent unraveling is a great retelling from the classic Oscar Wilde book. A Shadowhunter retelling is a great way to revisit the Charles Dickens classic now.
However, Clare confirms that the next Shadowhunter book will definitely be The Dark Artifices‘s Lady Midnight.
In addition to the Shadowhunters Chronicles pin-up calendar featuring the boys, Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean are also releasing one featuring the girls.
August and September months have been revealed, featuring Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments and Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices respectively. Check them out below: