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Shadowhunter Army: NEW never-before-seen excerpt from Queen of Air and Darkness, the epic Dark Artifices finale! Also, Cast Long Shadows, the second Ghosts of the Shadow Market, comes out this month!
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Cassandra Clare

Greetings, Shadowhunter Army!

Cast Long Shadows, the second Ghosts of the Shadow Market story, comes out this month! Since the story begins in the Shadow Market, I thought I’d share a little inside information on Downworlders and Downworlder heritage.

If a werewolf and a human have a child, they may or may not pass their lycanthropy on to their child, depending on whether the lycanthropy virus is active or dormant. But even if the virus is dormant, other werewolf traits may still appear, like unusual strength or speed. In Lady Midnight, we were introduced to Casper Sterling, who had werewolf heritage but could not transform. Still, Sterling had some enhanced abilities, and he's not the only person in that situation!

Relatedly, I am often asked about what happens if a werewolf bites a vampire or vice versa. The answer is—nothing. Well, they probably have a fight. But werewolves have a natural immunity to the virus that causes vampirism, and vampires are immune to the virus that causes lycanthropy. That’s why no vampire-werewolf hybrids will ever turn up in the books.

Remember, knowledge is the best protection. The more you know about the Shadow World, the better.

Happy reading!

Cassandra Clare

The following intelligence has been labeled CLASSIFIED

Queen of Air and Darkness doesn’t hit shelves until December 4, 2018, but our sources have turned up a new, never-before-seen excerpt!

Read on for your first glimpse into the epic Dark Artifices finale
(and if you haven’t gotten to Lord of Shadows yet, proceed
at your own risk, for here there be spoilers).

Excerpt

From Queen of Air and Darkness

In the reflection of the window glass, Kit saw the bedroom door open and Ty come in. He was still wearing his mourning clothes, though he’d taken off the jacket and was just in a black long-sleeve T-shirt. And Kit knew it was too late to run, that he cared about these people now, and specifically Ty.

“I’m glad you’re here.” Ty sat down on the bed and started unlacing his shoes. “I wanted to talk to you.”

The door was still slightly open and Kit could hear voices coming from the kitchen downstairs. Helen’s, Dru’s, Emma’s, Julian’s. Diana had gone back to her own house. Apparently she lived in a weapons store or something like that. She’d gone back to get some kind of tool she thought could fish the splinters out of Julian’s bleeding hands.

Ty’s hands were fine, but he’d been wearing gloves. Kit had seen Julian’s when he’d gone to rinse them out at the sink, and they'd looked like shrapnel had blown into his palms. Emma had stood nearby looking worried, but Julian had said he didn’t want an iratze, that it would just heal the skin closed over the bits of wood. His voice had sounded so flat, Kit had barely recognized it.

“I know how this is going to sound,” Kit said, turning so his back was against the cold glass. Ty was hunched over, and Kit caught the gleam of gold at his neck. “But you’re not acting the way I expected.”

Ty kicked his boots off. “Because I climbed up the pyre?”

“No, that was kind of actually the most expected thing you did,”
said Kit. “I just...”

“I did it to get this,” Ty said, and put his hand to his throat. Kit recognized the gold chain and the slim disk of metal attached to it: Livvy’s locket, the one he’d helped her put on before the Council meeting. He vividly remembered her holding her hair aside as he fastened the clasp, and the smell of her perfume. His stomach lurched.

“Livvy’s necklace,” he said. “I mean, I guess that makes sense. I just thought you would...”

“Cry?” Ty didn’t look angry, but the intensity in his gray eyes had deepened. He was still holding the pendant. “Everybody is supposed to cry. But that’s because they accept that Livvy is dead. But I don’t. I don’t accept it.”

“What?”

“I’m going to get her back,” said Ty.

Text copyright © 2018 by Cassandra Claire, LLC

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