Have yourself a Merry Shadowhunter Christmas/holidays with limited edition art and more!

December

Art by Cassandra Jean

It’s 20 days until Christmas/the holidays and if you still don’t know what to give to your parabatai, your sibling or your own personal Jace or Clary, we have once again come up with a Shadowhunter Christmas gift list for you.

The first item on this list is something very, very special!

The English editions of Cassie’s The Mortal Instruments were reissued with new and gorgeous covers by the artist Mìla Fürstová and fans now have the unique opportunity to buy Mìla’s designs. Every single one of the etchings (an etching is an ancient type of printmaking technique where the artist scratches onto metal and then prints from that) is signed by Mìla and Cassie herself! These limited edition etchings are 45 x 45 cm (~ 18 in x 18 in) and if you order before December 11 your present will arrive just in time for Christmas.

We were told that “Cassandra owns these works herself and is about to hang them in her house, so whoever buys these works will have a very limited edition etching the same as Cassandra has in her home!”

Cassie was asked about the most interesting fan reaction to the new covers and she said that “many readers outside the UK have asked if the same artwork would be used for future repackages in the US and around the world. They want a piece of the beauty, too!”

Mìla’s favourite cover is “the star because of the complexity of the structure” and she said “I found the cover with the Wings [City of Bones] most difficult to make. I wanted to get the relationship between Clary and Jace just right and kept re-drawing this image.”

Check out/buy the etchings here.

 

Other gift ideas:

Shadowhunter Chronicles books (click the pictures to get to the Book Depository or Amazon.com):

 

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The Mortal Instruments (UK paperbacks) Credit to Walker Books

(Link directs you to City of Bones, but the other books are easy to find)

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The Mortal Instruments box set (paperbacks)

TID box set new

The Infernal Devices box set (paperbacks)

Next year we have Lady Midnight (March 8) and the bound edition of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (TBA) to look forward to!

Everyone at TMI Source wishes you a happy Christmas time, happy holidays or a fabulous December :-)

Cassandra Clare introduces new ‘The Dark Artifices’ characters

For the past 2.5 years Cassandra Clare has shared lots of exciting information about the characters in her upcoming The Dark Artifices trilogy and today she has introduced her fans to two completely new characters.

Shadowhunters, meet Cameron Ashdown and Johnny Rook:

Can we expect any new artwork soon? — frenchfilmelephant :)

The problem is that Cassandra Jean has mostly been drawing secret or unknown characters from TDA (which has the largest cast of any book I’ve ever written, yikes.)  I can’t post some of them, but here’s a few to wonder about.

Doesn’t Cameron look like a cutie and Johnny like a badass rock star?

Cassie later revealed

Some fans think that Cameron could be Emma’s ginger boyfriend who she is dating at the beginning of Lady Midnight.

Lady Midnight will be released in 2016 so there is a lot more characters to meet and look forward to before then! :-)

Cassandra Clare shares more deleted scenes from ‘City of Heavenly Fire’

Shadowhunters, are you ready for two more early Christmas treats? Cassandra Clare shared another comic strip scene from City of Heavenly Fire and also a cut scene that features Jonathan Morgenstern/Sebastian Verlac.

In the spirit of the holidays, more deleted and cut things! In this case, the comic Cassandra Jean drew for some editions of City of Heavenly Fire. It’s a scene I sketched out but deleted (there’s nothing written to post, just notes) because it didn’t fit — Magnus sends Emma, Julian and the Blackthorns back through a Portal to Los Angeles. Jace and Clary come to say goodbye. The passing of the torch, to a new group. And some Clace. :)

And here’s the cut scene:

I haven’t got much in the way of substantive cut scenes from City of Heavenly Fire. Most things were rewritten rather than removed. But here’s a bit of Sebastian’s death scene that didn’t make it in.

“We forgive you,” Jocelyn said. She was still crying, in the same soundless terrible way, just as she had every year on Jonathan’s birthday when she had held the box with his initials on it and wept.

“No,” he said. “There’s no forgiveness for what I did. I know where I will burn when I die.”

“Heaven does not forgive, but mothers do,” said Jocelyn. “When you were a baby inside me, I dreamed of everything for you. That you would be handsome and strong and good. That I would sing to you and love you and take care of you.” She gripped his hand tightly. “Maybe not in this world, but in another, I believe that was the truth.”

“Don’t forgive me,” he whispered. “Hate me. Rejoice that I’m dead. After all I have done, the last thing I would wish to bring to you was more grief.”

“Jonathan,” Clary whispered.

His eyes moved toward her. “And sisters,” he said. “Do sisters forgive?”

Aww 😢

All the feels, right? Tell us your thoughts in the comments and check out the unedited Clary and Jace cave scene and the other comic strip scene in case you missed them!

Have yourself a Merry Shadowhunter Christmas/holiday!

December

Art by Cassandra Jean

We’ve got three weeks until Christmas and sometimes finding great gifts for family and friends or also yourself can be pretty tough.

That’s why we have come up with the ultimate Shadowhunter Christmas wishlist that includes books (duh!), jewelry, tarot cards and more!

Shadowhunter Books:

(click the pictures to get to Amazon.com)

The Mortal Instruments complete box set

The Mortal Instruments complete box set

The Infernal Devices box set

The Infernal Devices box set

The Bane Chronicles

The Bane Chronicles

The Shadowhunter's Codex

The Shadowhunter’s Codex

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Prince

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Prince

clockwork princess manga

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess

Shadowhunters and Downworlders

Shadowhunters and Downworlders

Shadowhunter Tarot Cards by Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean:

(click the pictures to get to TopatoCo)

Shadowhunter Tarot Cards: Deluxe Collector's Edition

Shadowhunter Tarot Cards: Deluxe Collector’s Edition (Pic credit: TopatoCo)

Shadowhunter Tarot Cards

Shadowhunter Tarot Cards (regular edition. Pic credit: TopatoCo)

Shadowhunter Merchandise by HebelDesign:

 

Remember that the first ebook from Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy will be released in February 2015, so an ebook gift card would be a nice present as well!

Everyone at TMI Source wishes you a happy Christmas time or a fabulous December :-)

TMI Tuesdays: Enter the Ultimate Shadowhunter Fan Sweepstakes!

Every Tuesday leading up to the May 27 release of City of Heavenly Fire, Cassandra Clare will be hosting TMI Tuesdays. On this Tuesday, she announced the “Ultimate Shadowhunter Fan Sweepstakes.”

Want to read City of Heavenly Fire a day early? Then this is a sweepstakes you won’t want to miss! Test your Shadowhunter knowledge and enter for a chance to receive a copy of City of Heavenly Fire the day before it’s released.

Here are the prizes:

3 Grand Prize Winners will receive:

-A copy of City of Heavenly Fire one day prior to its official on sale date of 5.27.14
-An exclusive TMI hoodie

5 First Place Winners will receive:

-A signed copy of City of Heavenly Fire
-An exclusive TMI hoodie

10 Second Place Winners will receive:

-A hardcover copy of City of Heavenly Fire

Clare also shared a postcard of a scene from City of Heavenly Fire as drawn by Cassandra Jean. It features the Blackthorns and Emma in Idris.

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Good luck, Shadowhunters!

New ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ spoilery art: Hey Magnus, Sweet Cheeks is calling

Pick up the phone, Magnus. Sweet Cheeks is calling you.

Cassandra Clare shared more City of Heavenly Fire spoilery art from Cassandra Jean, which features Chairman Meow and a very persistent cellphone ringing.

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City of Heavenly Fire will be released on May 27.

New ‘CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE’ art by Cassandra Jean

Cassandra Jean has illustrated ten postcards for City of Heavenly Fire and today Cassandra has shared the second artwork on her tumblr:

I was feeling bad about being unforthcoming with spoilers, so have some Clace feels from Cassandra Jean’s postcard set for City of Heavenly Fire! (Yes, these are all scenes that happen.)

I was feeling bad about being unforthcoming with spoilers, so have some Clace feels from Cassandra Jean’s postcard set for City of Heavenly Fire! (Yes, these are all scenes that happen.)

WOW! This looks very much like a Dirty Sexy Cave or Water Scene, doesn’t it?

I can’t wait to see the other eight postcards!

Cassandra Clare shares new ‘The Last Hours’ artwork

Back in 2013, Cassandra Clare released drawings by Cassandra Jean that all depicted characters from four of her Shadowhunter ChroniclesThe Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments, The Dark Artifices and The Last Hours. The drawings were all set in different seasons and today Cassie shared a new drawing for the season of spring/The Last Hours:

 

Part of Cassandra Jean’s Seasons project — TMI was fall, TiD was winter, and the Dark Artifices was summer. The Last Hours is spring. (And yes there was totally an earlier version of this but I asked CJ to re-draw it as the characters were re-imagined and some discarded from the story.)

From left, Alastair Carstairs arguing with Charles Fairchild, Christopher Lightwood and Anna Lightwood, Cordelia Carstairs and Lucie Herondale, Matthew Fairchild and James Herondale, and Grace and Jessie Blackthorn.

Furthermore, Cassandra answered a question about Charles and Matthew Fairchild:

Hi cassie, how are you?  I love your books so much. I’d like to know how is the relationship between Charles and Matthew ‘cause Charles looks like so serious and Matthew “naughty”. — alecssoul

Matthew and Charles are definitely very different brothers. They have an interesting relationship since Charles wants to become the next Consul and is very rules-bound, and Matthew is a rule-breaker.

What version do you like best? Sound off in the comments!

Get to know some of the characters in ‘The Last Hours’ with these portraits

The Shadowhunter fandom is still buzzing over the announcement of a fourth Shadowhunter Chronicles series — The Last Hours, which is slated for a 2017 release.

To help better acquaint her readers with the new characters in The Last Hours, Cassandra Clare has shared character portraits of the new cast, drawn by Cassandra Jean.

After the The Last Hours announcement yesterday (the day before? Sometime..) I thought you might like to see/get to know a few of the prominent characters. Cassandra Jean drew these for me months ago, back when I was still solidifying some of the plot outlines and character details. You can also find most of these names on the family tree and identify their connections. Let’s start with …

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Cordelia Carstairs. Bit of a scapegrace and ever since she was ten she’s had a sort of a crush on

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James Herondale, who is parabatai with

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the always-delightful Matthew Fairchild, and has a very odd relationship with Tatiana’s Blackthorn’s ward

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Grace Blackthorn, whose brother Jesse Blackthorn may or may not be dead

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a mystery that occupies the busy brain of writer

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Lucie Herondale, whose father would really prefer she marry

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Alastair Carstairs, Cordelia’s older brother. Shown with Cortana — looks like Elias did as Tessa suggested and passed it down to his own children after all.Alastair is best friends with

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Charles Fairchild, who you may remember as Potentially Buford from Clockwork Princess. Charles would like to be the next Consul, alas, and Henry finds he rather gets along better with Cecily and Charles’ son

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who is the younger brother of the ever so sophisticated

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Anna Lightwood.

This isn’t all the characters, but it’s a visual tour of quite a few of the significant ones (barring those, like Tessa, Jem, Will and the other adults, who you already know!) I find having visuals of characters often helps while I’m writing so these live above my desk!

We can’t wait to meet these characters! Are you excited for The Last Hours?

‘Shadowhunter Chronicles’ calendar: December portraits

Over the past months, Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean collaborated on a calendar which featured the female and male characters from The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Dark Artifices and TLH. Now Cassie has shared portraits of the month December to conclude the calendar.

Merry Christmas! Cassandra Jean’s December calendar portraits: the boys and the girls.

Wow, right? Who is your favorite character? Sound off in the comments.

‘City of Heavenly Fire’ postcard: Jace and Brother Zachariah

Cassandra Jean is working on some City of Heavenly Fire postcards, which feature drawings from scenes from the book. She shared a rather emotional one featuring Jace and Brother Zachariah.

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Working on the Postcards for City of Heavenly Fire for cassandraclare

I drew this scene and thought “Technically this is still Heronstairs” and then I made myself sad.

Because that is sad.

City of Heavenly Fire will be available on May 27, 2014.

What do you think of the postcard? How are your Heronstairs feels doing?

‘City of Heavenly Fire’ visual snippet

Ready for some major feels? Yesterday, Cassandra Clare published a new snippet from City of Heavenly Fire and today Cassandra Jean shared a visual snippet, which is also related to Jace and a certain ‘Brother’.

See for yourself:

Jace-Jem1 Jace-Jem2 Jace-Jem3Cassandra Jean added:

Snippet from City of Heavenly Fire

cassandraclare sent me this scene to read. And I read it. And then I cried. And then I ran back to her begging her to let me draw a part of the scene into a comic and she said yes! So I did.

So I can’t say anything more about the scene but it’s glorious!

I can’t wait to read this glorious scene!

‘Shadowhunter Chronicles’ calendar: December boys

Over the past few weeks, Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean were collaborating on a calendar which featured the male characters from The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Dark Artifices and TLH. Now it’s time for the last drawing to conclude the calendar:

December boys

December boys!

Cassandra JP: I have finished December!

Me: I see you have drawn a homoerotic snowball fight.

CJP: It says Merry Winter Holidays to me.

Cassandra Jean added:

Making the simplest tasks homoerotic is kind of my thing.

From the top left going clockwise: James, Jace, Will, Jaime, Julian, Mark, Jem, Matthew, Magnus, Alec, Raphael and Simon (shoving a snowball in Raphael’s face. REVENGEEE!!)

Who is your favorite and are you looking forward to seeing the December girls? Sound off in the comments!

‘Shadowhunter Chronicles’ calendar: Lucie and Jessamine

In addition to working on a calendar that features the male characters from The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Dark Artifices and TLH, Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean are also collaborating on a calendar which will feature the girls.

Have a look at Lucie Herondale (October) from TLH and Jessamine (November) from The Infernal Devices:

October and November of the girls’ Shadowhunter calendar. Lucie being spooky for October and Jessamine celebrating Guy Fawkes Day.

Cassandra Jean and I are hoping to get the calendars put together and maybe sell them for Christmas. We’ll keep you posted!

I’m sure we all agree that this is great news!

Who do you want to see as Miss December and would you buy the calendar? Sound off in the comments.

‘Shadowhunter Chronicles’ calendar: Clary and Tessa

In addition to working on a calendar that features the male characters from The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Dark Artifices and TLH, Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean are also collaborating on a calendar which will feature the girls.

Have a look at Clary who represents August and Tessa as Miss September:

Clary and Tessa as August and September for mine and Cassandra Jean’s calendar of Shadowhunter girls. Clary looks as if she is thinking ravishing thoughts about angels and Tessa is thinking ravishing thoughts about books: fitting!

Only 3 months left! Who else do you want to see? Sound off in the comments!

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