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Cassandra Clare is the creator behind the sprawling, beloved Shadowhunters universe, which launched in 2007 with City of Bones. The dark, unforgettable series centers on a race of angel-blooded warriors tasked with defending mundane society from demonic takeover. More than a dozen books later, Clare’s is one of modern fantasy’s richest worlds, populated with deeply human, wickedly funny characters, and boasting a mythology that fans (and other writers) can’t stop exploring. To kick off the B&N YA Podcast, Clare sat down with host Melissa Albert to talk about what made her a writer, how her ideas develop, and why she’s still mad at C.S. Lewis.
Shadowhunters fans have a lot to be thankful for in the next year, with the Dark Artifices trilogy ending in December with Queen of Air and Darkness; Clare’s Ghosts of the Shadow Market cowritten novellas releasing in April, May, and June; and the Eldest Curses trilogy kicking off with The Red Scrolls of Magic next March. Readers will meet new characters and reunite with old ones, exploring fresh chapters of her immersively magical world.