Hey, isn’t nice for Cassandra Clare to prove once and for all, that there is literally plot to this book. I have been shouting about this throughout this chapter in particular. Do you guys know, that I love irrefutable evidence. So I’m going to point out, again that that passage is stone cold proof, that Clare has stopped putting up any pretense that this book series is anything other than her wank fantasy.
You are probably asking how did I come to this conclusion? Well, sit down for a spell because I am always happy to explain my points. 1) Jace is supposed to be on what essentially boils down to house arrest. So, by leaving Magnus’s apartment, he has broken the law. 2) Instead of Jace hauling his ass back to Magnus’s apartment, he instead decides to linger in the one place that the Inquisitor is sure to find them. 3) Jace is not at all worried about the consequences of what will happen to no only him, but also what will happen to Magnus, Alec, Isabelle, and Clary if The Inquisitor finds them there.
Thus there are no stakes at all. There is also no type of external conflict right now. Which makes this whole situation so much worse. Despite running to the Seelies for help, the characters in this story don’t seem at all worried about what Valentine is up to, at all. Almost their entire focus is on their internal conflicts. As I said earlier for any conflict to work, the characters have to give a damn about the conflict. As any good writer will tell you, conflict is what pushes the plot. So in conclusion: There is no plot. I rest my case!