Scholastic has acquired North American rights to a five-book middle grade fantasy series by bestselling authors Holly Black (“The Spiderwick Chronicles”) and Cassandra Clare (“The Mortal Instruments”); the first full-length collaboration between the authors. Constantin Films, meanwhile, is planning a feature adaptation of the first book, The Iron Trial with eyes towards adapting the entire franchise for the screen.
“Millions of readers have already been enthralled by the worlds that Holly Black and Cassandra Clare have created in their own books,” said David Levithan. Now that theyre combining forces, it’s even more magical. This series is going to be one for the ages, and I am honored and thrilled to be publishing it.”
“This project is the culmination of years of work and brainstorming with Holly,” said Cassandra Clare. “Shes someone I’ve always wanted to write with, and I cant express how proud we are of the story weve created, or how excited we are to work with Scholastic and David. And we cant wait for people to read it, of course!”
“Were so excited to be working on this series with David Levithan and everyone at Scholastic,” added Holly Black. “From the moment it crossed his desk, he totally got it. Hes been the perfect reader for the books and we know hes going to be the perfect editor too.”
In the new series, twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium. Callum is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can’t possibly imagine.