Mark needs Kieran in new 'Lord of Shadows' snippet

Mark needs Kieran in new ‘Lord of Shadows’ snippet by @cassieclare

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We have more than 230 days to go until Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows is released (May 23, 2017) so there’s plenty of time for new snippets… like this one right here: Kieran and Mark — part of a set for Lord of Shadows by Aegisdea. And a snippet from LoS: “I have always needed you, Kieran,” Mark said. “I have needed you to live. I’ve always needed you so much, I never had a chance to think…

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Challenge your shelf September!

Clearly I’m not so great at keeping up, but hey, I get it done;) So to help myself out here is a nice little combo post. 

September 25th (Sassiest Character) and September 28th (Favorite Villain) 

I picked Jace Lightwood as my sassiest character and Sebastian Morgenstern as my favorite villain. Anyone that has read these book can’t deny Jaces sass levels are off the charts! Hes just over all one of my favorite characters of all time. Now Sebastian is a bad bad dude, but you also wonder the whole series if he maybe wants to be something else, like maybe he wants to be good but does not think he can be. I like villain characters that also make a play for you sympathies.  

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Lord of Shadows snippet:

Jemma Blackstairs art by the wonderful CASSANDRA JEAN and for M & R

“It can’t last,” Emma said, staring at him, because how could it, when they could never keep what they had? “It’ll break our hearts.”

He caught her by the wrist, brought her hand to his chest. Splayed her fingers over his heart. It beat against her palm, like a fist punching its way out of his ribcage. “Break my heart,” he said. “Break it in pieces. I give you permission.”

I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.

Art by Cassandra Jean! Church > Jace > Clary > Alec > Magnus > Jem > Tessa > Will > Emma > Jules > Ty all helping celebrate me hitting 800,000 followers on Twitter. Arbitrary number but I’m always up for a celebration. I’ll be posting some art and snippets in the next few days for fun. We’ll start with CJ’s banner and:

A snippet from Lord of Shadows:

There was a long silence. Magnus sighed. “I have to hand it to you,” he said. “I never thought Jace and Clary would be topped by anyone else in terms of insane, self-destructive decisions, but you all are giving them a run for their money.”

“I really had nothing to do with this,” Kieran pointed out stiffly.

“I think you will find many poor decisions led you here, my friend,” Magnus said. “All right, you — all of you — wait here. And don’t do anything stupid.”

He strode out of the room on long, black-clad legs, swearing under his breath.

“He’s getting more and more like Gandalf,” said Emma, watching him go. “I mean, a hot, younger-looking Gandalf, but I keep expecting him to start stroking his long white beard and muttering darkly.

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“You know that feeling,” she said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.” 

― Cassandra Clare , The Infernal Devices