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The official order of the books in the series has yet to be finalized, thus the unspecified, tentative page name.[1][2][3][4][5]
Chain of Gold
Information
Author/s

Cassandra Clare

Release Date 2018[6][7]
Publisher Walker Books
Series
The Last Hours
 1  2  3
Chronology
Preceded by
The Infernal Devices
(Clockwork Princess)
Followed by
Chain of Iron
Release order
Released after
The Lost Book of the White (TEC)
Released before
The Queen of Air and Darkness (TDA)

The first installment in the upcoming The Last Hours trilogy by Cassandra Clare is currently set to be Chain of Gold.[5][8][9]

Description

For as long as Lucie Herondale can remember, the Herondale family manor has adjourned the manor of the Blackthorns.

It's too bad that Tatiana Blackthorn, the matriarch of the family, has always been, as her father Will Herondale says, "mad as a mouse trapped in a teapot." Since the day that her father Benedict murdered Tatiana's husband, and was killed in turn by a group of Shadowhunters that included both her brothers, Tatiana has nursed a burning grudge against the London Institute and all its inhabitants, especially Will, Tessa and their children: Lucie and her brother, James...[10]

Teasers

Snippets

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

Teaser #1

James and Matthew separated, Matthew to dance with Lucie, and James to speak to his parents. Cordelia saw them glance over toward her and looked away quickly; still, she was not at all surprised when James appeared a moment later in front of her, flashing a smile at his aunt and uncle.

"Miss Carstairs," he said, with a slight bow in Cordelia's direction. "Would you favor me with this dance?"

"It's waltz," said Cordelia's mother, before Cordelia could speak. "My daughter does not know how to waltz."

Cordelia bit her lip. She certainly knew how to dance: her mother had engaged an expert instructor to teach her the quadrille and the lancer, the stately minuet and the cotilion. But the waltz was a seductive dance, one where you could feel your partner's body against yours, scandalous when it had first become popular.

She very much wanted to waltz with James.

Teaser #2

Will had been sitting on the floor, the rug bunched up under his feet, with his back against Tessa's legs. He looked up when Jem came in, and Jem, in his Silent Brother robes, went over to Will and sat down beside him. He drew Will's head against his shoulder, and Will held the front of Jem's robes in his fists and he cried. It was the first time it had ever occurred to James that his father might cry about anything.

References

  1. First announcementCassandra Clare on Tumblr
  2. Book order — Cassandra Clare on Tumblr
  3. Titles, but not which is 1, 2 or 3 — Cassandra Clare on Tumblr
  4. The Last Hours on Shadowhunters.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 Likely order — Cassandra Clare on Twitter
  6. The Last Hours — Shadowhunters.com
  7. "2018 probably." Cassandra Clare on Twitter
  8. "I'm working on Lost Book of the White and Chain of Gold." Cassandra Clare on Twitter
  9. "No, Chain of Gold comes next!" Cassandra Clare on Twitter
  10. Original Tumblr post (removed from post); reblogged post, still with the description

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