A short Will Herondale scene offers up some surprising insight during a major life moment!
The life of young Will Herondale was explored in excellent detail in Cassandra Clare‘s The Infernal Devices series. The series gave us a look at the beloved character’s most formative years and even fast-forwarded to show his ending, but so far, we’ve missed the middle.
However, Clare took to tumblr recently with a surprising new snippet featuring Will on one of the biggest days of his life. The catch? The author isn’t revealing where the snippet comes from!
Will Herondale sat in the window of his new bedroom and looked out at a London frozen under a chilly winter sky. Snow dusted the tops of houses reaching away toward the pale ribbon of the Thames, giving the view the feeling of a fairy-tale.
Though at the moment, Will was not feeling very friendly toward fairytales.
He ought to be happy, he knew that much — after all, it was his wedding day.
Whooooooa! What happened to our poor Will to make him gloomy on his wedding day?! Perhaps the absence of Jem?
No matter which book it’s featured in, this scene is certainly a flashback. The Last Hours, which will follow Will and Tessa’s children, James and Lucie, is the most obvious choice, but Magnus has been around since Will’s youth, so this could be a memory in The Eldest Curses. We’ve also got flashback plot devices and a fresh-to-the-scene Herondale in The Dark Artifices, so there’s no discounting that possibility.
We’ll find out sometime within the next couple years (!!!), though none of the books have exact release dates yet. The Lost Book of White (The Eldest Curses #1) is expected out in early 2018, Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) is expected out in late 2018, and Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) is planned for 2019.