STOP SCROLLING AND READ:
People need to remember that Magnus Bane was created by Cassandra Clare, he is a fictional character that belongs to her. The first shadowhunter book was published way back in 2007, when same-sex couples were not as widely accepted as they are today, and so Cassie had to be careful with what she was writing in order for her books to make it to the shelves.
People also need to accept the fact that The Mortal Instruments series is about Clary, not Malec. Magnus and Alec aren’t really main characters in the first three books, or the rest of the series for that matter… Cassie was writing the story of Clary entering the shadow world to find her mother and save the world from her father.
How was Cassandra Clare supposed to know how popular Malec would become back then as she was writing the The Mortal Instruments series? She was clearly delighted to find out how much we loved her characters, and how we wanted to know so much more about them, and see more of them in the next three TMI books. And so Cassie gave us more. She gave us scenes in the books from Magnus and Alec’s point of view, she gave us extras, answered our questions, wrote The Bane Chronicles and included them in TftSA and TDA.
We are so so lucky that she has found the time to write an entire trilogy about Magnus Bane, when she has been super busy writing and planning for Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, The Dark Artifices, The Last Hours and The Wicked Powers. It’s all for us! We wanted more cannon Malec and shadowhunter stories so she is giving us more Malec and shadowhunters! and I for one am really excited and extremely grateful.
People complain about there not being enough Malec in TMI and when Cassie gives them more Malec later, they reject it! and they accuse her of abusing and not caring about her fictional characters. It doesn’t make sense to me, clearly Cassie cares about us and her characters enough to write more books, but people are just being being so bitter and stupid. Cassandra Clare is an author, it is her job to write, it’s literally how she makes a living. And yes, more books means more money for her, and that’s none of our business. People should just be happy for her for being so successful. Wouldn’t you be happy for her if you were related to her?
Some people (who I assume are under 18) are being so childish by calling her “casserole” (which is so low and pathetic) and writing hate posts directed to this author and her characters. It’s silly. How can people hate her so much for giving us what most fans wanted and asked for? I think (and I could be wrong) that most of the hate is coming from the new members of the fandom who are only here for the TV show anyway, and so they don’t know appreciate and know Cassie as well as us more devoted fans who have been here since like, before CoLS was published or before Clockwork Princess. Those new fandom members wouldn’t have seen all of Cassie’s Q&A’s, and know as many details as other fans (like how the person on the cover of TBC is not Godfrey Gao)
If you don’t want to read the books, then don’t read them. It’s that simple. You don’t need to waste everyone’s time by complaining, posting hate and spreading all this negativity.
We are so lucky that Cassandra Clare is happily expanding this wonderful and fascinating universe for us! But if some people want to stick to the original books, or just the TV show and the fanfiction then go for it, by all means, so one is stopping you and no one cares if you don’t want to read Cassie’s new books. Please just stop with all the hate.