Holly Black and Cassandra Clare are ready to take your questions.  Post yours here and the authors will be back soon with their answers! 

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ADMIN KEITH F

and one more question I forgot: Could you tell us a little teaser that will happen in this sequel? 

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I am not a part of the Cahill family.

 

I have a spirit animal. 

 

I traveled in time to the past.

 

I conquered the Magisterium Maze, and was defeated. (Until I played it again, and won.)

 

I am an Air mage.

 

~Alison

What inspired you to write about some kids going to magic school? 

 

What's your favorite book?

 

What's your favorite part about writing? 

 

What/who got you into writing?

 

 

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I am not a part of the Cahill family.

 

I have a spirit animal. 

 

I traveled in time to the past.

 

I conquered the Magisterium Maze, and was defeated. (Until I played it again, and won.)

 

I am an Air mage.

 

~Alison

Have you guys ever related moments in books to those in your real life?

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That moment when you have no ideas for your signature....

Rabit

I loved your book so much, so much surprises! So how did you come up with them? Which element is your favourite and what's your favourite animal?

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Tigerclaws217! AKA Tigress

Japanese Soul: Anime, drawing, music etc

"You can't have one thing without the other"     

"All it takes is one mistake"

"Why do humans persist in seeking power that could destroy the world?"-Milla, Tales of Xillia

What is your favorite book?
What do you like about writing?
Where do you get your ideas?

 

-Lioness

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DEH MELANCHOLY WUZ HERE

 

 

 "You're a wizard, Percy"

 -Dovewing the Divergent (The Giver: Hollow City)

 

 Hi, im not dead

 

 

5-30-14

 

 

 

Who's your favorite, Aaron, Call, or Tamara?

Any teaser of Book 2?

 

Thanks!

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Woie

 

Let me go, let me out, this is not my choice    

From on my knees, make me a Hercules

I was meant to be a warrior, please

Make me a Hercules.

 

 

I'm starting to believe in the power of a name  

Cause it can't be a mistake if I just call it change

Out of the characters in the book,which do you think is the most like you?

Which character was the most fun to write?

When you two began writing this book,did you intend Call to be the Enemy of Death?

Is the next book expected to have as many twists and turns as the first one did?

 

That's all I have for now and you two are awesomesauce writers.I LOVED THE IRON TRIAL!!!It was simply a masterpiece.

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Hazel

 

Respect IR

 

Remember Emerald

 

"See the world not as it is, but as it should be."

 

My Blog: /301450

How did you come up with the idea of the Iron Trial? I'm really curious. I thought the book was really good. 

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 Call me Peri/Periwinkledragon250

 

SWIM LIKE A GIRL

 

I love NY!

 

Cupcakes are 2% frosting and 98% AWESOMENESS!         #prayfordino                                                               #prayforruby

#prayforpizzawolf

#hopeforsarah

 

cupcake giver! 

I loved The Iron Trial!

What are the other books in the series going to be called?

What kind of mages would you be?

Who's your favorite character in the series?

What's the date that book 2 will be out? When will the cover be released? Can you give us a sneak peak of it soon? I'm really excited to read it!

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-Spark

 

My stories never end.

My dreams never fade.

I'll see my name in lights someday.

My wish will come true, someday in some way.

And maybe one day my ideas will ascend.

 

Is writing with another person hard?

What's your favorite books?

What is book 2 called?

How do you like the game?

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Saber Qahill


 

I am Saber Qahill. I'm 904 years old.

 

I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Katerborus.

 

And I am the dancing master! *Evil laugh.*

 

 

I think these are pretty unique character names, we don't have anything near as original where I'm from.

Where did you come up with the names? 

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phoenixoptimistic3 aka JanusFrost2

"I'm not a hero. I'm really just a mad man in a box." -The Doctor

"I still am a geek. There's nothing wrong with it. I see no shame in having an healthy obsession with something." -David Tennant 

Hi, I'm Cat.

 

This is a question for Holly Black:

 

How were you inspired to make Doll Bones? I loved that book, I read it because I need to read all Sunshine State Books!

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CAT BABS

 HI I'M DUSTY AND I'M IMPORTANT

IDK ANYMORE

 

Yeah give us one more hint please.

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I am a Cahill

I have a spirit animal penguin

I control the water element

I am a wizard

I am a half-blood

Thiime!!!!

~butterflyemerald456(liza)

Hello, I'm Night. Pleasure to meet you!
Will you do more Scholastic series?

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NiGhT

Book nerd

Greencloak

Freshman

Gamer

Gang master

FLUFFEH!

If you need me, talk to me, I will lend an ear for you

#MakeSAMBGreatAgain

I would like to know what inspired you to write a book like The Iron Trial. The book seems very interesting to me!

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Better watch behind your back, for you don't know who is coming.

Is Call rally the Enemy of Death? Because if he is, will he turn out to be Aaron's mortal enemy?

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I LOVE Pandas!! :3

I LOVE Burrito Enchiladas and Velveeta!!!!

 

\_(*.*)_/  

   

 

I loved the book! Thank you so much for writing them. Here are my questions:

 

About You Guys:

What's it like to work with another author?

Have you read each other's book?

Have you ever done NaNoWriMo?

Do you ever tease each other and say "My book is better?"

Do you talk about books a lot?

Any tips for aspriring writers? (*cough* me *cough*)

 

About the Book:

How are you supposed to pronounce "Makar"? I know it's a play on "Maker", but where's the emphasis, and what sound do the "a"s have?

Since Constantine was a chaos mage, does Call have chaos magic, too?

How does the "soul counterpart" for chaos magic work? Like, if a Makar is being pulled in to chaos, does the counterpart just tap the Makar's shoulder or what?

And can we know more about how the Chaos-ridden and elementals are created? And are the Devoured basically just people elementals? And how did animals, who don't control the elements, become elementals? Or are there animals who control them? Or are they born that way? I just want to know how they are created.

 

Thank you very much! I think that's it!

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Sunshine

 

Yup, a dude (nick)named Sunshine! I guess I brighten people's days.

 

Imma:

Janus

Ravenclaw

Jedi

Whovian

Avenger

 

IRL, I'm a 16 y/o Christian astrophysicist who loves LEGO, film, tap, classic rock, and film scores.

 

#ForNorCal

#KeepTheMemoriesAlive

What is/are your childhood favorite book(s) and why.

Who was your favorite person growing up?

Who was your idol growing up?

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GREENCLOAK

EKATERINA

ANIME

Transboy

 

-That guy Xander

I'm adding some more questions:

 

 

What happens if a Makar is another Makar's counterweight? Is it possible, or will one explode, or both explode, or what?

 

Now, specifically for the story, what happens now that the Enemy of Death is the mages' Makar's counterweight? How does that work?

 

Can we please have some more backstory on Alistair Hunt, Sarah Novak, Constantine Madden, Jericho Madden, Verity Torres, Master Rufus, and the Mage Wars and mage history?

 

Will Call ever tell them that he is the Enemy of Death?

 

Is Master Joseph's story true?

 

Did Master Joseph survive the bowling alley?

 

Does Call have his own personality, or is it Constantine's? Or will Constantine's take over at some point?

 

Why does everyone think "bad" right away when they here "chaos magic", when really it's just how the Makar uses the magic?

 

How does chaos magic really work?

 

 

OK, I think that's enough. This is just one more for the authors personally:

 

How do you write plot twists? They are so sudden-how is even the writer supposed to know what's going to happen?

 

 

I'm sure I'll think of some more questions, so hopefully you haven't answered by then! Thank you very much for this privilege to talk to you and ask questions!

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Sunshine

 

Yup, a dude (nick)named Sunshine! I guess I brighten people's days.

 

Imma:

Janus

Ravenclaw

Jedi

Whovian

Avenger

 

IRL, I'm a 16 y/o Christian astrophysicist who loves LEGO, film, tap, classic rock, and film scores.

 

#ForNorCal

#KeepTheMemoriesAlive

Oh,and I have a few more questions as well!

 

Which character was the hardest for you to write for and why?

Have you read The 39 Clues,Infinity Ring,or Spirit Animals before?Are you planning to?

If you could travel back in time, when would you go?

What is your favorite animal?

Do you think someone might actually be spying on you this very moment?Watching your every move?

Who/what is your favorite artist/duo/band?

 

I think that's now all of them,at least all the ones I can remember.Thanks for taking the time to take questions and I wish the best of luck for your next book in the Iron Trial series!!!

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Hazel

 

Respect IR

 

Remember Emerald

 

"See the world not as it is, but as it should be."

 

My Blog: /301450

Two more:

 

How is the "i" in "Makaris" pronounced? Is it like the word "I" or "ski"?

Any insider knowledge for Book 2? I know it's coming September 15, and it's probably going to be "Copper" something, but anything else?

 

Thank you very much! This is so cool!

 

P.S. I know I spelled "hear" wrong in my last post, but even if I make mistakes, at least I can catch them!

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Sunshine

 

Yup, a dude (nick)named Sunshine! I guess I brighten people's days.

 

Imma:

Janus

Ravenclaw

Jedi

Whovian

Avenger

 

IRL, I'm a 16 y/o Christian astrophysicist who loves LEGO, film, tap, classic rock, and film scores.

 

#ForNorCal

#KeepTheMemoriesAlive

Who was your favorite character to write about?

What made you decide to make Aaron the Makar rather than Callum

Are there any spoilers you can give us on the 2nd book?

 

 

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"A person can be educated & still be stupid & a wise man can have no education at all"

"My regents wanted to paint rainbows over reality & claim all was well"

"We are only as strong as we are united as weak as we are divided"

This is ZP

what will the third book be named?

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Some more pronunciation questions:

 

How do you pronounce Semiramis?

How do you pronounce Lemuel?

How do you pronounce Milagros?

How do you pronounce Tamara?

How do you pronounce Kimiya?

Is Call pronouced like "call the phone" or "NorCAL"? Is the "Call" in Callum pronounced the same way as just "Call"?

 

Thank you for your time!

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Sunshine

 

Yup, a dude (nick)named Sunshine! I guess I brighten people's days.

 

Imma:

Janus

Ravenclaw

Jedi

Whovian

Avenger

 

IRL, I'm a 16 y/o Christian astrophysicist who loves LEGO, film, tap, classic rock, and film scores.

 

#ForNorCal

#KeepTheMemoriesAlive

What type of Mage would you be?

 

What character do you relate to?

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Saber Qahill


 

I am Saber Qahill. I'm 904 years old.

 

I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Katerborus.

 

And I am the dancing master! *Evil laugh.*

 

 

What made you come up with the idea that Call is the Enemy of Death?

Will there ever be any Bazookas in the books?

Jenkins! No Bazookas!!!!!!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! I NEED BAZOOKAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Bursts out crying*

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Alabaster The guy hiding in the Storage Closet.

Old Man Jenkins The old guy who will rule the world! BAZOOKA!

 

Last Breath: /175182

After The Flames: /95234

Before The Freeze: /121375

 

WE BACK!!!!!! BAZOOKA!!!!!!!

 

When did you start writing???!!

 

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God created people to be loved, and things to be used.

The reason why this world is in chaos,

Is because things are being loved, And people are being used.

 

 

Don't give up on your dreams. Keep Sleeping.

 

The name's Maria.

#RebelHeart

holy...cow... holly i cant believe this i love every thing about the spiderwick Chronicles!!! wow wow wow wow wow...... can i get some inspiration for my own book i am writing!!

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despite what we lost in the FIRE, we can regain it in the EMBERS.

 

If you get lost in your maze, then run through the shrubs.

 

 

-- by me.

Is Jasper's eagerness to please his father/ be a good magician going to be a reaccuring theme, or come up again in the next book?

christi the shadowhunter~ an instrument of good

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HONOR before GLORY

LOYALTY before VICTORY 

DEATH before DEFEAT

  

If you get hurt, hurt 'em back. If you die...walk it off."- Captain America

 "If you go our there, you fight, and you fight to kill." Hawkeye

A wonderful book!!

 

 

 

- How long did it take you guys to finish the book?

 

- How do you make all those twists and plots so unexpected?

 

- Where do you enjoy writing? Garden/office etc.

 

- How do you get motivated to keep going?

 

- Are there times when you are so stuck in writer's block when you just want to throw all the pages in the air? Lol, 'cz that's happened to me.

 

 

 

 

~Loralie~

 

P.S. A Mortal Instruments fan too. ^_^

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            ❉ Lσrαℓiє ❉

 

❈ Words can light fires in the minds of men iluvskittles!

Words can bring tears from the hardest hearts

There are seven words that will make a person love you

There are ten words that will break a strong man's will 

Mortal instruments for the win!

christi the shadowhnter~ an  instrument of good

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HONOR before GLORY

LOYALTY before VICTORY 

DEATH before DEFEAT

  

If you get hurt, hurt 'em back. If you die...walk it off."- Captain America

 "If you go our there, you fight, and you fight to kill." Hawkeye

Maybe you've been asked this before but;

Are Call, Aaron, Tamara, or any one else in the book have a similar personality to anyone you know?

&

(Don't have to answer if it spoils the series) Will the books get increasingly more targeted for older people, as your audience now (us) gets older as well?

 

Thanks!

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-Wolfgang

What inspired you to create the plot and characters?

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“I try not to think. It interferes with being nuts" - Leo Valdez”

“We need music.How's your singing?" -Nico di'Angelo 

Obviously A Fangirl

Magic is real! :0

Will Jasper play a bigger part in Book 2?

He was one of my favorites.

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 _-Aliana-_

 

 

Newt is always the answer.

 

-Lucian-Ravenclaw-Greencloak-Glader-Chaos-Demigod-Empath

 

 

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Can we get the second book in advance to the store release? If so, I would love to pre-order it! And can it be signed? Thank you for your consideration.

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Why is this basically a copy of the Harry Potter series, except with a different theme?

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 Thunderhunter, Summer Wolf

Dragons of myth, Unicorns of lore, Let the magic live inside us.

Magic is real, as long as you believe in it.

-Rabbit's Quote-A-Boat Shop

Dragons

Dragons

And more dragons

ALEXANDER HAMILTON!

 

You did NOT just say it was a copy of Harry Potter. Because it isn't. 

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 _-Aliana-_

 

 

Newt is always the answer.

 

-Lucian-Ravenclaw-Greencloak-Glader-Chaos-Demigod-Empath

 

 

Uuuuuhhh... The Iron Trial and Harry Potter have MAJOR differences. 'Basically a copy' is a little too harsh, isn't it? Do you see all the characters identical in both personality and appearance? Are the plot twists the same? Do they have the same exact plot details?

 

I am a big Harry Potter fan myself...but I'd NEVER say that the Iron Trials are a copy of Harry Potter....

 

 

 

 

@Authors: I've been dying to hear the answers!!! Helllooo? xD

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❈ Words can light fires in the minds of men iluvskittles!

Words can bring tears from the hardest hearts

There are seven words that will make a person love you

There are ten words that will break a strong man's will 

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