Welcome back! I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend and I hope you are rested up because we are returning back to chapter 8 of ‘City of Ashes’. This week we will meet the Queen of the Seelies, we are also going to be slapped in the face with some explicit incest. So fair warning to all you who find that type of content triggering. I will also be putting up trigger warnings for that particular post that we will be addressing the explicit incest in as well.
With that warning of the way, let’s get started!
First of all, my biggest complaint about these two snippets is that Jace and Isabelle knew beforehand that they will be going into the water. Not only did they dress in the heaviest possible clothing that they could – for God sakes, Isabelle is wearing A VELVET SKIRT and Jace is wearing a LEATHER JACKET! They also failed to warn Clary and Simon that part of traveling to the realm of the Seelies would mean that they would have to submerge themselves into water.
This is Cassandra Clare once again not thinking too deeply about the logistics of her scenes. With Claire, she only thinks about things like this very superficially. This is one of the biggest reasons why she fails in writing cohesive world building and basic logistics, but with her overall writing as well.