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Cassandra Clare and co. to launch Shadowhunter e-series

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The Mortal Instruments series may have come to an epic conclusion earlier this year, but author Cassandra Clare is far from done telling Shadowhunter tales. Case in point: EW has learned that Clare will partner with bestselling authors Sarah Rees Brennan, Robin Wasserman, and Maureen Johnson for a new series of e-novellas titled Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.

The series will launch with one story a month beginning in February, in the same vein as Clare’s Bane Chronicles. (The Bane Chronicles, co-written by Brennan and Johnson, will publish a special print edition next month.)

“Wrapping up the Mortal Instruments series was a hugely emotional time for me. It was so hard to let the characters go, but I felt I’d left them in good places. All except Simon—his ending was unconventional and open for more story. I knew I wanted him to go through the training process to become a Shadowhunter, something we haven’t really seen,” Clare told EW in an exclusive statement. “But there wasn’t room for that in The Dark Artifices, the next books, because it’s a book of its own. I wound up discussing it with Maureen and Sarah, and we really missed doing The Bane Chronicles together and thought this would be a perfect second project for us since we all love Simon. Maureen actually loves him the most. We brought our friend Robin Wasserman on board as well since she’s such an amazing writer. The stories will follow Simon, but also flip back and forth in time so you can expect to see Jace and Clary, Will and Jem, Tessa, and Emma—characters old and new!”

EW will reveal the covers for each title prior to its release.

Here’s the lineup:

Feb. 17

Welcome to the Shadowhunter Academy

Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

March 17

The Lost Herondale

Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman

April 21

The Whitechapel Fiend

Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson

May 19

Nothing but Shadows

Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

June 16

The Evil We Love

Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman

July 21

Pale Kings and Princes

Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman

Aug. 18

Bitter of Tongue

Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

Sept. 15

The Fiery Trial

Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

Oct. 20

Born to Endless Night

Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

Nov. 17

Angels Twice Descending

Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman