Shadowhunters! We’re your next stop on the City of Bones Read-Along.
Continuing now until August 12, TMI Source, Page to Premiere, Mundie Momsand Fangirlish will be hosting a read-along to prepare you for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which hits theaters on August 21.
CHAPTER 9 – THE CIRCLE AND THE BROTHERHOOD
This chapter begins after Jace realizes that he has just seen the two men that killed his father. Jace becomes closed-off and he, Clary and Simon head to the Institute. (Shadowhunters take the subway. Who knew?) With the knowledge of what just happened, Clary is kind of glad that Jace can’t leave her alone. At least for now.
Next, we’re out front of the Institute, which appears to be a “dump” to our mundane Simon. But as Clary lets her mind relax we see that it was just a glamour and that the a truly gorgeous sight is hidden beneath it. We get a shot of the transformation in the film trailer (which is breathtaking) as we see the glamour melt away and the glorious Institute appear in its place.
Once inside, Jace, Clary and Simon follow Church into the kitchen where Isabelle is busy cooking some peanut-fish-olive-tomato soup (we all know Isabelle should be nowhere near a kitchen). Isabelle gets upset with Jace bringing Simon — a mundane — into the Institute, and Jace tells Isabelle of what happened before that led to this. We get some nice banter between the non blood-related siblings, as well as Clary and Simon.
Clary tags along with Jace to find Hodge, who is in the greenhouse (which will be the setting of a highly-anticipated moment between our two leads. But you already knew that.) Jace explains everything that has happened since they left for Clary’s apartment — the Forsaken attack, Madame Dorothea’s, the portal, Luke’s, Pangborn and Blackwell, but he leaves out the part about the men being the ones who killed his father. Hodge comes to the realization that the Circle is rising again.
Back in the library, Hodge explains about the Circle of Raziel — or Valentine’s Circle — and how the Valentine-led group was “dedicated to wiping out all Downworlders and returning the world to a ‘purer’ state.” We discover that Hodge was a part of Valentine’s Circle, as well as Clary’s mother. But not only was Jocelyn a part of the Circle, she was also Valentine’s wife. So ends Part One.
Head to Page To Premiere for Chapter 10 tomorrow (July 29).
Catch up on past chapters:
Chapter 7 (Mundie Moms)