Cassandra Clare announced City of Ashes is now available in the United Kingdom, and as part of the National Literacy Trust, the first several chapters are being given away for free at Starbucks (UK only). See her blog for details on how you can get a free signed copy of City of Ashes.
Next up for Ms Clare is City of Glass, book 3 of the Mortal Instruments series, set to be released March 2009. And then her new Shadowhunter series will be released starting in 2010: While The Mortal Instruments is set largely in present-day Manhattan, The Infernal Devices takes us back one hundred and forty years to the heart of Victorian England, exploring an earlier era in the history of the Shadowhunters — a time before the Accords, when Downworlder and Shadowhunters were at each other’s throats. A time when orphaned teenager Tessa discovers she isn’t human after all, but a warlock, capable of changing her shape to resemble anyone she desires to be. Tessa must use her power to descend into London’s supernatural Downworld, where vampires stalk the gaslit streets of London, werewolves slink in the shadowy lanes of Whitechapel, and warlocks hold masquerade balls for demons and Downworlders in opium-smoke-filled ballrooms. But living in Downworld isn’t simple — Tessa has to learn to trust her natural enemies, the demon-killing Shadowhunters, if she ever wants to control her powers and find her brother. Torn between the darkly gorgeous and devoted Will, a Shadowhunter hiding a deadly secret, and the brooding Jem, whose addiction to a demon drug is slowly destroying him, Tessa must draw on all her strength to save her brother and keep herself alive in this deadly new world.