Recently Crissy & I chatted about Navigating the Shadow World and the the Shadow World in general on the Ultimate Urban Fantasy Podcast. Archer, Ravynheart and Sherri were awesome hosts and we had a great time. Tune in for a fun discussion on what makes TMI great, being authors & editors, various creatures of the Shadow World, & more!
Today’s the day! The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in theatres. Woot!
To celebrate, we have a couple of cool things a-happening:
1 — Our pal Kate at Read the Screen was kind enough to interview Crissy about the book (Jen was trekking in the wilds of Newfoundland at the time; she’s the Sporty Liv to Crissy’s Ginger/Posh hybrid). And Kate’s giving away a copy of our book! Which will sign and personalize and maybe even draw a rune in if you want!
2 — Fan Expo Canada starts tomorrow, and our publisher ECW Press is giving away a TMI prize pack: a Cineplex movie gift card ($25, so you can take a mundane to see TMI), the official movie companion, and a signed copy of Navigating the Shadow World. All you have to do is drop by booth 842 and draw a rune (one of the TMI ones or make up your own!).
Jen will be representing Team Liv at Fan Expo Canada this year, so say hi to her at the ECW booth and check out the panel she’ll be on Sunday at 2:45 p.m.: “So You Want to Write About Horror?” (room 713). She’ll also be happy to sign a book for you, which will be on sale at the ECW booth all weekend long.
Looking to kill a little time while you wait for August 21st to roll around and City of Bones to hit the big screen? Well, have we got the free ebook for you. 😉
One of our favorite parts of writing Navigating the Shadow World was diving deep into all the literary references that Cassandra Clare makes in The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices for our “Shadow World Book Club” section of our guide to the series. For each Shadowhunter Chronicles book, we wrote a rundown of the literary references Cassie made, putting our English literature degrees to good use!
We thought it would probably be just as interesting for other TMI/TID fans to go back to the source material — to the texts that inspired Cassie as she was writing her epic stories — as it was for us. So we created a free ebook for you! The Shadow World Book Club: Companion Readings to The Mortal Instruments & The Infernal Devices has a curated selection of readings, all of which are mentioned in a TMI or TID book (or sometimes more than one!).
The Shadow World Book Club: Companion Readings to The Mortal Instruments & The Infernal Devices is a curated selection of the poems, plays, and works of fiction that Cassandra Clare quotes from in the Shadowhunter Chronicles. Liv Spencer highlights the specific text used in each volume of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices in this companion reader to Navigating the Shadow World. With selections from Hamlet, A Tale of Two Cities, Tennyson, Dante, and many more!
You can download a free PDF or an ePub file here from our publisher’s website (or for Apple iBookstore people, here’s the link!)
You guys, it’s official: Navigating the Shadow World has been released and is out in the world! Ain’t she pretty?
I was at a fancy short-story award ceremony (I’m wearing Swifty-red lipstick for the occasion) when I laid eyed on Navigating the Shadow World for the first time. I think I can safely speak for all of Team Liv when I say this was the most ambitious of our books to date. So many references! So many rules! So many words to read and to write! Doing the worlds of Ms. Cassandra Clare justice was a task of angelic proportions, and we hope we were able to! Let us know what you think if give it a read! It’s available at all your favourite book dispensaries, like Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Barnes and Noble, Chapters-Indigo, or find a copy at your local indie bookstore via Indiebound.
Way more anxiety inducing than actually writing a book is waiting for the first reactions to it from the Super Experts — and Alyssa from TMI Source is someone Jen and I were excited/nervous to read Navigating the Shadow World. So I cannot overstate how amazing it feels to get a glowing review from her. Jen and I were dancing around like happy crazy people when we read this.
I thoroughly enjoyed Navigating the Shadow World. It was more than just a book just summarizing the books we’ve already read, it went deeper into the Shadow World and analyzed characters, relationships and references in the series.
Navigating the Shadow World is a must-read for fans of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles. It delves deep into the world that we know and love while providing commentary on the rich mythology that constitutes the books and the world, as well as taking fans step-by-step through the process of the film adaptation of City of Bones. Navigating the Shadow World is anything but mundane.