Cassandra Clare

Short Fiction

Welcome to Bordertown

Welcome to Bordertown

With Holly Black: “The Rowan Gentleman” Welcome to Bordertown, ed. Holly Black and Ellen Kushner, Random House, 2011

Holly Black and Cassandra Clare team up with another story of social justice and instability, with “The Rowan Gentleman.” It seems that Bordertown has its own resident masked hero, a Scarlet Pimpernel or Zorro in nature, who works at stemming the tide of Bordertown’s darker impulses and excesses. A murder investigation, a magic movie theatre, a strange new drug, and some swashbuckling derring-do all come together in this start to a new legend. Where there are villains, there are heroes, and this is another nifty new toy added to the Bordertown toy box. — Sleeping Hedgehog