Mundies. Shadowhunters. Downworlders. Forsaken.
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This is a tumblr dedicated to Cassandra Clare's wonderful book series -- The Mortal Instruments (City of Bones, City of Ashes and City of Glass), The Infernal Devices (Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess) and The Dark Artifices (TBD).
Stuff from the upcoming movies (fingers crossed) based on her hugely popular 'Shadowhunter' novels will also be posted here.
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What’s up with Grace and Christopher Lightwood being married in the family tree? I’m confused and worried! — timelord-amypond
There’s no reason to be worried!
The family tree is meant to be a ‘found object.’ Meaning that it is supposed to be created by a person, so it isn’t a piece of objective truth.
There are reasons for pretty much everything in the family tree. But some of the marriages are arranged/faked, some of the people marked as dead became mundanes/Downworlders, there’s a reason the Carstairs records have been destroyed, etc.
You can’t, honestly, predict the plot of The Last Hours by looking at the family tree. So even though it is a fun thing, don’t let it give you grief. By the end of the books, you will understand why even the things in it that are not true were written down as they are.
“Do I?” Diana leaned back in her chair, tapping her pencil against the back of her right hand, where the Rune of Sight was inked. Every Shadowhunter had a Voyance rune on their dominant hand, allowing them to see through glamours. Emma’s was on her left. “Well, if I know what you did, and you know what you did, maybe you should tell me what your punishment should be?”
“I should have to take care of a box of kittens,” Emma said immediately. “Definitely a box of kittens. You know how cruel kittens are, with their tiny little claws and terrible attitudes.”