Cassandra Clare has been busy writing books for her The Shadowhunter Chronicles for over a decade now. Almost four years ago she also added her middle grade series Magisterium, co-written with her friend Holly Black, to her list of published books and she is by no means done with writing new books about Shadowhunters and Downworlders. The sequel to Lady Midnight, Lord of Shadows, is going to be published in a little over two months, Cassie’s adult trilogy about Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, The Eldest Curses, is currently being written with Wesley Chu and we know that Cassie is also working on Chain of Gold, the first book in her The Last Hours trilogy. On top of that is the series that is going to conclude The Shadowhunter Chronicles, a trilogy called The Wicked Powers which is set after The Dark Artifices. That’s eleven Shadowhunter books and two Magisterium books for the next x years! How many years are we talking of and what’s the publication order? Cassie answered these questions on her tumblr:
So, the tentative schedule I’m currently working from:
Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices Book One): March 2016
Lord of Shadows: (The Dark Artifices Book Two): May 2017
The Lost Book of the White (book one of The Eldest Curses, otherwise known as “the Malec books”) : Late 2017/early 2018.
Chain of Gold: 2018. (The Last Hours, Book One) No specific release date has been set. I would guess late in the year.
Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices Book Three) 2019
The Black Book of the Dead (book two of The Eldest Curses, otherwise known as “the Malec books”) : 2019
Chain of Iron: 2020
The Red Scrolls of Magic: (book three of The Eldest Curses, otherwise known as “the Malec books”) : Late 2020
Chain of Thorns: 2021
The Wicked Powers: Currently unscheduled!
(Other books include the CoB coloring book, April 2017, the CoB 10th Anniversary Special Edition this fall, and Magisterium: the Silver Mask, this October.)
So there you have it! 2021 plus three The Wicked Powers books so The Shadowhunter Chronicles could end in 2024 or 2025.
Which book are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments and if you want to, share how old you will be when The Shadowhunter Chronicles is over.