Before I begin I want to tell everyone that a lot of the passages and snippets are going to overlap in this part of the chapter. You might see the same snippet more than once, but I’m taking each fail individually. I’m only doing this just for this chapter right now. However, if I have to spork like this again I will warn you guys ahead of time.
This whole chapter is full of outright contrivance and unnecessary exposition. If this chapter had been written by an actual competent writer who actually gave a fuck about what they were writing this could have been an awesome confrontation of a Jace (who has overcome his prejudices) confronting his own father bigotry. No, this chapter reveals almost nothing we didn’t already know and all this is just an excuse for Jace and Valentine whining about how hard their life is.
This chapter is a complete and utter waste of our time that does nothing to give us any real answers to the questions we really want to know. I also want to talk about one last thing before I go.
Jace basically tracked Valentine down by himself and is basically giving Valentine leverage over Clary. As I said last week, Jace is too stupid to even realize how momentarily stupid his decision is and it continues to fucking aggravate the hell out of me.