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Simon and Schuster is going to publish Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean’s AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF NOTABLE SHADOWHUNTERS AND DENIZENS OF DOWNWORLD!

Cassandra Clare and artist Cassandra Jean have been teaming up to create images and scenes from Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles for a long time. Recently, Jean illustrated a set of ‘flower cards’ showing different characters from the Shadowhunter Chronicles with different flowers that described them. Now, Simon and Schuster is publishing a book of these flower cards – including some that haven’t previously been released – which will also feature writing from Clare on each character, including some never-before-known details on the characters. An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld will be published on November 3rd, 2016.

Shadowhunter fans may recognize this title, as it was previously released on TopatoCo by Clare. So some lucky fans, including myself, already have their hands on this book. But Simon and Schuster’s publication will make it much more accessible for many people, which is great, because this book is absolutely gorgeous. Check out Simon and Schuster’s press release below:


An illustrated history of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld CASSANDRA CLARE Illustrated by Cassandra Jean.

A special collection of artwork and never-before-known details of all your favourite Shadowhunters characters. A must have for all Cassandra Clare fans!

Bestselling author – Cassandra Clare has over 36 million books in print worldwide, and her latest book Lady Midnight topped the UK YA Bestseller chart on publication in March 2016.

TV series – Shadowhunters first aired on Netflix in February 2016 and Season 2 is set to return in 2017.

A very special anthology that’s a must for all fans of the Shadowhunter novels. Featuring characters from Cassandra Clare’s international best-selling novels from the Shadowhunters world including The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices and The Dark Artifices, this anthology showcases beautifully illustrated full colour portraits from Cassandra Jean – creator of The Shadowhunter Tarot – alongside never-before-known details from Cassandra Clare about all your favourite characters.

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices trilogy, and coauthor of the Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson. Her books have more than 40 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than 35 Languages. Cassandra was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father’s backpack. After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines and tabloids,reporting on Brad and Angelina’s world travel and Britney Spears’ wardrobe. She started writing fantasy fiction full time in 2006.

As someone who has already managed to purchase A History of Notable Shadowhunters, I can tell you that it is a must buy. The illustrations are beautiful, and the fun facts will only make you love the characters more. So make sure to pick up An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld when it hits shelves on November 3rd.



By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary