Check out a new snippet titled ‘The Registry’ from Cassandra Clare’s LORD OF SHADOWS!
Cassandra Clare, author of The Shadowhunter Chronicles, is very good at teasing her fans. Over the past few months Clare has been releasing snippets from Lord of Shadows, and she has just released a new one, titled ‘The Registry.’ This snippet shows the beginning of a registration for all Downworlders (vampires, faeries, werewolves, warlocks) and introduces a new character, Zara, who seems to be for this registry. Check it out below:
More Shadowhunters had entered the Council Hall. They were a mix of ages, from old to young. Some wore Centurion uniforms. Most wore gear or ordinary clothes. What was unusual about them was that they were carrying placards and signs. REGISTER ALL WARLOCKS. DOWNWORLDERS MUST BE CONTROLLED. INTERNMENT CAMPS FOR WEREWOLVES. CREATE THE REGISTRY. PRAISE THE COLD PEACE.
Among them was a stolid brown-haired man with a bland sort of face, the kind of face where you could never really remember the features later. He winked at Zara.
“My father,” she said proudly. “Registering all Downworlders was his idea.”
“What interesting signs,” said Mark.
“How wonderful to see people expressing their political views,” said Zara. “Of course the Cold Peace has truly created a generation of revolutionaries.”
“It is unusual,” said Cristina, “for a revolution to call for fewer rights for its people, not more.”
For a moment Zara’s mask slipped, and Cristina saw through the artifice of politeness, the breathy little-girl voice and demeanor. There was something cold behind it all, something without warmth or empathy or affection. “People,” she said. “What people?”
Diego took hold of her arm. “Zara,” he said. “Let’s go sit down.”
Clare tagged this post with “the clave is awful” on her Tumblr, which I tend to agree with, especially in this situation. I cannot wait to see where this storyline will go in Lord of Shadows, and how it will affect some of our favourite Downworlder characters.
Lord of Shadows hits shelves on May 23rd, 2017.