Since it was written before Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and set after it, it is now an alternate universe fic. It was very influential in the early days of the fandom, but became controversial when it was found that parts of it were plagiarized. My notes: I remember reading City of Bones for the first time and thinking Jace reminded me of Draco somehow. Later I learned Cassandra Clare wrote these fanfics and since reading these, I know why.

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Before Cassandra Clare became popular for her hit series, The Mortal Instruments , she was popular for other reasons — specifically for writing fanfiction in the Harry Potter fandom. At the time, Clare was famous for her Draco trilogy novel-length fan-fiction titled Draco Dormiens, Draco Sinister and Draco Veritas , I was but a young child of 11, treading the dangerous waters of fan-fiction — Harry Potter fanfiction, specifically.

So I was well-acquainted with the Draco trilogy. This Harry Potter fan-fiction trilogy began with characters Harry and Draco Malfoy accidentally switching bodies, eventually finding themselves in a love-triangle with Hermione Granger.

In the next installment, Hermione is kidnapped, leading Harry and Draco to team up to rescue her. Almost a million words and a million fans later, Clare deleted every single fan-fiction from her history before beginning her career as a professional author.

Most of the forums themselves have been deleted now, but I remember the general consensus: Cassandra Clare plagiarized. She copied entire paragraphs of work, with hardly any amendments, and passed them off as her own — at least, she never sourced these works, thus giving fans the false impression that it was all original.

She never bothered to correct them. She borrowed phrases coined by authors including, but not limited to, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

She claimed it was paying homage to the authors, but without citations, fandom remained skeptical. Toward the end of , all of this blew over. Now, fandom has a good memory. Many old fans read The Mortal Instruments with wariness, and I was one of them. I began to read, and after feeling a strange sense of deja-vu, it dawned on me. He smelled of salt and blood, and only when his mouth came close to her ear did she understand what he was saying, what he had been whispering before, and it was the simplest litany of all: her name, just her name.

LJ Smith was writing that stuff a decade before CC arrived on the scene. Even Buffy is 20 years old now. News A. The Bottom Line. News All A. Online Orientation Raises Concerns for Staff. Five Questions with Dr. Simon Thornton: Art in the Age of…. Romanticize Your Life. Share on Facebook. What is going on with this lawsuit? Nothing seems to have happened on it since February


Draco Trilogy

He has been much a mysterious character for many, and the hatred between him and the great trio- Harry, Ron and Hermione has always been regarded as a heated chemistry between the characters demanding more attention than Rowling cared to give. Owing to these desires and demands here I bring to you yet again another fan fiction that brings out undiscovered and pretty much craved traits of Draco for Dramione and Drarry shippers by Cassandra Clare. The Draco Trilogy is a Draco-centric epic written and posted in installments by Cassandra Claire over a period of six years. In the beginning there is a love triangle where both Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter are interested in Hermione Granger. Draco Dormiens. Draco Sinister.


Everything You Need To Know About Cassandra Clare’s Controversies

Skip navigation! This week, we're seeing a rare phenomenon even in these reboot-happy days: A disappointing flop film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones , is being reborn on TV as Shadowhunters on Freeform f. ABC Family. That's not too surprising to fans of the young adult books on which these adaptations are based. But as in Clary's own family history, there are a few shadows lurking in Clare's background.

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