Everything We Know About Chain of Iron So Far

January 21, 2021
Emily Ritter

Whether you’ve read Chain of Gold once or twelve times, you’re dying for the sequel, Chain of Iron to come out next March. And honestly, SAME. That’s why I’ve rounded up everything we know about Chain of Iron, the second book in The Last Hours series, so far!

**please note, if you haven’t read Chain of Gold yet, there will be SPOILERS below!

Everything We Know About Chain of Iron So Far

1. Chain of Iron will be available March 2, 2021


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2. The cover for Chain of Iron features Lucie!

3. The Chain of Iron synopsis gives us *FEELS*


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Here’s the full synopsis:

Cordelia Carstairs seems to have everything she ever wanted. She’s engaged to marry James Herondale, the boy she has loved since childhood. She has a new life in London with her best friend Lucie Herondale and James’s charming companions, the Merry Thieves. She is about to be reunited with her beloved father. And she bears the sword Cortana, a legendary hero’s blade.

But the truth is far grimmer. James and Cordelia’s marriage is a lie, arranged to save Cordelia’s reputation. James is in love with the mysterious Grace Blackthorn whose brother, Jesse, died years ago in a terrible accident. Cortana burns Cordelia’s hand when she touches it, while her father has grown bitter and angry. And a serial murderer is targeting the Shadowhunters of London, killing under cover of darkness, then vanishing without a trace.

Together with the Merry Thieves, Cordelia, James, and Lucie must follow the trail of the knife-wielding killer through the city’s most dangerous streets. All the while, each is keeping a shocking secret: Lucie, that she plans to raise Jesse from the dead; Cordelia, that she has sworn a dangerous oath of loyalty to a mysterious power; and James, that he is being drawn further each night into the dark web of his grandfather, the arch-demon Belial. And that he himself may be the killer they seek.

4. We meet Cordelia’s father in Chain of Iron


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5. There will be MORE ANNA in Chain of Iron (swipe left! omg who is she holding?!)


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6. There might be more Thomas and Alastair?!!

Cassie has been answering questions on Tumblr.

And look at Alastair!


Yes snippets!

Love these!

But also *crying face emoji*


8. There will be KISSING.

I have expired from excitement.

9. There will be a body count…

Send help.


aHhhHHhH. Yes.

This art is everything.

Someone hold me.

11. The first edition of the print book will have special content, including bonus art and a new short story!

This collector’s edition of Chain of Iron is available in North America and includes ten black and white character silhouettes by celebrated cut-paper artist Kathleen Jennings and a new short story featuring Magnus Bane and Brother Zachariah! Find out more in Cassie’s newsletter.


12. Check out this table read of Chain of Iron with Cassandra Clare to hear an exclusive scene from the upcoming book!


13. Here are all the chapter titles for Chain of Iron!


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ALSO! You can read an Extended Excerpt of Chain of Iron FOR FREE right now on!


We’ll be updating this as we find out more, and in the meantime, go pre-order your copy of Chain of Iron!!

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