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message 1: by Ronna (last edited Feb 16, 2010 04:38PM) (new)

Ronna (ronna15) | 67 comments First of all, this is not the whole book. Just all the titles and some footnotes from Cassie. Oh, yeah, I told you guys, I'm updated. So here ya go! I found this from mundiemoms. They're awesome. They have a lot of info in anything YA. Especially anything about TMI or TID.

So, here ya go! ;D


Hi guys! So below is a list of the titles of the chapters in City of Fallen Angels. This is in the mold of the post I made about the chapter titles of City of Glass, back in September of '08, with little notes about the meanings of the titles, why I picked them, and sometimes, what they have to do with the story. This is instead of a Clockwork Angel excerpt for this month. Happy Birthday, Mundie Moms!

Chapter One: A Proposition
In which Simon, who has been trying hard to live as normal a life as he can, finds out that's not going to be possible any more.

Chapter Two: Fear of Falling
This is the chapter that will be included in the paperback copy of City of Glass, so I won't say much about it, except it's Clary's POV.

Chapter Three: Sevenfold
And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. Well, that whole Mark of Cain business wasn't just going to go away.

Chapter Four: The Art of Eight Limbs
This one contains a training sequence that involves Muay Thai, a martial art that's called "The Art of Eight Limbs" because it involves using hands, elbows, knees and feet as strike points. This is also the chapter that contains the quote from the Seelie Queen I Tweeted — the one about "he's bound to you, but does he love you?"

Chapter Five: Hell Calls Hell
This is Latin, from one of the Psalms, abyssus abyssum invocat. Also translated as "deep calls unto deep." In which Clary tries on a bridesmaid's dress.

Chapter Six: Wake The Dead
Pretty literal, actually.

Chapter Seven: Praetor Lupus
Those inclined toward Latin can have a whack at this one. This chapter has werewolves in it. :)

Chapter Eight: Walk in Darkness
"But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes." And in the meantime, Simon's band gets a gig.

Chapter Nine: From Fire Unto Fire
This is from Oscar Wilde: "Nay, let us walk from fire unto fire,
From passionate pain to deadlier delight,—
I am too young to live without desire."
I am sure everyone will be happy to know this chapter is mostly Clary and Jace.

Chapter Ten: 232 Riverside Drive
Quite literally the address of something important (I can't help but wonder if someone actually lives at this address — I have friends who live on Riverside Drive, though not this number...)

Chapter Eleven: Our Kind
In this case, "Our Kind" is vampires.

Chapter Twelve: Sanctuary
In which a character we know from Clockwork Angel makes a strange demand of the Nephilim.

Chapter Thirteen: Girl Found Dead
What it says on the tin!

Chapter Fourteen: What Dreams May Come*
“Max,” Jace said. “Max, I’m so sorry.”

Chapter Fifteen: Beati Bellicosi
The actual phrase in Latin is Beati Pacifici — blessed are the peacemakers. In this case, I altered it (hopefully accurately) to Blessed are the Warriors.

Chapter Sixteen: New York City Angels
Those who know the Thriving Ivory song Angels on the Moon will recognize this phrase.

Chapter Seventeen: Cain Rose Up
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. All of this stuff is from Genesis 4, the Cain and Abel story — it's thematically called up throughout the book since it's a story about family, murder, sin, forgiveness and blood.

Chapter Eighteen: Scars of Fire
This is actually from a Carl Sandburg poem:
"Wandering oversea singer,
Singing of ashes and blood,
Child of the scars of fire,
Make us one new dream, us who forget.
Out of the storm let us have one star."

Epilogue — As of now, the epilogue is just titled "epilogue." It's pretty short but, I think, packs a punch. I hope so!

*Everyone knows this one! But in that sleep of death, what dreams may come. Hamlet.


Hope you like it guys!!! This at least helps ease up the waiting. I'm so curious about Chapter 6 and 14!


message 2: by Ronna (new)

Ronna (ronna15) | 67 comments I have my sources: Mundiemoms, Cassie's blog, Cassie's google group, rare articles, etc. ;D

message 3: by Amelle (new)

Amelle Kyre (the_shadowhunter) | 946 comments sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet
i'm curious about
chapter 4,9,14

message 4: by Daylighter (new)

Daylighter (pantea13) i read that today, the Max thing grabs my attention

message 5: by Ronna (new)

Ronna (ronna15) | 67 comments Daylighter wrote: "i read that today, the Max thing grabs my attention"

I know right!! ;D

message 6: by Daylighter (new)

Daylighter (pantea13) omg that was fast, how did u do that?

message 7: by Ronna (new)

Ronna (ronna15) | 67 comments Um, replied back? ;D

message 8: by Daylighter (new)

Daylighter (pantea13) yeah it was just a little weird how fast u replied lol, btw you're on the googlegroup?

message 9: by Ronna (new)

Ronna (ronna15) | 67 comments Well, I was keeping posted on my post. ;D

And yep, I'm on her google group. ;D

message 10: by Daylighter (new)

Daylighter (pantea13) cooool, is it ok if i ask what you're ID is, cause i'm in that group too :). my ID is the same as the one here though.

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iPetim | 87 comments soooo cool! thanks for the info!

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:) grr..I haven't been on because my mom steals the laptop to work...grr

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Amelle Kyre (the_shadowhunter) | 946 comments grrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Amelle Kyre (the_shadowhunter) | 946 comments i was wongering where you were

message 15: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ OMG!!! AAAHHHHhhhh!!! *bites nails*
Max???!!! Gah … I must know what all these things mean. This is pure torture. We have to wait, like, what? more than a year … *explodes*

message 16: by Daylighter (new)

Daylighter (pantea13) that's why i refuse to think about how long i have to wait for CoFA, and instead think about the ID series ;) at least that's only 6 months of waiting. and i'm so busy lately that time just goes by like crazy.

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Amelle Kyre (the_shadowhunter) | 946 comments yaya

must read the third

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Rachael wrote: "I FINISHED THE 2ND BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


message 19: by Jazmyn (new)

Jazmyn Burton | 187 comments OH-MY-GOODNESS! I'm so excited!

waiting for this book is torture =(

I can't wait to read it!

message 20: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (kutiegirl106) | 2 comments Kay, this comes out my senior year and makes me horribly depressed at how long I have to wait :(

message 21: by Ronna (new)

Ronna (ronna15) | 67 comments Daylighter wrote: "cooool, is it ok if i ask what you're ID is, cause i'm in that group too :). my ID is the same as the one here though."

oh yeah, i regonize your username in some of the discussions. Cool! anyway mines ronna15. ;D

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message 23: by Tara (new)

Tara | 17 comments Eep!! That's awesome! I CANT wait for the book to come out! It looks sooo interesting! And the Max thing! EEP

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I KNOW! I cried..heehe. Max was awesome...

message 25: by Amelle (new)

Amelle Kyre (the_shadowhunter) | 946 comments yep

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Amelle Kyre (the_shadowhunter) | 946 comments me toooooooooooo

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message 28: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (kutiegirl106) | 2 comments Eh, I knew he was gonna come back somehow.

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Amelle Kyre (the_shadowhunter) | 946 comments Rachael wrote: "yeah cuz Valentine died so Clary go a wish"


I'm confused

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message 31: by Amelle (new)

Amelle Kyre (the_shadowhunter) | 946 comments But she didn't get the wish cause he died
even if he lived she would have still gotten the wish

i think ur confused

she got the wish because she changed the rune that was Valentines name to her own

message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

Yeah, and that's how Jace got to be alive and stuff

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message 34: by Dais (new)

Dais | 35 comments OMG i can't wait for it to come out!!!!!

message 35: by Maii (new)

Maii (maiita) | 37 comments omg..this is sooo cool..thanks soo much!

message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

Me neither!! Excited! I really want a movie too. :D

message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

its restless waiting

message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

Uhh huh.

message 39: by Maii (new)

Maii (maiita) | 37 comments i know what you mean

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:) nothing to

message 41: by [deleted user] (new)

Seriously, though haha

message 42: by Maii (new)

Maii (maiita) | 37 comments then let's talk about something els...suggestions??

message 43: by [deleted user] (new)

Okay. *thinks*

What is everyones favorite food, and why?

message 44: by Daylighter (new)

Daylighter (pantea13) anything that's unhealthy, hehe i eat a lot of junk food. emmmmmmmm i absolutely love garlic bread and poutine. for some reason i can eat those whenever and wherever.

message 45: by EmmaDenton (new)

EmmaDenton | 47 comments i love chocolate!!!!! (i think why is obv) =)

message 46: by Maii (new)

Maii (maiita) | 37 comments totally obvious..i mean what's not to like except that it's full of calories

message 47: by [deleted user] (new)

Mmmmmm garlic.

message 48: by Maii (new)

Maii (maiita) | 37 comments garlic?

message 49: by EmmaDenton (new)

EmmaDenton | 47 comments ewwwie garlic1

message 50: by Maii (new)

Maii (maiita) | 37 comments i don't like it too

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