“How do you know all this?” Clary asked.
“Because Ragnor told me.”
Magnus cut her oʃ with a gesture. “Warlocks have ways of communicating with each
other. They have their own languages.” He raised the hand that held the blue ɻame.
Letters of ɹre, each at least six inches tall, appeared on the walls as if etched into the
stone with liquid gold. The letters raced around the walls, spelling out words Clary couldn’t read. She turned to Magnus. “What does it say?”
“Ragnor did this when he knew he was dying. It tells whatever warlock comes after him
what happened.” As Magnus turned, the glow of the burning letters lit his cat eyes to gold.
“He was attacked here by servants of Valentine. They demanded the Book of the White.
Aside from the Gray Book, it’s among the most famous volumes of supernatural work ever written. Both the recipe for the potion Jocelyn took and the recipe for the antidote to it are contained in that book.”
Clary’s mouth dropped open. “So was it here?”
“No. It belonged to your mother. All Ragnor did was advise her where to hide it from
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 7: Where Angels Fear to Tread
Wow, Cassandra Clare is really breaking her own rules in this chapter, isn’t she? First of all, is able to enter Idris and kill Ragnor Fell without anyone knowning about it. Implicting that The Clave is aligning themselves with demons which just like Valentine is completely contradictory to what their supposed mission is both as Circle and The Clave members.
Also, I find it funny that no one in Idris detected Magnus’s arrival? Clare made it a huge deal that Luke entered Idris without the The Clave’s say-so but Magnus doesn’t seem all that worried, does he? Again, for all their boasting at how bad ass Idris and the Nephlim are, they seem completely stupid. I have to wonder why a mundane hasn’t just wandered across the borders because there doesn’t seem to be any wards across the borders or any way to detect an unathorized entry.
My last issue with this, is how this reminds me all to much of what happened to Dorthea’s character. Much like her, any potential for Ragnor’s character is just flushed cermounously down the toliet so he can play Deus Ex-Machina.
And just like Dorthea, his story arch and the events before his death make zero sense to me. He’s bleeding out, about to die, and he enough energy and power to write this whole long explanation out on the wall? *snort* Yeah, right!
All I know about homocides and crime scenes come from my love of true crime and police prcedoureals and even I know this bullshit. My suspenseion of disbelief has been murdered and killed at this point.