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Cassandra Clare talks future ‘Shadowhunter Chronicles’ covers

A cover reveal is not only an exciting moment for fans, but also signals that the release of said book isn’t too far off.

Cassandra Clare got to talking on Tumblr about future covers for Clockwork Princess, City of Heavenly Fire and The Dark Artifices.

I actually just got the comp (the close to final draft cover) of Clockwork Princess last week. It’s gorgeous. It may be my favorite of the Clockwork covers, and they are my favorite covers I’ve ever gotten. Tessa is on the cover. I wish I could share even a gazillionth of its prettiness with you. I think this is about exactly how much I am allowed to show:

without Simon&Schuster actually coming for me with a meathook. (My life seems to be all about things I am not supposed to say, or show, lately. Gah! So not in my nature.)

I don’t know who will be on the cover of Heavenly Fire. I know what I’d like: we’ll see if I get it. 😀

As for The Dark Artifices, it’s so far out, production-wise, that I just don’t know if they’ll stick with the design aesthetic of Mortal and Infernal or go for something totally different. In book cover design time, three years might as well be a million — for all I know by 2015 all books will come wrapped in salmon or something.

Clare said back in May that we could see the Clockwork Princess cover reveal soon. So stay tuned for more details about the reveal. Clockwork Princess is due out March 19, 2013.

Have The Infernal Devices covers been your favorite? Who do you think will be on City of Heavenly Fire? Should the covers of The Dark Artifices follow the same aesthetic of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices? Sound off in the comments!

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9 Comments on Cassandra Clare talks future ‘Shadowhunter Chronicles’ covers

  1. well i have to admit i am pleased to know that jamie is taking this role seriously and i was just saying that he needed to bulk up for jace this makes it a lil easier to place him in the role as i was having some difficulty seeing jace in him, so with his dedication i am impressed and cant wait to see how he does.

    • TeamEdwardJace // June 24, 2012 at 6:01 PM // Reply

      i am too . though I was on board with him since last year. but this has to do with the book covers

    • TeamEdwardJace // June 24, 2012 at 6:02 PM // Reply

      am too . though I was on board with him since last year. but this has to do with the book cover

  2. TeamEdwardJace // June 24, 2012 at 6:02 PM // Reply

    i’m excited for all these releases!

  3. I love the Clockwork Princess cover and i hope The Dark Artifices are similar!

  4. I think the covers should totally be like the infernal devices and the mortal instruments

  5. werewolvesrsexierthanvampsjustsayin // October 15, 2012 at 12:22 PM // Reply

    what if Cassie released cohf in two parts and had jace on one cover and clary on the othe or even put alec and magnus somewhere. that would be AWESOME to have a two part book all who agree say aye XD

  6. Quiet Shadowhunter // June 18, 2013 at 4:34 AM // Reply

    I loved TMI &TID. I personally think that TDA should, in some way, follow suite with the covers.

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