Okay, first off I want to talk about Dorothea’s mother. Now, it was revealed in this chapter that Dorothea is not Downworlder, which I have talked about in earlier posts this week. I didn’t get too much into it, but I’m going to talk about it right the hell now. Why did we have all this build up in the earlier chapters, and to then basically squash what would have been an otherwise awesome plot twist with this anticlimactic bullshit! It’s like watching your favorite football team fumble the ball a yard before getting a touchdown! What also pisses me off about Dorothea’s reveal is that by making her just a mundane with supernatural connections completely makes her actions through out this book completely ridiculous.
Why would Dorothea just sit down outside of her apartment and wait for Clary when she was in fact just a squishy human? Why did Dorothea didn’t just leave the apartment (especially with having a portal right the fuck there) when a the Foresaken broke into the apartment building. Jesus, Dorothea has to have less self-preservation than Clary, and that’s saying something! This goes to show me that Dorothea’s character should have been cut out of the book all together. Her only purpose was to be a deus ex-machina, and that’s it! *headdesk*
Now, let’s talk about the mythology. Every time Clare tries to set up some world building and the mythology for her series it tends to have more holes in it than swiss cheese (hence the title of this post). Let’s break it down step by step shall we?
So I don’t have a problem with Witches and Warlocks being demon/human hybrids. I also don’t have a problem with the origin story of the fey. It actually matches one of the theories about the fey in mythology, that the fey themselves were actually fallen angels. However, my biggest problem with this piece of exposition is how Clare explains the origins of vampires and werewolves.
Apparently, demons came to this world and infected humans with diseases. These diseases transformed mundanes into the first vampires and werewolves. Now, how the hell do immortal demons bring back diseases? I can understand their blood having supernatural effects, much like Raziel’s blood having effects on the mundanes and making the first shadowhunters. It would have been a very nice parallel between demons and angels. However, I don’t get why demons are infecting Humans with diseases, or why these supposedly immortal demons are carrying diseases in the first place?