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Emma and Mark talk about love in new ‘The Dark Artifices’ snippet


Art by Cassandra Jean


Cassandra Clare is close to finishing Lady Midnight and she has shared another snippet from the first book in her The Dark Artifices trilogy. In this new snippet Emma Carstairs and Mark Blackthorn talk about Mark’s time with the Wild Hunt and love, but see for yourselves:

“Have I?” asked Mark. “Is this my home?” He looked over at Emma. “I can say this to you because you are not a Blackthorn. You do not have Blackthorn blood running through your veins. I have been in the land of Faerie for years and it is a place where mortal blood is turned to fire. It is a place of beauty and terror beyond what can be imagined here. I have ridden with the Wild Hunt. I have carved a clear path of freedom among the stars and outrun the wind. And now I am asked to walk upon the earth again.”

“You belong where you’re loved,” Emma said. It was something her father had said, something she had always believed. She belonged here because Jules loved her and the children loved her. “Were you loved in Faerie?”

A shadow seemed to come down over Mark’s eyes, like curtains closing in a dark room.

snippet from Lady Midnight illustrated with the first of the Dark Artifices flower cards by Cassandra Jean

There is no release date for Lady Midnight yet but let’s cross our fingers for next year!

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15 Comments on Emma and Mark talk about love in new ‘The Dark Artifices’ snippet

  1. I think Mark is already my favourite character 🙂 He was the only one of TDA who managed to get me to like him just from the rare appearances in the snippets and CoHF ❤

    • I agree. If I decide to give TDA a try, i’ll be for Mark Blackthorn. The other Blackthorn children in CoHF didn’t impress me in the slightest. .

      • Agreed. They were just kinda boring and didn’t catch my attention as much as Mark Blackthorn. He is much more interesting. Much of the love I had for TMI was the drama, love, and uniqueness of Clary & Jace.

    • Totally agree with you. Is it weird that I want Emma to end up with mark instead?

  2. I think he’s going to end up being the tortured and complicated male protagonist. He’ll be the Jace and Will in TDA. All of the snippets thus far, and his history as we know it, seem to indicate he has a lot going on in his head.

  3. his back-story it leave you emotional and its a struggle for him
    so can’t wait to read him
    hope he ends with emma

  4. No I honestly think Emma and Julian end up together I mean it’s like Jace and Clary all over again it’s so romantic and intense nope I mean Mark and Emma is just a fantasy sorry but Emma and Julian that’s true love and I love them both and hope Cassandra Clare ends them both of them together I love there intense and scarifices just for love I mean it reminds me so much of Jace and Clary

  5. I reeeeeaaaaally hope Mark and Emma end up together!!

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