Will and Jace? xDDDDD
"Did Brother Zachariah just steal our cat?"
Drew the Thanksgiving snippet! Happy Thanksgiving!!! Jem, stealing yo cat. You don’t even care cuz he looks so sweet while he does it.
I lied when I said I’m going to sleep. I can’t sleep, so here’s a portrait of Jessamine!
NOW. FOR SURE, I will let Morpheus lull me to sleep.
Aw, babies. They look so young.
lil’ Will and Jem. (from the Infernal Devices @CassieClare)
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@cassandraclare I added a little sign to Blackfriars Bridge since I noticed the other one had been taken off :) x
So, I haven’t read The Infernal Devices yet, and I was wondering if I will be confused about the part with Tessa Gray and who she is? Should I read before the new book comes out? Thanks. :) And just wondering how many people and who will die in the last book. — hoona-boona
Hello! If you mean because Tessa appears in City of Heavenly Fire, no, you shouldn’t be confused. I’ve tried really hard to make it so that you can read The Infernal Devices and never read The Mortal Instruments and it still makes sense, and you can read The Mortal Instruments and never read The Infernal Devices and it still makes sense. It helps to have read The Infernal Devices because then Tessa is a familiar figure, and her activities, and relation to the other characters, should be more interesting. Otherwise, there’s still a legitimate reason for her to be in the part of the story she is in, and it shouldn’t be confusing any more than Brother Zachariah’s appearances in CoFA and CoLS are confusing.
And just wondering how many people and who will die in the last book. — hoona-boona
Will and Cece! 8D
I was about to do a commish until my brain did this thing where it pops out an image and a scene I remembered from TID. So yeeaah. A sketchie of a worried William running after Cecily.
Characters (c) Cassandra Clare
Little Will and little Cecily!
SPOILERS FOR CLOCKWORK PRINCESS BELOW.
So I’m curious if Jem is meant to be off travelling the world in 2008 how does he turn up as brother Zachariah to help jace with the heavenly fire ?! Also would you ever write a series in between TID and tmi?! — melissaelizabethsarson
I would indeed write a series in between TID and TMI, and plan to. Right now it is only known as TLH because I am contrarian. But here is everything about it.
As for the previous question, I think people often forget the City of books take place in 2007. The epilogue of CP2 takes place after City of Lost Souls and quite possibly entirely after City of Heavenly Fire. I shall resurrect Ye Olde Timeline for assistance:
"Hey Cassie! I’ve read all the TID and TMI books but the whole [redacted] Brother Zachariah thing confuses me a little bit still. What confuses me is the whole time span of it all with respect to the TMI books. Can you clear that up? (And also I can’t remember what TMI books he did appear in). —…
I had to redact a bunch of this ask’s spoilery bits but I think I managed — in essence, I’ve gotten a lot of asks about where the epilogue of Clockwork Princess fits into the timeline of TMI.
Here’s the basic timeline of the TMI books:
CoB: takes place in August 2007, the year the book was published.
CoA: begins in very early September 2007- a few days to a week after CoB ends.
CoG: begins in September, about 1 week after CoA ends. The whole book takes place in 1.5-2 weeks. It is mentioned that the leaves on trees are beginning to turn fall colors.
CoFA: begins in Mid-October (Halloween decorations are up, Simon mentions the month) and ends around the third or fourth week of October. In CoFA, it is also mentioned that Clary has been training to fight demons for 7 weeks.
CoLS: The prologue is set in late October. The first chapter begins two weeks later, in the 2nd week of November.
October had 5 weeks in 2007. Here’s a link to a 2007 calendar:
The Clockwork Princess prologue takes place in 2008.
We don’t know when in 2008, but we do know enough to know it takes place after the events of City of Lost Souls. It is either during or after the events of City of Heavenly Fire.
As for Bro Z, he appears in City of Fallen Angels and City of Lost Souls. It is explained in City of Fallen Angels that he was among the few Silent Brothers who was not in the Silent City when Valentine attacked, and therefore survived.
So yes, basically, the epilogue of Clockwork Princess takes place in the future of the characters in City of Lost Souls. You can search it for clues about Heavenly Fire if you want. :)
James, you conundrum, you.
You can only ever have one parabatai. You pick them before you’re eighteen, and you are stuck with them forever unless death, exile, one of you becoming a mundane, or one of you becoming a Downworlder or Iron Sister or Silent Brother parts you. In other words, you are parted by massive transformative changes that alter the person you are.
You cannot then find another parabatai. You’re out of the game. You had the one, and you have to learn to live without them. The Law is hard, but it is the Law.
You can be parabatai with someone unrelated to you, or with a family member, a brother or sister or cousin. Parabataican be any gender mix. You can’t fall in love with them, and you can’t marry them. You’re not really supposed to hook up with them either but if I had a nickel for everyone who ever broke that rule I’d have a swimming pool full of nickels and I could roll around in it like Scrooge McDuck.
"Hi, Cassie! Maybe you receive these messages a lot, and I hope I’m not bothering you. It’s just that I really loved the Shadowhunter Tarot Cards, and it seems like you haven’t unveiled all of them. Are you done with it, or is there another reason for you not post them? Thank you so much! — kbrinu"
No, I am just lazy and got distracted. I have no excuses! The last card posted was the Five of Runes, so here is the Six and Seven of Runes to get back on track. Runes=cups in the traditional tarot. The first is the rune for parabatai:
And the second is the rune for agape. Agape is selfless, unconditional love that borders on the divine.
for in companions
Whose souls do bear an equal yoke of love,
There must be needs a like proportion
Of lineaments, of manners, and of spirit
— The Merchant of Venice