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The Dark Artifices

Emma Carstairs

Julian Blackthorn

Mark Blackthorn

The Blackthorns

Cristina Mendoza Rosales or Velez Rosales

The plot

"Los Angeles, 2012. 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 the eradication of demons and being the best, fastest and deadliest Shadowhunter since Jace Lightwood. Raised in the Los Angeles Institute, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian. As Emma hunts those who caused the death of her parents, the trail they’re following leads back to those they’ve always been taught to trust. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with Julian — her closest friend and, because he is her parabatai, 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.” (x)

Additional information/other characters

1) there are major bisexual characters

2) I do have a trans* character planned for TDA. Right now I’m working on shaping her and figuring out what makes her tick and what her goals and desires are, so I feel like I should keep my mouth shut until she’s more finalized. But she is a badass. :)

3) There is a trans* character in TDA; there is a relationship between a lesbian woman and a bisexual woman, and also two bisexual male characters. There is also a gay male character.Not all of them have romances (romance isn’t always part of a character arc and there are straight characters who don’t have romances either) but there are definitely some!

4) There are at least 3 LGBT characters and there are romances for them 
5) Will be I introducing new lesbian characters? Yes
6) There are absolutely prominent GLBT* characters

What the Clave does to the Fair Folk at the end of CoHF marks a turning point for them. Never again I think we will consider them a government that can be fixed by a little fine-tuning. Their harsh abandonment of their own and the fixed prejudices encoded into the way they treat others has to be stopped, and that is the story of the next two series.x

  • Cassie: “There is a male viewpoint in a future book of a Shadowhunter who was born mundane and Ascended, and also a boy who is a Shadowhunter whose parents left the Clave and has grown up in the mundane world.” —> could also refer to The Last Hours
  • Chapter title: “Out of the Cloud By Night" —> could also refer to The Last Hours

*** Please bear in mind that Cassie is still working on The Dark Artifices and “characters change as you write them" (or are completely cut like Ariadne Blackthorn). ***

April 11, 2012 with 2,615 notes
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