Happy release day to ‘Nothing but Shadows’

Happy release day to Nothing but Shadows! The fourth installment of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy was written by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan and deals with being different at the Academy. It also features several characters from Cassie’s The Last Hours and a grumpy warlock.

Furthermore, Nico Mirallegro from My Mad Fat Diary was announced as the narrator of the audiobook which will be released next week:

More Cute Brown-Haired boys Read To You: Fun audiobook casting news! The terrifically talented Nico Mirallegro will read NOTHING BUT SHADOWS, the next audiobook in the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy series! Nico is best known for his roles in The Village, My Mad Fat Diary, Common and the recent British film Spike Island, and was selected in the 2012 Screen Stars of Tomorrow. I can’t wait to hear the recording (the audiobook is out next week)!  :)Nothing But Shadows is out Tuesday, and for some of you it’s already Tuesday! The story of James Herondale at Shadowhunter Academy, starring a little Will, a little Simon, a little Matthew, a little everyone…Sarah and I hope you like.Nothing But Shadows.Excerpt:“Oh, young Mr Herondale.” The dean looked quite happy to be interrupted. “Of course, let me show you the way. Your father entrusted me with a message for you which I can relay as we go.”	She left Ragnor Fell scowling after them. James hoped he had not made another enemy.	“Your father said—what a charming language Welsh is, isn’t it? So romantic!—Pob lwc, a charaid. What does it mean?”	James blushed, because he was much too old for his father to be calling him by pet names. “It just means—it means good luck.”	He could not help smiling as he trailed the dean down the halls. He was sure nobody else’s father had charmed the dean into giving a student a secret message. He felt warm, and watched over.	Until Dean Ashdown opened the door of his new room, bid him a cheerful goodbye, and left him to his horrible fate.	It was a very nice room, airy, with walnut bedposts and white linen canopies. There was a carved wardrobe and even a bookcase.	There was also a distressing amount of Matthew Fairchild.	He was standing in front of a table that had about fifteen hairbrushes on it, several mysterious bottles, and a strange hoard of combs.	“Hullo, Jamie,” he said. “Isn’t it splendid that we are sharing a room? I am certain we will get along swimmingly.”	“James,” James said. “What are all those hairbrushes for?”	Matthew looked at him pityingly. “You don’t think all this—” he indicated his head with a sweeping gesture—“happens on its own?”	“I only use one hairbrush.”	“Yes,” Matthew observed. “I can tell.”

More Cute Brown-Haired boys Read To You: Fun audiobook casting news! The terrifically talented Nico Mirallegro will read NOTHING BUT SHADOWS, the next audiobook in the Tales from theShadowhunter Academy series! Nico is best known for his roles in The Village, My Mad Fat Diary, Common and the recent British film Spike Island, and was selected in the 2012 Screen Stars of Tomorrow. I can’t wait to hear the recording (the audiobook is out next week)!  :)

Nothing But Shadows is out Tuesday, and for some of you it’s already Tuesday! The story of James Herondale at Shadowhunter Academy, starring a little Will, a little Simon, a little Matthew, a little everyone…Sarah and I hope you like.

Nothing But Shadows.

Excerpt:

“Oh, young Mr Herondale.” The dean looked quite happy to be interrupted. “Of course, let me show you the way. Your father entrusted me with a message for you which I can relay as we go.”

She left Ragnor Fell scowling after them. James hoped he had not made another enemy.

“Your father said—what a charming language Welsh is, isn’t it? So romantic!—Pob lwc, a charaid. What does it mean?”

James blushed, because he was much too old for his father to be calling him by pet names. “It just means—it means good luck.”

He could not help smiling as he trailed the dean down the halls. He was sure nobody else’s father had charmed the dean into giving a student a secret message. He felt warm, and watched over.

Until Dean Ashdown opened the door of his new room, bid him a cheerful goodbye, and left him to his horrible fate.

It was a very nice room, airy, with walnut bedposts and white linen canopies. There was a carved wardrobe and even a bookcase.

There was also a distressing amount of Matthew Fairchild.

He was standing in front of a table that had about fifteen hairbrushes on it, several mysterious bottles, and a strange hoard of combs.

“Hullo, Jamie,” he said. “Isn’t it splendid that we are sharing a room? I am certain we will get along swimmingly.”

“James,” James said. “What are all those hairbrushes for?”

Matthew looked at him pityingly. “You don’t think all this—” he indicated his head with a sweeping gesture—“happens on its own?”

“I only use one hairbrush.”

“Yes,” Matthew observed. “I can tell.”

You can find two more snippets here and here.

Due to the time difference between the States and Europe, I’ve already read Nothing but Shadows and I urge you to buy the ebook. The characters from The Last Hours are very loveable and we are reunited with Will Herondale *swoons* and ‘Uncle Jem’.

Happy reading, Shadowhunters!

The next ebook – The Evil We Love – will be released on June 16.

You don’t actually need an iPad, Kindle or Nook to read Nothing but Shadows. If you have an Amazon account, you can download the free Kindle Reading Apps for smartphones, computers or tablets.

Amazon US/Amazon UK/Amazon Germany/Amazon Canada/Amazon France/Amazon Spain/Amazon Italy/Amazon Australia/Amazon Brasil/Amazon India/Amazon Japan/Amazon China

When all the ebooks are published, the book will be released in print format (just like the Bane Chronicles).

Cassandra Clare shares a few lines from ‘Lady Midnight’, ‘The Last Hours’ and ‘Nothing but Shadows’

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Today Cassandra Clare took to Twitter to share a few lines from three of her upcoming books – Lady Midnight, The Last Hours and Nothing but Shadows:

Lady Midnight will be released on March 8, 2016 and Nothing but Shadows in two days (May 19).

 

 

 

New Covers for ‘The Infernal Devices’ Are Unveiled

Yesterday fans of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments were treated to the repackaged covers of books two to six and today it is time to reveal the covers of Cassie’s second Shadowhunter Chronicles series – The Infernal Devices.

Tor.com unveiled the three gorgeous covers which you can see below:

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From Russell Gordon, Executive Director of Art, Production, and Design:

The repackaging of Cassandra Clare’s epic Shadowhunter novels has been a rewarding, year-long adventure. Right from the start, when Karen Wojtyla, Justin Chanda, Annie Nybo and I sat down with Cassie to discuss the new direction, I knew it was going to be something truly special. Cassie had a wonderful vision for the new-look: for the characters to be the main focus, to infuse them with a real intensity, and passion, but also keep them a little mysterious. We all wanted to give these new covers as much “heart” as possible. We commissioned the extraordinary Cliff Nielsen (who had worked on the original packaging) as the cover artist. Cliff’s work is not only beautiful in a lyrical way—but it’s edgy and bold and mesmerizing—the perfect match for Cassie’s books. I especially love the details in his work, the way he united a different rune with the featured character on each of the Mortal Instruments covers, and the way the Clockwork Angel is woven into the character on each Infernal Devices cover.

I’ve always thought the best covers were those that will not only draw a new reader in, but also give that reader something else to explore after they’ve finished reading the book; when they go back and pore over all the visual details of the cover they maybe hadn’t understood, or even noticed, before reading the story. There are so many details on every part of the packaging of these books, and I really think it will keep Cassandra Clare’s fans—the new ones and the already-established-ones—engaged long after they’ve closed the books.

From Cliff Neilsen, illustrator:

Creating the cover to a novel is an exciting task. I get to work with really smart people (like Russell Gordon and Karen Wojtyla) that admire beauty and strive for originality. I get a chance to selfishly explore my artistic interests. I get an opportunity to be the first person to investigate and describe visually the world that sprouts from the creative heart of the author.

Cassandra Clare’s stories are special because her heart is special. Her words beautifully interweave the wonder and excitement of youth with myth, cultural history and mysticism. She makes them the popular culture.

So much work went into creating these covers. The process includes combining traditional mixed media painting, digital painting, photography, 3D rendering, found objects, and calligraphy. I’m passionate about these things, but the STORY is the true King. A good illustrator will understand that, above all else. Nevertheless, with this project I found myself asking “What drives the King”? What is the purpose of the story?

Emotion.

Reimagining these covers has been an exercise in trying to capture that emotion through iconography. It has been an attempt to personally connect with these beloved characters and their fictional lives, and share it as a visual parable to the throngs of Cassandra’s fans, past present and future. I hope you experience them with as much wonder and joy as I had creating them.

UPDATE

Cassandra Clare said that

The new paperbacks will come complete with maps of London and a forward by me about writing the trilogy.

and she also shared the spine art:

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These new paperbacks will be published on September 1.

Which TID cover is your favourite? Mine is Tessa’s.

Cassandra Clare talks new ‘The Mortal Instruments’ covers

Yesterday the social media pages of Shadowhunters TV revealed the repackaged covers of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments and today Cassie has taken to tumblr to talk about the new covers. Since we’ve already shared the book covers, we’ve only included the spine art which looks incredible!

I love these [covers] — I have great fondness for the old covers, but it was time for a change, and these feel fresh and new to me, cleanly designed, and with each character seeming frozen in a moment of story.

City of Bones: Jace

City of Ashes: Clary

City of Glass: Simon

City of Fallen Angels: Isabelle

City of Lost Souls: Alec

City of Heavenly Fire: Sebastian/Jonathan

At the bottom you can see the spine art — it stretches across the spines of all the books; each has a piece, and when they are placed together, you can see the whole picture.

Any Shadowhunters going to BookCon NYC this year? If so, stop by the S&S booth #2620 @11:00 each day to get your limited-edition poster featuring the new spine art from the TMI repackages coming September 1st!

Cliff Nielsen and Russell Gordon did great jobs, kudos to them!

Stay tuned for the new The Infernal Devices covers which will be revealed later today!

New Covers for ‘The Mortal Instruments’ Are Unveiled

 The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices are getting a makeover.

Beginning September 1, both series are being repackaged with all-new covers. Back in February, we got a first look at the new design for City of Bones.

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Now, ABC Family’s Shadowhunters social media accounts are unveiling the remaining five covers: City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire.

This post will be updated as each cover is revealed.

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CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS

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What do you think of the new covers? Stay tuned because the new Infernal Devices will be unveiled tomorrow!

New ‘Mortal Instruments’ Covers Debuting Tuesday + ‘Infernal Devices’ Coming Wednesday

Beginning September 1, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices books are being repackaged with all-new covers. While we’ve already glimpsed the new cover for City of Bones (see it here).

Cassandra Clare suddenly made Tuesday and Wednesday a hell of a lot more exciting with news that the remaining five covers of The Mortal Instruments will be released tomorrow via ABC Family’s Shadowhunters social media accounts beginning at 1pm EST/10am PST.

But that’s not all. The new covers for The Infernal Devices will drop the following day — Wednesday — but where they’ll debut remains a mystery at this point. Cassie said to stay tuned to find out where.

Cassie also shared two teasers from the new covers — one from each series.

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I bet you can guess the characters :)

But for now, be sure you’re following these Shadowhunters social media accounts. We’re guessing that since there are five of them that each will be unveiling a cover.

https://www.facebook.com/ShadowhuntersSeries

http://shadowhuntersseries.tumblr.com

twitter.com/shadowhunterstv

https://www.pinterest.com/shadowhunterstv

https://instagram.com/shadowhunterstv/

‘Lady Midnight’ Cover to Debut Around October + See Placeholder Cover

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With Lady Midnight set to be released next March, fans are eagerly anticipating the cover reveal of Cassandra Clare’s next Shadowhunter series, The Dark Artifices. 

So when might we see a cover reveal? Cassie said we can expect it sometime about October. But keep in mind that’s not set in stone.

But while we wait, take a look at the placeholder cover, which features title art, a gorgeous backdrop of Los Angeles and a sticker promoting Shadowhunters on ABC Family.

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Lady Midnight, which is 768 pages long, is now available to pre-order from Shadowhunters.com.

Lady Midnight

It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.

Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions…

Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare’s Dark Artifices series.

Lady Midnight will be released on March 8, 2016.

Cassandra Clare shares a new ‘Lady Midnight’ snippet and talks about ARCs

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We’ve got a release date – March 8, 2016 in case you haven’t heard – and now we have a brandnew snippet for Cassandra Clare’s Lady Midnight, the first book in her new The Dark Artifices trilogy! In this new snippet Cristina thinks about Diego Rosales and their relationship when they were younger:

Not since she’d left home had Cristina so clearly and painfully remembered what they had been to each other when they were younger. How much she had loved Diego. Her heart had felt torn to pieces when he cried out for his brother, pleading with him. Jaime, Jaime, ayúdame. Help me. And then he had cried out for her, and that was worse. Cristina, no me dejes. Regresa.

Cristina, don’t leave me. Come back. I love you.

I’m here, she’d told him. Not gone. She remembered him asking if there was someone else …

Well, this is certainly something for the Cristina x Diego shippers and makes us really curious what happened between these two – especially when you also read this previous snippet.

Furthermore, Cassie answered a question about Lady Midnight ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies):

They’ll be available in October. There are going to be very few, and there will be no e-copies on things like Edelweiss and Netgalley. But there will be physical ones, and there will be giveaway contests, etc, that I’ll keep you up to date with.

As soon as we know more about ARCs we will let you know!

Catch up with all the snippets from The Dark Artifices here.

 

‘Lady Midnight’ scheduled to be released March 8, 2016!

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It looks like we finally have a release date for Lady Midnight, the first book in Cassandra Clare’s The Dark Artifices trilogy!

On Monday Cassie reblogged one of her old book posts on tumblr and sneakily edited it to add the scheduled release date:

There are three Dark Artifices books: Lady Midnight, Lord of Shadows, and Queen of Air and DarknessLady Midnight is scheduled for release March 8, 2016.  

The date coincides with the date from the Shadowhunters app:

According to one of Cassie’s tweets, the cover will be revealed in September and it will be done by Cliff Nielsen, who has already created the previous Shadowhunter Chronicles covers:

Check out all the released Lady Midnight snippets here and if you want even more, buy The Lost Herondale or The Whitechapel Fiend to read a preview scene!

Who’s excited?! :-)

Happy release day to ‘The Whitechapel Fiend’

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I know everyone is incredibly excited about the casting announcement that Dominic Sherwood is going to play our beloved Jace but today is also about Simon Lewis because it is the release day of The Whitechapel Fiend!

The third installment of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy was co-written by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson.

Here is the description and a short snippet:

There are two guest teachers this week, and—just Simon’s luck—they’re both Herondales. When Jace teaches a class at the Academy, warlock Tessa visits to share the true story of the Jack the Ripper murders.

 

Happy reading, Shadowhunters!

The next ebook – Nothing but Shadows – will be released on May 19. You can read a snippet from it here.

You don’t actually need an iPad, Kindle or Nook to read The Whitechapel Fiend. If you have an Amazon account, you can download the free Kindle Reading Apps for smartphones, computers or tablets.

Amazon US/Amazon UK/Amazon Germany/Amazon Canada/Amazon France/Amazon Spain/Amazon Italy/Amazon Australia/Amazon Brasil/Amazon India/Amazon Japan/Amazon China

When all the ebooks are published, the book will be released in print format (just like the Bane Chronicles).

Cover reveal: Entertainment Weekly shares next two covers of ‘Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy’

The release of the third installment of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, The Whitechapel Fiend, is less than a week away and Entertainment Weekly has revealed next week’s cover as well as the cover of Nothing but Shadows.

We also got the official descriptions for each story:

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There are two guest teachers this week, and—just Simon’s luck—they’re both Herondales. When Jace teaches a class at the Academy, warlock Tessa visits to share the true story of the Jack the Ripper murders.

Simon is not the first student to feel out of place at The Shadowhunter Academy—half-warlock and total bookworm James Herondale certainly didn’t quite fit in with the other students. Simon learns about James’ time at the Academy and discovers what it means to find a place you belong in this prelude to The Last Hours.

Cassandra Clare also announced that Luke Pasqualino will narrate the audio book for The Whitechapel Fiend:

“Hot brown-haired guys read to you”: Luke Pasqualino—from E4’s Skins, Showtime’s The Borgias and BBC’s The Musketeers—reads THE WHITECHAPEL FIEND from Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy!

His English accent matches up well with the story’s setting in London, where we see Jem, Will and Tessa a few years after Infernal Devices.

The Whitechapel Fiend will be released on April 21 and Nothing but Shadows will be available on May 19.

I cannot wait to read these installments and I am excited to see the next covers. I love that they included Simon’s Made in Brooklyn T-Shirt!

‘Perfect’ Diego Rosales is discussed in new ‘Lady Midnight’ snippet

If everything goes according to plan we now have less than a year until Lady Midnight, the first book in Cassandra Clare’s The Dark Artifices trilogy, is released! Today Cassie shared a snippet in which there is some serious girl talk:

“Perfect Diego is the boy Cristina’s mother wants her to marry,” Emma told Livvy. Now it was Cristina’s turn to look betrayed. “It’s not an arranged marriage, not exactly, it’s just that her mother loves him, he’s a Rosales —“

“He’s related to you?” Livvy asked Cristina. “Isn’t that a problem? I mean, I know Clary Fairchild and Jace Herondale are a famous love story, but they weren’t actually brother and sister. Otherwise I think it would probably be a …”

“Less famous love story,” said Emma, with a grin.

Cristina waved her hand dissmisively. “The Rosaleses are a huge Shadowhunting family. I don’t think he’s even a cousin. My mother just thinks it would help cement the Rosales empire. She thinks he’s perfect, so handsome, so smart, such a Shadowhunter, perfect perfect perfect —”

“And now you know how he got his nickname,” said Emma.

I can’t wait to find out more about the Rosaleses!

Lady Midnight will be released in March 2016.

Catch up with all the snippets from The Dark Artifices here.

James Herondale gets emotional in new ‘Nothing but Shadows’ snippet

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Ask, make a worldwide twitter trend happen in no time and you shall receive.

To celebrate the news about Shadowhunters, the TV series on ABC Family (read all about it here), Cassandra Clare has posted a snippet from Nothing but Shadows, the fourth installment of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. In this snippet James Herondale and ‘Uncle Jem’ share a heartfelt moment:

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Nothing but Shadows, co-written by Cassie and Sarah Rees Brennan, will be released on May 19.

Exclusive: Jack Falahee Talks Preparing to Narrate ‘The Lost Herondale’ + a ‘Nuanced’ Simon Lewis

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So as major fangirls of How to Get Away With Murder, we’re super excited to bring you an interview with Connor Walsh himself, Jack Falahee, who is the audiobook narrator for Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy: The Lost Herondale.

In the interview, Falahee talks about how preparing for narrating an audiobook is similar to preparing for a role, but perhaps more difficult. He also discussed his love for Simon Lewis, who he called a “nuanced,” “flawed” and relatable character.

We also have an excerpt from the audiobook:

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy: The Lost Herondale is now available to download as an eBook or audiobook!

Happy release day to ‘The Lost Herondale’

The Lost Herondale, the second installment of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, is out today! It was co-written by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman and it focuses on Simon’s training at Shadowhunter Academy and Tobias Herondale, one of Will and Jace’s ancestors.

Here’s the official description and a short snippet:

Simon learns about the worst thing a Shadowhunter can do: desert their comrades. In the early 19th century, Tobias Herondale abdandoned his fellow Shadowhunters in the heat of battle and left them to die. His life was forfeit, but Tobias never returned, and the Clave claimed his wife’s life in exchange for Tobias’s. Simon and his fellow students are shocked to learn of this brutality, especially when it is revealed the woman was pregnant. But what if the child survived…could there be a lost Herondale line out in the world today?

 

“Demons and warlocks can’t help what they are,” Balogh said darkly. “Shadowhunters are held to a higher standard. The deaths of those three men sit squarely on the shoulders of Tobias Herondale. And he would have been punished in kind, had he ever been foolish enough to show his face again. He never did, but debts need repaying. A trial was held in absentia. He was judged guilty, and punishment was carried out.”
“But I thought you said he never came back?” Julie said.

“Indeed. So the punishment was carried out on his wife, in his stead.”

“His pregnant wife?” Marisol said, looking like she was about to be sick.
“Sed lex, dura lex,” Balogh said. The Latin phrase had been hammered into them from the first day at the Academy, and Simon was coming to hate the sound of it—so often was it used as an excuse for acting like monsters.

Balogh steepled his fingers and contemplated the classroom, watching in satisfaction as his message came clear. This was how the Clave treated cowardice on the battlefield; this was justice under the Covenant. “The Law is hard,” Balogh translated for the hushed students. “But it is the Law.”

Due to the time difference between the States and Europe, I’ve already read The Lost Herondale and I urge you to buy the ebook. There is a surprise at the end which you do not want to miss!

Happy reading, Shadowhunters!

The next ebook – The Whitechapel Fiend – will be released on April 21.

You don’t actually need an iPad, Kindle or Nook to read The Lost Herondale. If you have an Amazon account, you can download the free Kindle Reading Apps for smartphones, computers or tablets.

Amazon US/Amazon UK/Amazon Germany/Amazon Canada/Amazon France/Amazon Spain/Amazon Italy/Amazon Australia/Amazon Brasil/Amazon India/Amazon Japan/Amazon China

When all the ebooks are published, the book will be released in print format (just like the Bane Chronicles).

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