Cassandra Clare shares new ‘Lord of Shadows’ snippet in which the Clave creates a registry of Downworlders
Happy new year to our readers! 🙂 2017 is going to be so exciting because there are two Shadowhunter Chronicles books that are released this year. I’m of course talking about Lord of Shadows and The Lost Book of the White (Cassie’s adult book about Magnus that she is co-writing with Wesley Chu). Cassie just took to her tumblr to share a very interesting yet concerning Lord of Shadows snippet:
More Shadowhunters had entered the Council Hall. They were a mix of ages, from old to young. Some wore Centurion uniforms. Most wore gear or ordinary clothes. What was unusual about them was that they were carrying placards and signs. REGISTER ALL WARLOCKS. DOWNWORLDERS MUST BE CONTROLLED. INTERNMENT CAMPS FOR WEREWOLVES. CREATE THE REGISTRY. PRAISE THE COLD PEACE.
Among them was a stolid brown-haired man with a bland sort of face, the kind of face where you could never really remember the features later. He winked at Zara.
“My father,” she said proudly. “Registering all Downworlders was his idea.”
“What interesting signs,” said Mark.
“How wonderful to see people expressing their political views,” said Zara. “Of course the Cold Peace has truly created a generation of revolutionaries.”
“It is unusual,” said Cristina, “for a revolution to call for fewer rights for its people, not more.”
For a moment Zara’s mask slipped, and Cristina saw through the artifice of politeness, the breathy little-girl voice and demeanor. There was something cold behind it all, something without warmth or empathy or affection. “People,” she said. “What people?”
Diego took hold of her arm. “Zara,” he said. “Let’s go sit down.”
Cassie already mentioned the registry during her Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy launch event (watch the video here, it’s roughly at the 25 minute mark) and called the Clave “awful” and this new group “the worst part of the Clave”.
This sounds so terrible and we hope that this group won’t last long.
Lord of Shadows is released on May 23.
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