Malec appears in new TALES FROM THE SHADOWHUNTER ACADEMY snippet

Malec appears in new TALES FROM THE SHADOWHUNTER ACADEMY snippet

We are almost to the halfway point in the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy series as we’ll get to read novella five, titled The Evil We Love.  However, author Cassandra Clare was inspired to give her fans a “present” in the form of a snippet from the ninth novella, Born to Endless Night, in which Malec appears to visit the Academy.

Apparently, that’s when they come across an abandoned warlock baby.  And we get to see how some of the students feel about Magnus and Alec and their relationship.  And we’ll learn that Simon is probably the last person you’ll want to seek for a shipper name.

“Vampires are gross and dead, werewolves are gross and hairy, and fairies are treacherous and would sleep with your mom,” said Julie. “Warlocks are the sexy Downworlders. Think about it. They all have daddy issues. And Magnus Bane is the sexiest of them all. He can be High Warlock of my pants.”

“Uh, Magnus has a boyfriend,” said Simon.
There was a frightening glint in Julie’s eye. “There some mountains you still want to climb, even though there are ‘No Trespassing’ signs up.”

Simon collapsed at his lunch table. “I just walked in on Alec and Magnus … you know.”
“What? Where? When? How? Did Magnus seem like an athletic yet tender lover?” Julie demanded.
“Julie!” said Beatriz.
“Thank you, Beatriz,” said Simon.
“Don’t say a word, Simon,” said Beatriz. “Not until I have acquired a pen and paper so I can write down everything you say. I’m sorry, Simon, but they are famous, and celebrities have to bear with this interest in their love lives. They’re like Brangelina.”
“They are not like Brangelina,” Simon said. “What would you even call that? Algnus? That sounds like a foot disease.”
“Obviously, you would call it Malec,” said Beatriz. “Are you stupid, Simon?”
“I will not be distracted!” said Julie. “Does Magnus have piercings? Of course he does, when would he miss an opportunity to shine?”

“I just thought…” Alec said. “Well, I guess I never expected anything like this to happen before we got married.”
“What?” said Magnus.
Alec just stared up at him. One long, strong archer’s hand was dangling into the baby’s crib, but Alec was intent on Magnus, his dark blue eyes darker than ever in the shadows, one look from Alec more important than a kiss from anyone else. Magnus saw he meant it.
“Alec,” he said. “My Alec. You have to know that’s impossible.”

As much as I love this snippet, it was gifted to the fans who were on immediate cheer-up mode for Cassie after an unfortunate incident with haters who took to social media to demoralize and dehumanize her.  Specifics were not given, but the fandom prevailed and brought Cassie’s spirits back up, hence the snippet was released as a way of showing appreciation to her fans.

Way to go, Shadowhunters!  You rock!

Malec photo courtesy of McG

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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