As we prepare to bid farewell to The Infernal Devices on March 19 and The Mortal Instruments next year, a new crop of Shadowhunters will emerge in two years.
The Dark Artifices, a sequel to The Mortal Instruments, tells the story of the Shadowhunters of the Los Angeles Institute in 2012.
When Simon & Schuster officially announced The Dark Artifices back in March 2012, they gave us a release date of 2015 for the first book in the trilogy.
According to the official Shadowhunter app, it now seems that we have a projected release month of March 2015.
Cassandra Clare recently shared the complete titles for the trilogy: Lady Midnight, Prince of Shadows and The Queen of Air and Darkness.
Here’s a synopsis of Book 1: Lady Midnight:
Los Angeles, 2012. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to the eradication of demons and being the best, fastest and deadliest Shadowhunter since Jace Lightwood. Raised in the Los Angeles Institute, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian. As Emma hunts those who caused the death of her parents, the trail they’re following leads back to those they’ve always been taught to trust. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with Julian — her closest friend and, because he is her parabatai, the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates 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.
Keep in mind there is no current confirmed release date as we are two years away from Lady Midnight‘s release and that the release can be changed anytime from now until 2015.
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