Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter world has become one that fans have become entrenched in and they aren’t ready to say goodbye when”The Mortal Instruments” and “The Infernal Devices” wrap up in the next couple of years.
Neither is Clare.
Clare announced a while back that she had plans to continue on with the Shadowhunter world, with a whole new setting and new characters and a new plot in “The Dark Artifices” (working title) trilogy.
After some prying by the fans part about more details in regards to the new series, Clare obliged and revealed more in depth what we can expect from “The Dark Artifices.”
“It takes place five years after the end of TMI (ie in 2012) and deals with the Shadowhunters of the Los Angeles Institute,” said Clare. “There is a tangential connection to the characters of TMI but they are not main characters. The main characters are teens (meaning that during the events of TMI they’d be 11, 12 years old.)
Clare revealed the two lead protagonists’ names.
“The main female protagonist’s name is Emma, the main male protagonist’s name is Julian,” she said. “They are both Shadowhunters. They both have always known they are Shadowhunters.”
So what can we expect in “The Dark Artifices?”
“There is love, magic, romantic confusion, etc. and so on,” said Clare.
The usual, then.
Important to note:
“I have not sold these books,” Clare said. “I haven’t written any of them, I won’t until I’m done with what I’m writing now. So I don’t have a pub date beyond “after CoHF.””
Clare appreciates her fans’ interest and us fans appreciate that she will keep bringing us more of her entrancing Shadowhunter world.
What are your thoughts? Are you excited about the new series? Any thoughts on plot? Sound off in the comments below!