Cassandra Clare has shared the placeholder cover for "The City of Heavenly Fire." A placeholder cover is not the cover but rather a pretty "placeholder" to be displayed on Amazon, Goodreads and bookseller websites prior to the reveal of the actual cover.
The tag for the placeholder cover is enough to worry fans. It reads, "Who will survive?" What do you think of the tag?
Here's what Clare had to say about the cover via Tumblr:
Today seems a good day to reveal the placeholder cover for City of Heavenly Fire! This is not the final cover, but since you’ll be seeing it all over, on amazon etc. until they reveal the final, might as well see it here first. I did not come up with the tagline, but I like it.
The final cover will of course not have words on it, but people. I cannot tell you which people. You will have to wait for the reveal. There is also an extra surprise printed on the inside cover! *dances*
Clare also took to Twitter to answer some fan questions and give us an idea of what to expect in the final installment of The Mortal Instruments. "Six characters we know by name will die in CoHF," she tweeted. In answering a fans question we know that at least one of those deaths will come by the character saving another character. Also, one couple will stay separated at the end of the series.
Clare confirms that staying true to the other book covers, two characters will be on the cover. She will not say who though. "City of Heavenly Fire" is due out May 2014.
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