By Stephan Lee
March 14, 2012 at 03:14 PM EDT

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:

Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, the series follows Emma Carstairs, the fiercest warrior and most skilled young Shadowhunter since Jace Wayland, and Emma’s sworn partner in arms, Julian Blackthorn. Despite Emma’s complicated feelings for Julian, the two must band together to investigate 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.

“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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