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Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Bits left out to get to the bestest bits – read the book!!! The book is better!!!

p 7 I could use a partner – someone to spar with.
…But I need someone who can keep up with me, not some sickly creature that looks as if he’s doddering off to the grave…Although, I suppose you might be good for target practice.
… You may use me for target practice if you wish, said Jem, as casually as if he were talking about the weather. It seems to me I have little to fear from such an exercise, as you are not a very good shot.

p20 Unfortunately, you may have to delay your plans for sororicide a bit longer . Gabriel Lightwood is downstairs, and I have two words for you. Two of your favourite words, at least when they are put together.
“Utter simpleton?” inquired Will. “Worthless upstart?”
Jem grinned. “Demon pox,” he said.

p24 You’re not listening to me, he said. He’s a worm. A worm. A bloody great serpentlike thing.

p27 I am not a certified idiot
Lack of certification hardly proves intelligence, Will muttered.

p34 You don’t think I can fight… because I’m a girl.
I don’t think you can fight because you’re wearing a wedding dress…
For what it’s worth, I don’t think Will could fight in that dress either.

p42… the stature exploded into dust…
By the Angel, it just crushed Sophocles… Has no one respect for the classics these days?

Reading Hint – Gabriel younger brother of Gideon. Gabriel shoots the worm in the eye. Will thinks Gabriel is stupid. Gabriel and Cecily? Gideon and Sophie?

p115 I don’t know why I ever helped you.
You like broken things.

p118 I have come to understand something about novels …
And what is that?
That they are not true.

p128 What is going on?
Indeed…The Consul? Breaking up our breakfast time? Whatever next? The Inquisitor over for tea? Picnics with the Silent Brothers?
Duck pies in the park… (see p19 ha ha)

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Clockwork Prince – more quotes and info

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Masquerade Ball trailer
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Favourite Quotes from Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Being Jem, Tessa reflected, must be a great deal like being the owner of a thoroughbred dog that liked to bite your guests. You had to have a hand on his (Will’s) collar constantly.

“You may choose your friends, but not your unlikely saviors,” Magnus said cheerfully.

“The problem will be proving it,” said Jem. “Benedict will deny everything, and it will be his word against yours—and you are a Downworlder—”
“There’s Will,” said Charlotte, and frowned. “Speaking of, where is Will?”
“Having a lie-in, no doubt,” said Jem, “and as for him being a witness, well, everyone thinks Will is a lunatic as it is—”
“Ah,” said a voice from the doorway, “having your annual everyone-thinks-Will-is-a-lunatic meeting, are you?”
“It’s biannual,” said Jem. “And no, this is not that meeting.”

“Then tell me what it is quickly. I have important business to get to. I plan to sulk all afternoon, followed, perhaps, by an evening of Byronic brooding and a nighttime of dissipation.”
“Dissipate all you like. I only want your assurance that you will tell no one what transpired between us last night on the balcony.”
“Oh, that was you,” said Will, with the air of someone who has just recollected a surprising detail.
“Spare me,” she snapped, stung despite herself. “We were under the influence of warlock powders. It meant nothing. Even I do not blame you for what happened, however tedious you are being about it now. But there is no need for anyone else to know, and if you were a gentleman—”
“But I am not.”
“But you are a Shadowhunter,” she said venomously. “And there is no future for a Shadowhunter who dallies with warlocks.”
His eyes danced with fire. He said, “You have become boring to tease, Tess.”
“Then give me your word you will tell no one, not even Jem, and I will go away and cease to bore you.”

“Unrequited love is a ridiculous state, and it makes those in it behave ridiculously.”

“That demon woman you were lounging with on the divan,” said Will. “Would you call her a friend, or more of a business associate?”
Benedict’s dark eyes hardened. “Insolent puppy—”
“Oh, I’d say she was a friend,” said Tessa. “One doesn’t usually let one’s business associates lick one’s face. Although I could be wrong. What do I know about these things? I’m only a silly woman.”

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Favourite Quotes – City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels Chapter titles

Apologies in advance for numbers may be out by a page… punctuation marks may be missing

p78 …something is going on that I don’t know about.
Sometimes I think that’s the motto of my life.

p84 This from a guy who has all the sex appeal of a penguin.

p94 Is this the part where you tell me you’re secretly in love with me? Vampire mojo strikes again.

p96 Maybe it helped you keep your focus on the big picture which when your job was basically keeping the world safe from evil was a pretty big picture indeed.

p98 (bound to be typos here- can’t read my own writing) Taceant colloquia effugiatrisns. Hic losus est ubic mors gaudet succurrere vitae. Let conversation stop. Let laughter cease…Here is the place where the dead delight to teach the living.

p100 Why are you always trying to get yourself killed?
It’s my job.
It’s a hazard of your job. At least for most Shadowhunters. For you it seems to be the purpose.

We can buy you one of those books they have for little kids. Timmy Has Two Dads. Except I don’t think they have one called Timmy Has Two Dads and One of Them Was Evil. That part you’re just going to have to work through on your own.

p103 Do you have a lot of other profound thoughts like that? Blood is blood. A toaster is a toaster. A gelatinous cube is a gelatinous cube.

p107 I think I’m better than everyone else. An opinion that has been backed up with ample evidence.

p109 So how did you end up auditioning for my crappy band then?
I didn’t realise you knew it was crappy.

p109 So what you’re saying is not that you don’t want me to move out now I know you’re a werewolf, but that you won’t let me move out.
Right…I mean you can move out, but I’ll come with you.
That’s not necessary said Jace. I can keep a perfectly good eye on Simon, thank you. He’s my neophyte Downworlder to mock and boss around, not yours.

p117 I bet you thought that was very clever sneaking off like that.
Medium clever…like a cross between George Clooney in Ocean’s Eleven and those Mythbusters’ guys, but, you know, better-looking.
I’m always so glad I have no idea what you’re vacantly chatting about. It fills me with a sense of peace and wellbeing.

p118 I’m out of blood right now so unless you’re offering..
No thanks. We’ve been down that road before and I think we’re better off just as friends.

p119 I could be bonded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space were it not I have bad dreams.

p121 I can’t be with her…And if I can’t be with her, it doesn’t really matter to me where I am. I might as well be with you because if she knew I was trying to protect you that might make her happy.
So you’re trying to make her happy despite the fact that the reason she’s unhappy in the first place is you…That seems contradictory doesn’t it?
Love is a contradiction said Jace.

p146 Ladies, ladies…there’s enough Simon to go around.

p172 You’d think the Angel would have been foresighted to give us a birth control rune, but no dice.

p175 What do you think Camille wants to see Magnus for…
…fashion tips.

p175 What’s this about yanking poor Magnus and Alec back from their vacation, Isabelle demanded. They have opera tickets!

p177 Yes she’s bleeding to death upstairs but I thought I’d avoid telling you right away because I like to draw the suspense out.


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City of Fallen Angels Chapter One

1. City of Fallen Angels Chapter 1
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Clockwork Angel – quotes

Quotes – The Clockwork Angel-by Cassandra Clare

“That was enterprising,” Will sounded nearly impressed. Nate smiled. Tess shot him a furious look. “Don’t look pleased with yourself. When Will says ‘enterprising’ he means ‘morally deficient.'” “No, I mean enterprising,” said Will. “When I mean morally deficient, I say, ‘Now, that’s something I would have done.”

“You know,” Gabriel said, “there was a time I thought we could be friends, Will.” “There was a time I thought I was a ferret,” Will said, “but that turned out to be the opium haze. Did you know it had that effect? Because I didn’t.”

“Nice place to live, isn’t it? Let’s hope they left something behind other than filth. Forwarding addresses, a few severed limbs, a prostitute or two …” “Indeed. Perhaps, if we’re fortunate, we can still catch syphilis.” “Or demon pox,” Will suggested cheerfully, trying the door under the stairs. It swung open, unlocked as the front door had been. “There’s always demon pox.” “Demon pox does not exist.” “Oh ye of little faith,” said Will, disappearing into the darkness under the stairs.

“Do you often sleep tied to the bed?” Will to Tessa

“Will rolled up his sleeves. “We’ll probably have to knock down the door–” “Or,” said Jem, reaching out and giving the knob a twist, “not.” The door swung open onto a rectangle of darkness. “Now, that’s simply laziness,” said Will.”

“Will: “Well, she’s not responding to my advances,” he observed more brightly than he felt, “so she must be dead.” Jem: “Or she’s a woman of good taste and sense.”

“Blue does not go with everything,” Will told her. “It does not go with red, for instance.” “I have a red and blue striped waistcoat,” Henry interjected, reaching for the peas. “And if that isn’t proof that those two colors should never be seen together under Heaven, I don’t know what is.”

“How rude. Many who have gazed upon me have compared the experience to gazing at the radiance of the sun.” Jem still had his eyes closed. “If they mean it gives you a headache, they aren’t wrong.”

“I have mastered many things in my life. Navigating the streets of London, speaking French without an accent, dancing the quadrille, the Japanese art of flower arranging, lying at charades, concealing a highly intoxicated state, delighting young women with my charms…” Tessa stared. “Alas,” he went on, “no one has ever actually referred to me as ‘the master,’ or ‘the magister,’ either. More’s the pity…”

Will looked horrified. “What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?” ..

“But the books are all behind bars!” she said. “Like a literary sort of prison!” Will grinned. “Some of these books bite, ” he said. “It’s wise to be careful.” “One must always be care of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” “I’m not sure a book has ever changed me,” said Will. “Well there is one volume that promised to teach one how to turn oneself into an entire flock of sheep-” “Only the weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry,” said Tessa., determined not to let him run wildly off with the conversation. “Of course, why one would want to be an entire flock of sheep is another matter entirely, ” Will finished. … -Clockwork Angel, page 87, Tessa & Will

“Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who’s trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.” p.40

The way it clung to him, showing the lines of him underneath – the ridges of hard muscle, the sharp line of collarbone, the Marks burning through like black fire – it made Tessa think of the way one might lay thin paper down over a brass engraving, brushing charcoal over it to bring the shape through.

Will’s eyes were very blue. “There’s plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes, if you wish to look for it.” ~ Page 88

“Jem shook his head. “You bit de Quincey,” he said. “You fool. He’s a vampire. You know what it means to bite a vampire.” “I had no choice,” said Will. “He was choking me.” “I know,” Jem said. “But really, Will. Again?”

“While the Clave disapproves of trespassers, oddly they take an even darker view of beheading and skinning people. They’re peculiar that way.”


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City of Glass- Study Guide

Apologies for errors-see recent posts at this blog for Study Guides for the rest of the series.

Dreams are big in Book 3, with lots of references to previous dreams in the series
Dream referred to in City of Glass p29 of City of Glass when Simon could not stay because “this place if for the living.” She had been dancing in a ballroom in Alicante wearing green velvet with the mermaid statue.

City of Ashes dreams:
P72 Jace dreams father is breaking his bones
p126 Jocelyn marks Clary to protect her
p171 Lakev Lyn gold and black angel with wings


Long is the way And hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light. John Milton, Paradise Lost
P2 Why wouldn’t you be able to wear pants there? It’s another country, not another century.
P7 Maryse trusts the Clave too much.
She has to believe they’re perfect and I can’t tell her they aren’t, because…
Because that’s something Valentine would say…
… no one is perfect.
P12 Normal isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
P32 Description of Isabelle – The first time Simon had ever seen Isabelle, he’d found her so striking, so alight with life and vitality and energy, he’d thought he’d finally found a girl who burned bright enough to blot out the image of Clary that always seemed to be oriented on the inside of his eyelids. It was right around the time she’d gotten him turned into a rat at Magnus Bane’s loft party that he’d realized maybe Isabelle burned a little too bright for an ordinary guy like him.
P36 I created a bunch of Forsaken warriors, had them attack the institute and kill Madeleine and nearly kill the rest of us, just so that I could keep Clary at home. And lo and behold, my diabolical plan is working.
P37 I never agreed to this.
You did. ..When you said you’d do anything for Clary. This is anything.
P37 …there was an electric anger in his gaze, and a sort of challenge that made Simon long to hit him with something heavy. Like a pickup truck.
P46 You’ll have to forgive her; she has the face of an angel and the manners of a Moloch demon.p48 You’d better hurry up to the Gard and back. God knows what depravity we might get up to here without your guidance.
P55 Ave atque vale Hail and farewell
P60 Mene mene tekel upharsin It’s the Writing on the wall “God hath numbered thy kingdom and brought it to an end; thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting. It’s a portent of doom-it means the end of an empire. What Clary can do overturns everything that is true – only angels have the power to create runes. ‘Just as the rebellion of the angels split heaven in half and created hell-this could mean the end of the Nephilim as they currently exist.’
P73 Isabelle only likes dating thoroughly inappropriate boys our parents will hate. Mundanes, Downworlders, petty crooks…
Thanks…I’m glad to be classed with the criminal element.
P75 Maybe you should call him, Simon suggested, trying not to think too hard about how weird it was to be giving a demon hunter advice about possibly dating warlock.
P91 Now I wonder all the time how you go back after something like that. Whether we can ever be friends again, or if what we had is broken into pieces. Not because of her but because of me.
P108 How had it happened, Simon thought, that he was bound to these people who thought of him as nothing more than a Downworlder, half human at best.
P117 Go ahead and do whatever you want, regardless of who it hurts. You always do anyway, don’t you?
P121Ihate it when you act like this.
Oh you hate it, do you? Well I’d better stop doing it then hadn’t I? I mean you do everything I ask you to do.
P122 I don’t feel like talking …to either of you, as a matter of fact.
Yes, you do, Alec said. You really want to talk to me about this.
P123 Ah the I told you so…always a classy move.
P127 So, killing Downworlders is a lucrative business…So, you can see why there’s so much opposition to the Accords. It cuts into people’s pocketbooks. (reason for joining The Circle, they murdered out of sacred duty, not greed)But I’m not going to get older, Simon thought.
P129 And as for the Lightwoods, Simon said, it’s not that I like them that much. I mean I like Isabelle, and I sort of like Alec and Jace, too. But there’s this girl and Jace is her brother.
…Isn’t there always a girl.
P135 I have a fetish for damsels in distress.
Don’t be sexist.
Not at all. My services are also available to gentlemen in distress. It’s an equal opportunity fetish.
p136 Why not use a healing rune? This isn’t a demon injury.
Because..I think it would do you good to feel the pain. You can heal like a mundane. Slow and ugly. Maybe you’ll learn something..Although, I doubt it.
P137 Maybe you just never knew what it was like to want something you couldn’t have before.
P138 Hurting people he loved was almost as good as hurting himself when he was in this kind of mood.
P138 Love make us liars.
P140 She’d given so much thought these past few weeks as to whether she loved Jace Wayland and how that she’d never much paused to consider whether she liked him or not…
I do like him..I do, it’s just –he makes me furious.He tells me what I can and can’t do—
Doesn’t seem to work very well…
You seem to do what you want anyway.
P150 You’re not happy to see me then?.. I have to say I’m surprised. I’ve always been told my presence brightened up any room. One might think that went doubly for dank underground cells.”
P167 I think there isn’t much that Jace wouldn’t do for you if you asked him”
P186 He might be right that things need fixing…But he’s not right about the way they should be fixed. You can see that can’t you?
P188 That’s very noble of him, but what’s his long range plan? To stay in jail forever?
P191 Consider it a race to see who kills you first Daylighter—Valentine, the other Downworlders, or the Clave.
P217 Sebastian from twelfth Night ..the malignancy of my fate might perhaps distemper yours therefore I shall crave of you your leave that I may bear my evils alone.
P238 Your city is under attack…The wards have been broken, and the streets are full of demons. And you want to know why I haven’t called you?
P239 You love me?
You stupid Nephilim..Why else am I here? Why else have I spent the past few weeks patching up your moronic friends every time they got hurt? And getting you out of every ridiculous situation you found yourself in? Not to mention helping you win a battle against Valentine? And completely free of charge!
P239 You’re seven hundred years old?
Well… eight hundred. But, I don’t look it.
P239 You won’t even admit I exist to your parents…
Tell you what…We Live through this, and I promise I’ll introduce you to my whole family.
P250 I can’t believe you ddidn’t recognise me. It’s not like all wolves look alike.
And grosss by the way. I can’t believe I munched all that demon. I hope I’m not allergic.
p250 I’m really grateful to you for saving us, Maia and Jace is too, even though he’s so stubborn that he’d rather jam a seraph blade in his eyeball than say so.
P268 You had to make a crazy jail friend, didn’t you? You couldn’t just count ceiling tiles or tame a pet mouse like normal prisoners do.
P276 live your life ashamed not just of what you’d done but of what you were doing and of what you knew you’d do again? Hodge had given up a long time ago trying to live a better life or a different one; all he wanted was not to be afraid and so he was afraid all the time.
P282 I swear there are utterly lightless demon dimensions out there that are less dim than the bunch of you.
P284 I’ve never killed a human being with one of these before… But I’m willing to try.
P294 More nightmares?
Same stuff. Death, destruction, bad angels.
So, a lot like real life then.
Yeah, but at least when I wake up, it’s over.
P295 She wondered why she’d ever thought trusting someone who wore that much eyeliner was a good idea.
P299 She was really upset.
As one would be if one’s nephew turned out to be an evil mastermind.
P300 I thought Jace was the kind of guy who was everyone’s type.
P302 And he told you that being around you was like bleeding to death slowly. Do you really think he needs that when he’s already at Max’s funeral?
P306 Clarissa… here with a vampire, I see. When things have settled a bit, we really must discuss your choice of pets.
P310 You say you hate the Clave but you’re the one who made them what they are now—petty and paranoid.
P315 Jace, Clary thought, on the other hand, all in white, looked like an angel. Albeit one of the avenging kind.
P316He reached into the Inquisitor and twisted..There was a lot of blood
Like a special bonus for you, Jace said to Simon.
Has there ever been an Inquisitor who didn’t die a horrible death? It’s like being the drummer in spinal tap.
P317 He didn’t care enough about his children not to destroy them…What makes you think he’d care about his people?
P 318 Im pretty sure he didn’t care one way or another whether I lived or died..
I think you‘re being too hard on him…I’m sure he’d rather you’d died.
P 319 You can lock yourself in your room like Isabelle.
I’m not going to do that.
Of course you’re not…Because you live to torture me don’t you/
P321 Luke is trying to get the Clave to think in a new way. That’s exactly what Valentine did, even if his goals were—well not the same Luke’s an iconoclast. He wants to change. To Valentine, the Inquisitor represents the old, hidebound Clave he hates so much.
P322 Despair, anger, hate. These are demon qualities.
P309 p328 You’d keep your mouth shut for your brother’s sake, if not for your own.
P330 I’d always wanted a girl and then gotten to know her and then not wanted her anymore, but with you the feeling just got stronger and stronger until that night you showed up at Renwick’s and I knew.
Renwicks also mentioned p306 Compares Luke and Valentine – who last met at Renwicks
P331 There is no pretending…I love you and I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that I will love you then.
P343 But don’t you see—it can only be me…Even if Valentine senses I’m following him, he might let me get close enough–
P345 …I want you to keep it in mind while you make your battle plans. That I’m out there, looking for Valentine. If I find him, I’ll send you a message…Think of me as your backup plan…
P345 Despite everything, I can’t bear the thought of this ring being lost forever, any more than I can bear the thought of leaving you forever. And though I have no choice about the one, at least I can choose about the other.
P346 You could say anything you liked to someone you thought you were never going to see again.
P349 But I trust that Jace has his reasons for—
For what? For wanting to die?
…Do you think the rest of us are safe? We’re all waiting to die or be enslaved.
P350 I will l miss him every day…for the rest of my life, which, let’s face it, if Jace fails, will probably be about a week long.
P350 Girls always fell in love with him, but he never cared. I think that’s why Alec thought—
P351 And then after what happened to Simon at the party, he was willing to go to the Dumort, to break Clave Law, just to save a mundane he didn’t even like.
P352 I started to hate seeing you, I hated for Jace to see you. It’s like an injury you get from demon poison—you have to leave it alone and let it heal. Every time you rip the bandages off, you just open the wound up again. Every time he sees you, it’s like tearing off the bandages.
P352 I don’t hate you Clary. I even like you. If it were possible, there isn’t anyone I’d rather Jace be with. But I hope you can understand that if by some miracle we all get through this, I hope my family moves itself somewhere so far away that we never see you again.
P352 You can’t pretend you’re a bit player forever, Clary, not when you’re Valentine’s daughter. Not when Jace is doing what he’s doing partly because of you.
P359 Why didn’t you ever tell me I had a brother? (First thing Clary says to her mother)
P359 Knowing is better than not knowing. Every time.
P360 What do you think? That if I couldn’t see the bad things , that meant they couldn’t see me?
P360 You took all that away from me and it didn’t belong to you.
P364 Go ahead and join me. This mope-fest is open to all.
P366 If you ever meet the man who can take advantage of Isabelle you’ll have to let me know. I’d like to shake his hand. Or run away from him very fast, I’m not sure which.
P367 No one could be that annoying without some kind of supernatural assistance.
P371 It’s not like you had a choice…And it’s not like I didn’t know. You can only push the truth down for so long, and then it bubbles back up.
P372 ….I wanted to ask him why …he did not give us the powers the Downworlders have- the speed of the wolves, the immortality of the Fair Folk, the magic of warlocks, even the endurance of vampires…Why can’t we share in what they have?
P421 It’s like a cotillion, this partners business, except with killing.
So, exactly like a cotillion said Simon.
Maybe I’ll ask you to be my partner, Simon, Isabelle said, raising an eyebrow delicately.
P422 Whatever doesn’t kill me…had better start running.


Part One Sparks Fly Upward

1. The Portal – Clary wants to go to Idris to find Ragnor Fell to take the spell off her mother. Luke is not allowed to go to Idris, Jace has told Clary she can’t go because Valentine will be focussing on Idris. The Clave has called all active Clave members to Idris to discuss Valentine. The Clave wants to see Clary. Luke has bought Clary a coat. Simon is meeting Maia. Jace asks Simon to go to the institute to tell the other that Clary is not going. That he lied to the Clave about why the ship blew up- only Luke, Magnus, Simon and Jace know Clary did it. Forsaken attack, Max and Simon are injured Madeleine is killed.
2. The Demon Towers of Alicante p22. Magnus tells Clary of the attack. Says it would be against the law to open a Portal unless they are there to meet her, dangerous wards. She makes her own portal from her dream and she and Luke go through. Simon wakes up after being stabbed by a Forsaken. Jace has brought blood for Simon. Demon towers are made of the same material as the seraph blades. Luke rescues Clary from the wards and Lake Lyn which is poisonous. She loses her stele in the lake. Simon meets Aline and Sebastian. Alec goes to the Clave because he is the only one who is 18. No one knows where the mirror is-Silent Brothers might have known but are dead. P43 technology does not work in Alicante.
3. Amatis – p53 Clary sees her mother’s gravestone and her own – hallucination from the lake. Jace kicks Max out. Simon and Jace argue over Clary and Aline. Jace wants Simon to lie and say Clary did not want to come. He says Jace has to stop stringing Clary along when there is no future. Luke explains he is breaking the law by entering the city. P64 description of Alicante. Explanation that runes stop guns from igniting. Amatis takes in Clary. Nephilim- closed circle.p69 Sebastian and Jace both speak Romanian. Alec is to take Simon home.
4. Daylighter p72 Aldertree is new Inquisitor. Simon suggests he and Alec have something in common. Simon talks about effect of telling Clary. Simon tells Alec to call Magnus. Malachi says Simon will be sent back and Magnus will be waiting for him on the other side. Aldertree takes Simon. Clary has been calling for Jace. She is given medicine and finds out Amatis is Luke’s sister. Simon is questioned by Aldertree and imprisoned. The cell has the Seal of Solomon – which contains the True Names of God – repels demons and Jews. P89Jace finds out Alec left Simon with the Inquisitor.
5. The memory of a problem-p93 Luke has gone to the. Amatis’s last name is Herondale, she was Stephen’s first wife wolves. Stephen gave Amatis the house and she left the Circle. Imogen hunted the members of the Circle. Simon realizes drinking Jace’s blood may be the reason he is a daylighter, but won’t confess a lie for Aldertree who says he will starve him. He wants the Lightwoods as scapegoats. Clary goes to the Penhallows. Another prisoner explains Shadowhunters living outside the Clave are more tolerant of Downworlders. Says his name is Samuel Blackburn. Says many of Crcle recanted but he did not because he is more afraid of Valentine than the Clave. Clary tells Is, Jace has lied. Clary meets Sebastian p115 –who is her dream of a king’s son under a curse that everyone he loved would die.115 117 Max – always outsider. Clary finds Jace with Aline.
6. Bad Blood –p119 Clary and Jace argue. Clary lets out she had something to do with the ship. Jace is very harsh to Clary telling her to go home. She tells Jace he is like Valentine. Samuel explains how Aldertree always hated the Lightwoods. Explains how Shadowhunters get wealth of demons and Downworlders they kill. 130 Jace says please. Alec tells Jace that Simon is in jail. Jace breaks the window. Sebastian takes Clary home. Alec won’t use a healing rune on Jace because he deserves to feel pain. Asks Jace why he punishes himself. Jace asks Alec about Magnus, and says Alec is using Jace as an excuse. Jace gets Alec to lie for him to see Simon. Blue hour. Penhallows not really in Circle, and voted for leniency for Circle members. Clary rebuffs Sebastian, then tells him she is looking for Ragnor to save her mother. Amatis tells how she rejected Luke when he was bitten, though she let him stay with her before the Uprising. Amatis says there is always something you can do. She says Clary can come and go.
7. Where Angels fear to tread. P 149. Jace tells Simon the Accord do not apply if he is a spy. Simon tells Jace he was right and he’s glad Clary did not come as the Clave can’t be trusted. Simon says he will stay to protect the Lightwoods, but he needs blood. Jace says he doesn’t Simon’s deserve protection. Sebastian takes Clary to Ragnor on a horse.p160 Sebastian says Valentine did not love Jace. Magnus freezes Sebastian. House is a shambles. Ragnor had told Magnus that Valentine wanted a spell book. It is hidden at Wayland manor which is warded in another book. The make a deal about the book and curing Jocelyn. Share their lovelife problems. Magnus tells her not to trust Sebastian. Clary scared of horses. Sebastian takes her to Fairchild manor that burnt to the ground. Sebastian tries to kiss Clary. They frizz. Sebastian lets slip Jace has been visiting Simon because of Clary.
8. One of the living p177 Isabelle sends blood. Raphael appears to Simon and tells him to go and never see his family or Clary again. Jace is at Amatis’s and apologises and asks her to go home. Clary attacks him. Jace says he finds himself agreeing with Valentine that the Clave is corrupt and needs cleansing. Clary plans to get Magnus to break Simon out of jail when the Lightwoods have witnesses. Clary makes a portal and she and Jace go to Wayland manor.
9. This guilty blood p196 They find the book. Also, evidence of experiments and an angel. Clary has vision of her mother and Valentine and his experiments. Blood from Greater demon, Lady of Edom- says the child born with her blood will be very powerful, if trained properly, but it will burn out his humanity like poison. Valentine had summoned the angel, Ithurial, to find out why he didn’t give Shadowhunters more power. Ithurial has been sending Clary dreams. Clary changes the imprisonment runes to runes of release. Jace gives the angel the knife and it kills itself. The manor collapses. Clary has lost Jace’s stele. Jace has seen the past too. Jace thinks he is part demon. Says this explains his love for Clary. They kiss. Clary stops because of Valentine’s ring. Clary says Jace only wants her because he thinks he is evil and wants something to hate himself for, wants to prove he is worthless, that he is using her. They have to walk-find Alicante burning.

Stars shine Darkly

10. Fire and Sword p220 A monster seizes Aline. Is fights it. She realizes the wards are down.p230 Demons attack. Is envies mundane. Sebastian attacks Isabelle p234. Alec sees Magnus’s blue flames., saves his life. Magnus tells Alec he loves him.
11. All the host of hell. Jace has Jahoel. The werewolves race to Alicante. Clary names her blade Cassiel. Maia saves Jace and Clary. Malachi says the Nephilim do not need help. Clary gives the book to Magnus. Sebastian tries to get Clary alone-Magnus warns her again. Sebastian tells her Simon is still in prison. Sebastian makes her choose between him and Jace. P262 Jace tells Sebastian he doesn’t like him.
12. De profundis p264 Simon can think prayers but not say them. Jace and Clary rescue Simon and Samuel. They recognise Samuel is Hodge. Hodge said he had not heard from Valentine since the uprising. Hugo brought a message from Valentine the night before Jace arrived at the Institute. Hodge thought upbringing would make a difference. The Institute was a prison for Hodge. Hodge came to Idris after Valentine would not include him in his circle. Hodge knew the mirror was in Idris as he’d found only a mortal instrument could reverse the curse. He tells them the lake is the mirror.p275Fair Folk call the lake the mirror of dreams. Hodge said he couldn’t trust the Clave, that he wanted to stop Valentine. Sebastian kills Hodge. Simon has to go because of the blood. Hodge dies saying “Not you” to Jace, because he recognises Sebastian. Sebastian verbally attacks them. Jace and Sebastian fight – Seb is incredibly powerful. Jace has never killed a human with a seraph blade. Simon attacks Seb. They fight and Sebastian flees. Max is dead.
13. Where there is sorrow. P292. Clary has dreamt of the rune Ithurial showed her, but can’t work it out. Maia is bringing Simon blood. P296 Simon says people aren’t born good or bad. Aline tells Clary that Sebastian is an imposter and there could be others. Clary tells Luke. They can’t figure out how demon blood got into the city to take the wards down-there is a rune on the tower. Valentine appears as a projection. Says he has been proved right that Accords should have been broken. Luke says he has given them a common enemy. Valentine says he will destroy everyone with demons from the sword and make more Nephilim using the cup. Valentine kills Aldertree who called him a “demon-loving slime.
14. In the dark forest P314. Clary and Simon tell Jace about the ultimatum. Jace tells how Magnus is trying to track Sebastian. Jace shows respect for Simon. Jace realises Clary has Sebastian’s blood that can be used for tracking. Is has a toy solder that Max was holding when they found him—it was the only toy Jace brought from Idris Simon tries to comfort Isabelle and stays overnight. Clary sends Luke to check on Simon. Jace and Clary spend the night together.
15. Things fall apart p335 Jace tells Luke to give the Nephilim a deadline to reach a decision. Luke wonders if the pack way using violence is not better. Jace tells Luke he is going after Sebastian. Magnus has shown Jace a tracking rune like the one the Inquisitor used when Jace saw Valentine on the boat. Jace says it may surprise Valentine. Luke says Jace has to be sure he can kill Valentine. Jace tells Luke he has left notes and not to tell the Lightwoods he knew he was going or they will blame him. Luke says Jace reminds him or someone other than Valentine. P345 Jace has left Clary the Morgernstern ring. Isabelle and Simon are making breakfast. Clary shows Jace’s note to Isabelle. Jocelyn arrives.

The Way to Heaven

16. Articles of Faith p357 Clary is angry with her mother, she says she thought he was dead. Clary blames her for not teaching her to protect herself. Jace rides Wayfarer. Clary watches the Downworlders gather. Clary explains how she has to be able to visualise the runes. She tells Simon about the mark of Cain- a protection mark that is not in the gray book. She doesn’t know if it’s something she’s inventing or remembering. She offers Simon her blood. Simon refuses, says there is something special about Jace’s blood and Clary’s. Simon explains why he went to the Dumort. Clary remembers whatthe angel showed her. And remembers it is a binding rune. Clary tells the Clave she destroyed the ship, that she can create runes. They challenge Clary to create a rune. Amatis and the crowd sees Stephen. Clary says demons are the enemy, a mandate from heaven, and Downworlders hate demons too. Explains Valentine is jealous and afraid of Downworlders because they have talents he cannot share. She offers them a rune to share powers- as fast-healing as a vampire, as tough as a werewolf, as swift as a faerie knight.
17. The Shadowhunter’s Tale-p381 Jocelyn tells Clary that it is her dream to bind Downworlders and Shadowhunters together to protect the Accords. Jocelyn tells Clary the past. Madeleine was the only one who warned her not to marry Valentine. Jocelyn was pregnant when Luke was bitten. She had nightmares and was depressed- Valentine was giving her medicine. The baby was called Jonathan. Did not realise Valentine had forced Stephen to divorce Amatis.The baby had black eyes. Ragnor sent Jocelyn a message that Luke was alive. Luke asked Valentine about the screams from the cellar so he took him hunting and he was bitten the next day. Jonathan never cried, but Jocelyn heard a baby cry in the cellar, but it was his experiments, and she fond records of experiments on Valentine and Jocelyn and Jonathan. Jocelyn did not leave but began meeting with Luke to plan the uprising. Jocelyn would take Jonathan to play with Alec, and Celine was pregnant- Valentine was giving her potions as well. Stephen was killed in a raid- Hodge found Celine’s body. Jocelyn was afraid and Fell created a potion for her that would help her withstand torture by going into a coma, and an antidote. She also stayed because she was pregnant. She knew he wouldn’t let her go – he needed to die. She was not certain he died in the house with Jonathan so ran away. In the coma, Valentine told Jocelyn he had found angel blood-gives incredible strength-he had been mixing it in Jocelyn and Valentine’s food Valentine is as close as a Shadowhunter can get to being a warlock. Valentine said Jonathan was super strong but amoral- could never love him. Jocelyn has a star on her wrist. Jocelyn says she is not talking about Jace. Valentine and Hodge took Celine’s baby. Hodge cared for baby at his house until the Uprising. Then Val pretended to be Wayland. Clary finds out Jace is not her brother.
18. Hail and Farewell p411 Jace finds the house, but it is empty, so he follows Hugin. Simon tells Simon Jocelyn’s story so he can tell the Lightwoods. Clary has to prove the runes are safe on Luke and Jocelyn. Everyone over 18 forms pairs and marks each other. Raphael wants the Daylighter, because like Jace and Clary, he had undue power. P432 Jace observes Sebastian and Valentine. Simon asks Clary to mark him.
19. Peniel p441 Simon hands himself to Raphael who won’t kill him because of the mark, but says he must fight. P448 kill with one stab. Sebastian releases the demons early. P 451 Mortal instruments deal and Valentine’s demand. Jace cons Sebastian into fighting him. Sebastian wins. Jace learns the truth. Isabelle saves Jace. She tracked Jace through the toy. Jace kills Sebastian – see p448 and 466. p469 team of humanity moment with Simon. Calry sees Malachi and Hugin and Valentine. Malachi hits Hugin who kills him.
20. Weighed in the balance p476 Clary portals to the lake and Valentine saves her. Valentine gets Clary’s blood as it is already purified in the lake. Jace saves Clary. Valentine kills Jace with the mortal sword. Clary changes Valentine’s runes. Raziel appears. Clary is the master. Raziel kills Valentine and she gets one request- she saves Jace.

Epilogue – Across the sky in stars

Valentine is buried, but Sebastian’s body is not found. p507 reflections on Hodge. Aline says Jace may not be interested now it is not forbidden. Amatis gives Jace some of Stephen’s things. Luke and Jocelyn work things out. Simon wants to finish school. Final Jace and Clary stuff. Clary tells the Seelie Queen she needs no favors- she has everything she needs.

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The Mortal Instruments – Chronological Plot Summary

Dates are approximate guesses from the books – there are probably many errors- these books are complicated…
There are likely to be spoilers ahead…

Told mainly in flashbacks, mainly in City of Glass book
When Luke and Jocelyn are 17 years old, Valentine 18 years, Valentine starts Circle Of Raziel in Idris in protest against corruption of Clave, against Accords, and need for more Shadowhunters – Shadowhunter families in Circle are Lightwoods, Fairchilds, Starkweather, Graymark, Penhallow, Morgernstern,Herondale, Pangborn, Blackwell, Maryse Trueblood
1986 Valentine (Val) marries Jocelyn, she is 18, after a few years Jocelyn (Joc) is pregnant- Val experiments on her with demon blood as part of his plan to bring down wards of Idris
Luke becomes werewolf. Val tells Jocelyn Luke is dead and she is depressed – Val gives her drugs
1988 Joc has baby, finds out Luke alive, Joc finds cellar experiments-Joc and Luke plan Uprising to defeat the Circle,
1991 Val experiments on Celine Herondale with angel blood and then Jocelyn when she falls pregnant again. Celine commits suicide when her husband Stephen Herondale is killed – Hodge and Val take her baby to Hodge’s house. Clary is born. Joc gets Fell to make coma potion and antidote to avoid torture
Uprising Val is defeated by Nightchildren, Werewolves and Jocelyn in the Great Hall in Alicante. Val’s house burns-they think he and his son are dead. Lightwoods and Hodge get clemency for cooperating with catching perpetrators. Val kills Wayland and baby son, pretends to be Wayland and raises 2 boys at different houses for 9 or so years.

Accord is signed by Downworlders and Nephilim- must be signed each 15 years.
Jocelyn takes Clary and hides in mundaneland as she thinks Val is still alive. Luke seeks and finds them when Clary is one (p 49 CofA)
1993 Clary two years old- first mindblock by Magnus, “due month ago-but Magnus in Tanzania
2000 Valentine fakes death of Wayland using Pangborn and Blackwell to avoid capture when Jace is nine. Jace is sent to Lightwoods to live.

Mainly City of Bones Part 1
2007 this appears to happen from June to August, and they miss a lot of school in Book 3 – Pandemonium-Clary sees Jace, Isabelle and Alec kill an Eidolen demon. Comes home late. and finds her mother is taking her away. She is 15 and on summer break- doing Art classes at Tisch. Jace goes to Java Jones. Then saves Clary from Ravener demon in her apartment. Marks her. Jace takes her to the Institute. Luke rejects her. Jace and Clary go back to the apartment and are attacked by a Forsaken. Dorothea reads tea leaves and finds Clary’s memory is blocked. Clary goes through portal lands at Lukes. Takes Simon to Institute.

Mainly City of Bones Part 2 and 3
Clary dreams of Idris. Brother Jeremiah at City of Bones finds she has a mindblock signed by Magnus. They got to Takis. Isabelle has an invitation to Magnus’s party. Magnus helps Clary remember. Simon is turned into a rat who is stolen by the vampires. Jace and Clary go to the Hotel Dumort to rescue Simon and are saved by werewolves. They escape on a flying motorbike. Jace gives Clary a witchlight in the greenhouse and kisses her on her 16th birthday. Jace is 17, Alec 18, Isabelle is under 18. Clary learns to draw runes. They go to Dorothea’s to get the mortal cup and are attacked by a Greater Demon, Abbadon, saved by Simon, Alec is injured. Hodge betrays them and Valentine takes the cup and Jace. Clary finds out Luke is a werewolf. Magnus had said there are only 2 portals in NY so Clary goes with werewolves to Renwicks to find Val and Joc. Val tells Clary, she and Jace are siblings Jace cannot kill Valentine who escapes through the portal. Jocelyn is in a coma and hospitalised. Jace takes Clary to see Jocelyn on motorbike.

City of Ashes
Valentine gets Elias to raise Agramon. Maryse Lightwood and son, Max (9yrs), return from Alicante. Simon and Clary try being girlfriend and boyfriend. Maryse Lightwood does not believe Jace did not know who is father was and Jace leaves home. Jace starts fight at The Hunters’ Moon. There are killings of Downworlders who are drained of blood. Luke asks for a trial by the sword for Jace to prove his innocence. Jace is rude to the Inquisitor and is locked up in the Silent City, City of Bones. Valentine kills all the Silent Brothers to take the sword. Alec, Isabelle and Clary rescue Jace- she uses an opening rune . He is reimprisoned with Magnus as he is sick – maybe demon poisoning. Due to the killings, they are called to the Seelie Court and Alec stays with Magnus. Clary is trapped and can only be freed by the kiss she most desires. She kisses Jace. Raphael brings Simon back and they watch him rise as a vampire. Maia is attacked by a Devrak demon at Luke’s. Magnus treats her. Then Luke is attacked by a Raum demon. Raphael brings the motorbike, and Jace visits Valentine to find out “what blood runs in his veins,” as told by the Seelie Queen. Jace is attacked by the Agramon demon he thinks is Clary. He is given a choice by Valentine. The Seelie Queen said Clary had a gift so she draws the fearless rune. The Inquisitor arrives. She tracked Jace to the boat when he went to get the portal glass to find Valentine. Maia is captured. Jace is locked in a pentagram. Simon is captured. Jace escapes vertically. Valentine kills Simon. Clary and Luke take Jace to the wharf to met Magnus. Imogen threatens to kill Jace if the mortal instruments are not returned and Valentine says fine. Clary puts the fearless rune on Jace. Magnus creates aquatruck. They fight demons. Other Shadowhunters join fight. Imogen saves Jace. Magnus rescues Alec. Jace kills Agramon in the form of his father. Jace saves Simon by giving him his blood. Clary uses rune to explode ship- she thinks it says Open but it says Mene Mene, Tekel, Upharsin-from Bible, mysterious riddle written on wall at Belshazzar’s feast”It has been counted , weighed and divided.” Daniel interpreted this to mean that the king’s deeds had been weighed and found deficient and that his kingdom would therefore be divided. The nixies help. Simon can withstand sunlight. Maryse convinces Jace to stay. Simon calls off the relationship. Madeleine tells Clary she knows how to wake Jocelyn.

City of Glass
Magnus creates a portal. Jace arranges it early to leave Clary behind. They are attacked and Simon is injured so they take him through the portal. Clary makes her own portal and goes through with Luke, who saves her when she bounces into Lake Lyn. It is 2007 when she sees her own grave. Luke takes Clary to Amatis and seeks the wolves. Simon won’t confess and is imprisoned. Clary goes to Penhallows- is rejected by Jace and sought be Sebastian. Jace goes to Simon’s aid. Sebastian takes Clary to Ragnor Fell, but he is dead and she finds Magnus who does a deal regarding the White Book. Raphael appears to Simon in prison. Jace and Clary get the book and free the angel. The demons invade. The werewolves attack the demons. They free Simon. Sebastian kills Hodge. Max is killed. Valentine gives the Clave an ultimatum and Val kills Aldertree. Jocelyn returns thanks to Magnus. Jace goes after Sebastian. Jocelyn tells Clary all.

Clary works out a rune to unite and save them. The vampires will only fight if they get Simon. Clary uses the mark of Cain to stop Raphael killing Simon. Val is planning to demand all Nephilim who are not his followers be stripped of their powers and thus become Forsaken. Then they and Downworlders will be eliminated. Sebastian captures Jace. Jace finds out Sebastian has the demon blood and Clary is not his sister. Isabelle saves Jace as revenge for Max. Jace kills Sebastian. Malachi is revealed as a spy for Valentine. Malachi hit Hugin and it kills him. Clary portals to Lake Lyn. Valentine saves her to use her blood. Then Jace saves Clary. Valentine stabs Jace with the mortal sword.

Clary alters Valentine’s runes. Valentine calls Raziel with the cup and sword. The rune is Mene Mene, Tekel, Upharsin. The angel kills Valentine. Clary is given one request-do you really need to be told what she asks for? Amatis gives Jace a box about his father–his star is a family birthmark. Amatis and Clary tell Jocelyn to tell Luke how she feels. Followed by Clary and Jace lots of D and M and happy ever after stuff.


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City of Ashes – Study Guide

This is a study guide – so – warning – spoilers ahead.
Apologies for typos and any other errors. This is a great series- especially great dialogue, and tricky plotting.

See here Study Guide for Book 1 City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

Tribes, symbols, and other devices

Fledgling – new vampire
Darkling-half turned vampire
Warlock-language- Chthonian
Shadowhunter have to be born one, uphold the Covenant law
Vampires– cannot come to the Institute because it is hallowed ground and they are damned.
Faeries-beauty of angels , viciousness of demons. They can’t lie but they can engage in creative truth telling. P139 They’ll find out whatever you want most in the world and give it to you, but with a sting in the tale that will make you regret you ever wanted it in the first place…They’re not really about helping people. More about harm disguised as help..Have no sense of humour.
Arrow Jace is Valentine’s arrow p28 p293


P16 Mostly extinct is NOT EXTINCT ENOUGH….
I see I’ll just have them change the entry in the demonology textbook from “almost extinct’ to “not extinct enough for Alec. He prefers his monsters really, really extinct.’
P16 I’m pure at heart. It repels the dirt.
P28 …Simon’s sketches of people all looked like parking meters with tufts of hair.
P42 Except in a game, the good guys always won, defeated the bad guys and came home with the treasure. Whereas in real life, they’d lost the treasure, and sometimes Clary wasn’t clear who the bad guys and good guys actually were.
P45 Do you have to be so ..
Unpleasant…Only on days when my adoptive mother tosses me out of the house with instructions never to darken her door again. Usually, I’m remarkably good-natured. Try me on any day that doesn’t end in y.”
P47 “I don’t want to be a man…I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can’t confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead.”
Well, you’re doing a fantastic job.
P48 Not everything Jace did was insane and suicidal, she reminded herself. It just seemed that way.
P69 I’m stolid Middle-aged.
Except that once a month you turn into a wolf and go tearing around slaughtering things..
It could be worse..Men my age have been known to purchase expensive sport cars and sleep with supermodels.
P76 To claim the name of Wayland makes you a liar. Just like your father.
Actually, ..I prefer to think that I’m a liar in a way that’s uniquely my own.
P78 Yes, I was trained to be an evil mastermind from a young age. Pulling the wings off flies, poisoning the earth’s water supply- I was covering that stuff in kindergarten. I guess we’re all just lucky my father died before he got to the raping and pillaging part of my education, or no one would be safe.
P81 Somebody’s girlfriend…Somebody’s sister, somebody’s daughter. All these things I never knew I was before , and I still don’t really know what I am.
P82 Dante’s inferno-S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse…a persona che mai tornasse al mondo…
P124 Abandon hope all ye who enter here.
P132 Is standing by the window muttering about blood something he does all the time?
No… sometimes he sits on the couch and does it.
P137 Tell Isabelle no.
But, she thinks it’s a good idea…
Then tell Isabelle no twice.
P142 Mom and Dad won’t be pleased if they find out.
That you freed a possible criminal by trading away your brother to a warlock who looks like a gay Sonic the Hedgehog and dresses like the childcatcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang…No, probably not.
P142 Every time I annoy him he retreats into his “no mundanes allowed’ treehouse.
P156 Love does make liars of your kind.
P160 The kiss that will free the girl is the kiss that she most desires.
P161 Desire is not always lessened by disgust. Nor can it bestowed like a favour, to those most deserving of it.
P169 I love Simon.
Like you love Luke. ..Like you love your mother.
P169 The truth is that I love Simon like I should love you, and I wish he was my brother and you weren’t, but I can’t do anything about that and neither can you.
P173 It’s three in the morning. ..Do you think Simon’s alright?
I think he’s weird actually…Though that has little to do with the time.
P186 Blood is blood.
P196 Love takes your choices away.
P257 Jace reminds me of an old boyfriend. Some guys look at you like they want sex. Jace looks at you like you’ve already had sex and it was great and now you’re just friends- even though you want more. Drives girls crazy. ..
What happened to…The old boyfriend. The one Jace reminds you of.
…He’s the one who turned me into a werewolf.
P286 I bait her, I can’t help it. Vicious bureaucrats get under my skin.
P288 I deplore this modern habit of calling one’s parents by their first names.
What I actually want to call you is a lot more unprintable than your name.
P290 …Jace was lying on the floor, envisioning lines of dancing girls in an effort to ignore the pain in his wrists. It wasn’t working…
What are you doing?…
I thought I’d lie on the floor and writhe in pain for a while..It relaxes me.’
P301 The Inquisitors got this place locked up tighter than a pentagram. You know there are guards downstairs. She’s called in half the Clave.
She must think highly of me.
P304 I thought …that you were-dead..
I am dead…
I know, but I meant – really dead…
P305 He’s the Valentine, right..The one everyone talks about. The one who started the uprising…
He’s Jace and Clary’s father…
He sounds just like Jace..No wonder Jace is such as ass.
P310 How touching…The children of moon and night getting along at last.
P311 So, you’re Clary’s father. No offense, but I can kind of see why she hates you.
And why is that?
Because…you’re obviously psychotic.
P312 Simon knew what he was supposed to say, Sh’ma Yisrale, adonai elohanu, adonai echod. Hear oh Israel the Lord our God, the Lord is One. He tried to speak the words, but a searing pain burned his throat. Clary he whispered instead.
P314 First I climbed out Isabelle’s window and up the wall. There are a number of ornamental gargoyles that make good handholds. Also, I’d like to note for the record that my motorcycle is no longer where I left it. I bet the Inquisitor took it on a joyride around Hoboken.
P315 I hate to break it to you, but we need a boat to get to another boat…I’m not sure even Jace can walk on water.
P321 He offered Stephen a choice, and Stephen chose. Whatever else his faults were, Valentine never blackmailed or threatened anyone into joining the Circle. He wants only willing followers. The responsibilities for Stephen’s choices rests with him.
“Free will,” said Clary.
“There’s nothing free about it.”…”Valentine—“
“Offered you a choice, didn’t he…””He wanted you to stay..”
And you said no..”
…”I wish people would stop guessing that. It’s making me feel predictable.”
p324 (Magnus) And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a Mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him…
I always thought Cain’s might have been the first recorded Mark. It certainly protected him.
P329 I am nothing like you. I follow the law.
Even when it instructs you to kill a boy still in his teens just to punish his father?
p330 Val to Imogen – There is nothing you have to offer that I could possibly want.
P331 Do I have a choice?l
Not in the literal sense no.
P345 Wait..The melted metal—it could be like toxic sludge or something.
…I’m from New Jersey. I was born in toxic sludge.
P353 But isn’t that what love is Clarissa? Ownership? I am my beloved and my beloved is mine…You don’t get it. It’s not that someone belongs to you, it’s that you give yourself to them. I doubt you’ve ever given anything to anyone except nightmares.
P364 You have to give everything ugly motives for everything they do, because ugly motives are all you understand.
P364 Since the demon threat is invisible to mundane, they must assign the threat to others of their kind. They place the face of the enemy onto the face of their neighbour, and this are generations of misery assured.
P366 But she had begun to see what Luke had meant when he said you couldn’t argue with Valentine. Somehow he’d made it impossible for her to disagree with him without feeling she was standing up for demons who bit children in half.
P377 “I could have killed you.”
I would have let you.
P24 You never sang to me . You were never afraid of the dark . What kind of ten year old is never afraid of the dark..P46 Viper in their bosom,p63 IF you try to tear him out of your family, you’ll leave a wound that won’t ever heal. P77 cuckoo bird p84 Alec would jave said he could have benefitted from a bit more in the way of constructive cowardice. Fear wasn’t something that had ever affected him much. P394 You were wrong that I never sang it to you…It’s just that you never heard me.
P396 She’d spent the week texting him from Luke’s couch where she’d lain wrapped up in a blanket watching CSI reruns. It was comforting to spend time in a world where every puzzle had a detectable scientific answer.
P400 Nothing good ever starts with the words, “Valentine said.”
P406 Only mundanse says they’re sorry when what they mean is,“ I share your grief.”

Plot summary

Prologue: Smoke and Diamonds
Valentine gets Warlock Elias to summon demon Agramon who has to obey him as he has the Mortal Cup

A Season in Hell
1. Valentine’s Arrow p17 Maryse Lightwood returns with Max. Jace’s visit to Jocelyn did not go well. Simon and Clary are “not quite happy’ watching TV. Simon calls Clary his girlfriend. Jace accuses Maryse of not singing to him as a child. Maryse accuses Jace , of knowing earlier that Valentine was his father. Simon kisses Clary. Isabelle tells Clary Jace has gone.
2. The Hunter’s Moon p31 About Maia and how she became a werewolf. Jace turns up at the Hunter’s Moon, a werewolf bar. A werewolf boy is killed outside. Jace starts a fight and Luke breaks it up. Luke tells Jace Maryse thinks he lied to her. Luke understands that Jace cannot tell Maryse he hates Valentine. Luke offers Jace a home, but says he should go back to the Institute. Jace asks Luke to come with him. Simon meets Maia.
3. The Inquisitor-They return to the Institute. Raphael –in projection- and Luke agree to meet later. They find out a warlock has been murdered as well. Luke offers to be tried by the soul sword- the second of the mortal instruments, in a trial to prove Jace is telling the truth. Maryse talks about how Valentine betrayed them at the Uprising. That he fled. That he lied just like when he brought Jace to the Lightwoods. Maryse admits she sent Jace away to avoid the Inquisitor who hates the Lightwoods who can strip his marks. Jace refuses to leave because his family will be blamed. But Jace will never be able to return if he leaves.
4. The cuckoo in the nest-Simon likens Shadowhunters to a cult. That you can never stop being a Shadowhunter. Clary considers getting marks, but Luke warns the need for training. Luke gives Clary her mother’s stele. Alec has bites on his neck. Jace meets the Inquisitor imogen Herondale who sends him to jail in the Silent City. Maia comes to Luke’s. Clary tells Simon he can sleep in her room.
5. Sins of the father-p83 Jace is in jail and Brother Jeremiah and all the Silent Brothers are killed by Valentine to get their sword. Clary is kissing Simon who tells her he loves her again and Isabelle calls to tell her Jace is in jail. A fey is murdered in Central Park. They get a call of an attack on the Silent City.
6. City of Ashes-p103- Alec, Clary and Is find the brothers dead.
7. The Mortal Sword-The Inquisitor and Clave arrive. Jace is sick and Magnus comes. Jace is given in to Magnus’s custody.

The Gates of Hell

8. The Seelie Court p125– Jocelyn marks Clary in her sleep. Clary takes Simon to Magnus’s. Magnus is sick of Jace cleaning up. P136 Simon kisses Clary’s wrist in front of the group. They work out Valantine is trying the Ritual of Infernal Conversion to reverse the sword from angelic to demonic. The Clave will not act, and Is tells them the Seelie Court wants an audience. Alec will stay with Magnus as exchange prisoner. Humans are not permitted in the Seelie Court but Simon is admitted. Is is flirting with Meliorn. Cannot dance or eat or drink with faeries, unless they give you a token or take you as a companion. Queen questions them about dead faery. Clary touches drink and is bitten by sprite and and licks blood off finger. Queen tells Jace to ask his father what blood runs in his veins. Clary’s is the gift of words that cannot be spoken.”Your brother’s is the Angel’s own gift.” The queen has Jace and Clary kiss. Simon leaves.
9. And death shall have no dominion-p165-Clary goes to Jace’s room. Simon does not call. Clary looks at Jace’s star scar. Jace says they could keep their love secret, but Clary says no because of family and it would be sickening. Jace tells how he has given his ring to Magnus to try and track Valentine. Raphael saves Simon and brings him to the institute nearly dead.
10. A fine and private place 183 They take Simon to a cemetery. Clary sees no resemblance in Jace to Valentine. P185. Clary blames herself. Jace says they cannot change the truth by trying to say it differently. Magnus is there with Alec.
11. Smoke and steel P192 Clary tells her mother everything and Luke overhears. Luke explains that Simon would have felt compelled to return to the hotel- darklings half turned. Simon is at Luke’s. He no longer needs glasses. They discuss telling his mother. How his life has changed mainly because of the night thing. Maia is attacked by a demon outside Luke’s house.
12. The hostility of dreams p206 Simon feels he will shatter if his relationship with Clary breaks. He calls Jace as Clary is avoiding him. Maia reacts to Simon as a vampire. Magnus arrives. Demons attack Luke. The demons attack Clary but let her go. Magnus tries to charge them Alec denies he is dating Magnus. Simon interrupts Jace and Clary talking. Simon tells Clary he cannot trust her.
13. A host of rebel angels p228 Raphael brings Jace a demonic motorcycle. Jace rides to Valentine’s boat. He had tortured one of the demons for the location. One of the guards knocks Jace unconscious. Jace sees Clary – Agramon the demon of fear takes the form of whatever most terrifies you References to Milton, Paradise Lost p237. Jace asks Valentine what blood runs in his veins. Answer- blood of Angels. Jace asks valentine to justify summoning the demons. Says the Clave will only respond to force not reason. When he has won he will get the demons to destroy themselves. Jace holds the sword and sees the demons that are in waiting. He must choose Valentine or the Clave. Valentine promises to save those Jace cares about.

Days of Wrath

14. Fearless p249 Jace and Alec arrive with doughnuts at Luke’s.Clary thinks her mark scared off the demon. She says she can create runes. They ask her to draw a fearless rune. Jace marks Alec with the rune. Alec’s parents and the Inquisitor arrive and he nearly tells them he is dating Magnus, except Magnus knocks him out. They find out Jace went to see his father. They had tracked him. They tie him up and take him away to prison in Idris.
15. The serpent’s tooth. P270 Maia is faced by Agramon in the form of her brother. Imogen uses blades to create the Malachi configuration to imprison Jace. Finds out Imogen is not planning to send Jace to the Council, but trade him for the Mortal Instruments. Jace tries to convince her Valentine loves power more than his child. Alec had pretended to support the law to help Jace, making Is angry. Jace tells Alec to ask Luke about Imogen’s son, Stephen. Valentine breaks into Simon’s house. Alec gives Jace the unlocking rune. Alec suggests Jace try and escape upwards.
16. A Stone of the heart p294 They realise Valentine has M aia and Simon—all he needs to reverse the sword. Is tends Jace’s rune burns. Is calls Clary and Jace tells them to come to the Institute. Maia and Simon make up. Jace jumps off the Institute. A silvery haired women stops Malik. Valentine slashes Simpn’s throat.
17. East of Eden-p314 They go to the wharf. Jace sends a message. Names blades Abariel, Camael, and Telantes. Stephen was golden boy p320 Herondales ran the London Institute. Stephen became Valentine’s second in command after Luke was bitten. Valentine made Stephen divorce Amatis and marry Celine. Stephen was killed in a raid on a vampire nest. Celina killed herself 8 months pregnant. When the Inquisitor was killed, Imogen replaced her. Clary gives Jace the fearless rune. Magnus has runed the truck so it drives on water. Imogen offers Valentine the deal and he refuses, even though the Clave will insist on his death. Demons attack the truck. Magnus breaks the protection wards on the ship but is weakened. A demon takes Clary to the ship. The Inquisitor gives way to the Lightwoords to help Jace.
18. Darkness Visible P339 Maia tells Clary Simon is dead. Luke and Jace fight the demons. Clary makes up a rune and opens the cell and Jace’s manacles. Maia escapes but Valentine stops Clary. Jace and Luke are nearly defeated when Shadowhunters come to the rescue.Malik saves Jace. The Inquisitor tells Jace she cannot understand how Valentine would let his son die. She asks about Jace’s scar and realises he may not be who he thinks he is The Inquisitor dies saving Jace and whispers something 357.Alec gives Jace Samandriel. Is is injured. JAce goes after a demon, but it attacks Alec and flings him overboard. Jace crashes through the deck.
19. Dies Irae p363 Clary tells Valentine that Luke has done everything as a friend. Valentine wants to trade Clary for Maia – which Clave rule will require. Jace finds Clary’s stele. Magnus rescues Alec. Magnus is exhausted. Alec offers Magnus his strength. Valentine tells Jace that people are dying because of him. That Jace is just like him. P372. Told Clary the same thing 367. Told Clary Jace’s greatest fear was his love for his sister, but it was that he was like his father. Jace stabs Valentine, but it is Agramon. Jace saves Simon by giving him his blood. Simon attacks Jace. Clary cannot hold Maellartach. Valentine tells Clary that Jocelyn left him because he turned her brother into a monster. Val starts saying he is not talking about Jace, when he arrives with Simon. Jace tells Valentine he used his blood to save Simon. Clary says the sword is not fully turned. Valentine tells Jace to kill Simon.He tells his father he killed Agramon and it had valentine’s face. Jace throws Clary her stele. Clary writes the rune open, but its says mene men tekel upharsin. The boat explodes. Nixies save the Shadowhunters- The Queen of the Seelie court – lived up to her promise to give them “what aid was in her power.” Jace had thrown paper in the water. The sun comes up, Simon tells Clary he loves her, expecting to die, but he does not. Maryse apologizes to Jace- reminds him of the past.
20. Epilogue-p395 Simon calls off the boyfriend/girlfriend thing with Clary. Luke tells Clary he loves Jocelyn, but she doesn’t know it. Clary wants to tell Jace she was wrong, but he tells she was right, that they cannot love in a vacuum. Clary goes to the hospital and finds Madeleine Bellefleur- who saved them from Malik at the Institute. She tells Clary Jocelyn putthe spell on herself and that Madeleine know how to reverse it.

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City of Bones- Study Guide

I love the witty dialogue in this series, though I find some aspects of the books questionnable. Here are my favourite quotes,other notes and plot summary.This is one of my favourite series for a long time. Here are notes on Book One, City of Bones

(Apologies in advance for typing errors)

Tribes and Places

Greater Demon Abbadon, the Greater Demon of the Abyss, Lord of the Fallen.Hardly ever killed. Need to kill in their physical and ethereal forms before they die. P332
Nephilim -offspring humans and angels.Shadowhunter. Drink the Angels’ blood from the mortal cup. Only recent that women allowed to be Shadowhunters alongside men. You can turn a mundane into a Shadowhunter, but not Downworlders– they can’t withstand the runes. Usually has to be a child. Shadowhunters must keep their promises.
Downworlders share the shadowworld with the Nephilim.
Warlocks -Lilith’s children. Half human half-demon. All witches and warlocks are crossbreeds and as such are sterile. All downworlders are part demon, but only warlocks are children of demon parents.
Vampires –result of diseases brought by demons from their home dimensions. Part human. Only rogue vampires drink blood from living people.
Werewolves -result of diseases brought by demons from their home dimensions. Moon’s children.
Faeries -fallen angles, cast out of heaven for their pride. Offspring of demons and angles.Avoid midday sunlight. Devil has no power except in the dark p101
Silent Brothers – archivists. To strengthen their minds, use powerful runes that twist and warp their physical form and they cannot see. They read minds. Powers of the mind not body.
Demons – interdimensional parasites.They use up a world, destroy life and move on. Only demons can travel between worlds because they are partly non-corporeal. Disappear when killed.
Ifrit – warlocks with no magic.Half demons who can’t cast spells.
Idris -home for the Nephilim. Alicante- City of glass.
Forsaken- humans that have been marked and do not have any Shadowhunter ancestry. Go insane, become killers. Don’t sleep, don’t eat, unless told, and die quickly. They are evil. They are loyal to whoever marks them.


I have not slept.
Between the acting of a dreadful thing
And the first motion, all the interim is
Like a phantasma or a hideous dream;(65)
The genius and the mortal instruments
Are then in council, and the state of man,
Like to a little kingdom, suffers then
The nature of an insurrection. Shakespeare Julius Caesar

p19 That’s not a person little girl. It may look like a person talk like a person and maybe even bleed like a person. But it’s a monster.
p21 Have you had dealings with demons, little girl? Walked with warlocks, talked with the Night Children?
p25 “Hi, I’m one of the knife wielding hooligans you met last night in Pandemonium? I’m afraid I made a bad impression and was hoping you’d give me the chance to make it up to–”
p27 Jocelyn recognized reading as a sacred pastime and usually wouldn’t interrupt Clary in the middle of a book, even to yell at her.
p33 “Jesus!” Luke exclaimed.
“Actually, it’s just me,” said Simon. “Although, I’ve been told the resemblance is startling.”
P42 “Come my faux juggernaut, my nefarious loins! Slather every protuberance with arid zeal!”
P43 “You’re not gay, are you?”
Simon’s greenish colour deepened.” If I were, I would dress better.”
P44 Pretty name. Like the herb, clary sage. In the old days people thought eating the seeds would let you see the fair folk.”
P45 “I was laughing at you because declarations of love amuse me, especially when unrequited,” he said. “And because your Simon is one of the most mundane mundane I‘ve ever encountered.”
P45 I may be a killer, but I know what I am… Can you say the same?”
P59 She’s not pretty enough to be a pixie, though.”
Well, nobody looks their best with demon poison in their veins.”
P61 “…Is he always rude, or does he save that for mundane?”
‘Oh, he’s rude to everyone…It’s what makes him so damn sexy.” That and he’s killed more demons than anyone else his age.”
P69 “Isabelle hails from one of the greatest Shadowhunter dynasties in history,” Alec said dryly. “This girl, on the other hand, hails from New Jersey.”
P75 “I don’t want tea,” said Clary, with muffled force. “I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them.”
“Unfortunately, “said Hodge, ‘we’re all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it’s tea or nothing.”
P76 “Normal people don’t generally find their homes ransacked by demons,” Hodge said not unkindly.
P82 Magic is a dark and elemental force, not just a lot of sparkly wands and crystal balls and talking goldfish.”
“I never said it was a lot of talking goldfish, you—“
Jace waved a hand, cutting her off. “Just because you call an electric eel a rubber duck doesn’t make it a rubber duck, does it. And God help the poor bastard who decides they want to take a bath with the duckie.’
P83 “How did you know I had Shadowhunter blood?..”
“I guessed.’…
“You guessed? You must have been pretty sure, considering you could have killed me.”
“..I was ninety percent sure.”…
“Her hand cracked across his face, a slap that rocked him on his heels…
“What the hell was that for?”
“The other ten percent.”
P84 “.. Those girls on the other side of the car are staring at you.”
…”Of course they are…I’m stunningly attractive.”
“Haven’t you ever heard that modesty is an attractive trait?”
“Only from ugly people,” Jace confided. “The meek may inherit the earth, but at the moment it belongs to the conceited. Like me.”
P97 “I figured all your classes were stuff like Slaughter 101 and Beheading for Beginners.”
p98 “Get it through your head: Human beings are not magic users…
…””But I’ve seen you use magic. You use enchanted weapons—“
…The marks are only part of it. There are tests, ordeals, levels of training..Stay away from my blades In fact, don’t touch any of my weapons.”
“Well there goes my plan for selling them on eBay.”
“Selling them on what?”
A mythical place of great magical power.”
P98 “If you were half as funny as you thought you were, my boy, you’d be twice as funny as you are.”
P101 “I see violence in your future, a great deal of blood shed by you and others. You’ll fall in love with the wrong person. Also you have an enemy.”
“Only one. That’s good news.”
P146 Jace. Is he really a terrible liar?. ..He’s not a liar at all. Not about important things He will tell you terrible truths, but he won’t lie…That’s why it’s generally better not to ask him anything unless you can stand to hear the answer.”
P184 “Sed lex dura lex.” The law is hard, but it is the law.
P147 “I kind of doubt he sent a Ravener Demon to her house because he wants to get back together.”…” It wouldn’t have been my first move.. First the candy and flowers, then the apology letters, then the ravenous demon hordes. In that order.”
P158 “ It seems to me,” Clary said with an edge to her voice, “that no one the Clave thinks is dead is ever actually dead. Maybe they should invest in dental records.”
P169 Nephilim: Facilis Descensus Averno
“It means Shadowhunters looking better in black than the Widows of our enemies since 1234. (The descent into hell is easy.)
P176 “Is this when you start tearing strips off your T-shirt to bind up my wound?” she joked. She hated the sight of blood, especially her own.
“If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked…It would have been a lot less painful. And next time you’re planning to injure yourself to get my attention, just remember that a little sweet talk works wonders.”
P182 “Clary fought the urge not to sneeze. She’d never understood why some girls felt the need to smell like dessert.”
p183 They kill demons..So if they don’t bother us we don’t bother them…Like letting spiders live because they eat mosquitos.
P188 “you must understand—“
“You keep saying that, “ Clary said crossly. “I don’t see why I must understand anything. You tell me the truth and I’ll either understand or I won’t.”
P190 “Do all the girls you meet fall in love with you…”
“It’s not love …”
“You could try not being charming all the time..It might be a relief for everyone.’
P191 If only Simon were here he could probably bore you to sleep.
P193 The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.
P199 Even half in demon hunter clothes …he looked like the sort of boy who’d come over to your house to pick you up for a date and be polite to your parents and nice to your pets…Jace on the other hand, looked like the sort of boy who’d come over to your house and burn it down for kicks.”
P202 “Last time I left you alone, a demon attacked you.”
“Well, I’d certainly hate to interrupt your pleasant night stroll with my sudden death.”…
“There is a fine line between sarcasm and outright hostility and you seemed to have crossed it. What’s up?”
…This morning, weird creepy guys dug around in my brain. Now I’m going to meet the weird creepy guy who originally dug around in my brain.”
P202 Wouldn’t you always want to know the truth?”
Absolutely always”
P204 Come in. And try not to murder any of my guests….Even if one of them spills a drink on my new shoes?”
“As for this…keep it in your pants, Shadowhunter.”
P215 “All my life I’ve felt there was something wrong with me. Something missing or damaged…”
“Every teenager in the world feels like that, feels broken or out of place, different somehow, royalty mistakenly born into a family of peasants. The difference in your case is that it’s true.” “When I was ten my father tried to drown me in the creek. When I found out what I was really, only half a human being. I hated myself.”
“I don’t care if I’m different… I just want to know who I really am.”
“If there was such a thing as terminal literalism, you would have died in childhood.”
“Gray is short for Gramarye. It means ‘magic, hidden wisdom.”
P219 If you insist on disavowing that which is ugly about what you do…you will never learn from your mistakes.”
“Now if we’re done here, I’d like to get back to my party before any of the guests eat each other.”
P222 She fought down a feeling of revulsion-she’d never liked rats, with their yellowy squared off teeth all ready to bite. She wished he’d been turned into a hamster.”p225
It wasn’t as if she had a pocket she could have tucked him in. Isabelle’s clothes didn’t allow for pockets; they were too tight. Clary was amazed they allowed for Isabelle.”
P227 Keep in mind that when your mother fled the Shadow World, it wasn’t the monsters she was hiding from. Not the warlocks,the wolf-men, The Fair Folk, not even the demons themselves. It was them. It was the Shadowhunters.
P234 “When the self-congratulatory part of the evening is over, maybe we could get back to saving my best friend from being exsanguinated to death.”
P238 “And when I saw him lying in a pool of his own blood, I knew then that I hadn’t stopped believing in God. I’d just stopped believing God cared.There might be a God, Clary and there might not, but I don’t think it matters. Either way, we’re on our own.”
P241 “Don’t …I’m not really in the mood right now.”
‘That’s got to be the first time a girl’s ever said that to me…”
Stick with me and it won’t be the last.”
P252 Clary wondered if there were any ugly vampires, or maybe any fat ones. Maybe they didn’t make vampires out of ugly people. Or maybe ugly people just didn’t want to live forever.”
P259 Now this is sa situation.
P273 I have a high pain threshold. In fact, it’s less of a threshold and more of a tastefully decorated foyer.”
p276 No wonder you’ve never killed a single demon because you’re too afraid…
He wouldn’t say that.
P279 My mom says you only need three people you can rely on in order to achieve self-actualization.”
P280 Then at the party I realised she was actually crazy.
P280 You’re an idiot
I’ve never claimed otherwise.
P286 He wouldn’t say that.
P292 “In future Clarissa…it might be wise to mention that you already have a man in your bed, to avoid such tedious situations.”
“You invited him into your bed…?”
“Ridiculous isn’t is..We would never have all fit.”
P293 “Pat his head and tell him he’s still your super special little guy.”
P294 “No I don’t like flat soda. I don’t like crappy boy band pop. I don’t like being stuck in traffic. I don’t like math homework. I hate Jace. See the difference.”
P295 You’re so stupid Clary. Can’t you see anything?
P296She wondered if it was actually possible within the space of a week to love everyone that you loved.
P298 Isabelle used her beauty like she used her whip.
P298 Words were weapons his father had taught him that had he’d wanted to hurt Clary more than he’d ever wanted to hurt any girl. In fact he wasn’t sure he had ever wanted to hurt a girl before. Usually, he just wanted them, and then wanted them to leave him alone.
P302 This has nothing to do with us and everything to do with your – your addiction to danger.
If you’re afraid of a few Forsake, by all means stay at home.
p304 I can handle a couple of Forsaken. They’re crazy, but not actually very smart.
P305 He has many things I haven’t got..Like near sightedness, bad posture and an appalling lack of coordination.
You know ..most psychologists agree that hostility is really just sublimated sexual attraction.
Ah…that might explain why I so often run into people who dislike me.
P306 Sorry, are you telling me that your demon-slaying buddies need to be driven to their next assignation with the forces of darkness by my mom?
P308 Where there is feeling that is not requited…there is an inbalance of power. It is an inbalance that is easy to exploit, but it is not a wise course. Where there is love, there is often also hate. They exist side by side.
Simon doesn’t hate me.
He might grow to over time, if he felt you were using him.
P311 That’s the van? It looks like a rotting banana.
P312 So what’s with the hey thing?…
Real men are terse. Laconic.
So the more manly you are, the less you say.
That’s why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don’t say anything, they just nod. The nod means, “I am a badass” and I recognise that you too are a badass, but they don’t say anything because they’re Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain.
P314 I’d always hoped that when I finally said “I love you’ to a girl, she’d say ‘I know’ back like Leia did to Han in Return of the Jedi.
“No,’ he said, “You look, Clary. Look at me, and really see me. Can you do that.”
If she had to tell the truth, would she really say that she’d never known that he loved her. Or just that she’d never known what she should do about it if he did.
Seeing through glamour is easy. It’s people that are hard.
We all see what we want to see.
P315 You can see us because now you know the truth of what you’re looking at.
P318 Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?
…Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself. ..
At least …you don’t have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland…
Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.
P321 It’s the Mortal Cup, Jace, not the Mortal Toilet Bowl.
P333 Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. (My own fault. My most grievous fault.)I thought you didn’t believe in religion.
I may not believe in sin…but I do feel guilt. We Shadowhunters live by a code and that code isn’t flexible. Honor, fault, penance, and those are real to us, and they have nothing to do with religion, and everything to do with who we are. This is who I am…I am one of the Clave…So tell me, if you’re sure this isn’t my fault, why it is that the first thought in mind when I saw Abbadon wasn’t for my fellow warriors but for you.”
P336 “I let my father die and now I’ve killed the only brother I ever had… What’s happening to me?
P343 The good things you do don’t cancel the bad ones.
P343 All that this angelic heritage has given us is a longer distance to fall.
P376 NYPD Fidelis ad Mortem – Faithful until death – motto where Luke staying.
P387 In Hoc Signo Vinces – By this sign we will conquer
P392 She remembered another poem from English class, something about how after the first death you saw, no other deaths mattered. That poet hadn’t known what he was talking about
P394 Why don’t you ever think?
P396 She remembered what Hodge had said about Valentine and his ability to tell charming and convincing lies. Is this something Valentine told you? Because he’s a liar Jace. Remember what Hodge said. If he’s telling you your father is alive, it’s a lie to get you to do what he wants.
P401 Morgernstern means morning star. As in How art thou fallen from heaven, o Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations.
P403 It’s my initials …J.C.
P405 You’re telling lies with a little bit of truth mixed in, is all.
P406 That sounds terrific…Just you, your comatose wife, your shell shocked son, and your daughter who hates your guts. Not to mention that your two kids could be in love with one another. Yeah that sounds like a perfect family reunion.
P409 They’re going to kill each other.
You don’t understand …This is how it’s done—
P414 Like you do… Shutting your eyes and pretending something’s not happening doesn’t make it not true, Jace.
P419 I have a suggestion.
Let me guess… It’s don’t kill me, isn’t it?
P421 She’s like her mother… Doesn’t like to do what she’s told.
P425 And this is how you repay the unquestioning loyalty you bought so cheaply, Lucian. By letting them die for you.
P431 Since I found out what. That he’s a killer-transvestite who molests cats?”
No wonder that cat hates everyone.
P437 …maybe Jace can behead a Du’sien demon from a distance of fifty feet with just a cork-screw and a rubber band, but sometimes I think he doesn’t know much about people.
P439 I kill demons because it’s what I’m good at and what I was taught to do, but it isn’t who I am.

Chapter summary The Mortal Instruments City -of Bones
Dark descent
1. Pandemonium-Clary sees Jace, Isabelle and Alec kill a demon in a nightclub. She comes home late.. and finds her mother is taking her away
2. Secrets and Lies -Jocelyn is taking Clary away . She argues with Clary who goes out with Simon.p27 box with JC onit.
3. Shadowhunter -Jace finds her. Clary gets a call.
4. Ravener- Clary races home, but it is ransacked. She is stung by a demon and Jace takes her to The institute.
5. Clave and Covenant- Clary meets Hodge. P73 Luke rejects her.
6. Forsaken-Clary and Jace go back to the unit and are attacked by a Forsaken.p91 Jace has star on his shoulder. Explains how marking can make humans go mad.
7. The Five Dimensional Door- Madame Dorothea reads their fortune. Cannot read Clary’s fortune- mind block.
8. Weapon of Choice p106- Clary goes through Portal to Luke’s house. Luke is with Blackwell and Pangborn who killed Jace’s father.
9. The circle and the brotherhood-Jace take Clary and Simon back to The Institute. Clary finds Jocelyn was married to Valentine
Easy is the Descent
10. City of Bones-They find out about The Circle and why Valentine wants the cup. Clary meets a Silent Brother. Clary goes with Jace to the City of Bones, the Silent City. She finds out Magnus Bane needs to undo the memory block.
11. Magnus Bane-Jace takes Clary to Taki’s, meet Simon, Alec and Is there. Hodge tells Clary more about the Circle and The Glass City. Jace is in her room looking at her sketch book. Jace tells the falcon story about Valentine. Details of Hodge’s curse for not leaving the Circle before the Uprising.
12. Dead Man’s Party p201 Magnus Bane’s party. Clary finds her mother paid Bane to erase her memory.
13. The Memory of Whiteness p212 Magnus shows Clary the runes to trigger her memory.Simon is turned into a rat.
14. The Hotel Dumort p234 Clary and Jace go to a church. Jace says he does not believe in Angels. Raphael helps them break in to rescue Simon. Lot of discussion of oath swearing.
15. High and dry p260 Werewolves attack Hotel Dumont. They escape on a vampire motorcycle and crash at sunrise.
16. Falling Angels p272 Alec and Clary argue about Jace. Simon comes to Clary’s room.
17. The Midnight Flower-p284 They go to the greenhouse for Clary’s birthday. Jace tells Clary his father would give him anything even a bath of spaghetti. Jace gives Clary witchlight. 289 Clary has star on shoulder. 290 first kiss. They go to her room – and see Simon. Simon tells Clary he loves her, says his mom had said she would break his heart. Clary draws the runes to take the cup out of the page.
18. The Mortal Cup p 298 (Raziel’s cup-angel) Clary tells Jace the cup is at Dorothea’s. Hodge tells Clary that Luke loves Jocelyn. Hodge warns RE Alec, Jace, Simon –unrequited love danger of hatred-dilemma of power. Simon discusses his archery skills. Explains why Simon can see them. Get t he cup from Dorothea.
19. Abbadon p321 Abbadon, the Greater Demon of the Abyss, Lord of the Fallen, comes through the portal and kills Dorothea. They fight Abbadon. Simon saves them by shooting an arrow into the skylight. Alec is badly injured and Jace tells Clary he blames himself. Hodge gets Hugin to attack Clary and takes the cup. Hodge uses Jace’s ring to call Valentine- who has a similar ring. Hodge and Valentine argue, and Hodge tries to protect Jace, though he is shown to be weak willed in the face of Valentine. Valentine lifts Hodge’s curse and takes Jace. Hodge leaves having trapped Clary behind a wall, does not call for help for Alec.
20. In Rat’s Alley- Clary uses Jace’s stele to make rune and break barrier. Clary chases Hodge, he throws Chakram at her, but wolf saves her. Clary realizes Luke is a werewolf. She finds out Luke had wolves following her which is why they attacked the Dumort.
The Decent Beckons
21. The Werewolf’s Tale-Luke tells of how they all knew Valentine, how he grew his power by exploiting weakness. Tells how they formed the circle because Valentine wanted to use the cup to make more Shadowhunters and the Clave said no because most humans would not survive the transition and because it was not for anyone to choose who could become a Shadowhunter. Valentine’s father killed in attack on werewolf encampment leading Valentine to propose attack against all Downworlders. Jocelyn helped Valentine get over grief. World for humans, not part demons. Circle hunted Downworlders who had committed slightest infraction. Valentine used torture. Jocelyn became pregnant with child- blond, Jonathan Christopher-and Valentine was going to cellars. Luke bitten and Valentine tells Luke to kill himself, but he kills the leader of the pack, and became clan leader. Jocelyn finds out Luke is alive and warns him Valentine knows. Valentine uses a demon and steals the cup. Jocelyn and Luke work with faeries, warlocks and vampires against Valentine. They attacked Circle on day Accords were signed. Valentine curses Luke and Jocelyn, takes her as hostage. Jocelyn escapes, but Luke and Jocelyn find the house destroyed by demon fire. Her mother and father were killed and they found Valentine’s amulet and the bones of a child. Jocelyn fled to Paris, said she would not return to Shadow World. She sold amulet and left Luke carrying another child. Told Luke Valentine was still alive. Luke returned to wolves, signed the Accords. Only members of Circle who survived were Lightwoods, Hodge – exiled to The Institute – and Michael Wayland. Michael hid himself with son and mourned wife. Lightwoods had connections- got lighter sentence than Hodge. Luke went after Jocelyn and found her and Clary in New York
22. Renwick’s Ruin-Clary finds Valentine is her father. Clary calls Simon to google Renwicks. When Jace was ten years old, Valentine killed Michael Wayland. Luke has been pack leader one week-killed packleader. They go to Roosevelt Island, fight Forsaken. Gretal killed. Luke in this chapter and last makes Clary realise she has been “racist’ about downworlders- like the Lightwoods. Find Jocelyn asleep and Blackwell and Pangborn. Jace tells Clary Valentine is his father.
23. Valentine-p398 has blamed Hodge. Jace finds out Clary is his sister. That Wayland died in the uprising and Valentine took his place. When Jace was 10, Valentine got a letter saying he would reveal his identity. So Valentine staged his own death with the help of Pangborn and Blackwell and sent Jace to the Lightwoods. Luke has killed Pangborn with the dagger Valentine told him to kill himself with. Jace rejects his mother, Clary her father. Luke tells Clary to go, and Jace stops her. Clary tells Jace about the box and that Jocelyn thought he was dead. Clary throws herself in front of Luke to protect him from Valentine, and Jace saves her. Clary accuses Valentine of murdering her grandparents and the Waylands in cold blood. Clary uses idea of letting father die to get Jace to save Luke. Jace accuses Valentine of leaving him alone. Valentine admits he killed Clary’s grandparents because they sided with Jocelyn against him. Alaric is killed saving Luke. Jace cannot kill Valentine who goes through the portal that looks to Idris.
24. Epilogue p427 Magnus cures Alec, Brother Jeremiah will not save someone who has willingly separated themselves from the Clave. A Fortuitous Occurrence. Isabelle and Clary become friends. Clary and Alec become friends.
Jace takes Clary to see Jocelyn in hospital on a flying motorbike.

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