Wow, this is amazing! Thank you guys so much who put this together and contributed.
Yesterday I was crying over fictional cats, now I am crying over how great the Shadowhunter fandom is, all over the world. Pretty soon we’ll have to dig a very big hole in my backyard just so we can put my grateful tears to use as a neighborhood swimming pool.
“Hi Cassie! How is Josh doing? We haven’t heard from him in a while! Did he cry/weep/get upset after finishing Clockwork Princess? Did he love it? P.s: Tell him Benedict Cumberbatch has nothing on him. :”) - Aqsa. — tessa-will-choose-soon”
Josh: The amazing thing about this is that Tessa ends up with Benedict Cumberbatch.
Me: Cumberbatch could be a Shadowhunter name if there was such a thing as a cumber.
Josh: The word cumber means an obstruction, burden or hindrance.
Me: So Cumberbatch means “a batch of hindrances?”
Holly: Benedict Cumberbatch has left the world of Shadowhunters to pursue high thespian art. They shun him now.
You answered this other fan’s question about divorce and you said “It’s actually much harder to cut the parabatai bond.”
Well what does that mean? Because if you can cut the bond then in TDA can’t Emma just cut the bond with Julian? (TO BE TOGETHER) How do you cut the bond?
Well, we know you can cut the bond.
1) One of you dies.
2) One of you becomes a Downworlder. (Luke and Valentine.)
3) One of you is exiled from the Clave. (Robert Lightwood and Michael Wayland.)
4) You give up being Shadowhunters and become mundanes.
You can’t fall in love with your parabatai just like you can’t marry a mundane. Just like Will’s father left the Shadowhunters, sure, Julian and Emma could leave the Shadowhunters and give up not just their identity, but never see any of their friends and family again. Any pair of parabatai could do that. But it’s hardly an easy decision (especially considering that Julian takes care of all his younger brothers and sisters and they basically have no one else, while Emma is still searching for the answer to what happened to her parents and revenge on those responsible, which she couldn’t do as a non-Shadowhunter) for anyone to make.
Not to mention Julian and Emma’s relationship isn’t as simple as all that anyway. :)
I have a question:
There is a logical reason for that all the families of TDI who lived in London, now are living in NY in TMI, or only is mere chance? Love your books, and you :)
Thanks for the love! Here are the Shadowhunter families/names who live in London: The Branwells, the Lightwoods, the Herondales, the Lovelaces, the Carstairs, the Blackthorns, the Fairchilds, the Waylands, and then the Starkweathers live up in York. The families who live in New York officially in The Mortal Instruments: the Lightwoods. Families who have one family members in New York for odd reasons: the Morgensterns, the Starkweathers (Hodge is in New York for the same reason the Lightwoods are, but any and all other Starkweathers are back in Idris or England) the Herondales (Jace is in New York for the same reason the Lightwoods are) the Graymarks (Luke is there because Jocelyn is, though there are no Graymarks in TiD). There are no Waylands, Branwells, Blackthorns, Lovelaces, Carstairs or really even Fairchilds in New York. There are also families running around that we never hear of in TiD, like the Pangborns and the Blackwells.
So the overlap is far from complete — the exile of the Lightwoods to New York acted as something of a magnet to draw others, but beyond that there’s pretty much the overlap you might expect from a not that huge society with large families and recurring names. It’s a bit of poetic justice that the Lightwoods and Herondales fueded in TiD and are parabatai in TMI but otherwise, mostly chance and probability (English Shadowhunters wind up assigned to English speaking countries) are at play.
They can, if a whole family dies. But the name stays on the books, so to speak, and since you must choose a Shadowhunter name if you Ascend, you can choose from the roster of “dead family names” so to speak.
And we are up against … the Hunger Games. yikes. Books I love by the way. I remember reading an ARC of The Hunger Games and being like, “This is some extra-amazing stuff.” In sum, I think it’s important to remember that whoever wins this round, the Movie Brawl will be won by a movie with a strong female main character at its heart, and that is an achievement.
1) We have a cool graphic!
And 2) To celebrate getting all the way to the finals, here is a snippet from City of Heavenly Fire that I hope will be extremely mystifying. It does refer back to something in Lost Souls…
She turned to look at Sebastian, lying on the bed. He was shirtless, and even in the dim light the old whip weals across his back were visible. She had always been fascinated by Shadowhunters but had never thought she would find one whose personality she could stand for more than five minutes, until Sebastian.
I'm Cassandra Clare. I write books about the adventures of the demon-fighting Shadowhunters. The Mortal Instruments series is set in modern New York: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire (set to release in 2014). The prequels to the Mortal Instruments series are called The Infernal Devices (Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, and Clockwork Princess). A movie based on City of Bones will be released by Sony Pictures this August 23rd. My ask box is closed to asks and fanmail on tumblr but you can reach me through my website. www.cassandraclare.com