Join Cassandra Clare for the exclusive book launch for The City of Heavenly Fire! Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding finale of the bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.

In The City of Heavenly Fire, darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian—but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance. Lives will be lost, love sacrificed and the whole world will change.

Celebrate the series and its beloved characters with fellow fans, lead by the author herself!

Cassandra Clare will meet fans at a special midnight book-signing after the talk. Books will be on sale at the event.

Click here to view the book signing guidelines

Book Signing Rules:

  • Books will be signed following the presentation.
  • Cassandra Clare will be signing one book per person—it can be any of her titles, whether purchased here or brought from home.
  • All the other authors will be happy to sign any of their books for you that you would like.
  • All books may be purchased at the tables with the Books of Wonder banners, located in Warburg Lounge, outside of the main auditorium where you will be seated.
  • To save time, we encourage you to purchase copies of all books before the event begins. Those purchasing copies of City of Heavenly Fire will receive a voucher to exchange for the book after the presentation.
  • If you just want signed copies of City of Heavenly Fire, and do not wish to wait on line to get it personalized, you may bring your voucher after the presentation to the Hall of Mirrors where you may exchange it for a signed copy.
  • If you want to have Cassandra Clare personalize your copies of City of Heavenly Fire, you may get on the signing line and you will be able to exchange your voucher for a book to be signed when you get to the front of the line.
  • For those of you who wish to purchase other titles by Cassandra Clare, there will be a special full-color certificate available with each book purchased at the event. This keepsake certificate will feature the cover of City of Heavenly Fire, the date and location of the event and a printed copy of Cassandra Clare’s signature. These certificates are exclusive to this event and will not be available anywhere else or to anyone else.

Visit our partner Books of Wonder to purchase works by Cassandra Clare.

 

Can't make it to the event? Leave your questions for our guests below, and they might be used on stage during the Q&A. Keep an eye on 92Y On Demand after the event for any video clips we might share! You might see your question used on stage.

 

Brief Bios

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices trilogy and The Bane Chronicles. Her books have more than 30 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. For more information, visit CassandraClare.com. Follow her on Twitter at @cassieclare.

 

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, a finalist for an Eisner Award and the recipient of both an Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. She lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. Visit her at BlackHolly.com.

 

Maureen Johnson is The New York Times bestselling author of ten YA adult novels, including 13 Little Blue Envelopes, The Name of the Star and The Madness Underneath. Maureen was named one of Time magazine’s top 140 people to follow on Twitter. Visit her at MaureenJohnsonBooks.com or follow her on Twitter at @MaureenJohnson.

 

Kelly Link’s debut collection, Stranger Things Happen, was a Firecracker nominee, a Village Voice Favorite Book and a Salon Book of the Year—Salon called the collection "...an alchemical mixture of Borges, Raymond Chandler, and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.'" Stories from the collection have won the Nebula, the James Tiptree Jr. and the World Fantasy Awards.

Her second collection, Magic for Beginners, was published in July 2005. It was Book Sense pick (and a Best of Book Sense 2005 pick); and selected for best of the year lists by Time magazine, Salon, Boldtype, Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle and The Capitol Times. It will be published in paperback in September 2005 by Harcourt.

Kelly has taught or visited at a number of schools and workshops including Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Brookdale Community College, Brookdale, NJ, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, NC, the Imagination Workshop at Cleveland State University, New England Institute of Art & Communications, Brookline, MA, Clarion East at Michigan State University, Clarion West in Seattle, WA and Clarion South in Brisbane, Australia.

She is an editor for the Online Writing Workshop and has been a reader and judge for various literary awards. With Gavin J. Grant and Ellen Datlow she edits The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror (St. Martin's Press). She is also the editor of the anthology, Trampoline.

 

Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include The New York Times bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday and the Midnighters trilogy. Visit him at ScottWesterfeld.com or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld.

Details & Ordering

  • YA Lit at 92Y: Cassandra Clare with Special Guests Maureen Johnson, Holly Black, Kelly Link and Scott Westerfeld

    Date: Mon, May 26, 2014, 10 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall

    Price: from $22.00

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