The end of the year is approaching and a new year is just on the horizon.
The year 2012 brought Cassandra Clare fans a lot of exciting news, including the announcement of a new SHADOWHUNTER CHRONICLES series in THE DARK ARTIFICES.
Throughout the week we will recap all the major storylines of 2012 in our Year In Review series leading up to the new year.
Our Year In Review series will include:
12/26 – THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES
12/27 – THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS
12/28 – THE INFERNAL DEVICES
12/29 – THE DARK ARTIFICES
12/30 – OTHER NEWS
12/31 – FULL RECAP
Let’s get to it!
THE DARK ARTIFICES
CASSANDRA CLARE OFFICIALLY SIGNS ON FOR ‘THE DARK ARTIFICES’ TRILOGY
MARCH 13, 2012
After teasing fans of a potential spin-off series to THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, it was made official on March 13, 2012, when it was announced that Cassandra Clare signed a three-book deal with Simon & Schuster to write THE DARK ARTIFICES, the first of which is slated for 2015.
‘LADY MIDNIGHT’ REVEALED AS WORKING TITLE OF FIRST BOOK
MARCH 16, 2012
Just days after the official announcement of THE DARK ARTIFICES trilogy, Cassandra Clare revealed the working title (which means it can change) of the first book: LADY MIDNIGHT. She said that the titles of the books come from nobility titles, but “Lady Midnight is named after a favorite Leonard Cohen song.”
CASSANDRA CLARE TALKS ‘THE DARK ARTIFICES’ WITH HOLLYWOOD CRUSH, SHARES SNIPPET
MARCH 16, 2012
Cassandra Clare spoke with Hollywood Crush about THE DARK ARTIFICES including inspiration for the title of the series, the Los Angeles setting and how the events of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS affect THE DARK ARTIFICES. She even shared a snippet: “The cycle hit the beach and spun out. Emma came to a stop on her back, her body shaking, her hair and clothes full of sand and her ears full of the sound of the wildly crashing ocean.”
‘THE DARK ARTIFICES’ CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
APRIL 17, 2012
Cassandra Clare shared some descriptions of characters from THE DARK ARTIFICES, including our lead hero and heroine Julian Blackthorn and Emma Carstairs, as well as Helen, Mark, Olivia, Tiberius and more.
‘LADY MIDNIGHT’ RELEASE PUSHED UP FROM WINTER 2015 to SPRING 2015
APRIL 19, 2012
The release of THE DARK ARTIFICES: LADY MIDNIGHT got pushed up from Winter 2015 to SPRING 2015 thanks to the publication of Cassandra Clare’s joint middle-grade THE MAGISTERIUM series, the first of which is scheduled for 2014.
CASSANDRA CLARE DID RESEARCH FOR ‘THE DARK ARTIFICES’ IN ITALY, VATICAN CITY
JUNE 19, 2012
Cassandra Clare traveled to Italy and Vatican City to conduct some research for THE DARK ARTIFICES in June.
FRIENDSHIP ROMANCE IN ‘THE DARK ARTIFICES’
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
Cassandra Clare talked a bit about parabatai Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn’s romance in THE DARK ARTIFICES classifying it as a “friendship romance,” something we haven’t yet experienced in THE SHADOWHUNTER CHRONICLES.
CASSANDRA CLARE TALKS ‘THE DARK ARTIFICES’ WITH ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Cassandra Clare spoke to Entertainment Weekly about her new Shadowhunter series, THE DARK ARTIFICES, the first book LADY MIDNIGHT due out in Spring 2015. She talked about how “the next generation of Shadowhunters is going to grow up in a very strange world” as a direct result of the events in CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE.