Thursday 20 February 2014

City of Heavenly Fire Snippet Release

Author of The Mortal Instruments series, Cassandra Clare was generous enough to gift fans a small excerpt from the last instalment for the series. Clare released the snippet on Valentine's Day on her Tumblr page.

“Julian,” said Jia, in the same gentle voice, “would you do something for us? Would you take up the Mortal Sword?”

Clary sat up straight. She had held the Mortal Sword: she had felt the weight of it. The cold, like hooks in your skin, dragging the truth out of you. You couldn’t lie holding the Mortal Sword, but the truth, even a truth you wanted to tell, was agony.

“They can’t,” she whispered. “He’s just a kid —“

“He’s the oldest of the kids who escaped the Institute,” Jace said under his breath. “They don’t have a choice.”

Julian nodded, his thin shoulders straight. “I’ll take it.”

Robert Lightwood passed behind the podium then and went to the table. He took up the sword and returned to stand in front of Julian. The contrast between them was almost funny: the big, barrel-chested man and the lanky, wild-haired boy. 

Julian reached a hand up and took the sword. As his hand closed around the hilt, he shuddered, a ripple of pain that was quickly forced down. Emma, behind him, started forward, and Clary caught a glimpse of the look on her face — pure fury — before Helen caught at her and pulled her back.

To be quite honest, I have no idea what that was about, but I'm guessing die hard fans were really excited. City Of Heavenly Fire is due to release May 27th, 2014.

(Source: Cassandra Clare's Tumblr)

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