The March edition of Cassandra Clare’s newsletter landed in many inboxes yesterday and there’s been lot of news (new merchandise, BookCon and more) in addition to a The Red Scrolls of Magic snippet, so let’s dive right in:
- New merch: TopatoCo is going to sell votive candles and a Livia’s Watch patch.
View this post on Instagram
New votive candles and Livia's Watch patches up on Topataco! I for one would definite ask St Magnus of Bane to grant my wishes… #magnusbane #tsc #shadowhunters Gorgeous candle artwork by Cassandra Jean; the patch was designed by Kathleen Jennings from her design for Queen of A&D.
- Cassie has added two new sections on her website: Where to start and Timeline.
“I hope that these tools will help longtime fans and new readers alike keep track of all the various projects in the Shadowhunter universe!”
- You can still buy tickets for the launch event of The Red Scrolls of Magic on April 9! Cassie and Wes will be at Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas and chat with Katie from Mundie Moms about their book.
- BookCon is coming up on June 1 and 2 and Cassie will have two events on June 1!
There’s “Spotlight on: Cassandra Clare” from 11 am to 12 pm (main stage), and “Epic YA: Tomi Adeyemi, Jason Reynolds, Julie Murphy, and Cassandra Clare” from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm (main stage).
That’s it for the news, here’s the new snippet 😉
Alec drew yet another arrow. This time he aimed at one of the tentacles holding Magnus. He whispered a prayer to the Angel and fired.
The arrow sank into the tentacle a few feet away from Magnus’s body. The monster reared and relaxed its grip just a bit. Magnus didn’t waste any time and, as soon as he had a hand free, began weaving it through the air rapidly. A web of blue electricity flared onto the remaining tentacle holding him. The smoke demon screamed and its tentacles jerked back, releasing Magnus. The warlock hit the roof of the train with a heavy thud and rolled, beginning to slip over the side.
Alec dove forward, sliding along the cold metal, perilously close to the edge. He brushed Magnus’s fingertips and grasped only air as Magnus tumbled off the train.
Alec lunged off the side of the train and grasped a handful of wet material. He grabbed hold of Magnus’s shirt in both hands and strained to pull him up, using all the strength he had left.
His vision blurred with the effort, but then Magnus was in his arms, blinking his still-stunned golden eyes.
“Thank you, Alexander,” Magnus said. “Alas, the octopus monster is attacking again.”
Wow, what an action-packed snippet, I love it! 😀 And I’m glad Alec saved Magnus.
It seems like the snippet matches the art that Cassie included in her newsletter:
What do you guys think? Sound off in the comments below.
The Red Scrolls of Magic is published in ten days!