|The Copper Gauntlet|
|Author||Holly Black and Cassandra Clare|
|Cover artist||Alexandre Chaudret|
|Release Date||September 2015|
| Preceded by|
The Iron Trial
| Followed by|
The Cosmos Blade
The Copper Gauntlet is the second book of The Magisterium series, set to be released on September 1, 2015.
WHAT IF YOUR SOUL WAS NOT YOUR OWN?
WHAT IF YOU KNEW YOU WERE DESTINED FOR EVIL?
Callum Hunt has returned from the Magisterium victorious. He is now a mage in his own right – a Copper Year student. He has friends; he feels at home in the winding tunnels of the mysterious magical school.
But Call hides a terrible secret.
His soul is not his own. His body a vessel for a powerful evil mage, wielder of chaos magic … murderer.
Salvation could lie in the Alkahest, a mysterious copper gauntlet.
But it is a dangerous object, with a violent history. It could destroy everything Call knows and loves …
And release the evil within him.
THINK YOU KNOW MAGIC? THINK AGAIN.
ENTER THE BREATHTAKING WORLD OF THE MAGISTERIUM.
— Jacket copy, released by Holly Black on Tumblr
Call's head hurt.
"I don't want anything bad to happen to Aaron," Call said. That was the one thing he was sure about. "I never did."
Aaron looked miserable. “Well, we're not going to get anywhere tonight,” he said. “It's late and we're all tired. Maybe if we sleep for a couple of hours, we can figure something out in the morning.”
They looked at the two beds. Each was about big enough for one adult or two kids.
"I call that one," said Jasper. He pointed at Tamara and Call. "And I call Aaron, because you're creepy and you're a girl."
"I can sleep on the floor," Aaron offered, looking at the expression on Tamara's face.
"That doesn't help anyone but Jasper," said Tamara crossly, and got onto the leftmost bed. "It's fine, Call; we'll just sleep on top of the covers. Don't worry about it."
Call thought that maybe he should offer to sleep on the floor like Aaron had, but he didn't want to. His leg already hurt and, besides, he knew for a fact that there were sometimes rats hiding in the barn.
"Okay," he said, climbing in gingerly beside her.
It was weird.
In the other bed, Jasper and Aaron were trying to share a single pillow. There was a muffled cry as someone was punched. Call pushed the pillow on his bed over to Tamara, and laid his head down on his crooked arm.
He closed his eyes, but sleep didn't come. It was uncomfortable trying to keep to one side of the bed, making sure that even his toes didn't stray over to Tamara's side. It didn't help that he kept seeing the words in the letters Master Joseph had written, painted on the backs of his eyelids.
He opened his eyes. Tamara was looking at him from a few inches away, her eyes big and dark. "Why are you so important?" she whispered.
He felt the warm gust of her breath on his cheek.
"Important?" he echoed. Jasper had started to snore.
"All those letters," she said. "From Master Joseph. I thought they'd be about Aaron. He's the Makar. But they were all about you. Call is the most important thing.”
"I mean …I guess because he's my dad," Call said, floundering. "So I'd be important to him."
"It didn't sound like that kind of important," Tamara said softly. "Call, you know, you can tell us anything, right?"
Call wasn't sure how to answer her. He was still trying to decide when Havoc began to howl.
Teaser #2 (Chapter 1)