Eerste fragment uit The Last Hours / First snippet from The Last Hours

Cassandra Clare heeft voor het eerst een fragment uit haar toekomstige serie The Last Hours gedeeld. Het gaat over James Herondale (die we al in The Midnight Heir – The Bane Chronicles #4 hebben ontmoet) en zijn parabatai Matthew Fairchild.

For the first time Cassandra Clare has shared a snippet from her future series The Last Hours. It’s about James Herondale (who we already met in The Midnight Heir – The Bane Chronicles #4) and his parabatai Matthew Fairchild.



The Last Hours illustraties / illustrations

Cassandra Clare heeft enkele illustraties gedeeld op haar Tumblr, van de TLH personages (getekend door Cassandra Jean).

Ook heeft Aegisdea een illustratie van TLH gedeeld.

Spoilers voor iedereen die The Infernal Devices nog niet gelezen heeft.


Cassandra Clare has shared some illustrations on her Tumblr, of the TLH characters (drawn by Cassandra Jean).

Aegisdea has shared an illustration of TLH as well.

Spoilers for everyone who hasn’t read The Infernal Devices yet.


Volledige titel TLH en nieuwe boek titels onthuld

Cassandra Clare heeft de volledige titel van haar nieuwe serie, TLH, onthuld: The Last Hours

De titel is afkomstig van het boek Great Expectations (Nederlands: Grote Verwachtingen) van Charles Dickens, en waar The Last Hours een navertelling van is. De serie zal plaatsvinden in Edwardiaans Londen en fin de siècle Parijs en zal worden gepubliceerd in 2017 volgens Walker Books.

De titel komt uit de volgende passage van Dickens:

You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boy whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since — on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to be displaced by your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me, there and everywhere, and will be. Estella, to the last hours of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil. — Great Expectations

The Last Hours volgt de belevenissen van de volgende generatie Shadowhunters na The Infernal Devices en speelt zich af in 1903. Degenen die het korte verhaal The Midnight Heir uit The Bane Chronicles hebben gelezen, hebben al kunnen kennis maken met een aantal personages.

Cassie heeft ook de drie titels van de serie bekend gemaakt: Chain of Thorns, Chain of Gold, en Chain of Iron. Deze zijn ook afkomstig van een passage uit Great Expectations.

“Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.” — Great Expectations

Net als de eerst volgende serie, The Dark Artifices, zal The Last Hours over de belevenissen van de Blackthorn, Herondale and Carstairs families gaan, en de twee series zijn met elkaar verbonden. De volgorde van publicatie is nog niet zeker, maar het eerstvolgende boek dat zal verschijnen is Lady Midnight, het eerste deel van The Dark Artifices.



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Title TLH to be announced!

Cassandra Clare wrote on her Tumblr yesterday, that the full title of TLH will be announced on 25 February!

TLH is a new series set in the Shadowhunter world in the early 1900’s and will feature the children of the characters from The Infernal Devices.




Cassandra Clare heeft gisteren op haar Tumblr geschreven, dat de volledige titel van TLH op 25 februari onthuld zal worden!

TLH is een nieuwe serie die zich afspeelt in de Shadowhunter wereld aan het begin van de 20e eeuw en zal gaan over de kinderen van de personages uit The Infernal Devices.



New City of Heavenly Fire snippet and December calendar artwork

First of all, Merry Christmas to all of you!

Earlier today Cassandra Clare shared a new snippet of City of Heavenly Fire and the December artwork for the Shadowhunter calendar by Cassandra Jean, which she promised to do earlier this week. The snippet features Simon and Clary discussing some Christmas gifts. The December artwork for the calendar features all the characters of the previous months all together. The guys we’ve already seen having a snowball fight, and the girls are looking very festive!


Als eerste, Vrolijk Kerstfeest iedereen!

Eerder vandaag heeft Cassandra Clare een nieuw fragment van City of Heavenly Fire en de December illustraties voor de Shadowhunter kalender van Cassandra Jean gedeeld, zoals zij eerder deze week al beloofde. Het fragment gaat over Simon en Clary die over kerst cadeau’s praten. In de illustraties voor December zijn alle personages van de voorgaande maanden te zien. De heren hebben we al een sneeuwbal gevecht zien houden, en de dames zien er erg feestelijk uit!




The Frays had never been a religiously observant family, but Clary loved Fifth Avenue at Christmas time. The air smelled like sweet roasted chestnuts, and the window displays sparkled with silver and blue, green and red. This year there were fat round crystal snowflakes attached to each lamppost, sending back the winter sunlight in shafts of gold. Not to mention the huge tree at Rockefeller Center. It threw its shadow across them as she and Simon draped themselves over the gate at the side of the skating rink, watching tourists fall down as they tried to navigate the ice.

Clary had a hot chocolate wrapped in her hands, the warmth spreading through her body. She felt almost normal—this, coming to Fifth to see the window displays and the tree, had been a winter tradition for her and Simon for as long as she could remember.

“Feels like old times, doesn’t it?” he said, echoing her thoughts as he propped his chin on his folded arms.

She chanced a sideways look at him. He was wearing a black topcoat and scarf that emphasized the winter pallor of his skin. His eyes were shadowed, indicating that he hadn’t fed on blood recently. He looked like what he was—a hungry, tired vampire.

Well, she thought. Almost like old times. “More people to buy presents for,” she said. “Plus, the always traumatic what-to-buy-someone-for-the-first-Christmas-after-you’ve-started-dating question.”

“What to get the Shadowhunter who has everything,” Simon said with a grin.

“Jace mostly likes weapons,” Clary sighed. “He likes books, but they have a huge library at the Institute. He likes classical music …” She brightened. Simon was a musician; even though his band was terrible, and was always changing their name—currently they were Lethal Soufflé—he did have training. “What would you give someone who likes to play the piano?”

“A piano.”


“A really huge metronome that could also double as a weapon?”

Clary sighed, exasperated.

“Sheet music. Rachmaninoff is tough stuff, but he likes a challenge.”

“Now you’re talking. I’m going to see if there’s a music store around here.” Clary, done with her hot chocolate, tossed the cup into a nearby trash can and pulled her phone out. “What about you? What are you giving Isabelle?”

“I have absolutely no idea,” Simon said. They had started heading toward the avenue, where a steady stream of pedestrians gawking at the windows clogged the streets.

“Oh, come on. Isabelle’s easy.”

“That’s my girlfriend you’re talking about.” Simon’s brows drew together. “I think. I’m not sure. We haven’t discussed it. The relationship, I mean.”

“You really have to DTR, Simon.”


“Define the relationship. What it is, where it’s going. Are you boyfriend and girlfriend, just having fun, ‘it’s complicated,’ or what? When’s she going to tell her parents? Are you allowed to see other people?”

Simon blanched. “What? Seriously?”

“Seriously. In the meantime—perfume!” Clary grabbed Simon by the back of his coat and hauled him into a cosmetics store that had once been a bank. It was massive on the inside, with rows of gleaming bottles everywhere. “And something unusual,” she said, heading for the fragrance area. “Isabelle isn’t going to want to smell like everyone else. She’s going to want to smell like figs, or vetiver, or—”

“Figs? Figs have a smell?” Simon looked horrified; Clary was about to laugh at him when her phone buzzed. It was her mother.

where are you? It’s an emergency.


Calendar artwork:

From left to right / van links naar rechts:

First row / eerste rij: Aline, Maia, Isabelle, Cecily, Grace.

Second row / tweede rij: Helen, Cristina, Emma, Clary, Tessa, Lucie, Jessamine.





Clockwise / met de klok mee:

James, Jace, Will, Jaime, Julian, Mark, Jem, Matthew, Magnus, Alec, Raphael, Simon.







[Men of the Shadowhunter Chronicles calendar] December

Cassandra Clare has posted the month December of the men’s version of the Shadowhunter Chronicles calendar, in which we get to witness the boys having a snowball fight!


Cassandra Clare heeft vandaag de maand December van de heren versie van de Shadowhunter Chronicles kalender gedeeld, waarop we de jongens in een sneeuwbal gevecht mogen bekijken!




Clockwise from the upper left side: James, Jace, Will, Jaime, Julian, Mark, Jem, Matthew, Magnus, Alec, Raphael and Simon.

Met de klok mee van links boven: James, Jace, Will, Jaime, Julian, Mark, Jem, Matthew, Magnus, Alec, Raphael en Simon.



[Ladies of the Shadowhunter Chronicles calendar] October and November

Another post today, this time two new months of the ladies version of the Shadowhunter Chronicles calendar.

Lucie Herondale (TLH) personifies October and Jessamine Lovelace (The Infernal Devices) personifies November.


Nog een post vandaag, deze keer twee nieuwe illustraties voor de dames versie van de Shadowhunter Chronicles kalender.

Lucie Herondale (TLH) personificeerd Oktober en Jessamine Lovelace (The Infernal Devices) personificeerd November.









January & February [Ladies of the Shadowhunter Universe calendar]

Today Cassandra Clare shared illustrations (by the amazing Cassandra Jean) for January and February of the Ladies of the Shadowhunter Universe calendar, as she promised before.

For January is personified by Grace from The Midnight Heir (The Bane Chronicles) and the future TLH series, while romantic February is personified by couple Aline Penhallow and Helen Blackthorn from The Mortal Instruments.


Vandaag heeft Cassandra Clare, zoals beloofd, illustraties gedeeld (gemaakt door de getalenteerde Cassandra Jean) voor Januari en Februari van de Ladies of the Shadowhunter Universe kalender.

Januari wordt gepersonificeerd door Grace van The Midnight Heir (The Bane Chronicles) en de toekomstige TLH serie, terwijl het romantische Februari wordt gepersonificeerd door het koppel Aline Penhallow en Helen Blackthorn van The Mortal Instruments.





Aline Penhallow & Helen Blackthorn:





April & November [Men of the Shadowhunter Universe calendar]

Today Cassandra Clare shared the artwork for two months of Cassandra Jean’s Men of the Shadowhunter Universe calendar.

April is personified by Matthew Fairchild and November is personified by James Herondale. Both are from TLH, a future series about the generation of Shadowhunters after those of The Infernal Devices. Those that read The Bane Chronicles already know James from The Midnight Heir. More info on TLH on Cassandra Clare’s Tumblr (beware of spoilers).


Vandaag heeft Cassandra Clare artwork gedeeld voor twee maanden van Cassandra Jean’s Men of the Shadowhunter Universe calendar.

April wordt gepersonificeerd door Matthew Fairchild en November wordt gepersonificeerd door James Herondale. Beiden zijn van TLH, een toekomstige serie over de generatie Shadowhunters na die van The Infernal Devices. Degenen die The Bane Chronicles lezen kennen James al uit The Midnight Heir. Meer info vindt je op Cassandra Clare’s Tumblr (let op: spoilers).


April – Matthew Fairchild






November – James Herondale