It’s official! Cassandra Clare is penning an all new series featuring those bad ass shadowhunters. The Dark Artifices will join The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices as part of Cassandra’s ever popular shadowhunter world. Those wondering what will happen to their beloved favorite characters after the last TMI book will have their questions answered in The Dark Artifices. Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster who have already published Cassandra’s other two series, will be handling this new series as well. The first book in The Dark Artifices series titled Lady Midnight is scheduled for publication in 2015 (OMG so far away) but it makes sense so that TMI can wrap up. Read on for the exciting description from Goodreads:
Los Angeles, 2012. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to the eradication of demons and being the best, fastest and deadliest Shadowhunter since Jace Lightwood. Raised in the Los Angeles Institute, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian. As Emma hunts those who caused the death of her parents, the trail they’re following leads back to those they’ve always been taught to trust. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with Julian — her closest friend and, because he is her parabatai, the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.