We have more reasons to be excited for LORD OF SHADOWS!
Cassandra Clare‘s first book in The Dark Artifices series, Lady Midnight, is no doubt an exciting book. The second book in the trilogy, Lord of Shadows, is highly anticipated. Cassie doesn’t want to keep fans waiting with nothing to enjoy, so she’s been posting Lord of Shadows goodies that get everyone excited.
Recently, she posted the new jacket copy for Lord of Shadows, which explains how complexities in Emma and Julian’s relationship spur on their new mission.
Here’s the transcript for the jacket copy of Lord of Shadows:
Would you trade your soulmate for your soul?
A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honour. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners – sworn to fight together, die together, but to never fall in love.
Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shared with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden – it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all sides?
Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristina; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted. Meanwhile, rising tension between Shadowhunters and Downworlders has produced the Cohort, an extremist group of Shadowhunters dedicated to registering Downworlders and “unsuitable” Nephilim. They’ll do anything in their power to expose Julian’s secrets and take the Los Angeles Institute for their own.
When Downworlders turn against the Clave, a new threat rises in the form of the Lord of Shadows – the Unseelie King, who sends his greatest warriors to slaughter those with Blackthorn blood and seize the Black Volume. As dangers close in, Julian derives a tricky scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will bring with it a reckoning of blood that could have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.
Lord of Shadows hits bookshelves on May 23, 2017.