Insights for the Booksites - reading mostly for my own pleasure
What I didn't expect from reading the last book of the Mortal Instrument series was the introduction of two new characters that promise to have a fulfilling lifetime ahead of them. I guess that is why Cassandra Clare has indicated she will be adding 5 more series into the Shadowhunter universe? I don't know what to make of that. I mean I definitely am curious to see the Dark Artifices series which continues with Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn who allegedly become Parabatais AND are in love, but c'mon, really? I wasn't much into reading about Emma and Julian in City of Heavenly Fire when there was already so much going on. On the other hand, reading about Brother Zacharias aka Jem Carstairs and Tessa Gray was worth all the glitter in Magnus' loft and then some.
Magnus Bane also revealed some secrets of his own(show spoiler)
, and it was sweet of him to write them all down in a book to give to Alec Lightwood. I plan on reading the Bane Chronicles too, hoping it doesn't lessen his character in anyway and I absolutely and 100% agree with Jace taking on the Herondale name. Awesome.
Sebastian aka Jonathan Morgenstern(show spoiler)
. I know big surprise right? But, the way it was done and how, you'll have to find out for yourself by reading the book. I didn't care about the other characters who died , honestly.
I hope in the upcoming books we will read about Isabelle aka Izzy Lightwood being an Iron Sister but that prediction is just way too far off . On the other hand I don't think she would make a good wife but you never know.
As for Simon the vampire, I definitely miss him like all his other downworlder friends do, but(show spoiler)
. I don't see how Simon could ever live a normal life and I feel they are putting themselves and Simon again in jeopardy. Poor guy lol.
The pursuit of Sebastian in the realm of Edom was a lot of fantastic and unexpected but intense and enjoyable moments including the deliverance of Clary's real brother. It was after the portals were destroyed with the hope of ever escaping, that Cassie, Jace, Simon, Isabelle, Alec, Magnus, Luke and Jocelyn , had to find a way home and(show spoiler)