New York Times best-selling author Cassandra Clare is the ‘it’ author when it comes to creating magical worlds. Having just completed her fifth book in The Mortal Instruments series entitled City of Lost Souls, she’s simultaneously working on two other spin-off with The Infernal Devices series , and her forthcoming The Dark Artifices.
Holly Black is also no stranger to magical worlds; she’s the award winning writer of the Spiderwick Chronicles, and has finished the final installment of her Curse Worker series, Black Heart. There are similarities to both Cassandra Clare's and Black’s work, but Black takes it a step further by creating a new version of the Mob.
Both authors will be at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck NY this Sunday 7/15 at 4PM, with author Sarah Rees Brennan. So to get us ready for the event, we’re going to have a crash course in The Mortal Instruments, and hear from Clare on why she wanted to bring readers into a magical world filled with Warlocks, demons, vampires, fairies and werewolves, that’s parallel to the human world, and then from Holly Black on the Curse Worker series.
Reservations are required to attend the event at Oblong, and you can do so by going to oblongbooks.com.