Why would Valentine need Downworlder blood? I can kind of understand Valentine needing to raise a demon because he’s going against the might of The Clave and he’s going to need to shore up every advantage he can (although I would still like to point out that this STILL DIRECTLY CONTRADICTS HIS FUCKING CHARACTER’S MOTIVATION)! But I wonder why Valentine is not out kidnapping mundane children to use as
cannon fodder soldiers for his army? Do I need to remind Cassandra Clare this is exactly why he wanted the fucking Mortal Cup for in the first damn place?! Actually, wasn’t that the whole ‘plot’ of the last book sodding book?
Yet, in ‘City of Ashes’ Valentine suddenly out nowhere just has a brand new motivation? And yeah, I wouldn’t be questioning this plot so much in the freaking PROLOGUE of the book if this was actually written by a good Author. To be honest, In a better book, I would just trust that everything will be revealed by the end of this book. But any trust, hell any benefit of the doubt has been long gone since Clare decided not to give us closure on ANY of the storylines or subplots at the end of ‘City of Bones’. And for your information, yes I’m still pissed off about that, thank you very much for asking!