Monday, December 14, 2009

Clockwork Angel excerpt from Cassandra Clare

Tessa woke, gasping, the book sliding off her lap as she sat up. The dream was gone, but the music remained, high and haunting and sweet. She made her way to the door and peered out into the hallway.
The music was louder in the corridor. In fact, it was coming from the room across the hall. It was ajar slightly, and notes seemed to pour through the opening like water through the narrow neck of a vase.
As if in a dream, Tessa crossed the hall and put her hand gently to the door; it swung open under her touch. The room within was dark, lit only by moonlight — she saw that it was not unlike her own bedroom across the hall: the same large four-poster bed, the same dark heavy furniture. The curtains had been pulled back from one tall window and pale silver light poured into the room like a rain of needles. In the square patch of moonlight just before the window, someone was standing. A boy — he seemed too slight to be a grown man — with a violin propped against his shoulder: his cheek rested against it, and the bow sawed back and forth over the strings, wringing notes out of it.
His eyes were closed. “Will?” he said, without opening them or ceasing to play, “Will, is that you?”

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Kari said...

Ahhh! I got the chills reading that.

They also have a tiny snippet from City of Fallen Angels (Simon's book?)

“That’s not the point, Simon.” Maia had moved closer to Isabelle and the two of them faced him down together, an immovable wall of female rage.

Ginger said...

Oh thanks for adding that Kari! I meant to, but forgot.. I got so excited about Clockwork Angel! lol

I seriously can NOT wait for this book. I love, love, LOVE Cassandra Clare. Her writing style is one of my favs.

So which guy is which? I can't remember.. is Will like the "Jace" and Jem is like the "Simon".. or is it the other way around?!

Kari said...

I think Will = Jace. I mean, Cassandra could totally pull a fast one on us and make Jem the soul mate. I already totally love Will though.

I made Clockwork Angel my desktop image. Yayaya! I'm so so so so so so so excited.

Ginger said...

ok that makes sense. I need to go back and re-read some of the excerpts. I think I like Will too, but I can't remember LOL!

Ginger said...

oh snap! I just read the excerpt again when she meets Will --- aaahhhh freaking HOTT. I can not wait!

heatheryruth said...

When does this one come out?! Before or after CoFA?