279 days until Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness hits book shelves (Dec. 4) and concludes her The Dark Artifices trilogy!
Subscribers to Cassie’s newsletter were treated to a new Queen of Air and Darkness snippet on Tuesday which we are now going to share with you. It once again features Kit and someone we only really met in The Evil We Love and The Last Stand of the New York Institute:
A ghost, Kit thought. Like Jessamine. He looked around wildly: surely there would be more ghosts here, their dead feet leaving no traces on the grass?
But he only saw the Blackthorns, clinging together, Emma and Cristina side by side, and Julian with Tavvy in his arms, as the smoke rose up and around them. Half-reluctantly he glanced back: the young man with the dark hair had moved to kneel beside Robert Lightwood’s pyre. He was closer to the flames than any human could have gotten, and they seemed to eddy within the outline of his body, lighting his eyes with fiery tears.
Parabatai, Kit thought, suddenly. In the slump of the young man’s shoulders, in his outstretched hands, in the longing stamped on his face, he saw Emma and Julian, he saw Alec as he spoke about Jace; he knew he was looking at the ghost of Robert Lightwood’s parabatai. He didn’t know how he knew it, but he did.
😥 This is sooo sad! Cassandra Jean – aka the biggest Waywood shipper – shared the following art on her tumblr last year and we can’t help but think that she probably knew and drew this to torture all of us. Look at what Cassie added when she reblogged the post. 😦
Nooo – why? 😥 Damn both Cassies!
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Queen of Air and Darkness is published on December 4.