A very happy release day to Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan’s Son of the Dawn!
Wow, it’s been a while since I was able to write this and I’m so happy I get to do this for the next seven months 🙂
Cassie and Sarah’s short story officially kicks off Ghosts of the Shadow Market, a new short story collection that Cassie is writing with Sarah, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman and Kelly Link. These stories focus on different characters from Cassie’s The Shadowhunter Chronicles (Anna Lightwood, Matthew Fairchild, Tessa Gray, Catarina Loss, Céline Montclaire, Valentine Morgenstern, Kit Herondale and last but not least, Alec Lightwood and Lily Chen), but they all do have one character in common: Brother Zachariah.
The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks and vampires. There the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Nephilim to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the City of Bones, the very heart of the Shadowhunters. As a Silent Brother, Brother Zachariah is sworn keeper of the laws and lore of the Nephilim. But once he was a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray. Follow Brother Zachariah and see, against the backdrop of the Shadow Market’s dark dealing and festival, Anna Lightwood’s doomed romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin and Tessa Gray plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul at the Market and a young Jace Wayland’s soul finds safe harbor. In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost, and no-one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah. (x)
So what is Son of the Dawn about?
The Lightwoods, the Shadowhunters who run the New York Institute, are expecting a new addition to their family: the orphaned son of their father’s friend, Jace Wayland. Alec and Isabelle aren’t too sure they want a new brother, and their parents are not assuaging their fears, too occupied with the dark news that Raphael Santiago, second-in-command of the New York vampire clan, has brought from the Shadow Market.
I read Son of the Dawn right after midnight – finally a perk to living in Europe – and by the Angel, it was such a great and heartwarming story! I loved reading about little Jace and I have to admit that I shed a few tears. You don’t want to miss this fantastic start to Ghosts of the Shadow Market!
You don’t actually need an iPad, Kindle or Nook to read Son of the Dawn. If you have an Amazon account, you can download the free Kindle Reading Apps for smartphones, computers or tablets.
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If you are more of an audiobook fan, you can listen to actor Reilly Dolman while he narrates Jace’s story.
When all the ebooks are published, the book with two additional stories will be released in print format (just like The Bane Chronicles and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy).
The next installment – Cast Long Shadows – is published on May 8!
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