Okay, so everyone in this damn book is dumber than a bag of rocks In chapter one, the unnamed blue haired demon actually announces to all and sundry that Valentine is back and is going to get the Shadowhunters. Towards the end of Chapter Four before trying to munch on Clary, The Ravener actually mentions that it was Valentine who sent him. To add onto the stupidity, Jace mentions in chapter one that a lot of the demons that they have been encountering recently has also told them that Valentine is alive and well.
This is five chapters and three days later, and no one STILL hasn’t investigated the possibility that Valentine was alive. What is these people’s aversion to research and investigation? I mean as the old saying goes, ‘once is a coincidence and twice is a pattern’. Oh, and before I forget, I would like to point out that it takes Clary fifteen pages into chapter five to bring up that The Ravener mentioned Valentine. This should have been said way earlier on in the chapter, but Clary was too busy mooning about Jace’s tortured soul and ‘tawny’ hair to mention that it was freaking Valentine who was obviously behind her mother’s disappearance. *headdesk*