Author Cassandra Clare says a fourth Shadowhunter series will be coming our way in 2017 and it will be a trilogy called The Last Hours. (You may recall that she previously referred to it merely as TLH.)
The three-book series will consist of Chain of Thorns, Chain of Gold, and Chain of Iron, which are all titles borrowed from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, which the series is based on.
Said series is set in London in 1903 (between the Victorian and Edwardian eras) and will follow the children of the Shadowhunters from Clare’s Infernal Devices trilogy. AKA: Will Herondale and That Time it Was Demon Pox.
The sixth and final book in her first Shadowhunter series
The Mortal Instruments comes out May 27th entitled City of No One Cares About Jace and Clary Anymore City of Heavenly Fire, which will be followed by the sequel series set in Los Angeles: Angel The Dark Artifices. The first book of which, Lady Midnight is due out in 2015.
And even though they are set centuries apart, both Dark Artifices and Last Hours will be interconnected as they’re both “the stories of the Blackthorns, Herondales, and Carstairs.” Which is sort of how The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices functioned.
Although really she should have ended TMI after
City of That One Was Actually Your Brother City of Glass.
So basically, Cassandra Clare will be publishing Shadowhunter books through 2019. And this is without even taking into consideration that other series Clare teased which she’s referred to only as TWP.
How many Shadowhunters is too many Shadowhunters?
You can check it character portraits for all the newest Shadowhunters here, one of whom is named Cordelia. Because of course she is.