Focusing on two of the series' most popular characters, Scathach and Billy the Kid, this "lost" story is set only a few short years before the main stFocusing on two of the series' most popular characters, Scathach and Billy the Kid, this "lost" story is set only a few short years before the main storyline "The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #5)" of the book series takes place.
I adore Scathach in the series and it was interesting to see their first interaction with Billy the Kid. This story is packed with action and adventure as they battle the vampyres of Vegas.
It is a fun adventure that provides more details about the incident that kept Scatty and her sister Aoife apart for so long. This is far superior--and longer--than the "Joan of Arc" story. Scott does an amazing job of keeping the story moving along, while at the same time throwing in little bits that gives us some insight into why these two characters act the way they do when it comes to the main books.
Title Billy the Kid and the Vampyres of Vegas: A Lost Story from the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Author Reviewed By Purplycookie...more
“Why can’t you talk to me? Why can’t you look at me?” His heart is pounding as if it wants to leave his body and take up independent residence somewher“Why can’t you talk to me? Why can’t you look at me?” His heart is pounding as if it wants to leave his body and take up independent residence somewhere else. “Because I love you.”
I just literally melted into a gooey puddle. In other stories, that could've read off as something utterly cheesy but the relationship between Jace & Clary surely can't be that.
And so two angels fall...
Title City of Fallen Angels: The Act of Falling (The Mortal Instruments: Extras, #4.2) Author Cassandra Clare Reviewed By Purplycookie...more
I do wish that this scene was not deleted when the book was published.
It gives the reader a glimpse at who Magnus Bane was via a little teaser of hisI do wish that this scene was not deleted when the book was published.
It gives the reader a glimpse at who Magnus Bane was via a little teaser of his background concerning the Silent Brothers. But ultimately what the reader became deprived of was a chance to see Isabelle in a new light and not just that of a bitchy glamourous Shadowhunter. Kudos for standing up to the Inquisitor's verbal onslaught!
Title City of Ashes: Deleted Scene Author Cassandra Clare Reviewed By Purplycookie
I admit that at first I didn't like much the idea of Magnus and Alec as a couple. I guess it's just that Alec seems so young and innocent compared to eons' worth of lives that Magnus has lived (re-read the scene in "City of Fallen Angels" wherein Alec becomes unreasonably jealous of all of Magnus' past lovers).
But now this little story just fills that gap within the story--the part where I found myself caught off guard upon finding out they were an item. I'm obviously aware of Alec's sexual orientation (who wasn't?) and Magnus couldn't be more flamboyant than what he has already presented.
To know of Alec's coming to terms with the fact that he'll be forever treated as a brother by Jace is a part of that coming-of-age thing. At least now we applaud him for taking that emotionally healthy step towards finding somebody else to turn his affections to (even if Jace shall continue to exist on that pedestal Alec has built in his heart).
Title City of Ashes: Kissed Author Cassandra Clare Reviewed By Purplycookie
"I don't know how to be without you."
Why is something forbidden always taste the sweetest?
It's always a welcome change for me whenever I read something from the POV of Jace; maybe it's the rawness of his view on things that makes his interpretations all the more real. That in itself should indicate how much I liked this deleted scene.
I wouldn't label this as that of just bitterness, even if the emotion gushes out of Jace and wafts from Clary. I think it's also a mixture of indignation at the unfairness of their predicament which propels this scene: since Jace and Clary both realized that what they desire was expressly forbidden to them by society (to be free to love each other) then lo and behold, an opportunity to communicate Jace's innermost feelings presents itself. "Be with me. Want me. Stay with me."