A SHADOWHUNTERS short story collection is on the way, and there’s going to be trouble afoot!
Fans of Cassandra Clare‘s Shadowhunters chronicles will be thrilled to know that there’s new material coming out of the universe, this time in the form of a short story collection. The collection is called Ghosts of the Shadow Market, which already gives off a dark, peculiar aura.
Centering around the magical and mysterious Shadow Market and Brother Zachariah (also known as Jem Carstairs), we’ll see dark and mysterious happenings featuring some major characters from all of Clare’s Shadowhunter novels, including a few from the yet-to-be-published series The Last Hours.
Here’s the official description:
The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks and vampires. There the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Nephilim to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the City of Bones, the very heart of the Shadowhunters. As a Silent Brother, Brother Zachariah is sworn keeper of the laws and lore of the Nephilim. But once he was a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray.
Follow Brother Zachariah and see, against the backdrop of the Shadow Market’s dark dealings and festive celebrations, Anna Lightwood’s first romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin and Tessa Gray plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul at the Market and a young Jace Wayland’s soul finds safe harbor. In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost, and no one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah…
Ghosts of the Shadow Market will be co-written by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman, Sarah Rees Brennan, as well as Pulitzer finalist Kelly Link. Basically, awesome writers with beautiful works.
There will be eight stories in total in Ghosts of the Shadow Market. The first short story, “Son of the Dawn,” will be released in April, followed by seven more at a rate of one per month. The physical print version of Ghosts of the Shadow Market will be released in 2019.