The time has come for fans of Cassandra Clare’s The Last Hours to feast their eyes on the cover of Chain of Thorns, the final novel of this trilogy. Cassie and several influencers revealed the cover on Simon Teen’s Instagram and what can I say? It’s a thing of beauty, have a look:
GORGEOUS! I love Blackthorn Hall in the background and how the cover matches the aesthetic of the other two covers!
If you weren’t able to watch the cover reveal, you can watch it below:
The ISBN for the US hardcover is 9781481431934 in case you want to pre-order your book at a local/indie book shop.
You can also pre-order Chain of Iron (US hardcover) online: Amazon US / Barnes & Noble / Books-A-Million / Indiebound / Book Depository / Indigo / Amazon Canada.
Other Amazon links: Germany / France / Italy / Brazil.
Pre-order your copy now “because pre-ordering is the best way to make sure you get the Special Collector’s Edition of Chain of Thorns! Each first edition comes with the following:
- A reversible cover — you can flip the cover over depending on which cover you like best.
- 10 interior illustrations by Alexandra Curte!
- An extra short story in the back.” (x)
The reversible cover, with art by Charlie Bowater, will be revealed by Cassie on June 2.
We don’t have any information about a Waterstones edition yet and are also waiting for announcements by FairyLoot and Illumicrate, but “LitJoy is doing their own special edition! The LitJoy edition comes with a gorgeous slipcase featuring custom artwork, signed custom bookplates, and an exclusive print by @Niru.sky to match the two they did for Chain of Gold and Chain of Iron.” (x)
In case you’ve missed the synopsis for the final The Last Hours book, here it is from Simon & Schuster:
James and Cordelia must save London—and their marriage—in this thrilling and highly anticipated conclusion to the Last Hours series from the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare. Chain of Thorns is a Shadowhunters novel.
Cordelia Carstairs has lost everything that matters to her. In only a few short weeks, she has seen her father murdered, her plans to become parabatai with her best friend, Lucie, destroyed, and her marriage to James Herondale crumble before her eyes. Even worse, she is now bound to an ancient demon, Lilith, stripping her of her power as a Shadowhunter.
After fleeing to Paris with Matthew Fairchild, Cordelia hopes to forget her sorrows in the city’s glittering nightlife. But reality intrudes when shocking news comes from home: Tatiana Blackthorn has escaped the Adamant Citadel, and London is under new threat by the Prince of Hell, Belial.
Cordelia returns to a London riven by chaos and dissent. The long-kept secret that Belial is James and Lucie’s grandfather has been revealed by an unexpected enemy, and the Herondales find themselves under suspicion of dealings with demons. Cordelia longs to protect James but is torn between a love for James she has long believed hopeless, and the possibility of a new life with Matthew. Nor can her friends help—ripped apart by their own secrets, they seem destined to face what is coming alone.
For time is short, and Belial’s plan is about to crash into the Shadowhunters of London like a deadly wave, one that will separate Cordelia, Lucie, and the Merry Thieves from help of any kind. Left alone in a shadowy London, they must face Belial’s deadly army. If Cordelia and her friends are going to save their city—and their families—they will have to muster their courage, swallow their pride, and trust one another again. For if they fail, they may lose everything—even their souls.
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Chain of Thorns is published on January 31, 2023!