The Dark Artifices is almost over – Queen of Air and Darkness is published in 88 days – but yesterday’s Shadowunter Army newsletter took us back to the beginnings of Cassandra Clare’s third book series. In the September issue, the Shadowhunter Army got to read a deleted scene from Lady Midnight:
“So what does this mean for us?” said Livvy. “This connection to the Blackthorns?” She looked anxiously at Jules. “What does it mean that that woman, Belinda, knew about Uncle Arthur?”
“It means that there are people that know about this and will try to use it against us,” said Julian. “But it also means we must be close, close to the answer, or they wouldn’t be threatening us now.”
“But we don’t feel close,” said Emma, clearly frustrated. “At least I don’t. I feel like we’re wandering around in a fog. So what set them off? What made them think we knew more than we know?”
“They figured out we were at the theater for the Lottery,” said Cristina. “Maybe they panicked that we knew who they were.”
“We don’t,” said Emma. “We know they’re a bunch of movie producers with a bee in their bonnet about Blackthorns and a yen to bring someone back from the dead.”
“Who would movie producers want to bring back from the dead?” Ty asked.
“Marilyn Monroe?” suggested Livvy.
“Brad Pitt,” said Drusilla.
“Brad Pitt is still alive,” pointed out Emma.
“Prove it,” said Ty.
Haha, I love how Dru and Ty think that Brad Pitt is dead. 😀
Newsletter subscribers also had the chance to have a look at another Queen of Air and Darkness black and white illustration that is going to be in all first editions:
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