Another in Cassandra Jean’s virtues and vices series! Julian, representing charity, gives every piece of himself. Emma, representing diligence, works hard to find her parents’ killer and to protect her friends.
Is there ANY way mark and emma will develop any feelings for each other either how couples act or like Bff or something like that I totally ship Emma and Mark — shadow01demigod
Anything’s possible. I think Mark and Emma have an interesting relationship, certainly.
Does Emma play the violin? — fandomingwastedmysociallife
She doesn’t. :)
Super quick but essential question: Is it necessary/beneficial to have read The Shadowhunter Academy stories before reading Lady Midnight!? — kbrady5168
I would say beneficial but absolutely not necessary.
Hello cassie! I thank you soo much for answering this it means a lot to me. I’ve been wondering, sing lady midnight is coming out in 2016 and there’s gonna be 3 books, does that mean that the last hoyrs are gonna come out till 2019? Thank you! I love you! And your characters soo much!! -irela — nephilim-not-a-mundane
Nope - we’re not waiting for Dark Artifices to be done before the Last Hours starts coming out. It won’t be 2019 unless I get run over by a bus or something.
Hi! I love all your books and they have immensely impacted my life, and I truly appreciate the diversity they have. I just finished reading Born to Endless Night( by the way it was so amazing, I can’t even describe how perfect it was)and it mentioned that the Seelie Queen was missing and there are a lot of dark rumors as to what happened to her. I was wondering if this is a clue to what is going to happen in The Dark Artifices. I can’t wait for Lady Midnight!!!
Absolutely, clever you! The Dark Artifices are much more about faeries and the world of Faerie than any previous Shadowhunter books, partly because of the connection through Helen and Mark. It’s been an opportunity for me to explore places we’ve never been — the Unseelie Court, the world of Faerie — and play with very old magic and myths _ ley lines, the Wild Hunt, the magic of faerie love and faerie promises.
It’s been fun and I can’t wait to share it with you!
My inbox basically reads like this at the moment: WHY????? So the answer to WHYY????? is below. I’ll probably reblog it in a few days when more people have a chance to read. Right now it’s under a spoiler cut:
Questions are piling up, so I’m going to start answering them! These are very spoilery for Angels Twice Descending and for the whole Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy book.
Heyy Cassie!!! When I heard you we’re writing ‘Tales from The Shadowhunters Academy’, a story all about Simon, I was soooo happy and had such high hopes!! And you met them and more!! I loved every second of it!! (Even the all the extreme feels!!) Okay going into SPOILER territory Now that Simon is a Lovelace, what’s their family symbol and their flower for them? I NEED TO KNOW!!! I would love to get an answer!!! I love all your books and can’t wait for more!! trueloveslastsforever
The Lovelace family symbol is a knot: a love knot. (Though Lovelace actually derives from Lawless, not anything about love!) I don’t know about flowers because we’ve only done flowers for individual people, not whole families. I think it depends on the person!
I have a question about Angels Twice Descending. So what makes someone unworthy for the Ascension? Is there a particular quality that you need to have to become a shadowhunter? Or is it just something in your soul? I’m a huge fan of your books and this thought occurred to me when reading the last TFSA. — scarves-starwars-morgenstern
The Cup and its choices are numinous magic and part of a long tradition of the concept of magic that is based on or requires specific personal attributes from the magic user. What makes someone worthy of Excalibur? Worthy of Thor’s Hammer? Of passing the Sphinx? Check out http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OnlyTheWorthyMayPass for examples of this. It simply has something to do with the nature of the person contradicting the nature of the magic. If anyone knew what made someone unworthy of Ascension, they wouldn’t let them try for it. Caterina’s theory is that it’s random and that it exists to make sure that the people who try for Ascension are willing to risk their lives to become Shadowhunters.
Loved Angels Twice Ascending. Even though I ugly cried, I do feel like it’s important to remember that being a shadowhunter is not easy. And with George’s death, it’s an ugly reminder that anything can happen at a given moment to take a loved one away. But I had a question, George had said that Lovelace’s were always welcomed at the London Institute, does that mean, hypothetically, if Simon were to ever need a place to crash or hide or whatever, he could go there and be welcomed there completely??? — porcelain world
Why, yes! Which is kind of nice, and seems like a fun thing to play out in a plot someday, no? :)
Hi Cassie!! I love your books so much I’m still on a 6-month book hungover from COHF… Anyways, quick question. Did George and Julie like hook-up or something? Sorry I’m a bit slow since I couldn’t hear myself thinking over the sound of my heart shattering to pieces. Great series though. Cheers! — meet-thy-murderess
Well, I guess she could have been sneaking out of his room after a long night of Pictionary…
I thought people who ascended could only take unused shadowhunter names. Isn’t George’s adopted family still alive? Will Simon have to ask them for their last name before its official? — warlockrune
He will not! George’s parents were defunct Shadowhunters, so to speak — they had become mundanes. The only issue in choosing a name is “Are there living SHADOWHUNTERS who have that name?” Not “Does anyone in the world already have this name?” Otherwise the Shadowhunters would all have to be called things like Fldbtbthsbta and Jfprufvrflfn5 to avoid repetitions. There are plenty of mundane Lovelaces around the world, but they’re irrelevant for Shadowhunter purposes.
Hi Cassie I have to thank you. You wrote so many fantastic books and you still do not stop. I read a few theories online about ATD, that because Simon can see ghousts he may be the lost Herondale. Now I don’t know if Simon could see the ghosts because they wanted him to see them or he could see them anyway. And then I thought Simon should have been a Shadowhunter, when Tobias Herondale was his ancestor, but what is when one of Tobias Herondale’s offspring got bitten by a werewolf and then got a mundane child is this possible? Please answer my question. Could Simon be a Herondale? — kahlanamnell21
I always enjoy a theory :)
i read angels twice decending today in jut one sitting!! it was amazing but i think the only time i cried this much for a character was when will died (okay i may have cried a lot more for will) i think i knew since the begining that it was going to be george but i just didn’t want him to die so much that i pushed that thought to the back of my mind and believed that somebody else was going to die. but i did realize in atd that it was going to be george (all that thing about their last this and that and the fact that simon thought too much about how he was going to miss george and everything) but i still wanted to believe he would survive. as much as i cried i can totally get why he had to die, if everyone of the mundanes that ascended lived it would be too perfect (as you said it it would be like a war where nobody dies) and i don’t know if the reason you decided to kill george was so simon would be angry at the clave for not thinking that george was shadowhunter material and he would then try harder to change things for shadowhunters, if it wasn’t i’m just going to think it was and maybe that way i woun’t be so sad about george’s death. i loved the fact that simon choose the lovelace name, it’s really sweet, and also that jon and marisol end up together, for me it means that shadowhunters can learn to accept mundanes (maybe that’s why you did it). i just wanted to thank you for wirtting such amazing stories in such an amazing world with such amazing characters that i love so much. lots of love from argentina! — trinilandro
Thank you! In fact, thank all of you, for reading. If you want to read about the “Why did we kill George?” it’s under the “keep reading” link. :)
ABCFamily/Freeform has started debuting their posters for the Shadowhunters television show. Jace here: see the others at TMI Source: http://tmisource.com/2015/11/20/shadowhunters-see-the-official-character-posters/
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