I was rereading spoilers for COHF and when I came across this one” He kissed each finger, and with each one of them spoken a word. Five kisses, five words. His last.” I got that horrible feeling about Alec/Magnus . Remember “Kissed” about Magnus and Alec’s first kiss? At the end Magnus says…
This. I completely agree with your point about the timing of the Bane Chronicles. And I feel there are a lot more clues for COHF in them than most people realise.
I keep popping in and out of this Goodreads thread called “who do you think will die in CoHF”, and someone dismissed the idea of Magnus dying on the basis that “Magnus is going to be needed in future books”. I disagree, so I thought I’d put my thoughts down on paper for whoever is interested.
Magnus has pretty much been the ‘get out of jail free card’ for the past 8 books (not to mention the Bane Chronicles). Cassie can’t keep playing that card and I think she knows it - it is time for future plots to develop in a different direction, which they can’t really do if Magnus is still around. We’ve been conditioned to think of Magnus as this constant, immortal being, and to think that Alec dying before Magnus is a fact set in stone - much like, in Harry Potter [*book 7 spoiler*], Fred and George are portrayed as a single entity, never separated, and George is the one whose life is incidentally threatened. It’s sad, but plot-wise, there aren’t really any better options for Magnus’s character arch than killing him off, or sending him into the Void*. It would be an incredibly powerful and meaningful death. Think of it as the TMI equivalent of a *certain* death in GoT/ASOIAF.
2.*The Void: Since reading the Rise of Hotel Dumort, it dawned on me that the option of someone being banished into the Void is yet to be explored. Aldous Nix died before completing the trip. But now the possibility has been mentioned. It’s out there, and there is nothing to give us closure. I think we’ll be seeing more of that concept.
For similar reasons to Magnus, it is possible Simon will die. It is a likely closure of his character arch. He can’t wander the world aimlessly for all of eternity, and he refuses to join a vampire coven.
4. Sebastian, blood cures and Dark Shadowhunters
As for Sebastian, I actually think there’s a pretty good chance he’ll live. We already know that the events in CoHF lead to the discovery of a cure of ‘diseases of the blood’, so to speak. The Jem Cure. Whatever it is, if it can cure Jem’s demon drug poisoning, it can also cure Sebastian’s Dark Shadowhunters. Cassie said on her tumblr, at some point, that we would find out what Sebastian would’ve been like without the demon blood. So could the series end with Clary gaining a newly repented brother? It’s a possibility.
That said, I also think a faction of Dark Shadowhunters might remain in the end, paving the way for the Dark Artifices.
LOOK AT ALL THE EMOTIONS
I literally didnt recognize her
i only knew it was her because of the start of the shhh shhh and the fascinating gif…
It’s almost like the character makes a difference. It’s almost like Bella Swan is a terribly written and completely flat character and no actress could have believably put emotion into her portrayal with the lines and motivations they were given. It’s almost like when she’s given a decent character she can give a great performance. IT’S ALMOST LIKE SHE’S AN ACTRESS.
I REALLY LIKE THIS URBAN LEGEND BEHIND THE WORD, "FUCK"
THAT SAID THAT IN THE MIDDLE AGES, DURING THE BLACK DEATH, RESOURCES WERE SCARCE SO COUPLES HAD TO OBTAIN ROYAL PERMISSION TO HAVE CHILDREN
SO THEY HAD TO PUT UP A SIGN ON THEIR HOUSE (VISIBLE ON THE ROAD) THAT SAID,
“FORNICATION UNDER CONSENT of KING”
AND THEIR ENTIRE STREET WOULD KNOW THEY’RE FUCKING