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message 1: by Steph, Road Tripper!! (last edited Feb 04, 2014 03:38PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28164 comments Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare

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Steph (angel4492) | 28164 comments Cassandra Clare has posted 40 Q&A on her website about this series and Mortal Instruments.

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Steph (angel4492) | 28164 comments The cover of Clockwork Angel states "A Prequel to the Internationally Bestselling Mortal Instruments Series".

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Steph (angel4492) | 28164 comments Cassandra Clare has created a Q&A Group: The description states "Join bestselling author Cassandra Clare as she discusses her new book Clockwork Angel, the first installment of the new Infernal Devices series. This group will run September 18-25, 2010."

Q&A with Cassandra Clare - Group Link

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Judithe | 6371 comments This looks really you think we need to read Mortal Instruments first?

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Steph (angel4492) | 28164 comments Ya should'a asked Cassandra in the Q&A group chat. :D LOL! J/K! Nah, I would guess no, it's not necessary. Seems to have all new characters vs. same from MI series.

message 7: by Steph, Road Tripper!! (last edited Oct 04, 2010 12:26AM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28164 comments :D I just checked her website and here's what she says:

Can I read the Infernal Devices without having read The Mortal Instruments?

Absolutely you can. There is nothing in the Infernal Devices that will spoil The Mortal Instruments for you, and additionally, no information in the Mortal Instruments that you absolutely must know before you read The Infernal Devices. The two series stand alone, complementing but not spoiling each other.

How does The Infernal Devices tie in with The Mortal Instruments? Will we see some of the same characters in both?

As you meet new characters and encounter new settings in the Infernal Devices, you’ll start recognizing the family names of characters from the Mortal Instruments books — names like Herondale, and Lightwood, and Wayland. And characters who have either been in the MI series, like Magnus Bane, or who have just been mentioned and not seen — like Camille — will make appearances. There are even questions answered in the ID series about stories or objects in the Mortal Instruments, like the origin of Isabelle’s ruby necklace. (Or course if you read the books in the other order, you’ll have the opposite experience. But neither series spoils the other; they just complement each other.) And vice versa, Tessa shows up in City of Glass, though so briefly you might miss her if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

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