The last installment of The Mortal Instruments – City of Heavenly Fire – doesn’t hit the shelves until next May, but we do already know that the first editions will have a little extra inside. Today Cassandra Clare took to her tumblr to ‘reveal’ what fans can expect:
There will be an illustration printed on the inside cover of the North American first editions of City of Heavenly Fire. There are of course two figures on the proper cover of the book, but other characters, some who we’ve never seen on covers before, will be on the inside of the first edition’s jacket.
And that’s all I can say right now …
Cassandra later wrote a post about the extra content in copies from the English publisher Walker Books and also revealed who would design the illustration:
I’m sure Walker UK will want to do something special for CoHF but right now I don’t know what. I have information only about the North American hardback first edition. I don’t have info about anything that might be available in any other language or version or country right now.
What the CoHF special first edition cover offers is basically a chance to see Cliff (the cover artist who has done all my covers) do his take on characters that would otherwise not make it onto covers, especially since this is the last book about them.
I’d love to see Isabelle, Alec and Magnus – what about you? Sound off in the comments!