So I read City of Heavenly Fire….
(CJ did read it, since she needs to know what happens for TST, but she signed an NDA so no asking her what happened! She can’t say! :)
When your hand finds the hand it was meant to hold
Don’t let go
the year is 2054 and cassandra clare is writing the 20th shadowhunter series
Alec and Isabelle Lightwood requested by anonymous
tmi/tid meme: five locations
"Idris is the Shadowhunter home country located between Germany and France. Its capital is Alicante, also called the Glass City. Wardings have been put up over all its borders so that if mundanes try to cross into it, they are instantly transported from one border to the next and therefore few mundanes know about it. The country is said to be surrounded by mountains with passes which can only be traversed through during high summer. A counterpart to mundane globes can be found in the Institute’s library, which includes other lands only known to the beings of the Shadow Realms."
“Julian,” said Jia, in the same gentle voice, “would you do something for us? Would you take up the Mortal Sword?”
Clary sat up straight. She had held the Mortal Sword: she had felt the weight of it. The cold, like hooks in your skin, dragging the truth out of you. You couldn’t lie holding the Mortal Sword, but the truth, even a truth you wanted to tell, was agony.
“They can’t,” she whispered. “He’s just a kid —“
“He’s the oldest of the kids who escaped the Institute,” Jace said under his breath. “They don’t have a choice.”
Julian nodded, his thin shoulders straight. “I’ll take it.”
Robert Lightwood passed behind the podium then and went to the table. He took up the sword and returned to stand in front of Julian. The contrast between them was almost funny: the big, barrel-chested man and the lanky, wild-haired boy.
Julian reached a hand up and took the sword. As his hand closed around the hilt, he shuddered, a ripple of pain that was quickly forced down. Emma, behind him, started forward, and Clary caught a glimpse of the look on her face — pure fury — before Helen caught at her and pulled her back.