“We’re miles away.” Luke pointed. “You see those hills in the distance? We have to cross
over those; the city is on the other side. If we had a car, we could get there in an hour, but
we’re going to have to walk, which will probably take all afternoon.” He squinted up at the
sky. “We’d better get going.”
Clary looked down at herself in dismay. The prospect of a daylong hike in soaking wet
clothes did not appeal. “Isn’t there anything else … ?”
“Anything else we can do?” Luke said, and there was a sudden sharp edge of anger to his
voice. “Do you have any suggestions, Clary, since you’re the one who brought us here?” He
pointed away from the lake. “That way lie mountains. Passable on foot only in high
summer. We’d freeze to death on the peaks.” He turned, stabbed his finger in another
direction. “That way lie miles of woods. They run all the way to the border. They’re
uninhabited, at least by human beings. Past Alicante there’s farmland and country houses.
Maybe we could get out of Idris, but we’d still have to pass through the city. A city, I may
add, where Downworlders like myself are hardly welcome.”
— City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 2: The Demon Towers of Alicante
Is it me, or am I suddenly getting ‘Wizard of Oz’ feels with this passage? I’m not counting this as a rip-off, but it does have similar vibes. *shrugs*
Anyway, my big issue with this passage is Clary’s attitude.
By the way, she’s acting, you can tell that she’s sulking and still acting like a toddler. Oh boo hoo, Clare is actually making her actions have consequences for once! Especially, since it was her fault both Luke and Clary got into this situation in the first place. I got four words for Clary:
This is why I say she’s not sorry, because even though Clary says the words she never shows any real remorse for what’s she done. Again, it’s obvious from throughout this entire scene is that she just wants Luke to forgive her when Luke has every right to be pissed off at her right now.
Again, how is Clary Fray a role model for young girls?