It’s Official: Cassandra Clare has signed on to write ‘The Dark Artifices’ trilogy

Despite The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices set to come to a close in the next couple of years, bestselling author Cassandra Clare won’t be saying goodbye to her Shadowhunter world just yet.

Clare has signed a three-book deal with Simon & Schuster to write The Dark Artifices, a spinoff series set in 2013 Los Angeles.

The first book is slated for a 2015 release.

Clare has been teasing fans with the possibility of the spinoff series, but now there is confirmation, as Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, has announced the deal, according to The Washington Post.

“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.”

You can read more about The Dark Artifices here, which includes character names, setting, potential plots, etc.

I know I speak for everyone when I say I cannot wait to meet these new characters and welcome them into the Shadowhunter family!


  1. Freaking unbelievable day for TMI fans!!!

  2. I agreeeeeee! I can’t stop smiling! I LOVE THIS WOMAN! <3
    I'm planning on not dying till this comes out! <3

  3. Reblogged this on &.hearts;.

  4. Kahlan Alanna says:

    “Carstairs”? as, like, somehow related to Jem Carstairs??

  5. Faith Brockoff says:

    Soooo happy to hear this! I practically inhale her books lol.

  6. BlackThorn???????????????? Julian needs to be a Herondale! This is so wrong!!!!

  7. Omg….so excited! Cant wait!

  8. Hmm. Jem is the lasy Carstairs we know of, but he’s marrying TEssa, so she’ll be a Carstairs too soon. Will they have a child?
    This bodes well for TessaJem fans, I guess.

    • xxacanthe says:

      As far as I understood, Tessa cant have children since she is a downworlder… or whatever she is

    • mina blak says:

      Jem isn’t the only Carstairs. He’s got extended family members who could’ve had kids of whom Emma is the descendant.

      • Jace Lover says:

        HA HA!!! that means he has children with someone else!!!!! NOT TESSAA!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA! In the end Tessa will be with Will just wait!

        And JEM IS GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!

      • ShadowhunterObsession says:

        Omg, What if Tessa ended up with not Jem (whew!) but not Will either! *upset*. It would be so sad.

  9. IM SO EXCITED!!!! :D

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  11. Fangs and teeth says:

    Wizard, I think it’s too hard for Jules to be a Herondale. Jace if the only one left. And he cannot have a 17year old son just five years later.
    That’s something new- the male protagonist isn’t a Herondale.

  12. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I
    find this matter to be really something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  13. I am only 12 years only and i have fallen in love with something and some people that aren’t even real. I watched the city of bones movie and couldn’t wait to read it. I read the mortal instruments then the infernal devices. I cried at the end I wasn’t even happy cause I knew that tessa would just have to watch another person she loved very much about die right in front of her. As I read both series I saw how the books tie together. I can’t think of a single day that I haven’t been reading your books. I used to hate to read and now I can’t stop i have fallen in love with all the characters and the shadow world. I wish I was a part of it and that I could be clary or tessa. To have someone that would never not love me and that would die before they lost me. So thank you for writing these books and giving me something to look forward to and to love and dream about. Your amazing so never stop writing. Never hide your talents you are just to great.


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