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New interview with Cassandra Clare, and excerpt from ‘City of Heavenly Fire’

January 24, 2014
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EW sat down to chat with Cassandra Clare about her highly anticipated finale novel in the Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fire, and also to share an excerpt.

One part in the interview really had my attention. Cassie talks about the covers, and that’s all good and fun, but when the interviewer asks her to reveal something about the book, I was surprised at what she said:

What can you tease about the book?
I can definitely say that the characters go to a location that we’ve heard about, but we’ve never seen in any of the books. There is a death of a major character really early on in the book that I think will surprise people. And there are two weddings.

The interviewer also asked Cassie about what she is working on currently and plans for the future:

Now that you’re finished with The Mortal Instruments, what other projects are you working on?
One of the things I’m super excited about is a TV project. I can’t say that much about it because it’s super secret. But it’s been really fun, and I’m really excited. Sorry I can’t say more.

What else are you working on?
Well, City of Heavenly Fire comes out in May. Then in September, I have a book coming out called The Iron Trial which is co-written with Holly Black. It’s written for a slightly younger audience. And after that, we’ll get into The Dark Artifices, which is another series set in the same world of The Mortal Instruments that takes place five years after. It picks up with the story of a group of characters who are actually introduced in City of Heavenly Fire. We get to know them, and then we’re going to follow their adventures. That should be out next year.

If you would like to read the entire interview you can click here, or continue to the excerpt below.

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I didn’t read the excerpt, because I myself am a fan, and can’t stand to be spoiled anymore! Hope you all enjoyed it. Check out our article packed full of fan theories for the upcoming City of Heavenly Fire.


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