Cassandra Clare is publishing two new trilogies in the next couple of years and although she has shared a lot of Lady Midnight snippets recently, she hasn’t forgotten about her other trilogy, The Last Hours.
Today she shared a snippet from Chain of Gold (TLH #1), which features James, Herondale, Tatiana Blackthorn and a few other characters:
From where they were, they had a perfect view of James, standing straight and polite as Tatiana Blackthorn, wearing a faded fuschia dresses stained with dark spots, advanced on him, a witchlight torch in her hand.
“How dare you come here, Will Herondale,” she said, a savage tone to her voice. “What is left for you to destroy? You murdered my husband and my father —“
Lucie made a small whimpering noise. Cordelia clutched at her cold hand, squeezing it for comfort.
“That’s James.” It was Grace, dressed all in a long white nightgown with a white dressing-gown over it. White slippers covered her feet and her blonde hair was loose, falling over her shoulders. “It isn’t Mr. Herondale, Mama. It’s his son.”
I can’t wait to read about the Herondales, the Blackthorns and all the other families in The Last Hours! I’m particularly interested in Tatiana’s srange behaviour and her children’s relationship with James and Lucie Herondale.
Here is a short synopsis:
The Shadowhunters enter the Downton Abbey era in The Last Hours. Will Herondale is head of the London Institute, where he lives with his wife Tessa. But now it’s their children, James and Lucie, who take center stage, alongside their parabatai, Matthew Fairchild and Cordelia Carstairs.
Chain of Gold does not have a release date yet, but it looks like it’ll be published after Lord of Shadows, which has a (tentative) release date of April 2017.
Catch up on all the released The Last Hours snippets here.