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Monday, 22 February 2010

Sneak a Peek

Sadly the book City of Fallen Angels still doesn't have a cover =[

But Cassandra did something to calm our minds, she made little teasers notes of each chapter of City of Fallen Angels. Like she did for City of Glass back in September of '08.

This was originally posted over at Mundie Moms as a present for their first anniversary.

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.

This book makes me nervous cause I don't know if it's gonna be good good or if its gonna screw up the story. Hope it does the first one. Enjoy!


  1. I hope it doesn't screw up the story either, I'm keeping an open mind so that way I don't get disappointed :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. I read this the other day and it got me too excited. Bummer I have to wait so long to find out what really happens.

  3. I'm a little nervous too, but it SOUNDS like it will be good...we can only hope!

  4. I have an award for you: http://my-book-obsession.blogspot.com/2010/02/one-lovely-blog-award.html

  5. I totally agree... I'm a little nervous about it myself.

  6. I'm a big fan of this series and hope this lives up to the others.

  7. This is awesome! Thanks for posting!


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