While Cassandra Clare wasn’t set to reveal the title of her fourth Shadowhunter Chronicles series until Tuesday, but it seems as if the news has leaked early (via The Bookseller) Are you ready for more Shadowhunters?
THE LAST HOURS, which has been known as TLH for quite some time, is a planned trilogy that will take place in Edwardian London and will feature some familiar names and characters fans have heard about.
Cassie said the title — and the series — will pay homage to Great Expectations.
Book 1: Chain of Thorns (slated for 2017)
Book 2: Chain of Gold
Book 3: Chain of Iron
Cassie also shared a snippet from Chain of Thorns:
“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 …”
What do you think of the title THE LAST HOURS? Any theories about what may ensue? Sound off in the comments!