Chain of Thorns is the upcoming third and final installment in The Last Hours trilogy.
The book will take place about a week after the events of Chain of Iron.
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.
Cassandra Clare is an American fantasy author. Her real name is Judith Lewis (née Rumelt, born July 27, 1973). She was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family. She is a huge fan of fantasy and gothic horror.
She is best known for her bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.