TFTSA: Covers and Synopses For ‘Bitter of Tongue’ and ‘The Fiery Trial’

Expect an early introduction to Cassandra Clare’s new series in the next two TALES FROM THE SHADOWHUNTER ACADEMY!

Cassandra Clare’s Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy is decidedly centered around setting up The Dark Artifices in its August and September e-novellas. The Simon-centric series of shorts will have Simon’s fate resting in the hands of TDA’s Mark Blackthorn in its August release, ‘Bitter of Tongue’, and witnessing a pivotal moment for Emma and Julian in ‘The Fiery Trial’.

Check out the official covers and synopses below!



When an Academy mission goes wrong, Simon is kidnapped by faeries (why is he always kidnapped?). He must escape the Fey, relying on his only ally, former Shadowhunter and Dark Artifices character Mark Blackthorn.


Shadowhunter Academy Cover Placement

Simon and Clary witness the parabatai ceremony of Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn…and discuss their own parabatai plans in this precursor to The Dark Artifices.

We’re excited to see how the two stories combine, especially if it hints at The Mortal Instruments gang finding their way into the new series. But hopefully our beloved Simon time isn’t too washed out by TDA back story!


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