Emma Carstairs compares Magnus to Gandalf in New LORD OF SHADOWS Snippet

Cassandra Clare hits a milestone and celebrates with the release of a new LORD OF SHADOWS Snippet involving Magnus Bane.

Congratulations to Cassandra Clare for hitting 800,000 Twitter followers, which is a pretty significant milestone, even for an author. With the help of Cassandra Jean, she released a new snippet from Lord of Shadows, book two of The Dark Artifices trilogy:

There was a long silence. Magnus sighed. “I have to hand it to you,” he said. “I never thought Jace and Clary would be topped by anyone else in terms of insane, self-destructive decisions, but you all are giving them a run for their money.”

“I really had nothing to do with this,” Kieran pointed out stiffly.

“I think you will find many poor decisions led you here, my friend,” Magnus said. “All right, you — all of you — wait here. And don’t do anything stupid.”

He strode out of the room on long, black-clad legs, swearing under his breath.

“He’s getting more and more like Gandalf,” said Emma, watching him go. “I mean, a hot, younger-looking Gandalf, but I keep expecting him to start stroking his long white beard and muttering darkly.

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It’s always fun seeing what image CJ sketched up for the Shadowhunters world, and this was a cute one. This was especially cool with the inclusion of some of our very favorite characters from each book series… and Church!


As of this date, Lord of Shadows has an expected publication date of May 23, 2017.

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

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