City of Heavenly Fire questions/spoilers

Hi Cassie! I love your books and the characters you’ve created so much and thank you for sharing them with the world! I’ve just finished reading CoHF for the third time and I wanted to ask a question about the tapestry Emma and Jules look at towards the end of the book. My question is why is Clary “almost invisible” in the tapestry where Jace is in the front and center clearly visible? She was the one that killed Sebastian and my logic is that she should be in the front or at least side by side with Jace. Is it because of her ties with her father and brother that stands her apart from Jace because if anything Jace has greater ties than she does. Or is it something else entirely? I’m sure Clary wouldn’t even think twice about something as trivial as a tapestry with her in the background and wouldn’t mind at all. But I’m just curious as to why she’s set apart from Jace when she was just as much, if not more, involved with the ending of the Dark War than Jace was. — winchester-squared

Is this what you mean?

"There was another tapestry as well, this one looking newer and freshly hung, which showed the Angel rising out of the lake, this time without the Mortal Instruments. A blond man stood at the edge of the lake, and near him, almost invisible, was the figure of a slight girl with red hair, holding a stele… . “

That tapestry is meant to depict the events at the end of City of Glass, but the blond man isn’t Jace. It’s Valentine. Jace would have been “a blond boy” — he’s not a man, not quite yet!

Clary is depicted as smaller than Valentine to emphasize the fact that it was a David and Goliath type victory, with an underestimated hero going up against a much bigger/more powerful villain. Jace is not even pictured, due to being dead for much of this part of the book.

Perhaps it is confusing because the tapestry is “newer” but it’s only been a few months since the Mortal War and it takes time to make a tapestry. There are no tapestries depicting the events of the Dark War in the Gard. There hasn’t been time to commission one much less make one! I imagine that when there is one it will show Clary front and center, this time along with Jace, Alec, Simon and Isabelle.

Hi I’m Hannah first things first I love your books! I have read each multiple times and can’t wait for TDA but my initial question is do you and Cassandra Jean know when you are going to put the tarot cards up for sale? Thanks! — smithhann

Hi Cassandra! First, I love your books … But my question is related tarot cards of shadowhunters. I wonder: if you want to sell them? If yes, when? Thank you! — giuliaherondaleangel
We’re putting them out through Topataco, they do merchandise for Homestuck and Welcome to Night Vale. Things this complicated take a while to print, but we’ve approved finishes, etc. and we’re hoping to have the cards up for sale before Christmas. In the meantime, have a Cassandra Jean Gabriel Lightwood flower card, because he looks foxy!

Hi I’m Hannah first things first I love your books! I have read each multiple times and can’t wait for TDA but my initial question is do you and Cassandra Jean know when you are going to put the tarot cards up for sale? Thanks! — smithhann

Hi Cassandra! First, I love your books … But my question is related tarot cards of shadowhunters. I wonder: if you want to sell them? If yes, when? Thank you! — giuliaherondaleangel

We’re putting them out through Topataco, they do merchandise for Homestuck and Welcome to Night Vale. Things this complicated take a while to print, but we’ve approved finishes, etc. and we’re hoping to have the cards up for sale before Christmas. In the meantime, have a Cassandra Jean Gabriel Lightwood flower card, because he looks foxy!

Will and Tessa

miinza:


TID appreciation week → Day 1: Favorite Character

It was hard to chose between Tessa and Jem! I ended up picking Tessa. ”Men may be stronger, but it is women who endure.”
Also check out my new Shadowhunter blog (still under construction).

miinza:

TID appreciation week → Day 1: Favorite Character

It was hard to chose between Tessa and Jem! I ended up picking Tessa. ”Men may be stronger, but it is women who endure.”

Also check out my new Shadowhunter blog (still under construction).

meabhd:

Clary Fray



So cute!

meabhd:

Clary Fray

So cute!
kaidarknight:

Saw The Iron Trial's coverage and the first two chapters and I'm already excited for their first series to come.
Callum Hunt©cassandraclare and Holly Black
-Kai

kaidarknight:

Saw The Iron Trial's coverage and the first two chapters and I'm already excited for their first series to come.

Callum Hunt©cassandraclare and Holly Black

-Kai

youarethefirstdreamofmysoul:

Nephilim Week [TID] Day 6: Favourite Family

The Fairchild family has lived in an array of places over the generations. In the 1800s, they ran the London Institute; Granville was the  first known Fairchild to lead the Institute, and, later, his daughter, Charlotte took over the post, before she ultimately went on to become the first female Consul.

blackthornsmark:

SHADOWHUNTER MEME 

quotes [4/5] 
"Gracious," Sophie said, startled out of all countenance. "Have you been practicing that?”Gideon blinked. “I assure you it was entirely extemporaneous.”"Well, it was lovely." Sophie squeezed his hands. "And yes. Yes, I love you, and yes, I will marry you, Gideon."A brilliant smile broke out over his face, and he startled both of them by reaching for her and kissing her soundly on the mouth. She held his face between her hands as they kissed — he tasted slightly of tea leaves, and his lips were soft and the kiss entirely sweet. Sophie floated in it, in the prism of the moment, feeling safe from all the rest of the world.
- Clockwork Princess

blackthornsmark:

SHADOWHUNTER MEME 

quotes [4/5] 

"Gracious," Sophie said, startled out of all countenance. "Have you been practicing that?”
Gideon blinked. “I assure you it was entirely extemporaneous.”
"Well, it was lovely." Sophie squeezed his hands. "And yes. Yes, I love you, and yes, I will marry you, Gideon."
A brilliant smile broke out over his face, and he startled both of them by reaching for her and kissing her soundly on the mouth. She held his face between her hands as they kissed
— he tasted slightly of tea leaves, and his lips were soft and the kiss entirely sweet. Sophie floated in it, in the prism of the moment, feeling safe from all the rest of the world.

Clockwork Princess
slothxxx:

/me reading book 6  ;_;

slothxxx:

/me reading book 6  ;_;

walkingnorth:

De-stressing with little Clary and Simon ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

There is a ton of terrific TMI fanart at this blog!

walkingnorth:

De-stressing with little Clary and Simon ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

There is a ton of terrific TMI fanart at this blog!