And this is exactly fucking why Cassandra Clare shouldn’t have cut the scene between Maryse and Jace! After thinking about it I now think she cut the scene so she just leaves last chapter off with a cliffhanger. However, once again her sloppy writing is now biting her in the ass.
Because Luke is trying to tell us that Jace just overreacted and he left before Maryse could explain herself. Luke is now trying to paint Maryse as this kind, caring, and nurturing mother figure. However, with everything we have seen up to this point has shown as that Maryse never showed Jace the same type of love and affection that she showed to her biological children.
And even her maternal feelings towards her own children only go so far. Because Maryse and Robert have shown no compunction about leaving their own children alone with little to no contact. I’ve actually shown you guys evidence of this over and over again throughout ‘City Of Bones’ and as recently as in chapter 1 of this very book.
Now, moving on from Maryse and Robertson deficiencies as parents, I now want to talk about Clary statement in the second snippet. Once again, I have said repeatedly that Jace is a unrepentant killer. Jace just loves and even craves to just go out and kill. I can kind of understand, that that type of sociopathy is actually taught and nurtured throughout the Shadowhunter community.
But Jace himself lives for the kill, and the most recent example of this is back in chapter 1 when Jace convinced Alex in Isabelle to go after a dangerous demon that turned out to be actually a Dragon.
Jace didn’t have to go after that demon, he doesn’t give a shit about the safety of mundanes. For Jace, the reason why he hunts demons is because he loves to do it. He actually said this outright back in part two of “City of Bones.”
Also, it’s kind of disagree with Clary and Luke are telling Jace that he can’t be anything other than a killer. Jace is still a teenager, he can eventually adapt mundane society if you tried hard enough. It wouldn’t be easy, but I feel that it would be doable. However, I don’t think the Clave would let Jace go that easily. It’s pretty obvious that they see their kids as only as canon fodder. I really don’t think that they would just let him go like that.