Cover Reveal: ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ coming May 27
It’s finally here! The highly anticipated reveal of the cover for City of Heavenly Fire, the final book in the international bestselling The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. City of Heavenly Fire will be released on May 27.
The cover was revealed on television on “The Insider.” Clare shared the cover in all of its HQ glory.
So, the nice version of the cover of City of Heavenly Fire that went up on TV yesterday!
Yes, that is Clary and Sebastian. Yes, Clary is wearing white. She does wear white in the book at a certain point. There are interesting details up close about both their weapons, and if you look closely you can see the chain of Clary’s necklace. Remember the covers of the books don’t use the runes from the Codex or that we saw in the movie. They are pretty designs, but they don’t mean anything.
You can watch Cassie’s interview with The Insider here.
Cassie also revealed which characters will appear on the inside cover:
Jace, Alec, Izzy, Simon, and Maia have the inside of the cover
— Cassandra Clare (@cassieclare) January 15, 2014
“@Raixelys: ” why magnus isn’t inside of the cover??” B/c they could only fit 5 characters and Magnus has the cover of the Bane Chronicles.
— Cassandra Clare (@cassieclare) January 15, 2014
Cat compiled a list where fans around the world can preorder City of Heavenly Fire:
Amazon US / Barnes and Noble / Book Depository / Amazon UK / Amazon Germany/ Amazon Canada / Amazon France / Amazon Spain / Amazon Italy / Amazon Brasil / Amazon India / Amazon Japan / Amazon China
If you are going to preorder City of Heavenly Fire in your bookstore then these numbers will be useful:
ISBN for the McElderry hardcover: 978-1442416895
ISBN for the Walker Books paperback: 978-1406332933
ISBN for the McElderry paperback: 978-1481417761
What do you think of the City of Heavenly Fire cover? What are you most looking forward to in the final Mortal Instruments book? Leave your cover and book thoughts and theories in the comments!
I TOTALLY CALLED IT AHHHHHHH IM SOOO EXCITED
Oh my goodness I can’t believe they finally revealed it it looks pretty good
omfg omg omfg it’s finally here
*dies* i cannot wait
OMG ITS FINALLY HERE!!!!!
It’s so amazing! My friend thinks Clary’s white dress symbolizes her purity against Sebatian’s darkness, not a wedding dress
Or it’s the color of mourning for the Shadowhunters….. TURN OF EVENTS BUMB BUMB BUMMMM!! …. Not really… We know everyone will die…
No. Just …no.
Yup 6 characters die
I meant to say mourning, but it wrote it while my sister was telling me it was a wedding dress. 🙂
Ah, but she’s wearing wedding runes.
I can’t tell if they are or not, but isn’t the wedding color gold?
You’re right but then why are the runes white?! I swear to god this book is going to give me an anxiety attack.
The runes on the covers have always been kind of white, like light shining out from them. And the cover art has never used the runes from the movie so they are sticking to the original swirling rune patterns.
I don’t think you can tell if she is wearing wedding ruins because aren’t they placed over the hearts.
Remember gold is for weddings…
And white is for funerals and death.
Its not a wedding dress because the wedding dress color is gold in the Shadowhunter world.
The shodowhunter’s children’s rhyme says “for death and morning the colors white”
I honestly was expecting better…… It very different from the others….
I was also expecting something more amazing and awesome and yeah, but THIS AS AWESOME TOO!!
There are no words
SHES WEARING WHITE!!!! NO NO NO NO
WHITE IS WHAT SHADOWHUNTERS WEAR FOR FUNERALS!!!
White: the colour of mourning. AAAHHHHHHHH
So is the boy supposed to be Jace or Sebastian.
I’m glad they signified the whole brother-sister relationship instead of just same old Jace and Clary again. The book involves Clary turning away which is unique for TMI book covers, because everyone was either facing the front with their head cut off or are turned sideways. The cover is very refreshing; It’s fitting that the villain and heroine are “facing off”. And I agree with pretty much everyone else: the dress and maybe runes must signify death AND purity against evil. Love it and seeing this makes me WANT THE BOOK MORE THAN EVER!
Definetly ups the suspense for the book.
PRETTY I WANT IT NOW
I literally cannot. I’m deep in fangirl mode right now…. IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!
RIGHT THERE WITH YOU
Omg! Can’t wait to read the book. SUPER EXCITED! !
I loovve the cover!! and Clary is wearing white, that’s not good. Just means lots of death is waiting for us
Yeah 6 characters DIE!! I hope 1 of them is Sebastian
NO, 6 IS TOO MANY!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE LEAVE CLARY, JACE, SIMON, ALEC, MAGNUS, AND LUKE ALIVE!!!!!
BY THE ANGEL!! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WAIT FOR IT TILL MAY?!
But if Clary wears white, doesn’t it mean that she will survive (at least for one of the funerals)??
If it helps at all it’s not May it’s March
No it’s May 27.
i so cant wait to rread it been looking forward to it
Finally a cover of the brother and sister. I got chills oh my god!! In Hinduism like shadowhunters white is the colour of death. I wear white to funerals, man this can’t be good.
Even seeing a white horse in a dream is said to be presentiment of death.
We already know several characters we know of will die, possibly the white symbolizes death but at the same time innocence and purity. Light over darkness. Meaning even the innocent, the pure will die.
I can’t wait even though I’m scared. I do believe in Cassie, and I believe that she will have a great ending to a great series even if it leaves me in tears.
May 27th is my birthday…gonna be heart broken </3
You just said everything we meant to say in our comments perfectly
Very well said. Amen to that. … That’s my dads birthday as well. He is 59 and I got him hooked on the books. Apparently he demands I get him the book that same day as his birthday gift :O
ITS MY BIRTHDAY TOO! I am so not coming out of my room that day. Mourning the loss of my fave characters. 😥
whoops don’t know why that posted!
lawl whats with the video hahahha
@crisfray lol i don’t even know why that posted its my website url it probs went into the comment box ahaha
but there is a mortal instruments song on there 😉
By the angel the color of mourning! Hopefully this won’t end in complete sadness over the death of the characters
Why does Sebastian have to look so good?
I LOVE THIS COVER SO MUCH I JUST KNOW THIS BOOK WILL BE POSITIVELY AWESOME CAN’T WAIT TILL MAY
I KNEW IT ! OMFGGG Thiose wings on Sebastian`s back… Clary and the Sreraph Blade oh God cant wait
I love how I just randomly started squealing 😛
I know! Me too, gosh its so perfect, but Clary is wearing white I cant handle it. Im SOO anxious, I dont think I can wait till May. Cassandra u gt 2 give more spoilers
I thought it would be better.
But I still LOVE IT!!! It’s so awesome!!!!!
White… Mourning… By the way I like how Clary is showing her back to is holding a blade
CLARY AND SEBASTIAN *FLICKS HAND* CALLED IT AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHI”M SO EXCITED MY FACE IS EVEN SHOWING EMOTION AS I WRITE THIS!!!!
SO MANY FEELS!!!!!! MAY…….OH, MAAAAAY………WHERE AAARRE YOU?!?!?!?!?!?!??!
My feels are out of control
;_; I so called it too, it’s beautiful though ❤ BTA! I can't wait! I'm looking forward to just about everything in the final book minus the deaths ;_; Nope, not looking forward to those T.T
OH MY GOSH I’M HYPERVENTILATING AND THIS I JUST CAN’T I CAN’T WAIT
By the Angel! So pretty! I so called it being Sebastian(aka Jonathan) with Clary too! But how she’s wearing the white dress is scary as it means she will most likely be going to someone’s funeral =(. May 27th hurry up!
OMG losing control. Its finally here and why is clary wearing white. CAN’T WAIT TILL MAY! NEED ANSWERS NOW *hits head off desk*
She is wearing white because of mourning. And it cant be good
This book is going to break my heart into a MILLION PIECES. I am going to read through every moment though. I may cry, but I will sur- you know what NO, NO I WON’T
i love how sebastion looking at clary and she is looking away!!
WHY CAN IT NOT BE MAY!!!!
and I know this sounds cruel but I hope Robert dies cause he cheated on mayrse and I think it would be sad but good if jorden or maia die and then whichever one of them was still alive should sacrifice themselves for the other.
IT LOOKS SO GREAT AND WITH THE BRO ANS SIS AND THE FIRE AND THE WINGS AND THE BLADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lol oh my GOD lol i know right i knonw exactly how you feel though i would wish that no one i like dies jijiji hahha
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IT LOOKS SO GOOD THAT I CAN’T STOP SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I saw this on the insider and I thought it was fucking gorgeous! I still do and I’m sure the insider cover will be incredible! Can’t wait for Cohf but I know it will be a roller coaster of emotions!
Clarity ought to be the perfect theme song while we’re reading the book
Oh my …… ITS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME
OMG Finally. I totally called that one. I can’t wait till City of Ashes comes out. I am ready to preorder 😀
I can’t breathe… this sooooooo flipping beautiful. I LOVE the whole black and white contrast. Id like to think that this means Clary is going to be facing off her against her demons and hopefully fighting back (hence the dagger she is holding). And the fact that she is wearing a white dress which probably represents mourning as well… wow… please Cassie… just give us this book now. I’m not sure how much longer I can wait… 🙂
It seems the placeholder cover background was the real background! If we’d known we’d have gone crazy!
Cassandra Clare actually did say that the placeholder background was the actual background when it first came out. You must’ve missed it.
OMGOMGOMGOMG I’M LITERALLY CRYING OMG THANK YOU FOR MAKING AWESOME BOOKS! HOPE YOU CONTINUE WRITING!!!!! OMGOMGOMGOMG CANT WAIT!!!!!!
just like what I thought…damn right!
THIS COVER IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! CANT WAIT TO READ IT. THANK YOU SO SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH CASSANDRA CLARE FOR MAKING MORTAL INSTRUMENTS!!!!!<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3. I'M THE HAPPIEST PERSON ALIVE!!!!!!
Omg ahhhhh cant wait
I really really like it! It seems very symbolic with clary in white and the golden runes on her I think suggest something like she is more special than we thought. Then Sebastian in the black and darkness. I cannot wait for it to be out!!!
and i’m dead.
OMG, I love it! It is everything I expected it to be and the fact that the other characters are featured on the inside – what a gorgeous treat!!! I won’t even begin to speculate on the symbolism of ii all; I’ll just wait for Cassie to blow me away when the book is in my hot little hands. ❤
Ok I’m on the verge of crying or a panic attack bc the WHITE dress!
Oh my goodness… what’s with the white dress… At first I was like YAY! Wedding! Then I was like…. wait…. NO FUNERAL!!!! Scared….
Will the characters be in the inside cover in the hard backs and paper backs? x
Dear Jordan, if funerals were meant to be sad, they wouldn’t start with “fun”.
Just kidding, 😀
OMG, the cover looks amazing!!! Clary looks so badass and I’m glad Sebastion is on there. He better die damn it! Or erase his memorie and live. Idc I wanna know who dies 😥 *sobs uncontrollably*
Cassie said Jace was on the inside of the cover. I wonder if those flames on the right side , next to Clary are from Jace’ heavenly Fire. I’m sure Cassie didn’t forgot Jace, and that he is on the inside in all his heavenly glory 🙂
I hope you know that Cassie has said she has pretty much no control over what is gonna be on the covers of her books…..
I think it is very pretty pretty and symbolic. However, am I going crazy, or does it look like Sebastian’s face is purple?
God, it’s awesome. but i wonder when we can get the actual book in pakistan? 😦
since it’s coming out in may, we’ll probably get in the start of july. 😦
The cover backs up the assumptions I had about the book. I think this time Clary is the one taken by Sebastion and Jace will have to do the rescuing instead of Clary. But Like I said before if Jace or Clary die or they don’t end up together will ruin the book for me.
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i like the book cover verry much!!! i cant wait to read it i am freaking my mind, the book wil let us cry for shure. my name is clarissa and my frends call me clary now because they read the book XDXD ly cassie<3
Another thing that no one has mentioned yet, is that Clary’s dress isn’t JUST white. It’s silk. “White silk for when our bodies burn” is the quote from the childrens rhyme….. Just thought to mention that detail. Maybe it’s CLARY who dies. That would be one heck of a coincidence considering that recently Tris in Allegiant SPOILER ALERT! was a main character who died….
Be quiet you are going to jinx it (joking). Surely Clare wouldn’t do that. I thought Divergent was good but the third book totally ruined the series even though I guessed in the second 1 that she was going to die. But saying stuff like that, you’re going to give people strokes like me.
CLARY WON’T DIE! IF CLARE DOES THAT TO ME, I SWEAR…..
I think the white Clary is wearing has more than one meaning. We know that she has angel blood in her, and Sebastian/Jonathan has demon blood hence her in white and him shown dark. White is the Shadowhunter mourning color I think that this is for her friends and maybe her mother and Luke who died not Jace. If the two do not end up together or if either Jace or Clary die the story will be ruined for me. As I said before I want to see these two get their Happily Ever After.
Same here. I wouldn’t be able to see the purpose of the books if they don’t end up together. I mean the book is mainly about their struggle to be together plus fighting Valentine. But them not being together at end would make the books pointless to me.
In my opinion it’s the most beautiful cover in the series
Why do I have a feeling Jace is going to die. DON’T READ ON FOR ALLEGIANT SPOILERS!!! Please don’t tell me Cassie is going to pull of a Veronica Roth. Yes, that is what I’m going to say from now on is an author killsof a main character in thelast book of series oo the end of a stand alone.
Did anyone else realize that if you look closely Clary’s weapon and Sebastian’s weapon that’s behind his back have similar designs/patterns on it?
IT”S SO BEAUOOOTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I kinda thought that it would be Clary and Sebastian. Cassie loves to tease us, like Clary’s WHITE dress on the COVER! HOLY CRAP NOT GOOOOD! And their sword things…. WHY CAN’T THIS BOOK COME SOONER?!
Omg Clary is wearing white which is the color worn for shadowhunter funerals!! WHO DIES!?!?!?
Looks more a nightgown or casual dress, I don’t think it looks like a dress one would wear for a funeral
Too many book releases this year, we’re all spoiled.
This is beautiful. I hope Clary offs Seb. I honestly do. I also like that she’s wearing white, and Seb dark/black to signify their differences. Good vs. evil, yes, typical but still significant. But we must remember that Clary wasn’t brought up like a Shadowhunter. She may not see white as mourning.
But we won’t know the true reason until we read the book.
Great design. I also love that the others the inside cover. 😀
I’m still freaking out…
Btw guys, don’t read too much into the “white rune” thing. All the books have been like that, and Cassie even said that they mean nothing.
But that doesn’t change the fact that she’s wearing white, which as we all know, is the mourning colour (no surprise, since we know that 6 people that we know by name will die). So ya, feel free to join me while I hyperventilate over that part…
HA I KNEW IT WAS SEBASTIAN!!! MY FRIENDS SAID IT COULDNT BE HIM CAUSE SUPPOSEDLY HE COULDNT TOUCH THE SWORD AND IM LIKE DUDEEEESSS THAT ISNT THE MORTAL SWORD ITS ANOTHER ONE COMPLETELY DIFFFERENT CAUSE CLARY IS HOLDING THE MORTAL ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG!! Where’s Jordan? He’s not on the inside cover! PLEASE DON’T KILL HIM CASSANDRA!!
Things I noticed about the cover: 1.Sebastian has Black wings ( Clary had a dream about 2 angels fighting…one with black wings, which would be Sebastian and the other with White wings…Jace) 2. Sebastian is wearing the Soul Sword on his back. Clary looks like she has Jace’s Kindjal in her hand. 3. Sebastian is facing Clary, but Clary turns away from him…..probably turning towards Jace in the inside cover. 4. Clary is wearing white for mourning 5.Clary’s runes seem to have rays of light or “Heavenly Fire” coming out of them….as well as being surrounded by Heavenly fire…..hmmmm….Jace must be near…like the insde cover! 5. The city on the left appears to have the Demon Towers so it must be Alicante. The earth looks scorched and dried up???? The city on the right is New York I assume. What do you think of these observations????
Wow I think It’s realy cool ♥
I AM SERIOUSLY PANICKING ABOUT EVERYTHING LIKE I CANT EVEN BREATHE I DOMT WANT ANYONE TO DIE NOT EVEN SEBASTIAN LIKE SERIOUSLY CLARY WHY DIDNT YOU BYPASS JACE AND STAB SEBASTIAN WITH THE SWORD THEN I WOULDNT BE DYING.
ALSO, when is the book released in Australia? Because I’m really panicking because Amazon is terrible at pre orders I had to wait a month after it came out for the CoB movie to arrive like pull yourself together Amazon so is CoHF released on the same date in Australia?
I no i live in aussie to cant wait cover looks good 🙂
This cover is so clever and intricate!! Has anyone else noticed the face and the people bowing in the fire? Or am I just seeing things???
OMG I’M GONNA DIE WAITING
wow the cover is so refreshing nothing like the past covers i love it. But we also can’t ignore the fact that clary is wearing white, which as everyone knows is the color of mourning, but maybe she’s wearing a dress made of white silk and if we go back to the snipet of the children’s rhyme we should know that silk is for when the bodies burn.
there is also the fact that clary is surrounded by flames and the rhyme says that flame is for the birth of a nephilim, or it could just be the heavenly fire…… and how she’s facing away from sebastian with her fist clenched holding the daggar that looks like sebastian’s sword there is a lot to take in and his wings how does that come into play anyway can’t whait.
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Very excited about release of this. May seems a long way off!
I wonder who sebastians mystery girl is! So excite
I think simon dies to. I couldnt breathe well when I found that at least 1 main character is goin to die. I am freaking out
I totally knew! I was just telling my sister about it right before it came out! I don’t know how I’ll make it till may!
im 99% sure that simon does die cause on one of the snippets it says simons sacrifice.he shouldn’t die though, but if he is it should be for IZZY!!!!!!
AHHHH OMG OMG I’M SO EXITED FOR THIS BOOK TO COME OUT AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
Oh!!! I’m so excited…I can’t wait…But at the same time, sad. I don’t want to lose any of the main characters. AAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!