City of Ashes lives up to the greatness of book 1
Clary and Jace are united in their battle against Valentine, as well as at themselves. A visit to the Seelie Court gives Clary exactly what she wants, and she will regret it. Because, lets face it, it?s a meeting with the Faerie Queen. Now, because the fey can not tell a lie, the brother and sister wander what it is that Valentine did to them and why, as they begin to discover their hidden abilities. Clary?s disastrous relationships with love don?t end there. Her mundane boyfriend Simon will have to pay for being transformed into a rat in the Dumort hotel. With The Demon of Fear serving him, Valentine is able to not only take the Sword from the Silent Brothers, but destroy them as well. Wow! The pain in the butt Inquisitor makes her appearance, representing the justice of the Clave at the Institute, as she tries to exact her revenge for what happened to her and her family in the past. She is able to influence Maryse, Jace?s adoptive mother; to doubt that there is any good in Jace whatsoever. With the help of their Downworlder friends, both siblings will learn the value of the love of a family and what it can do. As well as, try to uncover if they are evil simply because they are just like their villainous father.