More to Come for The Mortal Instruments!8:58 PM
Cassandra Clare made a pretty major announcement during a live UStream chat at Simon and Schuster today!
It turns out, City of Fallen Angels (in stores April 5, 2011) will not be the last of The Mortal Instruments series after all... there will actually be two more books! So TMI fans, let's get ready for even more Clary, Jace, Simon, Magnus and the rest of the gang than we could have ever expected! New characters will be introduced, relationships will be shaken and a new antagonist (who's apparently been mentioned before but no one has guessed right) tries to stop our characters from having their happy endings.
City of Lost Souls- to be released May 2012
City of Heavenly Fire- to be released Sept 2013
If you're like me and actually missed the chat, you can check it out here. The actual announcement is about after 11 minutes in, but Clare answers tons of reader questions about the first three TMI novels, future novels, and her upcoming prequel trilogy The Infernal Devices, the first of which, Clockwork Angel, will be out in stores August 31. Author Holly Black even makes a brief appearance during the chat too.
Such a long time away for City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire, but I'm still just happy that we get to enter once more into the Shadowhunter universe!!
You can visit Cassandra Clare's website here or the official TMI website here.