City of Lost Souls Exclusive Chapter Hunt: Part 2

Today we are THRILLED to exclusively bring you part 2 in the “Shadowhunter Chapter Reveal” for City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare.

The prologue was revealed earlier this year at USA Today, and yesterday Cassie brought you part 1 on her Tumblr. Today, we’ve got part 2 — and over the next few days, more blogs will be bringing you the rest of the first chapter.

What’s more, each stop on the blog tour will be giving away a very limited edition Shadowhunter family rings … today, we’ve got the Wayland Family Ring! Keep reading to see how you can win it!

And now … part 2 of City of Lost Souls: Chapter One:

And now, after two weeks of repetitive testimony, after scores of witnesses has been called, after she had held the Mortal Sword a dozen times, Clary sat in Isabelle’s bedroom and waited for the Council to rule on her fate. She couldn’t help but remember what it had felt like to hold the Mortal Sword. It was like tiny fishhooks embedded in your skin, pulling the truth out of you. She had knelt, holding it, in the circle of the Speaking Stars and had heard her own voice telling the Council everything: how Valentine had raised the Angel Raziel, and how she had taken the power of controlling the Angel from him by erasing his name in the sand and writing hers over it. She had told them how the Angel had offered her one wish, and she had used it to raise Jace from the dead; she told them how Lilith had possessed Jace and Lilith had planned to use Simon’s blood to resurrect Sebastian, Clary’s brother, whom Lilith regarded as a son. How Simon’s Mark of Cain had ended Lilith, and they had thought Sebastian had been ended too,  no longer a threat.

Clary sighed and flipped her phone open to check the time. “They’ve been in there for an hour,” she said. “Is that normal? Is it a bad sign?”


Also, keep your eyes peeled for the City of Lost Souls book trailer in the upcoming weeks. Here’s a sneak peek:

And mark your calendar for the City of Lost Souls Launch Party:

Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00pm
Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College
310 E. Benton Ave.
Naperville IL 60540

For tickets, please call : Anderson’s Bookshop/ 630-355-2665

Exclusive Contest: Win the Wayland Family Ring

Thanks to our friends at Simon & Schuster, we are giving one of you lucky folks the chance to win a very limited edition Wayland Family Ring — plus a copy of City of Lost Souls, which will be delivered to your door on May 8th, the same day it hits stores!

To enter, fill out the Novel Novice Shadowhunter Contest Entry Form & fill out all the required fields!

The Rules:

  • One entry per person
  • U.S. only!
  • Use the entry form
  • Multiple entries & incorrectly submitted entry forms will be automatically disqualified

The Deadline

All entries are due by midnight (PT) tomorrow, March 30th!

Questions? Leave ’em in the comments & we’ll reply!


32 thoughts on “City of Lost Souls Exclusive Chapter Hunt: Part 2

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  1. I am so excited for CoLS and getting to read chapter one has me even more excited!! Thank you for taking part of the chapter hunt.

  2. So I accidentally submitted a response form twice because I thought it didn’t go through the first time due to a really slow internet connection that said it had “timed out” the page or something. Can one of the responses be deleted because I did it on accident?

      1. Thank you! I really didn’t want to be disqualified because of a computer fail, haha. Thanks again for this, and for the chapter snippet! =)

  3. Thanks I love getting to read part of CoLS but leaving me hanging right when we are about find out Clary’s fate…ugh,I NEED MORE!

  4. I have a question. I submitted an entry form yesterday for the rings when part 1 was posted. Am I supposed to enter again here for this ring or will that count as a double entry and get me disqualified??


  5. I have a question. Yesterday I submitted the contest entry form for the rings when Part 1 was posted. Should I submit the entry form again for today’s contest, or will that count as a double entry and get me disqualified??


    1. Each day’s contest is hosted by a different site, so YES — submit a new entry form for today’s contest! 🙂

  6. So does it count as two if you filled out a entry form here and then one on Cassandra Clare’s tumblr yesterday for the ring contest? Cause I suibmitted one yesterday for the Herondale ring and I just did one here.

    1. No, that’s fine. When we say you can only enter once, we mean for THIS contest right here at Novel Novice ONLY. You may enter the other contests hosted by Cassie and the other participating blogs according to their rules, as well!

  7. Ahh… sorry. I didnt see someone already asked my question. Sorry for re-posting and just ignore my question.

    Good luck/ break a leg everyone
    but, you know…. i hope i win one….

    1. Each blog will announce their own winners … HERE, we’ll post the winner in the next week or so.

  8. Is there any possibility at some stage to have a contest for those of us outside the US? Or maybe if we could purchase the rings from somewhere? I know Australia is a long way away, but I love these books and feel sad not to be included. Thanks for all your assistance.

  9. i have done more than one entry because my computer has been malfunctioning and reeeeally want to know if i can still be considered because i would love to win these are my favorite books of all time!

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