Showing posts with label City of Heavenly Fire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label City of Heavenly Fire. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Get the Official Countdown Widget for CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE

The final book to The Mortal Instruments is coming out May 27th. Since it's finally April, the official countdown widget has been released. (You'll see that we've put the countdown at the bottom right hand corner of our blog) Check it out:

Can you believe? City of Heavenly Fire is coming out so soon! Get the countdown widget to put on your tumblr/blog here.

Monday, March 31, 2014

New CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE Snippet About Magnus's Father

Two -well, technically three- more months till City of Heavenly Fire. Here's to two/three more months of stressing about this final book in The Mortal Instruments.
Read a snippet to make it better:
“And I suppose you know who Magnus’ father is?” Luke said.
“I paid a lot of money once to find it out,” Raphael said.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Read EW's Interview With Cassandra Clare and an Excerpt from CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE

With the release of the City of Heavenly Fire cover, Entertainment Weekly also released an excerpt from the book plus an exclusive interview with Cassandra Clare.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: First of all, what do you think about the cover?
CASSANDRA CLARE: I really love this cover. Cliff [Nielsen] has done all of my covers since the beginning, and I think he has created a unique look that is specific to the series. We talked back in the beginning about deciding who was going to go on what cover, and that this cover was going to end up with Clary and her brother. This is the big face-off. This is the book where she goes up against her brother Sebastian, and he is the big villain. It’s kind of like a Batman/Joker cover. … And in a way, there’s a play of light and dark going on on the cover, and that sets up a big battle between good and evil with Clary standing for good and Sebastian standing for evil. There’s also little clues for the readers who have been reading the series a long time in the weapons that they’re holding, in the necklace that Clary is wearing, and especially in the landscape that they’re standing on. It gives a hint about what’s coming and what’s going to happen in the book.
Read the rest of the interview here.
Click here for the excerpt.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire comes out on this May, 27th. Pre-order a copy now:

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Yesterday, the City of Heavenly Fire cover was released on CBS television, and we all freaked out because it is breathtaking. But now we can check out the details on the cover with this HD cover Cassandra Clare released:
So, the nice version of the cover of City of Heavenly Fire that went up on TV yesterday!
Yes, that is Clary and Sebastian. Yes, Clary is wearing white. She does wear white in the book at a certain point. There are interesting details up close about both their weapons, and if you look closely you can see the chain of Clary’s necklace. Remember the covers of the books don’t use the runes from the Codex or that we saw in the movie. They are pretty designs, but they don’t mean anything.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Finally, the Cover to CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE is Revealed!

After months, and months of hearing about the cover to the final book of The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire, the world gets to see the cover and it was released on television! Cassandra Clare promises to get a better version for us tomorrow so that we can see the cover in all it's glory, but in the mean time:

Hope you didn't get to teary looking at this AMAZING cover. Just in case you missed it, notice how Clary's dress is white? "For death and sorrow, the color's white" Have any predictions?

Also, there seems to be a little dispute going on between who is on this cover? Jace and Clary or Sebastian/Jonathan and Clary?
Here is one opinion from a tumblr fan
Update: Cassandra Clare has just confirmed, it is Sebastian/Jonathan on the cover next to Clary

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Find Out How the Cover for CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE will be Released

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At the end of December, Cassandra Clare revealed that the official cover for City of Heavenly Fire would be released some time in January.
Now, we have an official date; on Tuesday, January, 14 at 7pm EST, tune into CBS television to watch the unveiling of the City of Heavenly Cover! If you don't live in the US/don't have that channel/etc, don't worry because The Insider will have it up online shortly after.

New Christmasy CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE Snippet

Sorry for the delay, but I've been on vacation and then I had to catch up on work... But I now have time to catch you all up on the latest Shadowhunter news!
First off is the new City of Heavenly Fire snippet that Cassandra Clare released as a Christmas present to us all:
The Frays had never been a religiously observant family, but Clary loved Fifth Avenue at Christmas time. The air smelled like sweet roasted chestnuts, and the window displays sparkled with silver and blue, green and red. This year there were fat round crystal snowflakes attached to each lamppost, sending back the winter sunlight in shafts of gold[B1] . Not to mention the huge tree at Rockefeller Center. It threw its shadow across them as she and Simon draped themselves over the gate at the side of the skating rink, watching tourists fall down as they tried to navigate the ice.
Clary had a hot chocolate wrapped in her hands, the warmth spreading through her body. She felt almost normal—this, coming to Fifth to see the window displays and the tree, had been a winter tradition for her and Simon for as long as she could remember.
“Feels like old times, doesn’t it?” he said, echoing her thoughts as he propped his chin on his folded arms.
She chanced a sideways look at him. He was wearing a black topcoat and scarf that emphasized the winter pallor of his skin. His eyes were shadowed, indicating that he hadn’t fed on blood recently. He looked like what he was—a hungry, tired vampire.
Well, she thought. Almost like old times. “More people to buy presents for,” she said. “Plus, the always traumatic what-to-buy-someone-for-the-first-Christmas-after-you’ve-started-dating question.”
“What to get the Shadowhunter who has everything,” Simon said with a grin.
“Jace mostly likes weapons,” Clary sighed. “He likes books, but they have a huge library at the Institute. He likes classical music …” She brightened. Simon was a musician; even though his band was terrible, and was always changing their name—currently they were Lethal Soufflé—he did have training. “What would you give someone who likes to play the piano?”
“A piano.”
“A really huge metronome that could also double as a weapon?”
Clary sighed, exasperated.
“Sheet music. Rachmaninoff is tough stuff, but he likes a challenge.”
“Now you’re talking. I’m going to see if there’s a music store around here.” Clary, done with her hot chocolate, tossed the cup into a nearby trash can and pulled her phone out. “What about you? What are you giving Isabelle?”
“I have absolutely no idea,” Simon said. They had started heading toward the avenue, where a steady stream of pedestrians gawking at the windows clogged the streets.
“Oh, come on. Isabelle’s easy.”
“That’s my girlfriend you’re talking about.” Simon’s brows drew together. “I think. I’m not sure. We haven’t discussed it. The relationship, I mean.”
“You really have to DTR, Simon.”
“Define the relationship. What it is, where it’s going. Are you boyfriend and girlfriend, just having fun, ‘it’s complicated,’ or what? When’s she going to tell her parents? Are you allowed to see other people?”
Simon blanched. “What? Seriously?”
“Seriously. In the meantime—perfume!” Clary grabbed Simon by the back of his coat and hauled him into a cosmetics store that had once been a bank. It was massive on the inside, with rows of gleaming bottles everywhere. “And something unusual,” she said, heading for the fragrance area. “Isabelle isn’t going to want to smell like everyone else. She’s going to want to smell like figs, or vetiver, or—”
“Figs? Figs have a smell?” Simon looked horrified; Clary was about to laugh at him when her phone buzzed. It was her mother.
where are you? It’s an emergency.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE could be the 'Saddest and Happiest' book of 2014

According to Cassandra Clare's assistant, the final book to The Mortal Instruments has the saddest and happiest endings she read.
Could City of Heavenly Fire be the heartbreak of 2014?
On the bright side, if you're lucky, Cassandra Clare might visit your area and you can gather happiness from that.
Which towns do you hope Cassandra Clare will visit? Sound off in the comments!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nov 20: Parabatai Talk in a New CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE Snippet

A parabatai. Like he was. And Jace knew, too, what that faded rune meant: a parabatai whose other half was dead. He felt his sympathy leap toward Brother Zachariah, as he imagined himself without Alec, with only that faded rune to remind him where once he had been bonded to someone who knew all the best and worst parts of his soul.
via tumblr

Monday, October 28, 2013

Check out Cassandra Clare's CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE Playlist

While writing, Cassandra Clare tends to listen to certain tracks over and over again. These songs have small connections to the feeling of the story. Underneath each song is -what I think is- the verse that applies most to the plot of The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire.
1. "I’m Sorry I Love You" by the Magnetic Fields
A single rose in your garden dwells
Like any rose it’s not itself
It is my love in your garden grows
but let’s pretend it’s just a rose
Well I’m sorry that I love you
It’s a phase that I’m going through
There is nothing that I can do
and I’m sorry that I love you
Do not listen to my song
Don’t remember it, don’t sing along
Let’s pretend it’s a work of art
Let’s pretend it’s not my heart.
The rose will fade when summer’s gone
The song will fade and I’ll be gone
because my heart is dying too
and it’s all the same to you.
2. Ryan Star “Losing your Memory”
Call all your friends
And tell them you’re never coming back
Cause this is the end
Pretend that you want it
Don’t react The damage is done
The police are coming too slow now
I would have died
I would have loved you all my life.
3.  Airborne Toxic Event, “Timeless”
Just help me through this moment
After everything I told you
How the weight of their loss is like the weight of the sun.
I see their faces near me,
I hear their voices calling,
It was like their lives were over before they begun.
4. "Us Ones In Between" by Sunset Rubdown 
And I’ve heard of pious men
And I’ve heard of dirty fiends
But you don’t often hear
Of us ones in between…
And in the darkness I taught myself to hate.
But where were you, oh where were you?
And where the f*** did the sun go?
5. Ingrid Michaelson, “Breakable”
Have you ever thought about what protects our hearts?
Just a cage of rib bones and other various parts.
So it’s fairly simple to cut right through the mess,
And to stop the muscle that makes us confess.
And we are so fragile,
And our cracking bones make noise,
And we are just,
Breakable, breakable, breakable girls and boys.
"Epic Last Song" by Does It Offend You, Yeah
I called today but missed you again
Today’s the day I go up in flames
I sent the money to you, my dear
Today’s the day I burn away
I say baby, babe I’ve loved you a long time
6. "Epic Last Song" by Does It Offend You, Yeah
I called today but missed you again
Today’s the day I go up in flames
I sent the money to you, my dear
Today’s the day I burn away
I say baby, babe I’ve loved you a long time

7. "Samson" by Regina Spektor
You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the stars came fallin’ on our heads
But they’re just old light, they’re just old light

8. "Control" by Garbage
The world might end,
The night might fall.
Rain on down and cover us all,
And drown us with the burdens of our sins.
Maybe I’ll look you in the eye,
Tell you, you don’t wanna die.
Maybe I’ll hold my breath and jump right in.
9. "Orange Sky" Alexei Murdoch
And I had a dream
I stood beneath an orange sky
With my sister standing by
I said, “Sister, here is what I know now
In your love, my salvation lies.”
10. "Your Ex-Lover is Dead" by Stars
This scar is a fleck on my porcelain skin
Tried to reach deep but you couldn’t get in
Now you’re outside me
You see all the beauty
Repent all your sin
11. "Daughter" by Youth
And if you’re in love, then you are the lucky one,
'Cause most of us are bitter over someone.
Setting fire to our insides for fun,
To distract our hearts from ever missing them.
But I’m forever missing him.
12. "Upward Over the Mountain" by Iron and Wine
Mother remember being so stern with that girl who was with me
Mother remember the blink of an eye when I breathed through your body
So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
Sons are like birds flying upwards over the mountain
Mother I made it up from the bruise on the floor of this prison
Mother I lost it all in the fear of the Lord I was given
Mother forget me now that the creek drank the cradle you sang to
So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
Sons can be birds taken broken up to the mountain.
13. Greg Laswell, “Goodbye”
Then lonely lay the day
I can’t remember you at all
And it’s not easy to say that day
Has already come and gone
And all that remains is a place
Where you no longer are
One day I won’t regret this
Oh how I want to believe that’s true
Once I pick up the parts I broke on you
I’ll get used to the idea
It’s not you.
14. "Sorrow," The National
Sorrow is my body on the waves
Sorrow is a girl inside my cage
I live in a city sorrow built
It’s in my honey, it’s in my milk.
It’s only half my heart alone,
On the water,
Cover me in rags and bones, sympathy.
'Cause I don't wanna get over you.
I don’t wanna get over you.
15. Bright Eyes, “A Perfect Sonnet”
We’re singing, I believe that lovers should be chained together
And thrown into a fire with their songs and letters
And left there to burn
Left there to burn in their arrogance
But as for me I’m coming to my final failure
I’ve killed myself with changes trying to make things better
But I ended up becoming something other than what I had planned to be
Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers
And laid entwined together on a bed of clover
And left there to sleep.
Left there to dream of their happiness.
16. Nick Cave “The Ship Song”
We talk about it all night long
We define our moral ground
But when I crawl into your arms
Everything, it comes tumbling down

Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, baby
Every time you come around

Your face has fallen sad now
For you know the time is nigh
When I must remove your wings

And you, you must try to fly.
So now, do you have a feel for what City of Heavenly Fire is going to feel like? Let us know in the comments!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Oct. 20: New CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE Snippet With Alec

In case you didn't hear, Cassandra Clare finished City of Heavenly Fire last week. And now, she is starting to tease us with little snippets from the book, check out this new one with Alec:
Alec pulled his knees up to his chest and looked thoughtfully at Jace. “I know,” he said. “I’m not jealous. I always knew, from the first, that everyone thought you were better than me. My dad thought it. The Clave thought it. Izzy and Max looked up to you as the great warrior they wanted to be like. But the day you asked me to be your parabatai, I knew you meant that you trusted me enough to ask me to help you. You were telling me that you weren’t this lone and self-sufficient warrior able to do everything alone. You needed me.So I realized that there was one person who didn’t assume you were better than me. You.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Perks of Pre-Ordering CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE Early

Just like the last book of The Infernal Devices, the last book of The Mortal Instruments (City of Heavenly Fire) will have some extra content inside the book jacket for North American Hard Cover First Editions.
Cassandra Clare has the details:
What the CoHF special first edition cover offers is basically a chance to see Cliff (the cover artist who has done all my covers) do his take on characters that would otherwise not make it onto covers, especially since this is the last book about them.
And in another tumblr post, Cassandra Clare tells us:
There are of course two figures on the proper cover of the book, but other characters, some who we’ve never seen on covers before, will be on the inside of the first edition’s jacket.
And that’s all I can say right now …
Once again, when the collectors first editions are sold out, that's it -there will be no second batch of collectors editions. Make sure you pre-order the book soon!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Place Holder Art for 'The Mortal Instruments: CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE' Revealed

Cassandra Clare revealed the place holder art for the final book in The Mortal Insturments, City of Heavenly Fire. What this means is this is not the the artwork that will appear on the book, but it's just a picture to show on Amazon and other online stores in the meantime.
Today seems a good day to reveal the placeholder cover for City of Heavenly Fire! This is not the final cover, but since you’ll be seeing it all over, on amazon etc. until they reveal the final, might as well see it here first. I did not come up with the tagline, but I like it.

The final cover will of course not have words on it, but people. I cannot tell you which people. You will have to wait for the reveal. There is also an extra surprise printed on the inside cover! *dances*
Pre-order City of Heavenly Fire:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sept. 11: New Sweet and Simple CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE Snippet

While we are patiently waiting for the release of the City of Heavenly Fire cover, Cassandra Clare is starting to release more snippets of this last book in The Mortal Instruments series.
a rune, hovering like an angel: a shape like two wings joined by a single bar
Pre-order The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire on:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sneak Peek: at 'Book 6' on CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE Cover

Cassandra Clare teases us with a sneak peek at The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire Cover.
Can you tell (or guess) what's going to be in the background?

Pre-order the book on Amazon and according to Amazon, the book will be available May, 27, 2014.

I am coming.
Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

'The Mortal Instruments: CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE' Cover to be Revealed in Winter

Cassandra Clare let us know that we will get to see The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire cover about 6 months before the publication.

The publication date -according to Simon & Schuster- is May 6th, so this means that the cover should be out sometime during the winter. (If you count back 6 months from May, it is November. So expect to see a cover around that time!)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

'The Mortal Instruments: CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE' Set to Release Next Year on May 6th

Simon & Schuster have updated their page for City of Heavenly Fire. Now, it says that the final book to The Mortal Instruments will be shipped on May 6th, 2014.

According to Simon & Schuster, the book will be 496 pages.

The Shadowhunter's App still says March 1st, however that would be a highly unusual date to release a book because it is a Saturday.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June 26: New 'CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE' Twitter Snippet

Place holder art for City of Heavenly Fire
Cassandra Clare gives us another twitter snippet from The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire.
In case you can't see the tweet, the snippet is:
"Why did he kiss you?" She said.
Who do you think is this mysterious "he" and "she"?

The final book to The Mortal Instruments comes out next March.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

June, 8: New CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE Snippet Izzy Gossiping About a Certain Silent Brother (spoilers)

It's a short spoiler, but a good one!
“Okayyyyy,” Isabelle said in a low voice, “When did Brother Zachariah get hot?”
(via tumblr)

City of Heavenly Fire -the last book in The Mortal Instruments series- will be out March 1st, 2014 according to the Shadowhunter App.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

'City of Heavenly Fire' Cover in the Works

Placeholder cover art
The last book of The Mortal Instruments, City of Heavenly Fire comes out next year (2014). Cassie informs us that the cover is getting designed right now.
Who do you think will be on the cover of this last book?