Didn’t I tell you guys like million times how fucked up the pace of this series is? Cassandra Clare can’t pace a book for shit and it fucking sucks to read. Now, we have for the second time in a row this chapter we have stopped any dramatic tension to have Jace sit on his ass and play with the water. *headdesk*
Also, I have to ask about the second panel, when does this have to do with the plot? Is this foreshadowing? And if so for what? From what I’m standing this feels suspicious as fuck. We keep having Cassandra Clare bringing up the deal Valentine offered Jace because she has the subtlety of a dead fish.
This is purely speculation at this point, and I might be wrong. I think Jace was stupid enough to take the deal. It really feels that like this is Clare trying to set up that plot reveal up in the most clunky way as possible. With any other writer, this would be a potentially interesting storyline. Unfortunately for all of us, Clare is still an unrepentant hack and she is going to fuck it up somehow.