Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare with a little steampunk

The Good Reading Magazine on 06-Aug-2010 published an interview with author Cassandra Clare. We enjoyed her young adult series The Mortal Instruments and it has been on bestseller lists so her readership is large. In this interview she talks to about her latest book, Clockwork Angel. This is part of a trilogy called The Infernal Devices, which is a prequel to The Mortal Instruments trilogy, follows 16-year-old orphan Tessa Fell through Victorian London. Reading information about this new book there are mentions of steampunk technology sitting alongside her fantasy figures and, for me, this will add a new and interesting dimension to her story.

From the interview we also find out that Cassandra has recently finished writing a pure steampunk story for an anthology called Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories which is coming out soon.

By using all these digital resources I have learnt quite a bit about the book already and they have certainly piqued my interest. The Infernal Devices site alone is interesting and has a lot about the first title and places for information about the others already set up. This is all great publicity for the new book and I am looking forward to buying and reading it. The sites will be great to show our students and aspects of the way the publicity has been presented can be replicated by libraries to enhance and advertise their resources.

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