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Lady Midnight
Information
Author/s Cassandra Clare
Release Date Late 2015/March 2016[1][2]
Cover TBA
Series The Dark Artifices
Pages: TBA
Chronology
Preceded by
City of Heavenly Fire
Followed by
Prince of Shadows

Lady Midnight is the first novel in the upcoming The Dark Artifices series.

Synopsis Edit

It's been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Nephilim to the brink of oblivion. Los Angeles Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a seventeen-year-old girl, bent on discovering what killed her parents and revenging her losses.

Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions… like towards the only man in the world she’s forbidden to love.


Los Angeles. It's been five years since the events of The Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge.

Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn't the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they'll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it's open war between faeries and Nephilim.

The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she's absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.[3]

Chapter list Edit

The chapters listed below are in its current writing stages, as is the book, and are thus not final.

Part One: Steel and Temper[4]

  1. Kingdom By the Sea[5]
  • Out of the Cloud by Night[6]

Teasers Edit

Snippets Edit

For more, check either the series' teaser section or the unidentified snippets page.

Teaser #1(replaced on the site)

The cycle hit the beach and spun out. Emma went into a rolling crouch as she flew free of it, keeping her elbows in, pushing the air hard out of her lungs. She turned her head as she hit the sand, slapping her palms down to roll herself forward, absorbing the impact of the fall through her arms and shoulders, her knees folding up into her chest. The stars wheeled crazily overhead as she spun, sucking in her breath as her body slowed its rolling. She came to a stop on her back, her hair and clothes full of sand and her ears full of the sound of the wildly crashing ocean...

Teaser #2

Emma swallowed. She was remembering Julian, two years ago, standing in the overlapping circles of fire where the parabatai ritual was performed. The look on his face as they each stepped into the central circle and the fire rose up around them, and he unbuttoned his shirt to let her touch the stele to his skin and carve the rune that would bind them together for their whole lives. She knew if she just reached out now, she could touch it, touch the rune cut into his shoulder, the rune she had put there...

Teaser #3

"Have I?" asked Mark. "Is this my home?" He looked over at Emma. "I can say this to you because you are not a Blackthorn. You do not have Blackthorn blood running through your veins. I have been in the land of Faerie for years and it is a place where mortal blood is turned to fire. It is a place of beauty and terror beyond what can be imagined here. I have ridden with the Wild Hunt. I have carved a clear path of freedom among the stars and outrun the wind. And now I am asked to walk upon the earth again."

"You belong where you're loved," Emma said. It was something her father had said, something she had always believed. She belonged here because Jules loved her and the children loved her. "Were you loved in Faerie?"

A shadow seemed to come down over Mark's eyes, like curtains closing in a dark room.

Art Edit

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Trivia Edit

  • The book is set in August 2013, coincidentally the same month The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones premiered.[7]
  • The book was originally supposed to be set in 2012.[8]
  • The book is set to be told from different points of views, namely: Emma, Jules, and Cristina's, among others yet to be revealed.[9]

References Edit

Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter Chronicles
The Mortal Instruments
City of Bones City of Ashes City of Glass
City of Fallen Angels City of Lost Souls City of Heavenly Fire
The Infernal Devices The Dark Artifices
Clockwork Angel Lady Midnight
Clockwork Prince Prince of Shadows
Clockwork Princess The Queen of Air and Darkness
The Bane Chronicles Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
What Really Happened in Peru Welcome to the Shadowhunter Academy
The Runaway Queen The Lost Herondale
Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale The Whitechapel Fiend
The Midnight Heir Nothing but Shadows
The Rise of the Hotel Dumort The Evil We Love
Saving Raphael Santiago Pale Kings and Princes
The Fall of the Hotel Dumort Bitter of Tongue
What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything The Fiery Trial
The Last Stand of the New York Institute Born to Endless Night
The Course of True Love (And First Dates) Angels Twice Descending
Upcoming
The Last Hours
The Wicked Powers
The Secret Treasons

Start a Discussion Discussions about Lady Midnight

  • 5 years or 6 years?

    4 messages
    • I've only heard TDA is set in 2012. 
    • But CoHF technically ended in 2008. And the series (TDA) is starting in August 2013, so technically over five years (five years and 8 months to...
  • Lady Midnight

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    • I know, right?! And those teasers just tempt and torture you to find out what happens next! It's so infuriating! 
    • I first read the Infernal Devices, one word:Amazeballz. it was such a good series. Then a friend told me i had to read the mortal instruments s...

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