Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for Last Hours by Cassandra Clare!
So this week we are not doing a specific book but rather a series! Whoop whoop!
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Walker Books
The Last Hours is a new Shadowhunters series set in 1903. It deals with the next generation after Will, Tessa and Jem as well as Charlotte and Henry’s children, Tatiana Blackthorn’s children, the Lightwood kids, and many more. 1903 is right around the time the Victorian era tips over into the Edwardian era — beautiful clothes, fabulous history and so much more that I’m excited to write about!
The title is taken from the book Great Expectations, of which the series is a retelling: those of you who’ve read The Midnight Heir installment of the Bane Chronicles probably have some ideas about certain of the characters!
There will be three books: Chain of Thorns, Chain of Gold, and Chain of Iron — also a reference to Great Expectations.
The books will interconnect with The Dark Artifices trilogy as two separate trilogies that are also the stories of the Blackthorns, Herondales and Carstairs, much like TMI and The Infernal Devices interconnected despite taking place in different time periods and locations.
Okay so I got a peak at these characters when reading Tales from Shadowhunter Academy and I absolutely loved them! I was never so excited about any of Cassandra Clare books and normally they seem to follow rather too familiar path. Which is not really that different in Last Hours of course but the characters are very different and I am already loving them! I simply cannot wait and I wanted to share my excitement with you all! Have you read Tales from Shadowhunter Academy? Do you like Mathew and James?
Are you excited about Last Hours?