We are currently in the epilogue of this shit show – or as everyone else calls it: City of Ashes. I should be feeling celebratory right now, but I got a little preview of what’s in store for me in City of Glass, and I’m not going to spoil it for you but it doesn’t get better.
There are some new changes to my usual posting format. I usually post all quotes from the book on my panels, but somehow that file became corrupted and so I don’t have access to the file I use to create those panels. From now on, I will be quoting them in the actual post instead of using panels.
Also, if you heard about Cassandra Clare’s new adult High Fantasy novel ‘Sword Catcher’ you are probably wondering if I will be sporking it. The answer is to that is, unfortunately, no. I’m going to keep my main focus on ‘The Mortal Instruments’ franchise. If you want to spork that book, please feel free and make sure to send me the link so I can post it here on the site. May the gods bless you and your sanity!
One last announcement before I get started, I have been trying to get a podcast off the ground for the last year or with little success. However, I’m in the works of actually producing a podcast. So stay tuned guys.
Now on with the show!
“CLARY!” SIMON’S MOTHER BEAMED ALL OVER HER FACE AT the sight of the girl standing on her doorstep. “I haven’t seen you for ages. I was starting to worry you and Simon had had a fight.”
“Oh, no,” Clary said. “I just wasn’t feeling well, that’s all.” Even when you’ve got magic healing runes, apparently you’re not invulnerable. She hadn’t been surprised to wake up the morning after the battle to find she had a pounding headache and a fever; she’d thought she had a cold—who wouldn’t, after freezing in wet clothes on the open water for hours at night?—but Magnus said she had most likely exhausted herself creating the rune that had destroyed Valentine’s ship.
— “City of Ashes’ by Cassandra Clare
Jesus Fucking Christ, I want Clare to actually make up her own mind about this; or least take some time out of her wanking over Clary and Jace’s forbidden romance to actually explain something in the fucking narrative!
Did Clary actually power that rune, or did The Seelie Queen do it for her or was it both? I wish Clare would pick a goddamn answer and stick to it! Also, I see that we just get a time jump, and once again we really don’t have any real idea of how much time has pased. She just dropped us into this scene, and we don’t know how much time has passed since that last chapter.
Honestly, how Clare has a cohesive timeline for her books at this point completely baffles me. Much like how I asked Jeff Davis – Teen Wolf’s showrunner- way back when I sporked his interview, sadly that has been lost to the internet, I’m going to ask it again: Does she even has a solid series bible at all? Hell, I would take some notes jotted on paper napkins at this point! Clare is very indecisive in her own goddamn canon and it continues to fucking aggravate me!