Yesterday another issue of Cassandra Clare’s monthly newsletter made its way into subscribers’ inboxes so today we’re sharing all the news with you! We have snippets from Chain of Gold and The Lost Book of the White, news about two Chain of Gold book boxes and more.
Let’s start with the snippets. The first one features Cordelia and James having an unusual conversation:
“You should not thank me,” Cordelia said. “Or treat me as though I am being entirely unselfish.”
James raised his winging black eyebrows. “What do you mean?”
“Of course I want to help, but I also cannot help believing that if I were able to do such a service to the Clave as aiding in ending this demonic disease, surely they would grant my father leniency in his trial.”
“I wouldn’t call that selfish,” said James. “What you are talking about is undertaking to do good for the sake of your father and your family.”
Cordelia smiled weakly. “Well, I’m sure you’ll add that to the list of my many qualities when you are helping me find a husband.”
James did not smile back. “Daisy,” he said. “I cannot—I do not think that I—” He cleared his throat. “I am not the right person to find you a husband.”
Oh really, James? Please tell us more. 😉
The second snippet is for all the Malec shippers out there (so basically all of us):
They met Magnus at the point where the pedestrian part of the road ended and car traffic began. Magnus’s hair was, strangely, soaking wet, and spiked angrily up above his head. His clothes were dry, but they were not the same clothes he had been wearing when they went through the Portal. Alec was a little disappointed—he loved Magnus in a suit—but Magnus had perhaps wisely chosen to blend in, in black jeans and t-shirt and a black leather motorcycle jacket. He looked like a sexy urban ninja. Alec was in favor of it.
He swept up to Alec, put his arms around his head, and kissed him. Alec blinked in surprise and kissed him back, passionately. But closed-mouthed-ly. He was standing in front of his sister and his parabatai and his parabatai’s girlfriend and her parabatai. He had to draw a line somewhere. But he did kiss Magnus back as strongly as he was able; he was relieved, he could feel his body relax.
“I guess you also didn’t go to the Institute,” said Clary, when a significant amount of time had passed.
Magnus broke the kiss.
“Is it all right? For two men to kiss in a crowded street in Shanghai? I don’t know if I’d kiss you that way in Times Square,” said Alec.
“Darling,” Magnus said quietly, “we’re invisible.”
“Oh,” said Alec. “Right.”
“I did not go to the Institute, no,” said Magnus to Clary. “I went to ten or so meters above the Huangpu River.” He saw Alec’s look of alarm. “Then a few seconds passed, and I was in the Huangpu River.”
“What did you do?” said Jace.
“I tumbled through the air gracefully and landed on my feet on the back of a friendly porpoise,” said Magnus.
“That is very believable,” said Simon.
Magnus waved his hand. “That is how I wish you to think of me. Riding a porpoise into shore, and straight to join you. But no, I did not go to the Institute. I don’t understand it. That’s two Portals in a row that have gone wrong, in ways Portals should not go wrong. How did we get split up?”
Okay, what the heck is wrong with the Portals? This is going to bother me until The Lost Book of the White is released on 1 September 2020!
What do you think of the snippets?
Now for the bookish news: Cassandra Clare’s readers can look forward to two book boxes that will have special editions of Chain of Gold (out 3 March 2020)!
First there is LitJoy Crate:
The second box is from Illumicrate and it’s called Glamour & Gold: The Shadowhunters Edition.
Both boxes sound amazing and I can’t wait to see pictures of them once they are out in the world in March. Will you be buying one box or maybe both?
Talking about spending money – TopatoCo, the official Shadowhunters merchandise shop, is having a sale until the end of the year and there are some really cool items you can buy for a great price like a Garroway Book tote bag, the beautiful Careful of Books Quote scarf or a Taki’s Diner mug. Simply follow the link and happy (holiday) shopping!
Cassie is actually in holiday right now and she’s been sharing a few amazing pictures online:
Stunning! We hope she’s enjoying herself and will share more of her pics on Twitter.
That’s our final newsletter wrap-up for this year. Have a Merry Christmas if you celebrate and a Happy New Year! 🙂 ❤