Cassandra Clare has always been more than generous when it comes to interacting with her readers especially when it comes to answering fan questions.
Clare took to Tumblr to discuss the latest round of Infernal Devices questions submitted by fans.
Um… it’s always darkest before the dawn? Every rose has its thorn? Live every week like it’s shark week? *Headscratch* My darlings, you know I love you. You also know I cannot in any way tell you anything about what happens in Clockwork Princess. That includes saying whether you will be happy or sad or hinting what to be hopeful about. I believe it’s my job as a writer to keep you uneasy and wondering. Otherwise it’s the equivalent of making a horror movie, having a scene where the heroine is about to descend some creaky stairs into a dark basement, and inserting a frame before it that says “DON’T WORRY NOTHING WILL HAPPEN IN THE BASEMENT.”
You should fear the basement. That’s what it’s for.*
*Also keeping old prom dresses in.
On discovering what Tessa is and who she ends up with:
Yes, you will find out what Tessa is and who she ends up with. I think it would be a big cheat if not. There are some things you don’t need to know because the story isn’t about them (why Magnus was banned from Peru, who everyone saw in City of Glass when they saw the person they loved most, what memories everyone gave up in CoLS) and in fact, the story is better if you don’t know. But the story of Tessa is the story of a girl finding out what she is, so you do need to find that out. And since the epilogue takes place in 2007, I wouldn’t even know how to go about hiding who she ends up with!
On the possibility of Tessa ending up with no one:
She could totally not wind up with anyone, or she could wind up with someone unexpected. It doesn’t have to be Will or Jem/
On discovering the identity of Brother Zachariah:
Well, you’ll find out who Zachariah is in either CP2 or CoHF. This whole “He’s Will or Jem” thing is just a theory though. In fact, it’s just a tumblr theory! I never get email from people theorizing this! It’s interesting how it works.
On continuing The Infernal Devices:
Definitely not. That’s not to say I wouldn’t do another historical. Maybe even the next generation after the characters of TiD. But TiD ends, and I mean ends. TMI was supposed to spin off into graphic novels and therefore left some open threads. TiD doesn’t leave any. Remember, the epilogue takes place in 2007. We’ll know everything that happened to these characters. Everything.
Who do you think Tessa will end up with? Who do you think Brother Zachariah is? How does the impending end of The Infernal Devices make you feel? Sound off in the comments!