Cassandra Clare: The new “Queen of Fantasy”

Wall Street Journal:

Lately, she has been landing deals that rival the contracts of blockbuster authors. Margaret K. McElderry Books paid a high-seven-figure advance for “The Dark Artifices,” the next three books in her fantasy series about demon hunters. Simon & Schuster UK Children’s paid a low-seven-figure sum for U.K. rights to “The Dark Artifices.” She signed a separate deal with Scholastic for a middle-grades fantasy series about magicians, which she is co-writing with young-adult author Holly Black.

A film adaptation of “Mortal Instruments” is now in the works. Her fans jumped on the news. Some responded with fan-fiction stories referencing the actors who have been cast in the movies.

Well, we obviously agree that Cassie is the Queen of Fantasy. Both The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices have topped the best seller lists–with The Mortal Instruments still riding high on the New York Times best seller list for more than a year. These books have sold over more than 12 million copies, and are translated into more than 30 languages.


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