This week Cassandra Clare announced several special editions of her upcoming release The Lost Book of the White and today we do have lots of pre-order links for the different editions.
Let’s start with the basics, though. A synopsis for the second book in the series:
Life is good for Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. They’re living together in a fabulous loft, their warlock son, Max, has started learning to walk, and the streets of New York are peaceful and quiet—as peaceful and quiet as they ever are, anyway.
Until the night that two old acquaintances break into Magnus’s apartment and steal the powerful Book of the White. Now Magnus and Alec will have to drop everything to get it back. They need to follow the thieves to Shanghai, they need to call some backup to accompany them, and they need a babysitter.
Also, someone has stabbed Magnus with a strange magical weapon and the wound is glowing, so they have that to worry about too.
Fortunately, their backup consists of Clary, Jace, Isabelle, and newly minted Shadowhunter Simon. In Shanghai, they learn that a much darker threat awaits them. Magnus’s magic is growing unstable, and if they can’t stop the demons flooding into the city, they might have to follow them all the way back to the source—the realm of the dead. Can they stop the threat to the world? Will they make it back home before their kid completely wears out Alec’s mom?
Okay, we now know what the book is going to be about. Let’s check out what readers can expect from the US hardcover edition:
The limited first edition run will include the short story In Dreams Begin, set during Jem and Tessa’s wedding. (Finally we find out why no one remembers it!) It will also include a reversible cover, with the other side matching the original cover design for Red Scrolls of Magic. Best of both worlds here! Pre-order to make sure you get one of the special first editions.
The reversible cover looks so cool! I’m very glad we have this option.
If you want the bonus story, be quick because first editions don’t last forever.
Here are pre-order links for the US hardcover (ISBN 9781481495127):
Amazon USA / Amazon Canada / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository / Books-A-Million / Indie Bound / Indigo
Other Amazon pages: Germany / France / Italy / Spain / Brazil
Now for what Simon & Schuster UK and Waterstones are offering:
- “All UK first editions will include the reversible cover, and Jem and Tessa’s wedding story, as well as a bonus deleted scene in which the TMI gang goes out to celebrate Simon’s graduation from Shadowhunter Academy.*
- Waterstones Special Hardback: This will include the reversible cover and the wedding story, as well as blue sprayed edges!
- Waterstones Special Wibalin Edition with Vision Rune: Waterstones is also doing a beautiful limited hardcover rune edition, which will include the wedding story and the bonus scene. It will match the special rune edition done for Red Scrolls of Magic.”
*Although the scene is about Simon’s graduation, it’ll still focus on Magnus and Alec so you can also call it a deleted Malec scene.
Here are the links for the UK hardcover (ISBN 9781471162091) and the Waterstones editions:
Amazon UK / WHSmith / Book Depository / Waterstones: regular UK hardcover (1) / exclusive edition (2) / exclusive rune edition (3)
Other Amazon pages: Germany / France / Italy / Brazil
This gorgeous rune edition sells for GBP 16.99 (plus shipping). You can click this link to check delivery options and prices.
A word of advice: you better hurry because Waterstones’ rune editions are very popular and always sell out very quickly!
You can of course also pre-order the book at your local indie book store – just tell them the ISBN of the edition you’d like to purchase. 😀
Eason is going to sell an exclusive edition for Irish readers – the book will have the wedding story and purple sprayed edges – but it’s not available for pre-order yet. Once there is a link, we’ll include it in this article.
That’s it for now. If you do have any questions, you can ask them in the comments below or tweet us @TMI_Source.
The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu is published on September 1!