Simon & Schuster has announced that best-selling young-adult author Cassandra Clare will write a third series of novels, following the huge success of the Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices series. The new series, which isn’t planned for publication until 2015, will be called The Dark Artifices.
According to a press release, here’s the plot of the first Dark Artifices book:
“I know readers will come to love Emma, Mark, Cristina, and Julian just as they have loved Jace, Clary, Will, Tessa, and Jem,” Clare said in the release. “Readers have often asked what will happen in the Shadowhunter world after the events of the Mortal Instruments, and this series will give them a chance to find out.”
Shadowhunter fans, can you wait until 2015 to read the new series? Fortunately, you don’t have to wait as long to read more from the universe Clare has created. City of Lost Souls, the fifth installment of the Mortal Instrument series, will be coming May 8.
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