Cassandra Clare to Publish Third Shadowhunters Series

Posted on March 14, 2012

City of Bones CoverCassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series, has signed an agreement with Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's, for a third young adult fantasy series featuring her Shadowhunters characters. The new series will be entitled The Dark Artifices.

There are currently more than six million copies Cassandra Clare's books in print in the US alone. Her books have also been translated into 35 foreign languages. Her debut novel, City of Bones, published in 2007, became a New York Times bestseller.

The first book in The Dark Artifices will be published in 2015. The series, set in present-day L.A., follows Emma Carstairs, the fiercest warrior and most skilled young Shadowhunter since Jace Wayland, and Emma's sworn partner in arms, Julian Blackthorn. Despite Emma's complicated feelings for Julian, the two must band together to investigate a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.

Cassandra Clare says, "I know readers will come to love Emma, Mark, Cristina, and Julian just as they have loved Jace, Clary, Will, Tessa, and Jem. Readers have often asked what will happen in the Shadowhunter world after the events of The Mortal Instruments and this series will give them a chance to find out."

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