The Wicked Powers is a planned trilogy by Cassandra Clare. The fifth in the series chronologically, it is so far set to be the last and concluding series of The Shadowhunter Chronicles.[1][2][3][4][5] The title is derived from a Shadowhunter children's rhyme: "And bronze to summon wicked powers."

Known information

  • The main characters are going to be Kit Herondale, Tiberius Blackthorn, and Drusilla Blackthorn.[6]
  • It is expected to take place either three to four years after The Dark Artifices,[7][8][9][10][11][12] or in 2015.[13] Kit and Ty are going to be about 18 years old while Dru will be about 16 or 17 years old.[12]
  • The Dark Artifices will lead into this series. TDA is expected to end in a place with unresolved issues, specifically about the government (The Clave), which will be one of the main plots of The Wicked Powers, and where "things are not great for a bunch of people, and that's gonna be hard and sad" but are also set to be resolved in TWP.[14] Queen of Air and Darkness will "go to a new place" that will "share the story of The Wicked Powers."[15]
  • Jaime Rosales is set to be a significant character in this series.[16]
  • Ash is set to appear.[17]
  • Clare hopes to have a group of friends around Dru outside of her siblings, though this is subject to change.[17]
  • Being the final series installment, Cassie has plans for all the characters who are still around to face the greatest threat they've ever faced, and the characters from different generations of the Shadowhunter Chronicles will have to unite and join forces in the biggest battle they'll ever have to take it down,[18] and that something will happen that will change the nature of Shadowhunters and what they mean.[19] She has also stated that "It will bring the Shadowhunter Chronicles to an end. The Shadowhunter world will change forever."[20][21]
  • Clare hopes to publish the first installment in or around 2022, alternating with her upcoming, non-Shadowhunter-related Sword Catcher series.[22]


  • The Wicked Powers will feature a plot inspired by and very loosely based on Arthurian legend, following the "parallels" tradition of other series.[23]


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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 Lord of Shadows
Clockwork Princess Queen of Air and Darkness
The Last Hours The Eldest Curses
Chain of Gold The Red Scrolls of Magic
Chain of Iron The Lost Book of the White
Chain of Thorns The Black Volume of the Dead
The Bane Chronicles
What Really Happened in Peru Saving Raphael Santiago
The Runaway Queen The Fall of the Hotel Dumort
Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale What to Buy the Shadowhunter...
The Midnight Heir The Last Stand of the New York Institute
The Rise of the Hotel Dumort The Course of True Love (And First Dates)
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy Pale Kings and Princes
The Lost Herondale Bitter of Tongue
The Whitechapel Fiend The Fiery Trial
Nothing but Shadows Born to Endless Night
The Evil We Love Angels Twice Descending
Ghosts of the Shadow Market: An Anthology of Tales
Son of the Dawn A Deeper Love
Cast Long Shadows The Wicked Ones
Every Exquisite Thing Through Blood, Through Fire
Learn About Loss The Land I Lost
The Wicked Powers
Companion books
The Shadowhunter's Codex
A History of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of the Downworld
The Official Mortal Instruments Coloring Book
The Mortal Instruments graphic novel
City of Bones: The Graphic Novel
The Infernal Devices: Manga Series
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments