Are you guys ready to see the covers – yes, you read that right – for the second novel of Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu’s The Eldest Curses trilogy? Cassie just shared the super cool covers for The Lost Book of the White and I’m so excited! 😀
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Cover reveal! Lost Book of the White, coming September 1! Main pic: Magnus looking styling in guyliner amid the bustle of Shanghai. It was fun to visit a new destination! Now here is how it works as far as I know: these jackets will be reverse printed. The first picture is the outside/main dust jacket while the Anne Lambelet art that matches the original cover of Red Scrolls is on the reverse side of the dust jacket — swipe left to see it. So if you want matching hardbacks, you can have those by flipping the jacket over. I know it’s always annoying when cover designs change in the middle of series, but these sorts of decisions are publisher decisions, not author decisions. I’m glad they’re offering both options for the cover to ease the transition. And I think they’re both gorgeous!
Magnus look so badass although I do wonder why his magic is red instead of blue! The first cover is going to match the cover of the upcoming US paperback edition of The Red Scrolls of Magic. I also really love the red and white cover and it is so great that we can chose!
The first book took Magnus and Alec to Europe and this time the whole gang travels to Shanghai.
Here’s the official synopsis for the book:
Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood are settling into domestic life with their son Max when the warlocks Ragnor Fell and Shinyun Jung break into their loft and steal a powerful spell book. Realizing that Ragnor and Shinyun are being controlled by a more sinister force, Magnus and Alec set out to stop them and recover the book before they can cause any more harm. With the help of Clary Fairchild, Jace Herondale, Isabelle Lightwood, and Simon Lovelace (who is fresh from the Shadowhunter Academy), they track the warlocks to Shanghai.
But nothing is as it seems. Ragnor and Shinyun are working at the behest of a Greater Demon. Their goal is to open a Portal from the demon realms to Earth, flooding the city of Shanghai with dangerous demons. When a violent encounter causes Magnus’s magic to grow increasingly unstable, Alec and Magnus rally their friends to strike at the heart of the demon’s power. But what they find there is far stranger and more nefarious than they ever could have expected…
What do you guys think of the covers? Sound off in the comments below.
The Lost Book of the White is published on 1 September! Click here if you want to read the snippets that Cassie has shared so far.