The book of Gramarye just added a whole bunch of plot holes to this book. If the plot holes were actual holes, this book would look like swiss cheese at this point. So I’m going have to go through this bit by bit.
- First of all, How in the hell does Clary even recognize these runes? Seriously, Magnus will later say that Jocelyn hated the Shadowworld, and wanted to protect Clary from it. Yet, Jocelyn took time out to teach her daughter all of the runes? Especially, after she paid Magnus to mind rape her daughter.
- If this was Jocelyn’s B, in which she would give her daughter some knowledge to help defend herself in case something went wrong, then it’s still a stupid plan. Jocelyn and Magnus had no clue if Clary memories would even come back at all. So, her plan was far from foolproof, and could have been a wasted effort on her part.
- Apparently, every shadowhunter learns the runes one by one, gradually over several years. So the knowledge of these runes is not an inherent or instinctive knowledge passed down from parent to child. So it makes zero sense that Clary would know the runes this way.
- Also, this proves my theory that it’s not the stelle themselves that powers the runes. It’s either has to come from the person drawing them or the runes powers themselves. Either way, it really puts the nail in the “Shadowhunters Don’t Do Magic” rhetoric that Jace and The Lightwoods have been spouting since Chapter 5. It’s magic, but a passive form of magic.
So in conclusion: None of this makes any sense. Also, I would like to remind you guys that this is actually final part of the ‘Clary’s Block Subplot’ and it was boring and anticlimactic as hell. At this point, I’m not really looking forward to reading the actual climax of the book.