What in the hell? So Jace just unitarily decided that Alec and Isabelle didn’t deserve to know the truth about Hodge’s betrayal? What gives him the right to do that in the first place? Hodge didn’t just help raise Jace, he helped raise Alec and Isabelle as too. And they deserve to be told the truth. And yeah, I would be slightly more understanding if Jace’s reason for not telling them truth was because he didn’t want to hurt them. Unfortunately for Jace, they are going to figure out the truth sooner or later.
I also now have to ask: where in the fuck are the Lightwoods? I now understand why they didn’t initially come home because Hodge didn’t tell them anything. However, according to the Alec and Isabelle, they are Clave operatives currently crawling all over the city looking for Valentine. So you would think that The Clave would have told the Lightwoods about Hodge and Valentine by now?. But, they are not mentioned at all. This is the last few pages of this book and we still don’t even know if they are on their way home?
Now, the last thing I want to talk about is about Magnus’s presence here. I could have talked about it earlier, but I wanted to wait until now. Isabelle revealed that it was Hodge that sent for Magnus. But that really doesn’t make any logical sense to me. I mean, why would Magnus, a Downworldercome at the request of not only a Shadowhunter but at former Circle member no less?
And no, I don’t think that Magnus was just so enchanted with Alec that would risk coming to the Institute, into the proverbial belly of the beast, to help a person he was acquainted with for a few brief moments. Actually, it’s a bit out of character for Magnus Bane, a man who could have cared less about mind raping a toddler, about an innocent boy being kidnapped right under his nose; to suddenly giving a damn about anyone but himself.
Maybe I’m just too much of a cynic, but I don’t believe in the wonderful changing power of love enough to buy any of this bullshit.