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New ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ snippet: ‘They’re all dead’

Cassandra Clare is in Provence finishing City of Heavenly Fire, which is set for a May 2014 release, and shared a photo of her computer screen that reveals a nerve wracking snippet from the final installment of The Mortal Instruments.

COHF screen

“Oh, God,” Magnus said. “They’re dead. They’re all dead.”

What do you think of the latest snippet?

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58 Comments on New ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ snippet: ‘They’re all dead’

  1. Oh shit!!! Cassandra Clare is really driving us nuts now, expecting something REALLY bad and devastating to happen in the last book of TMI.

  2. WOT!!!?? OMG NO

  3. Why do you do this to us Cassie? D:

  4. We know she’ll kill more than one beloved character, we’ll have to deal with it. But this snippet and others we’ve seen can mean anything. Mabye Magnus refers to the “bad guys” or mabye it’s a group of deamons they stepped into. We don’t have to rush with THIS kind of spoilers, because it’s not like she’s going to ruin something THAT big now. On the other hand, the one that says “your boyfriend is dead” well, there’s not a lot to guess(I believe it’s Jordan). Those are the ones to worry about.

  5. DA FAUQ!!!

  6. you’re kidding me right!? She’s amazing but driving us all insane!! How are we supposed to wait 8 months until we find out WHO DIED!! 😥 I really hope it isn’t what we think. There has to be something that will surprise us all…

  7. What do you mean? They are all dead!! He better be talking about the Bad Guys!!!

  8. wish I was in a better frame of mind to receive this. hopefully its not as bad as it seems

  9. teamedwardjace // September 11, 2013 at 2:25 PM // Reply

    by the angel, this is mindblowing and terrifying? who is dead? who?! okay so clace survives, i’m pretty sure. but who? perhaps some of it could be emmas parents?

  10. Asif!!! She doesnt half know how to drive us fans to insanity!!! This is pure evil ahah!!!

  11. whatttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt, maybe he is going to meet someone who can help and when Magnus gets there they are all dead¿? Ugh. so many posibilities

  12. I am a Blackthorn (in my dreams) // September 11, 2013 at 2:53 PM // Reply

    We don’t know for sure that it means that the good guys are going to die! Maybe it means demons or something that attacked the group. (Hopefully this is not only wishful thinking!)

  13. Great excerpt for this September 11 day.

  14. It’s not logical to kill off all of the characters suddenly like that, even if they’re not really dead, that’s why I’m trying not to overreact. It’s best to assume he’s talking about either characters we don’t know (like a random person) who was at let’s say a Clave Meeting, and the Clave was attacked. I don’t think that our main characters or the ones we love would just suddenly be murdered.

  15. DARN IT!! WHO!!! I know it won’t be the main cast. Has to be a group of fighters or something sent somewhere.

  16. WHAT?! Who’s dead? I’m freaking out here!

  17. Ok…. that can’t be good…..

  18. The whole point of releasing such snippets is to heat up the interest of the fandom, so all the comments above just show that this still works. Don’t panic people! For heaven’s sake, Clare is not Dostoyevsky, everything is going to end well, it’s in the genre description so to speak. The line can be about anyone in the book – vampires, other shadowhunters, pick what you want. the main characters or at least the most of them are going to be OK or the fans will absolutely hate it and stop buying her books which is not Cassie’s or any other author’s object. Some blood will be shed in the book, we’ll see some huge war happening like it was hinted in the last one, we’ll fear for the lives of everyone we love in the book, but most beloved characters will have their happily ever after, that’s just what always happens in this kind of books, that’s what is so entertaining about them.

  19. I don’t know what to say I’m lost beyond words!!!!!

  20. Oh come on, it’s Magnus. He could talking about some freaking houseplants. Remember, not much will shock someone as old as him and who has lived through so much tragedy and destruction in both the mundane and supernatural world.

  21. I can only deal with a happy ending. That is all.

  22. What. Does. This. Mean. I am freaking so much it’s not even funny. N

    • Now this is sad that I’m saying this but I really hope he’s just coming in a room with a bunch of dead people in it

  23. sheilathethongbarbarino // September 11, 2013 at 6:39 PM // Reply

    Maybe it’s the Lightwood family but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  24. I feel as if it were the Lightwoods, he’d say more than “They’re all dead”.. Obviously, he’d be freaking out much more. He also seems to be talking to somebody. Who would he be talking to other than a main character? To me, it sounds as if he is in shock at the fact that “they’re all dead” rather than who is dead, as he repeats it twice. Personally, I believe he could be speaking about the fairies, or the vampires, or possibly.. angels? At the end of City of Lost Souls, we received a preview of Jonathan sending them wings from an angel. Could he have more than one pair?

    This is just my theories. Feel free to have your own, but also feel free to respond to this comment with your opinion.

  25. Lightwoodshadowhunterss // September 11, 2013 at 6:52 PM // Reply

    Who could be dead? Just to reassure my self, I think that it could be his warlock friends…. ERGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. what is wrong with cassie!!!!!

  27. What…No!!!! Who could be dead? Vampire clan hopefully… I really hope it isn’t the lightwoods, anything but the lightwoods

  28. all the lightwoods

  29. Perhaps its not a bad comment – for some reason i don’t think its anyone good like the lightwoods or clary or jace….

  30. it is….

    I got this….

    EHMAGAD I. CAN’T. EVEN.

    • Ms.Clare I love your books I read them all, but the thing I love most is the fact that Simon is so lucky he always survived he almost got killed 9 times and is always back! (that’s only in the tmi series so I’m so happy Simon live!!!)

  31. OMG! Who is dead. OMG Mrs. Clare you are driving us crazy. First we don’t know why Clary woke up disgusted. Then floating runes and now Magus yelling major details that don’t make any sense. Please *weep* who died, I hope it’s not any of the beloved characters in our couples Malec, Sizzy, or Clace, because I and many others will not be able to handle their deaths. Can’t wait for this epic book 😉

  32. I’m really hoping it’s just Clare giving us heart attacks when really it is something like:
    “Oh god!” Magnus said. “They’re dead. They’re all dead!” He couldn’t believe all of his goldfish were dead. ( if he had goldfish ) :/

  33. It could just be that Magnus THOUGHT they were all dead… or that some really insignificent characters, or a bunch of cats or something.

  34. The possibilites are endless, but it breaks my heart when Magnus is so stunned like this D: He’s my fave character out every book I have ever read </3

  35. Wow, I cannot freaking wait for this awesome book! I just ADORE this epic series! ❤

  36. Maybe it’s the epilogue and he’s talking to Tessa or Simon

  37. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. PLease don’t. Fuck this. No. *excuse my language* No.No.No.

  38. I remember someone asking Clare in twitter if CoHF will be like this: Church leaved looked at the five dead bodies and left” (or something) and I wonder if it will be Magnus instead of Church.

  39. You know, it could be as a positive snippet. Like the dead (if possible) or some people from the dead got resurrected and became an army.

  40. Angels. Remember the last scene of CoLS? ” […] And then, there at the root, an ugly gash of sheared-off bone and sinew. Angel’s wings—angel’s wings that had been sliced from the body of a living angel. Angelic ichor, the color of liquid gold, smeared the floor. ”
    So I’m guessing Sebastian took his rage out on heaven and stripped the angels of their wings aka powers.
    And the other snippet with the angel wings is Clary giving the Angels their wings back.
    How’s that for a guess? 😉

  41. I think… she must really hate me

  42. Not the shadow hunters of course… have a little faith ! -eyes rolling

  43. oh no

  44. Probably the battle thing that Emma and Julian’s parents die in. (I think Julian’s parent die?)

  45. GUYS CALM DOWN.
    She said later on twitter that he was talking about plants.

  46. Plants? Ohhh Phew -.-””
    Ahhh I was having a heart attack…
    Ohhh -.-””

  47. Oh ducks!!! Ahhhhhh what is Cassandra Clare doing to me. If Simon dies or any of them die…. Ahhhhhhhh. Please don’t kill anyone please I’ve waited too long and i don’t want them to die. Aghhh!!!

  48. She means plants the plants are all dead!!

  49. Shadowhunters look better in black. // September 18, 2013 at 12:43 AM // Reply

    I’m confused. Its good. I just confused. I NEED TO READ THE BOOK. It’ll make more sense then. I am way over my limit of being excited. Waaaaaayyyy over.

  50. this is so nerve racking. the movie city of ashes is delayed and the cassandra is killing character s I cant wait for the book been waiting since last year

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