Sherrilyn Kenyon Sues Cassandra Clare For Plagiarism & Copyright Infringement

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Well, it had to happen.

After a long, sordid history of Cassandra Clare literally taking the words right out of people’s mouths, someone’s swinging back at her.

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Noted PNR/UF author Sherrilyn Kenyon is suing the book world’s most infamous plagiarist for… plagiarism & copyright infringement.

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Here’s the entire case complaint: Sherrilyn Kenyon vs Cassandra Clare.

Complaint 1-2 / Complaint 1-3 / Complaint 1-4 / Complaint 1-5

This what I found intriguing: here in Complaint 3, Kenyon lists a breakdown of the similarities between the two series.  At first glance, it’d be hard not to dismiss these as merely the tropes so common to any PNR/UF story- and some of them clearly are- if not to mythology as a whole; certain story elements are, in fact, directly lifted from myth and legend.  But as you go through the list, you’re gonna start shaking your head…

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