Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows, which is the sequel to her bestselling novel Lady Midnight, is published in exactly two months so now is the perfect time to share what fans are going to get when they buy a first edition. There are so many different special editions so we’ve made an overview for the US editions of Lord of Shadows. Make sure to also scroll to this end of the post to read about the UK editions.
First of all, there are going to be thirty new runes in every first edition:
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"Clary woke to the fading image of a rune against her closed eyelids, a rune like two wings connected by a single bar." — City of Heavenly Fire People have asked to see the Heavenly Fire rune for years, and now for the first time in a decade rune artist Val Freire has returned to design 30 new Shadowhunter runes, including the Mark of Cain and many others! They will be printed on the back of the jackets of all English language FIRST EDITIONS of Lord of Shadows. To grab a first edition all you have to do is pre order the book at any online store or in any bookstore. Have fun! #thedarkartifices #tda #shadowhunters
The Barnes & Noble edition will have an exclusive scene with Emma and Julian on Blackfriars Bridge (oh my heart).
Then there’s the Target edition which is going to have a beautiful map of Alicante (Lady Midnight did have a map of Los Angeles).
If you buy the Costco edition, you will get this stunning piece of art. Curtesy by Cassandra Jean of course.
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"It was half-finished, an image of Emma striding out of the ocean, Cortana strapped to her hip. Her hair was down, as it was in most of the pictures, and he had made it look like the spray of the ocean at sunset, when the last rays of daylight turned the water to a brutal gold. She looked beautiful, fierce, as terrible as a goddess." Cassandra Jean's interpretation of Julian's portrait of Emma from Lady Midnight. It will appear in the back of Costco editions of Lord of Shadows in the U.S!
Cassie summed everything up in a post on her tumblr and by the Angel, we want every single edition!
Lord of Shadows is published on May 23 and we can’t wait!
ETA: Will the UK hardback special limited edition have the thirty new runes? Cassie has the answer:
“Yes, it should have them, and will be decorated on the outside with the parabatai rune.”
You can now preorder the UK hardback special limited edition on Waterstones.com.
Here’s everything you need to know about this edition:
A limited edition hardback of Lord of Shadows, exclusive to Waterstones. Every copy will be hand-stamped with a rune that incorporates Cassandra Clare’s signature and include a deleted scene featuring Emma and Julian and an exclusive map from the Shadowhunters world. There is a print run of only two thousand copies of this deluxe hardback.
Your delivery options are:
£2.75 2nd class postage or £3.75 1st class in the UK.
£9.00 for Western Europe (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland) and £12.50 for the rest of the world.
UK readers can also collect their preordered book from their local Waterstones.
Which edition are you going to buy?