You know it’s bad when your own characters basically pointed out what is wrong with your own book. Seriously, how in the hell can Cassandra Clare be this freaking oblivious that the so-called ‘plot’ of her book is ridiculous and illogical as hell. I mean how many times I have been screaming at the top of my lungs about how stupid it was for Valentine to take The Mortal Sword.
The Inquisitor even said the damn thing only has one purpose as a magical lie detector. And even if Maryse is right and he stole the sword as a way to demoralize The Shadowhunter community and The Clave, I still say that idiotic move on his part. Valentine should be putting all of his energy into building his army and rallying his allies for his war against the Downworlders and The Clave.
We have yet to see Valentine do anything of the sort and this is one of the biggest reasons why this book’s plot fails.