Since the shocking ending of Lord of Shadows, Cassandra Clare’s fans have been eagerly awaiting the final book in The Dark Artfices trilogy, Queen of Air and Darkness. We’ve only had a few snippets so far and one piece of artwork so everyone is always super excited whenever Cassie has something to share about her upcoming book. We know she’s working on it right now and the time has come to share the 2018 release date and the cover of Queen of Air and Darkness! Are you ready??
Here is what Cassie revealed at YallFest today:
Queen of Air and Darkness is going to be published on
December 4, 2018!
And here is the absolutely gorgeous cover:
We LOVE it! The red is such a stunning contrast to the different shades of blue. Annabel looks great, but we are worried because of the buildings and the destroyed highways (background/bottom of the cover).
The cover is of course a throwback to the other two covers where we had Emma and Julian floating underwater. Like every single Cassandra Clare book, the cover was designed by Cliff Nielsen. Don’t forget to zoom in to catch all the other details!
We know it’s a long wait until the conclusion to Cassie’s third Shadowhunter Chronicles trilogy, but we do have an exclusive snippet for you – thanks, Cassie ♥ – to make the time a little more bearable:
He wanted to ask Ty if he was all right, but he knew the other boy wouldn’t want it. Ty was staring at the Market, tense with curiosity. Kit turned to the phouka.
“Gatekeeper,” he said. “We request entrance to the Shadow Market.”
Ty’s gaze snapped to attention. The phouka was tall, dark and thin, with bronze and gold strands threaded through his long hair. He wore purple trousers and no shoes. The lamppost he leaned against was between two stalls, neatly blocking the way into the Market.
“Kit Rook,” said the phouka. “What a compliment it is, to still be recognized for one who has left us to dwell among the angels.”
“He knows you,” muttered Ty.
“Everyone in the Shadow Market knows me,” said Kit, hoping Ty would be impressed.
The phouka stubbed out his cigarette. It released a sickly-sweet smell of charred herbs. “Password,” he said.
“I’m not saying that,” said Kit. “You think it’s funny to try to make people say that.”
“Say what? What’s the password?” Ty demanded.
The phouka grinned. “Wait here, Kit Rook,” he said, and melted back into the shadows of the Market.
“He’s going to get Hale,” said Kit, trying to hide the signs of his nerves.
“Can they see us?” Ty said. He was looking into the Shadow Market, where clusters of Downworlders, witches and other assorted members of the magical underworld moved among the clamor. “Out here?”
It was like standing outside a lighted room in the dark, Kit thought. And though Ty might not express it that way, Kit suspected he felt the same.
“If they can, they’d never show it,” he said.
Queen of Air and Darkness is published on December 4, 2018 – that’s in 388 days!
Catch up with all the other snippets that Cassie has shared so far here.
Leave a comment below or tweet us your thoughts (@TMI_Source) about the cover and what you’re most looking forward to in book 3!