Shadow Hunting with Cassandra Clare

 Seven Stories welcomed phenomenally popular YA author Cassandra Clare to the North East for an event with 300 Shadow Hunters!

Cassandra was interviewed by her friend and fellow YA author Sarah Rees Brennan. Fans heard her talk about her incredibly popular books, heard the characters top-secret answerphone messages and found out how she got the inspiration for her incredibly popular books. This was one of Casandra’s only UK events and the first time that she has appeared in the North East.

300 dedicated fans flocked to Tyneside Cinema for the event organised by Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books. Cassandra has an international following and exclusively announced that a top secret short – story collection will be coming soon.

Thamy Duffield is a big fan, she said, “Excited isn’t enough. I am passed that. Ecstatic would be a better word. I am so happy that she came to Newcastle, her books are special, her characters are like family. I love her because she is an amazing storyteller, it’s that simple.”

Two super fans had travelled from Leeds to meet Cassie, they said; “We love Cassie’s books so much and we have come from Leeds to see her tonight, we have been to London a few times to see her and Edinburgh. It is so special that she has come to the North East, I can’t believe she is so close. Thank you Seven Stories!”

Cassandra Clare writes YA books about the demon fighting shadow hunters. Shadow Hunters: The Mortal Instruments series is set in modern New York: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels , City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire (released on May 27 2014). The prequels to The Mortal Instruments series are called The Infernal Devices and the sequels (first book, Lady Midnight, set to release in 2015) are called The Dark Artifices.

Cassandra’s new book, City of Heavenly Fire is the 6th and last installment in The Mortal Instruments series. Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faces: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him – must they journey to another world to find a chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and final instalment of The Mortal Instruments series.

A movie based on City of Bones was released by Sony Pictures in August 2013 starring Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror and The Blind Side) and Jamie Cambell Bower (Twilight: New Moon, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Sweeny Todd)

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Signed Copies of City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare as well as Unspokeand Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan are now available online! 

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