Cat was kind enough to give me the heads up that pages to buy the first seven novellas of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, along with summaries, have been posted on Amazon. So here I give you the masterlist, 1-10, with short summaries.
Simon Lewis never thought he’d become a Shadowhunter…and now he has the chance. Ten novellas, each released as an individual e-book over the course of ten months, make up Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. The series will launch with one story a month beginning in February 2015 with:
After living as a Mundane and a Vampire, Simon never thought he would become a Shadowhunter, but today he begins his training at Shadowhunter Academy.
2) The Lost Herondale: Simon learns the worst crime a Shadowhunter can commit: desertion of their comrades. In the early nineteenth century, Tobias Herondale abandoned his fellow Shadowhunters in the heat of battle and left them to die. His life was forfeit, but Tobias never returned, and the Clave claimed his wife’s life in exchange for Tobias’s. Simon and his fellow students are shocked to learn of this brutality, especially when it is revealed the woman was pregnant. But what if the child survived…could there be a lost Herondale line out in the world today?
Simon learns the truth behind the Jack the Ripper murders—“Jack” was stopped by Will Herondale, his former parabatai, and his institute of Victorian Shadowhunters.
4) Nothing But Shadows: Simon challenges the setup of the Shadowhunter Academy and in doing so learns the story of James Herondale and Matthew Fairchild and the unusual way that they became friends and parabatai.
5) The Evil We Love : The story of Valentine’s Circle at the Shadowhunter Academy.
6) Pale Kings and Princes : Simon has an encounter with Downworlders and is reprimanded for not following the rules for Academy students interacting with Downworlders. A story within a story: Andrew Blackthorn, while a student at the Academy, becomes enthralled by a faerie and has two children with her: Mark and Helen.
7) Bitter of Tongue : When faeries kidnap Simon he encounters a member of the Wild Hunt, the former Shadowhunter Mark Blackthorn.
8) The Fiery Trial : Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn become parabatai. Simon and Clary both act as their witnesses, so they can see what a parabatai bond forming looks like as they want to become parabatai as soon as Simon graduates — and because Emma asked Clary. The ritual goes unexpectedly …
9) Born to Endless Night: Simon, like the rest of the Academy, is stunned when a navy-skinned warlock baby is found on the Academy steps. They hand the child over to guest lecturer Magnus Bane, who has to bring a child home… temporarily, of course… to his man!
10) Angels Twice Descending: Someone lives and someone dies at Simon’s Ascension ceremony.
Cassie, by the Angel! How is Tobias Herondale related to Edmund who was born in the 1830s? Will we find out in The Last Herondale or do we have to wait until The Wicked Powers? Please picture Loki’s “Tell me” gif here. I am so, so excited for more Simon and more Herondales! Just because Tobias was worse than Stephen doesn’t mean that future (maybe same generation as Jace) Herondales are! — catreadsbooks
Well, Tobias could have been maligned! Who can say? Herondales, they’re either awesome or awesomely terrible. All I can tell you is that you will find out who the Lost Herondale is before The Wicked Powers.
cottoncandybeefalo said: Hi Cassie! Do you know if The Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy will be out in print edition like The Bane Chronicles?
Yes, it will.
;) We’re super excited about Shadowhunter Academy and we hope you are too!
“We never say that all men deserve to feel beautiful. We never say that each man is beautiful in his own way. We don’t have huge campaigns aimed at young boys trying to convince them that they’re attractive, probably because we very rarely correlate a man’s worth with his appearance. The problem is that a woman’s value in this world is still very much attached to her appearance, and telling her that she should or deserves to feel beautiful does more to promote that than negate it. Telling women that they “deserve” to feel pretty plays right in to the idea that prettiness should be important to them. And having books and movies aimed at young women where every female protagonist turns out to be beautiful (whereas many of the antagonists are described in much less flattering terms) reinforces the message that beauty has some kind of morality attached to it, and that all heroines are somehow pretty.”—You Don’t Have To Be Pretty – On YA Fiction And Beauty As A Priority | The Belle Jar (via brutereason)
Some background: I first saw this brought up a few days ago, i found that label troubling, and since then, it’s kept bothering me. it’s quite a damning thing to accuse someone of, and i don’t think it’s particularly fair. i gather that maggie recently received a few asks about it, that person calling Blue a ‘faux feminist’. Maggie replied something along the lines that she made Blue a bad feminist on purpose. (I can only assume that maggie’s asks were published, and then deleted, while I was still asleep, because there’s no record of them now on her tumblr.)
Before I go any further, I would like to draw attention to how Maggie has shifted the emphasis there, and the resulting massive difference in connotation between those two labels: ‘faux feminist’ and ‘bad feminist’. The latter implies that Blue’s idea of feminism is flawed; the former implies that Blue is actually not a feminist at all, but rather a deeply sexist and prejudiced person who is pretending to be a feminist.
A few days after, I saw someone saying that they thought that Blue was a ‘faux feminist’ and then providing her ‘slut-shaming’ of Orla in Chapter 23/24 of TDT as evidence of this.
There might be a larger body of argument that I’m missing here (and it’s perfectly possible that there is given that i missed the original pieces) but it seems to me that to say that about that particular scene is somewhat ripping it out of context? I must say that I’m not necessarily outright disagreeing, because I certainly understand the reasoning of that argument; but that it’s far too simplistic to condense all the very complex dynamics in that scene down to just: ‘slut-shaming’. I would like to propose a more nuanced impression of that scene, if i can.