Jesus, this really fucking pisses me off. Elias is a warlock, a DOWNWORLDER NO LESS working for a man who is notorious for trying to commit genocide on his entire race. And yet, he’s still working for Valentine?! It pisses me off to no end when real life people work for or support people who are directly trying to oppress them. (*cough* Log Cabin Republicans *cough*). And it fucking enrages me now. I just want to step through this book and shake some sense into Elias!
And this wouldn’t piss me off as much if Clare made it really obvious that Elias was poor and was desperate for the money. I would even excuse this if Clare made it seem that Elisa had been manipulated or intimidated into raising the demon for Valentine. Unfortunately for us, the subtext in this passage is pretty damn clear. Elias is just working for him for pure unadulterated greed, and no, apparently, he doesn’t give a fuck that Valentine has tried in the past and is probably trying even now to murder his entire race.
*slow clap* So congratulations to Elias for being a self-serving mercenary jack-ass.