It has been more than 250 days since Cassandra Clare’s New York Times bestseller Lady Midnight was published and since then, fans have been waiting for book number two. Cassie has published several Lord of Shadows snippets so far, shared art by Cassandra Jean and some fans were lucky to get a chapter sampler at New York Comic Con. We still have months to go before we will read what Julian, his brothers and sisters and his beloved parabatai Emma are up to next, but the cover reveal should sweeten the wait somewhat. Here is what Cassie and special guest Alberto Rosende (Shadowhunters‘ Simon Lewis) revealed during the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy launch event today:
WOW! WHAT A BEAUTY! The cover shows Julian with a sword that could be Emma’s Cortana. We also see the London skyline and the famous Tower Bridge. The cover is a throwback to the Lady Midnight cover, which showed Emma floating in water. Zoom in to see lots of interesting details! Like every single Cassandra Clare book, the cover for Lord of Shadows was designed by Cliff Nielsen.
Here is a synopsis from Simon & Schuster UK’s press release:
Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?
And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.
Lord of Shadows will be published on May 23, 2017 – that’s in 185 days!
You can catch up with all the snippets that Cassie has shared so far here.
Here is a list where fans around the world can preorder Lord of Shadows:
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