I have been screaming about how it makes zero sense that Valentine would use demons as minions when his whole mission is to get rid of Downworlders because they were spawned from Demons. Which not only make Valentine look like a huge hypocrite, but it really lessens his impact as a villain. For me, a good antagonist has to a strong and coherent motivation for his actions.
Honestly, Cassandra Clare could have used this chapter to actually clear up this huge plot hole and try to make Valentine look like a competent antagonist. Unfortunately, for all of us, Clare continues to be a lazy hack and trying to cover up the fact that Valentine’s motivation doesn’t make any sense with purple prose and nonsense So Clare has just made Valentine (her principal antagonist for this series) look like even more of a dumbass.