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Emma reminisces about Julian, their parabatai ritual in new ‘Dark Artifices’ snippet

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Cassandra Clare keeps the Dark Artifices snippets coming.

Check out this new snippet from Lady Midnight, the first book in The Dark Artifices, where Emma reminisces about Julian and their parabatai ritual.

Emma swallowed. She was remembering Julian, two years ago, standing in the overlapping circles of fire where the parabatai ritual was performed. The look on his face as they each stepped into the central circle and the fire rose up around them, and he unbuttoned his shirt to let her touch the stele to his skin and carve the rune that would bind them together for their whole lives. She knew if she just reached out now, she could touch it, touch the rune cut into his shoulder, the rune she had put there …

The Dark ArtificesLady Midnight will be released in 2015/16.

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24 Comments on Emma reminisces about Julian, their parabatai ritual in new ‘Dark Artifices’ snippet

  1. this makes me want the book more

  2. That is not helping my need for that book

  3. Reblogged this on Avid Reader and commented:
    Ahhh I want this book now!

  4. AAAAHHHH!!!!!

  5. Tatiana Grimm // June 24, 2014 at 6:24 PM // Reply

    Damn it! Now we can never be together, because The Claves would freaken be upset by them. By the angel Cassie. -.- You’re not making the wait for 2015 any easier.

  6. Shadowhunter Fangirl // June 24, 2014 at 8:26 PM // Reply

    I need to read this book NOW!!! Why do I have to wait half a year for it? It’s killing me!

  7. me wants.

  8. I WANT THE BOOK NOW!! Why do we have to wait!

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  9. I don’t get it. The parabatai rune was supposed to be in the neck, was it not?

    Someone can help me here?

    • I think that one parabatai has a rune on their shoulder and the other is on the neck. Can’t be sure though. That is how I always imagined it.

      • Mariana // June 25, 2014 at 6:21 PM //

        I remember reading those details in The Infernal Devices, mas I´d have to search for it again to be sure. Even, perhaps, each parabatai has 2 runes, one on the shoulder, another on the neck.

    • High Warlock Of Oakey // June 30, 2014 at 1:00 AM // Reply

      I thought the parabatai rune was able to go anywhere on the body. that’s why Wills was on hs heart cus he didn’t think he would ever marry. and I cant remember where alecs and Jaces are

  10. Now I have to wait even longer for this book than I had to wait for the City of Heavenly Fire. This totally sucks;)

  11. Jessie's twin // June 30, 2014 at 7:48 PM // Reply

    why is it such a tease!

  12. Amalia Morgenstern // July 1, 2014 at 2:53 AM // Reply

    I’m sorry, when did that “/16” appear!!! aaahhhh! Maybe It’ll be on New Years let’s hope, rather than drifting into the new year!

  13. oh well she is still selfish, good thing. She should feel bad about it all!.. wonder if the first book it’s going to be just her POV, if it is im gonna be bored with her…

  14. Now, she’s just being cruel.


  15. teamedwardjace // July 27, 2014 at 3:19 PM // Reply

    Sounds intense!

  16. Does anyone know how many snippets there have been for this book? I’ve been trying to catch up on all of them all, and so far I count five?

    Also, I really want Emma and Alec to bond in TDA. Maybe he could provide some perspective and be understanding of her and Jules both, since he was once in love with his own parabatai once? Or so he thought, anyway…

    I don’t think Alec was ever really in love with Jace, tbh–and I think most of us feel that way about it now–but he could still try to help and/or be a sounding board for Jules and Emma on the subject.

    • I hope that if clary and Jayce have a child in this book, I hope they will name him/her Jonathan or Valentina. Maybe they could be twins with Red hair and blue eyes or Blond hair and Green eyes. Maybe one can have blondee hair and the other can have red hair. Oh! Maybe the girl have Jyace’s looks and the boy can have clary’s look. Hopefully they do have kids. I am also super excited to see what happens to Simon, and Magnus and alec.

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