Cassandra Clare update…

Cassandra Clare er en af de forfattere, som konstant formår at overraske mig, for der er satme langt imellem forfattere som hende. Ikke nok med, at hun skriver rigtigt godt, så udgiver hun også konstant bøger, og jeg er simpelthen så imponeret over, at en forfatter kan være så produktiv, når vi ellers ofte må vente flere år mellem bøgerne for mange af de andre forfattere.

Anyhow, endnu engang har hun formået at overraske mig, for der er endnu flere bøger på vej fra hende. Her er hvad jeg læste på hendes Goodreads profil:

My plan at the moment is to do five Shadowhunter series, total. I don’t know if I’ll do any series in the Shadowhunter world beyond that. I don’t know why five exactly — maybe because one of my major literary idols has always been Tamora Pierce and she did five series set in Tortall. 🙂 Maybe I think I have five stories to tell in this world. Maybe I’ll get to the end and want to tell more. Maybe not — I have a stockpile of other worlds and stories in my head; I’m writing one of them by writing Magisterium now, but there are many others.

There is a special sort of enjoyment in developing stories in a created world, because you can take the rules you yourself have invented, and bend them or break them. You can create connections and history — the story of Isabelle’s ruby necklace stretches back all the way to Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale. Then again, with a brand new world, you get to make everything up again. It’s like: brand-new baby or adorable five-year old? They’re both good.

(The five Shadowhunter series are TiD, TLH, TMI, TDA, and very far down the road, TWP. Don’t even ask about that one! It’s too far in the future! There are other Shadowhunter projects like The Bane Chronicles and the graphic novel project about the Circle, currently in planning stages and known as TST, but I’m not counting them: I’m only counting book series/trilogies written solely by me.)

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Så som I kan læse her, kommer der altså hele fem Shadowhunter serier planlagt i alt, hvoraf de to af dem, jo allerede er udkommet. Jeg tænkte, at jeg ville gøre det en smule lettere for jer, at få et overblik over disse fem serier, så her får i lige en rækkefølge (ud fra den rækkefølge hun har valgt at nævne dem i sit indlæg, da jeg formoder, at der er en mening med rækkefølgen), med titler og udgivelsesår – hvis disse er oplyst.

TID: The Infernal Devices

  • Clockwork angel (2010)
  • Clockwork Prince (2011)
  • Clockwork Princess (2013)

In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…

TLH: The Last Hours

  • Chain of Thorns (2017)
  • Chain of Gold (?)
  • Chain of Iron (?)

For as long as Lucie Herondale can remember, the Herondale family manor has adjourned the manor of the Blackthorns.

It’s too bad that Tatiana Blackthorn, the matriarch of the family, has always been, as her father Will Herondale says, “mad as a mouse trapped in a teapot.” Since the day that her father Benedict murdered Tatiana’s husband, and was killed in turn by a group of Shadowhunters that included both her brothers, Tatiana has nursed a burning grudge against the London Institute and all its inhabitants, especially Will, Tessa and their children: Lucie and her brother, James…

TMI: The Mortal Instruments

  • City of Bones (2007)
  • City of Ashes (2008)
  • City of Glass (2009)
  • City of Fallen Angels (2011)
  • City of Lost Souls (2012)
  • City of Heavenly Fire (2014)

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

TDA: The Dark Artifices

  • Lady Midnight (2015)
  • Prince of Shadows (2016)
  • The Queen of Air and Darkness (2017)

Los Angeles, 2012. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to the eradication of demons and being the best, fastest and deadliest Shadowhunter since Jace Lightwood. Raised in the Los Angeles Institute, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian. As Emma hunts those who caused the death of her parents, the trail they’re following leads back to those they’ve always been taught to trust. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with Julian — her closest friend and, because he is her parabatai, the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates 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.

TWP: The Wicked Powers

  • Denne serie kommer til at bestå af 3 bøger. Titler og udgivelse er endnu ukendt.

Cassandra Clare said that she will publish another trilogy in the Shadowhunters’ world after the Dark Artifices and The TLH trilogy. It will have two gay main characters. More information to come…

Jeg syntes satme det er en imponerende liste, og foruden disse kan Cassandra Clare skrive følgende bøger på sin liste:

  • The Bane Chronicles (2014)
    En bog bestående af 10 korte noveller omhandlende Magnus Bane fra Shadowhunter universet
  • Simon Lewis Secret Project
    Et indtil videre hemmeligt projekt med korte noveller om Simon Lewis. Jeg formoder at princippet bliver nogenlunde det samme som Magnus Bane Chroniclesne, men det vil tiden vise. Der er endnu ingen udgivelsesdato for denne.
  • Magistarium serien
    Den første bog udkommer i år (2014) og serien kommer til at bestå af fem bøger. Denne serie er IKKE en del af shadowhunter universet, men hold da op hvor lyder den stadig spændende!

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Så som I kan se, er Cassandra Clare ikke bar en produktiv forfatter – hun er ekstremt produktiv, og jeg tager virkelig hatten af for hende. Min eneste frygt kunne være, at det i sidste ende kommer til at gå ud over kvaliteten af bøgerne, men vi kan jo håbe og bede til, at dette ikke er tilfældet, og at hun er en af de forfattere, som bare udgiver flere og flere og atter flere fantastiske bøger igennem hele sin (forhåbentligt super lange) karriere.

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