Cassandra Clare Confirms TLH Title to be THE LAST HOURS, Reveals Book Titles

artwork by Cassandra Jean

After The Bookseller spilled the beans, which we posted about here, author Cassandra Clare quickly went to Tumblr to confirm the title of the book which follows the next generation of Shadowhunters after The Infernal Devices.

The Last Hours is a new Shadowhunters series set in 1903. It deals with Will and Tessa’s children, James and Lucie Herondale, as well as Cordelia Carstairs, Charlotte and Henry’s children, Tatiana Blackthorn’s children, the Lightwood kids, and many more. 1903 is right around the time the Victorian era tips over into the Edwardian era — beautiful clothes, fabulous history and so much more that I’m excited to write about! (I’ve even been keeping a crazy Pinterest board for inspiration.)
The title is taken from the book Great Expectations, of which the series is a retelling: those of you who’ve read The Midnight Heir installment of the Bane Chronicles probably have some ideas about certain of the characters!


Cassie quotes Great Expectations, the book which inspired this trilogy, and which she gained the series title from.  The three novels that comprise the trilogy will be titled Chain of Thorns, Chain of Gold, and Chain of Iron, which all reference Great Expectations.

The books will interconnect with The Dark Artifices trilogy as two separate trilogies that are also the stories of the Blackthorns, Herondales and Carstairs, much like TMI and The Infernal Devices interconnected despite taking place in different time periods and locations. The exact order of publication isn’t decided yet. Lady Midnight, the first of the Dark Artifices, will certainly be the next Shadowhunter book coming out, and I’ll keep you up to date on the publication order when it’s nailed down.
I hope you’re looking forward to reading about Jem, Tessa and Will and their immediate families and descendants as much as I am looking forward to writing about them!
artwork by Cassandra Jean

Anyone who’s a fan of Cassie’s The Mortal Instruments series or The Infernal Devices trilogy will most likely not have any problems looking forward to this one as well.  I know I’ll be pre-ordering my copy!

Oh, and it might be a good idea to check out her Pinterest board as well!

By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.