What the actual fuck?! Seriously, the Clave operatives have been here this whole time and this is the first time we are actually hearing about it? This has to be one of the biggest asspulls of the entire book so far! We hear about Hodge contacting the Clave about Valentine back in chapter 5, but the only outside representation of the Clave we have seen so far are the freaking Silent Brothers.
The Clave representatives have to have known about Clary, but we have yet to see even one Clave representative take Clary aside and interrogate her about her mother or Valentine. We have no idea what The Clave is going to do about Clary’s sudden appearance in their community. From what I have seen so far, it’s all too logical to assume that finding a Shadowhunter in Clary’s situation is extremely rare. Yet, we see that no one in The Clave really gives a shit that a Shadowhunter is just running around with only a few teenagers and a convicted criminal as her guide.
Never mind that Clary in the eyes of The Clave is at best a valuable witness and at worst a possible collaborator with Jocelyn. I would to like remind everyone that Jocelyn is, in fact, a rogue Circle member who has been on the run for fifteen years. Yet, apparently, The Clave doesn’t give a shit about that either.
I have said this over and over again but it bears repeating: The Clave has to the most inept law enforcement force I have ever seen. No one does any research, no one investigates anything, or enforces the law. All I have seen The Clave and the Shadowhunters do so far is sit up on their asses and do absolutely nothing!
I also have another issue with all of this: if the Clave members are here, then why haven’t we heard back from Maryse and Robert Lightwood yet? Their children are in danger now that Valentine on the freaking loose, and we have heard yet of hearing anything from them . I mean it would be one thing if we had a logical explanation that The Clave were keeping them under lock and key, essentially blocking any communication out of Idris. Yet, we never see any evidence of this in the book. Apparently, The Lightwoods are not only bigots, but they are shitty parents as well.
So to sum everything up, everyone in this book is stupid, lazy, and is incompetent to a staggering degree.