Cassandra Clare has built a world of Shadowhunters and the institute that i admire and it's so sad to see it gone. Mainly to end like it did, with many questions but with a flicker of hope.
It's time to say goodbye to the characters we learned to love and followed throughout these three books. Clockwork Princess was the final book that answered all of the questions that we could possibly have and it gave the endings to all of the characters life's, a few happy endings and others not so much. And we can see that it was all written with care and love.
I cried. A Lot. Because it's a very sentimental book and i bet i wasn't the only one :) So be aware that this story is not for the sensitive kind of people, unless they want to drown in their own tears....
The army of automatons is back and it's going to make some damage, along with Mortmain they will make the life's of the Shadowhunters miserable. Mortmain is still on the lookout for Tessa and he's not going to stop until she has married him. Also the Enclave and the consul is going to be filled with idiots. This is the summary of the bad guys. And it's small because i want o focus on the good things and the good people. And because they don't matter...
Will and Jem in all of the books have earned a place in Tessa's heart and divided it in two and we finally got the answer to whom she will choose. It will not please everybody but it was kind of an alternative i did not see coming. I would have loved either she had chosen Jem or Will but this ending was better and sadder somehow.
"You love them both, and it tears you apart.”Jem is dying and there is no going back in his health so the book is filled with a certain melancholia in which we were just waiting for the right moment in which will happen to say goodbye.
“I am not going to live, and I can choose to be as much for her as I can be, to burn as brightly for her as I wish, and for a shorter time, than to burden her with someone only half-alive for a longer time. It is my choice, William, and you cannot make it for me.”Will has prohibited himself to look Tessa in the eyes with fear that he may let his feelings slip and therefore his relationship with his parabatai ( “Wherever we are, we are as one.” ) be weakened. But all the secrets will come out and they will have to deal with it.
"You hear that, James Carstairs? We are bound, you and I, over the divide of death, down through whatever generations may come. Forever.”We can see all of them more grown up. They were barely adults when the series begun, Will was hateful, Jem was weaker and Tessa was insecure. Now they grew up. Will is mature and learned to open himself to other people but still maintains the same dark humor, Jem is and adult and Tessa is a woman she is more sure of herself.
“I don’t think you can fight because you’re wearing a wedding dress,” said Jem. “For what it’s worth, I don’t think Will could fight in that dress either.” “Perhaps not,” said Will, who had ears like a bat’s. “But I would make a radiant bride.”Henry and Charlotte are still the same crazy couple ever. Their love is visible and with a child on the way it will make them make decisions that maybe hey wouldn't make in other situations. It will force them to be more attentive to others and learn to take care of themselves in their life's has Shadowhunters. Also i say Charlotte will be offered an amazing proposition in the end of the book. my lips are sealed for more.
Cecyl, Sophie and the Lightwood's (Lightworm) will be an interesting addiction to the group through interesting manners as well. And we will see their Happy endings... Which will surprise many people.
In summary this book has a surprise at every corner. It's told by all of the people's point of view so you always know what's going on and are never left out. It's amazing the type of description and embezzlement the city of London had being described by Cassandra. She manages to put an light on the simplest of the alley's. Also the relationship all the characters share is one of a kind, i don't know anyone who could create such beauty in words. Cassandra Clare is blessed with the gift of writing and expressing herself.