And we are back! Welcome back to the beginning of my sporkings of City of Ashes and later tonight the anticipated premiere of season 2 of Shadowhunters! Be sure to join us at 9 PM CST/10PM EST for our twitter season premiere after party. Make sure to use the hashtag #SHAFTERPARTY to join in the fun
Now after that shameless plug, I wanted to tell you guys that this week is going to be a very short week and I won’t be posting any sporks on Thursday and Friday. I also won’t continue the tradition of doing ‘Three Things I Loved About This Chapter’ or the chapter reviews. I know I stopped doing them near the ending of ‘City of Bones’, and I’m sorry about that.Unfortunately, I have read ahead a bit in ‘City of Ashes’ and there is not a lot to be happy about you guys.
So, did you guys have a wonderful holiday season and a good long rest? Well, the time for resting is over! We are heading straight back into the belly of the beast, folks. Grab your helmet, and your sporks, for we start off with sporking the prologue.of this clusterfuck.
And of course, right off the bat, I’m going to have some problems. Because spoiler alert: it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that this dude is in fact, Valentine. Oh, Cassandra Clare of course ( who really thinks her audience is as stupid as she apparently is) drops this info as a cliff hanger at the end of this chapter. But since I know you guys are smarter than that, I’m just going to tell you right off the bat that this impatient asshole is indeed Valentine.
However, the biggest problem I have with these passages is the place where this scene is taking place. Why is Valentine even here in this empty penthouse? It would be one thing if he was squatting there, but no! He’s just using an expensive empty condominium as a place to raise a demon?!
First off, there are HUGE windows in this condo and best believe someone in the building across from it can see right into this condo. I know that mundanes can’t see supernatural things, but the glamor only hides supernatural beings and items. It doesn’t cover things like light or maybe even movement. Someone is going to see something hinky and call the police and/or security and then Valentine would be royally screwed! Seriously, does anyone know anything about discretion in this damn series?
Also, why is Valentine even in the fucking in the city in the first place? The Clave has to be looking for him, especially with his estranged family living in New York City. The Clave would have be rock stupid not to have Shadowhunters crawling all over the city trying to find him. I mean, Valentine could have easily accomplished the exact same thing literally anywhere else. Downworlders just don’t exist in New York for God’s sakes!
So, In conclusion: Valentine is still a dumbass and is still after all this time an ineffective fucking villain. So basically nothing has changed at all since ‘City of Bones’