I just finished reading Nothing But Shadows and it was amazing! I think its my favourite of the Shadowhunter Academy stories so far and has resulted in me shipping James and Matthew. Do they have a ship name yet? HeronChild? Jatthew? I just wanted to know if there is any chance they could possibly maybe get together? I also wanted to know if Matthew is gay/bisexual/pansexual? I think you have been asked this before but I couldn`t remember how you responded or find the original question.
Thanks, those are very kind words about Nothing But Shadows! We had a lot of fun writing it and it is nice for people to meet some of the characters from The Last Hours before they make their official debut.I would never discourage anyone from shipping anything. I have, however, not answered the question about Matthew’s sexual orientation, or, indeed, the sexual orientation of anyone in The Last Hours. I regret having, in the past, revealed characters’ sexual orientations before the books about them came out. Often it’s something the characters are figuring out as you read about them, it’s part of their story, so it seems not really fair on the characters or on the readers or on the text while it’s still developing. So it’s not something I am going to do anymore. I do think Heronchild is nicer than Jatthew, though!
Hi! My friend and I were wondering what Lucie’s warlock-ish power. Like James can turn into a shadow so we were wondering what Lucie can do. We really love be your books. Thank you. — maximoff-defensesquad
You will certainly find out in The Last Hours! Her power is not the same as James.’
Hi Cassie! I am a huge fan of your books, but I do have a question. After the release of nothing but shadows I am a tad confused on the timeline. I am guessing nothing but shadows occurs before the midnight heir and that the midnight heir is before the last hours, but I could be wrong. — thewaywordgirl
The Whitechapel Fiend occurs in 1888
Nothing but Shadows occurs in 1899
The Midnight Heir takes place during the events of The Last Hours, in 1903-1904.
Hey Cassie, I always wanted to ask this but I always kind of forget. Anyways, since TLH is set in early 1900, will there be any World War 1 scenes or any mention of the it? or is TLH set way before the war? — shamadiary
The Last Hours is set in 1903. World War One started in 1914. While it is way before the war and therefore there are no WW1 scenes, the shadow of World War One always falls over anything written in the Edwardian time period. We know that those who are young men and boys during this period will soon be all but wiped out at the Somme, Verdun, Ypres and Passchendaele. Shadowhunters don’t take part in mundane wars, but the shadow remains.