New Cassandra Clare Snippets From NOTHING BUT SHADOWS, LADY MIDNIGHT And More

Cassandra Clare gives fans new quotes from not one but THREE of her publications!

NOTHING BUT SHADOWS, the latest novella from TALES FROM THE SHADOWHUNTER ACADEMY, is out today! In the short, Simon will discover the story of James Herondale’s start at the Institute about a century prior. It’s a great little teaser for the upcoming Shadowhunter series based on James’ generation, THE LAST HOURS, due out sometime in 2017.

To share the love with her fans, Cassandra Clare released some new quotes from NOTHING BUT SHADOWS, THE LAST HOURS, and the first book in THE DARK ARTIFICES series, LADY MIDNIGHT!



“Oh, young Mr Herondale.” The dean looked quite happy to be interrupted. “Of course, let me show you the way. Your father entrusted me with a message for you which I can relay as we go.”

She left Ragnor Fell scowling after them. James hoped he had not made another enemy.

“Your father said—what a charming language Welsh is, isn’t it? So romantic!—Pob lwc, a charaid. What does it mean?”

James blushed, because he was much too old for his father to be calling him by pet names. “It just means—it means good luck.”

He could not help smiling as he trailed the dean down the halls. He was sure nobody else’s father had charmed the dean into giving a student a secret message. He felt warm, and watched over.

Until Dean Ashdown opened the door of his new room, bid him a cheerful goodbye, and left him to his horrible fate.

It was a very nice room, airy, with walnut bedposts and white linen canopies. There was a carved wardrobe and even a bookcase.

There was also a distressing amount of Matthew Fairchild.

He was standing in front of a table that had about fifteen hairbrushes on it, several mysterious bottles, and a strange hoard of combs.

“Hullo, Jamie,” he said. “Isn’t it splendid that we are sharing a room? I am certain we will get along swimmingly.”

“James,” James said. “What are all those hairbrushes for?”

Matthew looked at him pityingly. “You don’t think all this—” he indicated his head with a sweeping gesture—“happens on its own?”

I only use one hairbrush.”

“Yes,” Matthew observed. “I can tell.”