We are back! I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend. This week we are tackling Chapter 15 of ‘City Of Ashes’. So once again let’s put on our crash helmets on and dive right in shall we?
This panel is special because it’s not that there is something particularly wrong with the content of the panel (although I have a rant stored up for Maia’s POV, unfortunately, that is for later). The problem is the format of the scenes in this chapter.
I copied this post word for word and notice that there is literally no type of scene break to indicate a POV change? Now admittedly, it might be an error in my PDF. And as always, please correct me if I’m wrong. But honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the format in the original manuscript. Cassandra Clare has done this before back in ‘City Of Bones’ and earlier in this very book.
So really, in the end, I doubt that this is a simply an error in my PDF. It’s just Clare once again being lazy as hell. It’s just really annoying zipping from POV to POV. I wish Clare would pick a POV she wants to write from and stick to it. Clare wrote in third person limited from Clary’s POV for the majority of the book, and then suddenly we are shuffling from POV to POV. I just want Clare to write consistently for once, is that too much to ask for?