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Cassandra Clare shares a ‘Queen of Air and Darkness’ snippet about Helen and Aline

Happy Sunday everyone!

We got our first Queen of Air and Darkness snippet only four days ago and now Cassie has taken to her tumblr to share a much longer one with her fans. This snippet features Helen and Aline who appear to be back in Los Angeles!

“I can’t do this.” Helen tried to keep her voice steady, but it was nearly impossible. She hoped the strain would be covered by the sound of the waves crashing below them, but Aline knew her too well. She could sense when Helen was upset, even when she was trying hard not to show it.

“Baby.” Aline moved closer, wrapping her arms around Helen, brushing her lips softly with her own. “You can. You can do anything.”

Helen relaxed into her wife’s arms. When she’d first met Aline she’d thought the other girl was taller than she was, but she’d realized later it was the way Aline held herself, arrow-straight. The Consul, her mother, held herself the same way, and with the same pride — not that either of them was arrogant, but the word seemed a shade closer to what Helen imagined than simple confidence. She remembered the first love note Aline had ever written her. The curves of your lips rewrite history. The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. Later, she’d found out it was an Oscar Wilde quote, and had said to Aline, smiling, You’ve got a lot of nerve.

Aline had looked back at her steadily. “I know. I do.”

They both had, always, and it had stood them in good stead. But this —

“This is different,” Helen said. “They don’t want me here –“

“They do want you here.”

“They barely know me,” Helen said. “That’s worse.”

This breaks my heart but I’m also happy that Helen is back in LA so that she can be with her siblings.

Fans who are subcribed to Cassie’s newsletter were treated to another snippet but we won’t share it for a while because it was an exclusive sneak peek. Just one more reason to join her mailing list 😉

What do you think of the snippet? Sound off in the comments and please make sure that you write a spoiler warning in case you want to talk about Lord of Shadows!

Queen of Air and Darkness is most likely released in 2019.

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4 Comments on Cassandra Clare shares a ‘Queen of Air and Darkness’ snippet about Helen and Aline

  1. 2019?? That’s so far away!

  2. Agreed! 2019 Is too far away. Why so far out?

    • Simon & Schuster is publishing the first book on Cassie’s The Last Hours trilogy (Chain of Gold) first. And there’s also The Lost Book of the White which is published on March 20, 2018.

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