Clockwork Princess snippets

Here are snippets from Clockwork Princess, which will be released MARCH 19, 2013, that Cassandra Clare has shared online:

Snippet #1

“Would you?” said Gabriel to Will,  hotly. “If it was your family?” His lip curled. “Never mind. It’s not as if you know the meaning of loyalty —”

“Gabriel.” Gideon’s voice was a reprimand to his brother. “Do not speak to Will in that manner.”

Snippet #2

“He began it,” Cecily said, jerking her chin at Will, though she knew it was pointless. Jem, Will’s parabatai, treated her with the distant sweet kindness reserved for the little sisters of one’s friends, but he would always side with Will. Kindly, but firmly, he put Will above everything else in the world. Well, nearly everything.

Snippet #3

Jem knotted his fingers in the material of Will’s sleeve. “You are my parabatai,” he said. “You said once I could ask anything of you.”

Snippet #4

Jem drew the bow back and let the arrow fly; it struck the creature in the side. The massive demon worm writhed in agony, undulating as it swept its great, blind head from side to side, uprooting shrubbery with its thrashings. Leaves filled the air and the boys choked on dust, Gideon backing up with his seraph blade in his hand, trying to see by its light.

“It’s coming toward us,” he said in a low voice.

And indeed it was, the arrow still protruding from its wet, grayish skin, humping its body along with incredible speed. A flick of its tail caught the edge of a statue, sending it flying into the dry ornamental pool, where it shattered into dust.

“By the Angel, it just crushed Sophocles,” noted Will. “Has no one respect for the classics these days?”

Snippet #5

And the gold of her ruined wedding dress.

Snippet #6

Will’s fingers brushed the other boy’s as he took the weapon from Jem: it was the first time, Charlotte thought, that she had ever seen him touch any other person willingly.

Snippet #7

“A very magnanimous statement, Gideon,” said Magnus.

“I’m Gabriel.”

Magnus waved a hand. “All Lightwoods look the same to me.”

Snippet #8 (Snippet read by Cassandra Clare on CITY OF LOST SOULS UK tour)

“What are you doing following me around the back streets of London, you little idiot?” Will demanded, giving her arm a light shake.

Cecily’s eyes narrowed. “This morning it was cariad (note: Welsh endearment, like ‘darling’ or ‘love’), now it’s idiot.”

“Oh, you’re using a Glamour rune. There’s one thing to declare, you are not afraid of anything when you live in the country. But this is London.”

“I’m not afraid of London,” Cecily said defiantly.

Will leaned closer, almost hissing in her ear *and said something very complicated in Welsh*

She laughed. “No, it wouldn’t do you any good to tell me to go home. You are my brother, and I want to go with you.”

Will blinked at her words.

You are my brother, and I want to go with you.

It was the sort of thing he was used to hearing Jem say.

Although Cecily was unlike Jem in every other conceivable possible way, she did share one quality with him. Stubbornness. When Cecily said she wanted something, it did not express an idle desire, but an iron determination.

“Do you even care where I’m going?” he said. “What if I were going to hell?”

“I’ve always wanted to see hell,” Cecily said. “Doesn’t everyone?”

“Most of us spend our time trying to stay out of it, Cecily. I’m going to an ifrit den, if you must know, to purchase drugs from vile, dissolute criminals. They may clap eyes on you, and decide to sell you.”

“Wouldn’t you stop them?”

“I suppose it would depend on whether they cut me a part of the profit.”

She shook her head. “Jem is your parabatai,” she said. “He is your brother, given to you by the Clave, but I am your sister by blood. Why would you do anything for him, but you only want me to go home?”

“How do you know the drugs are for Jem?” Will said.

“I’m not an idiot, Will.”

“No, more’s the pity. Jem- Jem is like the better part of me. I would not expect you to understand. I owe him. I owe him this.”

“So what am I?” Cecily said.

Will exhaled, too desperate to check himself. “You are my weakness.”

“And Tessa is your heart,” she said, not angrily, but thoughtfully. “I am not fooled. As I told you, I’m not an idiot. And more’s the pity for you, although I suppose we all want things we can’t have.”

“Oh,” said Will, “and what do you want?”

“I want you to come home.” A strand of black hair was stuck to her cheek by the dampness, and Will fought the urge to pull her cloak closer about her, to make her safe as he had when she was a child.

“The Institute is my home,” Will sighed, and leaned his head against the stone wall. “I can’t stand out her arguing with you all evening, Cecily. If you’re determined to follow me into hell, I can’t stop you.”

“Finally,” she said provingly. “You’ve seen sense. I knew you would, you’re related to me.”

Will fought the urge to shake her.

“Are you ready?”

She nodded, and he raised his hand to knock on the door.

Snippet #9 (Will and Jem meet for the first time – from Prologue)

“You are not really dying,” Will said, the oddest tone to his voice, “are you?”

Snippet #10

Will rose slowly to his feet. He could not believe he was doing what he was doing, but it was clear that he was, clear as the silver rim around the black of Jem’s eyes. “If there is a life after this one,” he said, “let me meet you in it, James Carstairs.”

“There will be other lives.” Jem held his hand out, and for a moment, they clasped hands, as they had done during their parabatai ritual, reaching across twin rings of fire to interlace their fingers with each other. “The world is a wheel,” he said. “When we rise or fall, we do it together.”

Will tightened his grip on Jem’s hand, which felt thin as twigs in his. “Well, then,” he said, through a tight throat, “since you say there will be another life for me, let us both pray I do not make as colossal a mess of it as I have this one.”

Snippet #11

Tessa put a hand against the wall as she made her way numbly down the stairs. What had she almost done? What had she nearly told Will? 

Snippet #12

Gideon touched her cheek, lightly, with the tips of his fingers. “Did you know your name means ‘wisdom’? It was very well-given.”

Snippet #13

Tessa craned her head back to look at Will. “You know that feeling,” she said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.” His blue eyes were dark with understanding — of course Will would understand — and she hurried on. “I feel now as if the same is happening, only not to characters on a page but to my own beloved friends and companions. I do not want to sit by while tragedy comes for us. I would turn it aside, only I struggle to discover how that might be done.”

“You fear for Jem,” Will said.

“Yes,” she said. “And I fear for you, too.”

“No,” Will said, hoarsely. “Don’t waste that on me, Tess.”

Snippet #14

Tessa leaned forward and caught at his hand, pressing it between her own. The touch was like white fire through his veins: he could not feel her skin, only the cloth of the gloves, and yet it did not matter. How you have kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire. He had wondered once why love was always phrased in terms of burning: the conflagration in his own veins, now, gave the answer. “You are good, Will,” she said. “There is no one better placed than I am to be able to say with perfect confidence how good you really are.”

Snippet #15

“Wo wei ni xie de,” he said, as he raised the violin to his left shoulder, tucking it under his chin. He had told her many violinists used a shoulder rest, but he did not: there was a slight mark on the side of his throat, like a permanent bruise, where the violin rested. 

“You — made something for me?” Tessa asked.

“I wrote something for you,” he corrected, with a smile, and began to play.

Snippet #16

“If Jem dies, I cannot be with Tessa,” said Will. “Because it will be as if I were waiting for him to die, or took some joy in his death, if it let me have her. And I will not be that person. I will not profit from his death. So he must live.” He lowered his arm, his sleeve bloody. “It is the only way any of this can ever mean anything. Otherwise it is only —”

“Pointless, needless suffering and pain? I don’t suppose it would help if I told you that was the way life is. The good suffer, the evil flourish, and all that is mortal passes away,” Magnus said.

“I want more than that,” said Will. “You made me want more than that. You showed me I was only ever cursed because I had chosen to believe myself so. You told me there was possibility, meaning. And now you would turn your back on what you created.”

Snippet #17

London 1873.

“Will?” Charlotte Fairchild eased the door of the Institute’s training room open. “Will, are you in there?”

A muffled grunt was the only response.

The door swung all the way open, revealing a wide, high-ceilinged room on the other side.

Snippet #18


He turned at the familiar voice and saw Tessa. There was a small path cut along the side of the hill, lined with unfamiliar white flowers, and she was walking up it, toward him. Her long brown hair blew in the wind — she had taken off her straw bonnet, and held it in one hand, waving it at him and smiling as if she were glad to see him.

His own heart leaped up at the sight of her. “Tess,” he called. But she was still such a distance away — she seemed both very near and very far suddenly and at the same time. He could see every detail of her pretty, upturned face, but could not touch her, and so he stood, waiting and desiring, and his heart beat like the wings of seagulls in his chest.

At last she was there, close enough that he could see where the grass and flowers bent beneath the tread of her shoes. He reached out for her —

Snippet #19

Will’s eyes met Tessa’s as she came closer, almost tripping again over the torn hem of her gown. For a moment, they were in perfect understanding. Jem was what they could still look each other straight in the eye about. On the topic of Jem, they were both fierce and unyielding. Tessa saw Will’s hand tighten on Jem’s sleeve. “She’s here,” he said.

Jem’s eyes opened slowly. Tessa fought to keep the look of shock from her face. His pupils were blown out, his irises a thin ring of silver around the black. “Ni shou shang le ma, quin ai de?” he whispered.

Snippet #20

“I am not at your beck and call,” Magnus said. “I helped with de Quincey because Camille requested it of me, and Will once, because he offered me a favor in return. I am a warlock. And I do not serve Shadowhunters for free.”

Snippet #21

“Though Will was saying earlier,” Tessa added, “that heroes all come to bad ends, and he could not imagine why anyone would want to be one, anyway.”

“Ah.” Jem’s hand squeezed hers briefly, and then let it go. “Well, Will is looking at it from the hero’s viewpoint, isn’t he? But as for the rest of us, it’s an easy answer.”

“Is it?”

“Of course.” His voice was almost a whisper now. “Heroes endure because we need them. Not for their own sakes. If Will …”

Snippet #22

“By the Angel, Bridget’s depressing,” said Henry, setting down his newspaper directly on his plate and causing the edge to soak through with egg yolk. Charlotte opened her mouth as if to object, and closed it again. “It’s all heartbreak, death and unrequited love.”

“Well, that is what most songs are about,” said Will. “Requited love is nice, but it doesn’t make much of a ballad.”

Snippet #23

Will began to move toward the door to join Charlotte. Halfway there, he turned back, and crossed the room to Tessa: “Please,” he said, “while I am with him, would you do something for me?”

Tessa looked up and swallowed. He was too close, too close: all the lines, shapes, angles of Will filled her field of vision as the sound of his voice filled her ears. “Yes, certainly,” she said. “What is it?”

Snippet #24

Her throat ached: adoration, heartbreak, in equal measure. “Kiss me,” she said. “Please.”

Snippet #25

“You know,” Cecily said, “you really didn’t have to throw that man through the window.”

Snippet #26

“It has been the privilege and the honor of my life to know you.”

Snippet #27

No one can say that death found in me a willing comrade, or that I went easily.

Snippet #28

“Tess?” A soft voice at the door; she looked up and saw Will there, silhouetted in the light from the corridor. 

Snippet #29

Gabriel would not soon forget the look that spread over the man’s face at that: there was satisfaction in it, but there was little surprise. It was clear he had expected nothing else, and nothing better, from the Lightwood boys.

Snippet #30

Slowly, Jem put the violin back in its case, and laid the bow beside it. Only then did he turn to Tessa. His expression was shy, though his white shirt was soaked through with sweat and the pulse in his neck was pounding. 

“Did you like it?” he said. “I am not good with words, so I wrote how I felt about you in music.”

Snippet #31





(written on a wall in blood in Clockwork Princess)

Snippet #32

Gabriel’s green eyes sought Will. “It was demon pox, wasn’t it? You know all about it, don’t you? Aren’t you some sort of expert?”

“Well, you needn’t act as if I invented it,” said Will.

Snippet #33

“Jem told me what Ragnor Fell said about my father,” Will said. “That for my father, there was only ever one woman he loved, and it was her for him, or nothing. You are that for me. I love you, and I will only ever love you until I die —”

Snippet #34

Jem always said that Will rushed toward the end of a mission rather than proceeding in a measured manner, and that one must look at the next step on the path ahead, rather than the destination in the distance, or one would never reach one’s goal. Will closed his eyes for a moment. He knew that Jem was right, but it was hard to remember, when the goal that he sought was the girl that he loved.

Snippet #35

“You do not want to help us,” Will said to Magnus. “You do not want to position yourself as an enemy of Mortmain’s.”

“Well, can you blame him?” Woolsey rose in a whirl of yellow silk. “What could you possibly have to offer that would make the risk worth it to him?”

“I will give you anything,” said Tessa in a low voice that Will felt in his bones. “Anything at all, if you can help us help Jem.”

Magnus gripped a handful of his black hair. “God, the two of you. I can make inquiries. Track down some of the more unusual shipping routes. Old Molly —”

“I’ve been to her,” Will said. “Something’s frightened her so badly she won’t even crawl out of her grave.”

Woolsey snorted. “And that doesn’t tell you anything, little Shadowhunter? Is it really worth all this, just to stretch your friend’s life out another few months, another year? He will die anyway. And the sooner he dies, the sooner you can have his fiancée, the one you’re in love with.” He cut his amused gaze toward Tessa. “Really you ought to be counting down the days till he expires with great eagerness.”

Snippet #36

Tessa reached to brush the damp hair from his forehead. He leaned into her touch, his eyes closing. “Jem—have you ever—” She hesitated. “Have you ever thought of ways to prolong your life that are not a cure for the drug?”

At that his eyelids flew open. “What do you mean?”

She thought of Will, on the floor of the attic, choking on holy water. “Becoming a vampire. You would live forever—”

He scrambled upright against the pillows of the bed. “Tessa, no. Don’t—you can’t think that way.”

“Is the thought of becoming a Downworlder truly so horrible to you?”

“Tessa …” He exhaled slowly. “I am a Shadowhunter. Nephilim. Like my parents before me. It is the heritage I claim, just as I claim my mother’s heritage as part of myself. It does not mean I hate my father. But I honor the gift they gave me, the blood of the Angel, the trust placed in me, the vows I have taken. Nor, I think, would I make a very good vampire. [redacted for spoilers] I would no longer be Will’s parabatai, no longer be welcome in the Institute. No, Tessa. I would rather die and be reborn and see the sun again, than live to the end of the world without daylight.”

“A Silent Brother, then,” she said.

His eyes softened slightly. “The path of Silent Brotherhood is not open to me.”

Snippet #37

“Why?” Gabriel asked. “Why are you so sure that Charlotte’s side is the right one?”

“Because our father’s is not,” said Gideon. “Because I know Charlotte. Because I have lived among these people for months and they are good people. Because Charlotte Branwell has been nothing but kind to me. And Sophie loves her.”

“And you love Sophie.”

Gideon’s mouth tensed.

“She’s a mundane and a servant,” said Gabriel. “I don’t know what you expect to come of it, Gideon.”

“Nothing,” Gideon said roughly. “I expect nothing. But the fact that you believe I should shows that our father brought us up to believe that we should do right only if some reward was the result. I will not betray the word I have given Charlotte; that is the situation, Gabriel. If you do not want a part of it, I can send you to live with the Blackthorns. But I will not lie to Charlotte.”

“Yes, you will,” said Gabriel. “We are both going to lie to Charlotte. And I will tell you why.”

Snippet #38

“Will.” Tessa caught at his wrist. “You would not abandon me now — not leave me the only one who still hopes? I cannot do it without you.”

He took a deep breath, half-closing his shadowed blue eyes. “Of course not. I will help. I will continue. It is only —”

He broke off, turning his face away. The light that came down through the window high above illuminated cheek and chin and the curve of his jaw.

“Only what?”

“You remember what else I said to you that day — that day in the drawing-room?”

Snippet #39

Rage flared up in Tessa and she considered belting Woolsey with the poker whether he came near her or not. He had moved awfully quickly while fighting Will, though, and she didn’t fancy her chances. “You don’t know James Carstairs. Don’t speak about him.”

“Love him, do you?” Woolsey managed to make it sound unpleasant. “But you love Will, too.”

Tessa froze. She had known that Magnus knew of Will’s affection for her, but the idea that what she felt for him in return was written across her face was too terrifying to contemplate.

Snippet #40

Will looked at his sister. “And you don’t care about being a Shadowhunter. How is this: I shall write a letter and give it to you if you promise to deliver it home yourself — and not to return.”

Cecily recoiled; she had many memories of shouting matches with Will, of the china dolls she had owned that he had broken by dropping them out an attic window; but there was also kindness in her memories: the brother who had bandaged up a cut knee, or retied her hair ribbons when they came loose. That kindness was absent from the Will who stood before her now. Her mother had used to cry for the first year or two after Will went; she had said, in Welsh, holding Cecily to her, that they — the Shadowhunters — would “take all the love out of him.” A cold, unloving people, she had told Cecily, who had forbidden her marriage to her husband. What could he want with them, her Will, her little one?

“I will not go,” Cecily said, staring her brother down. “And if you insist that I must, I will — I will —”

The door of the attic slid open and Jem stood silhouetted in the doorway…

Snippet #41

Tessa couldn’t help herself; despite everything, she giggled. “It laces,” she whispered. “In the back,” and she guided his hands around her until his fingers were on the strings of the corset. She shivered then, and not from cold, but from the intimacy of the gesture. 

Snippet #42

Charlotte shook her head. “There is a need here for mercy and pity. Jessamine is not what she once was — as any of you would know if you had visited her in the Silent City.”

“I have no wish to visit with traitors,” said Will.

Snippet #43

Clockwork Princess Chapter Titles

Snippet #44


Will urged the horse toward the stable doors and, bending his head against the wind, galloped out into the night.

Snippet #45


Woolsey threw himself into a flower-patterned armchair while Magnus moved toward the fireplace and leaned against the mantel, the very picture of a young gentleman at leisure.

Snippet #46


Tessa, glancing quickly from side to side to check for traffic, dashed across Blackfriars Bridge.

Snippet #47


He tasted like snowflakes and wine, like winter and Will and London.

Snippet #48


“I am not good with words, so I wrote how I felt about you in music,” said Jem.

Snippet #47


Gabriel Lightwood leaned against the wall inside the Institute doors, his jacket gone, his shirt and trousers drenched in blood.


  1. Miss Regina Star says:

    I know I shouldn’t, but I really love Gabriel.

    • Ria Jace Herondale says:


      • Michaela Herondale says:

        totally agree !!!!!!!!!!!

      • Savannah. says:

        See, I don’t think that Jem would do that /just/ for Will, because couldn’t will just marry her himself. Jem is a kindhearted, caring man, but he is also a dying man who yes, is probably going to die. Not everything is a happy ending and every good author knows that. Why do you think we all hated Mockingjay?
        Anyway, Jem knows that he is near the end so he is enjoying the life he has left, yolo, right? He is marrying Tessa because he loves her, and that much is clear.

      • team will says:

        I keep getting this feeling that cecily and jem will end up together cuz will and tessa are like totally perfect together, and i dont want jem to be heartbroken so he should get someone too

      • cassidy bryce says:

        i LOOOOOOOVE will, and i hope he ends up with tessa, too, because he is utterly adorable, if i do say so myself. i hope i’m not alone when i say that if he was real,i would be in love with him!!!!!

      • Alexandria Reese says:

        For me…heck I know this would never Happen….but I want Will and Jem together. :( I don’t know…It’s just that maybe I got so caught up with Magnus and Alec that I love couples like that. :( But Will and Tessa are good too….But…
        WILL AND JEM FOREVER!!!! :(((( :)

      • Crystal D says:

        I so agree but dont see how its possible considering that the herondale name lives on and once they are married there last name changes……………unless some how tessa is able to have kids! which would make me so happy!

      • The only really, annoying thing about these books is Tessa- the way she continually leads both boys on. It is soooo frustrating when she has kisses Jem in one chapter and in the next she is kissing Will. If she just MADE UP HER DARN MIND!

      • CassieLuvsWill says:

        i think i’ve actually figured it out: so, Jace is a Herondale, right? well, how did that happen? Will definitely won’t find another girl, so here’s my theory: Jem tries to marry Tessa, but some demon thing happens(as we see in the 5th teaser) and it doesn’t work out, and then Will ends up with Tessa, and it turns out that Tessa isn’t infertile after all.

      • CassieLuvsWill says:

        either that happens and Jem dies, or Tessa *is* infertile (much more likely) and Jem ends up with Cecily. you gatta admit, it could happen

      • true that! i hated will at the end of clockwork angel but now that i’ve read clockwork princess i love him sooooooooooooooooooooo much but i love jem soooooooooo much too!

      • IKR??? Everyone is like i love Jem, and I say I love Will a lot, sorry Jem, but you should end up with Cecily later. I bet Cecily will find the cure, and then they will be together. I CANNOT WAIT TILL 2013……………..

      • Savannah. says:

        WOAH. I spelled that like 4 kinds of wrong. What’s wrong with me?

      • i totally agree i want will and tessa to end up together more than anything because even though jems nice i think will and tessa are meant to be together and wills curse was so sad!

      • I think that Will and Tessa will end up together because Will and Jace are directly related to one another so Will would have had to have kids. But he only loves Tessa (like he’s like Jace who sort of gets all the girls to like him but he only likes one girl), so they end up together. And then Jem and Cecily will most likely end up together because that would be sad if Jem doesn’t get anyone; and I think Gideon and Sophie are going to be together (like maybe Sophie gets to be an Ascendant) because in one of the teasers Gideon said that someone’s name meant wisdom and the only one I can find is Sophie.

      • Savannah. says:

        See the problem with this though is that I don’t think that Jem will find someone else. He’s not like others who love someone, then find someone they love more, Jem is a one-person kind of man. That’s why I want Tessa to run away and we get some Jill (Jem and Will) action, because I mean they already love each other and are parabolti so might as well make it official. And if Jem loves anyone over Tessa, it would be Will.
        BUUUUUUT. I know that’s never going to happen. Why? Because of this unidentified snippet: “Not your parabatai any longer.”
        Can I just cry? Seriously guys, it’s obvious that this is Jill right there. You might as well stab me in the heart. /isdead.

      • TMI AND TID says:

        I have a strong feeling that Jem will end up with Cecily( i hope that how u spell it) and Will will end up with Tessa obviously. It is so evident that That’s whats going to happen. Either Jem will die Or he will marry Cecily. Jem is all goody two shoes wHEREAS wILL IS BADASS. So Tessa will end up with a badass dude.

      • Meredith says:

        Jem ends up with Will’s sister!!!!! :) or somebody who truly loves him and he truly loves because he deserves more then Tessa who is only pretending to love him (more then Will)! She doesn’t want to break his heart, but she’s lying to herself and to Jem :P

      • Who doesn’t?

      • Katie The Obsessed One says:

        cassidy bryce you are not alone but you do have competition.

      • TEAM WILL..... says:


      • 'you cannot miss a rose' says:

        i cant agree tessa doesn’t deserve jem at all,i mean all he loves in the world( in the romantic sense) is tessa yet she is not as loving to him,although the love is there, because she is caught in wills web. Also Will is despicable thinking that he could just crush jem’s dreams like that

      • I actually know for a fact that Jem doesn’t die before he has a kid. One of his decedents names is Emma, she the lead in a new series by Cassandra coming out in 2015 called The Dark Artifices.

      • I'm just THAT awesome, moomoos! says:

        I doubt it. Will would never take Tessa from Jem because he wouldn’t want to hurt Jem, and he would never take Tessa after Jem dies because hen he would feel like he was just taking advantage of Jem’s death. I think Will decides to become a silent brother eventually. … But than again, I’m not sure whether Jace is descended from Cecily or Will…

      • Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Lightwood Morgenster ( I have that one soft spot for Sebastian..) says:

        I think Jem just wanted to marry her to get that ceremony done to try and get her to be a shadow hunter so she could be with Will, but then Jem ends up being fine and Tessa and Will, will get married and have children (becuz Tessa is special)

      • maybe jem ends up wiv cecily?

      • Michaela Herondale xx says:

        I totally <3 Will !!!!!!

      • Hollie Rose says:

        AMEN SISTA!!!

      • Cecily gets Gabriel, then getting the black hair and blue eyes into the the Lightwood family. Not to mention Jace isn’t from Cecily guys, she can’t just keep her maiden name.
        Jem and Tessa should become pregnant.
        Then bye bye Jem, his last wishes be that the kid is raised by Will.
        Will and Tessa Together FORVER!
        And have another kid, who leads to jace
        That creates both Emma and Jace, and Lightwoods no problem
        Sophie is with Gideon, but there’s a small chance she ends up with Jem.
        Tessa doesn’t love Jem that way btw. She’s ALWAYS thinking of will, and has to tell herself that she loves jem when it’s clear that she likes Will more.
        Anyway when Gideon is saying your name means Wisdom he’s speaking to Sophie, because that’s what Sophie means.
        Will or Jem may become SIlent Brothers.
        It’s definite that Zachariah is one of them, I mean come on.
        There were two people I would die for.
        jem and WIll both have natural black hair, you know if Jem’s colouring wasn;t screwed.
        Will’s Tale Of Two Cities was in the traveling house.
        Mortmain keeps disapearing and moving around, how? I think you know.
        Valentine’s house thing.
        THATS RIGHT.

      • I disagree actually
        Maybe Tessa and Jem will be together because she has more passion for him unlike Will. And in City of Lost Souls, Clary says that the girl in the love triangle picks the boring guy anf to me, Jem seems to be the boring guy. But warlocks can’t have children, so I don’t think she’ll have either Will or Jem

      • Melissa says:

        what if Jem’s disease can be passed onto his children? like the demon pox! I agree with everyone! Will and Tessa for sure. I like the idea of Jem ending up w cecily. I don’t think she can marry him, after she’s so sad at losing will… it’s really not fair to Jem, now she’s with him out of obligation for his health. I’d rather see Jem Die than end up with Tessa. Plus he’s so fragile and she really needs someone like will that can protect her. i think it must all come out at some point! it sucks to wait a year now that i’m in love with the series!

      • I think Jem will end up with Cecily. I don’t really know why, but I really want Sophie and one of the Lightwood boys to end up together.

      • I cant even lay my eyes on clockwork princess, it was way too heartbreaking. D: but i think you are right. Tessa and Will FTW! and jem and cecily together :) that would be perfect. I just dont want will to die. Because tessa is immortal in all. OH and on that last snippet, it can only be tessa and will. I mean come on! Heartbreak=Will

      • that would be perfecttt! but i bet cecily and gabriel “ligtwood” end up together and that would explain alec “lightwood” looking like will and having dark hair.

      • misspoly says:

        wait! why would clare try to switch that on us. i think you have to be more realistic. clare is smart. it would be the dumbest thing in the world to do, making tessa and will get together and then out of the blue jem falls in love with some other chick. i dont like that, and it sounds kind of shaddy. even if tessa and will get together (99% chance they will) i should make sense and just clare making jem feel so in love with tessa and then in the last book he’s all like “i dont love you anymore” wtf! please give clare more credit. and if she does do exactly what i typed then i will be very disappointed.

      • Guys we can’t forget that in Cassie’s new series that the main girls name is Emma CARSTAIRS.( This changes everything because that means maybe Jem doesn’t die! Well we can only hope….

      • Ria Jace Herondale says:

        im just reading all of your theories nd they r AMAZING but everyone forgot about JESSAMI0NE LOVELACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        ANY THEORIES ON HER!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

      • NOPE!!!!!!! Will and Tessa all the way… Jem will become a silent brother (I am totally convinced that he is Brother Zacariah (Read page 523 of City of Lost Souls!!!) SO EXCITED!!!!!!

      • I think that Jem will end up with Jessamine, and Will and Tessa. I think that Gabriel and Cecily will end up together too, because the whole thing with Gabriel’s sister kind of like payback except that he actually falls in love with her.

      • Ria Jace Herondale says:

        Good theory! :D

      • I rather like that little summary Amy… Well done ;)

      • Mrs Michaela Herondale says:

        These are all good guesses, but we won’t know until we read it… I’m usually very patient, but… I’VE WAITED TOO LONG FOR THIS ALREADY!!!!!

      • You guys don’t get it. Jem has found the person he loves. That’s Tessa. And she loves him. Yes. LOVES him. And it’s not just a Clockwork Prince thing. It’s in CA too, if you’d care to look. Now, I’m not saying I ship JemxTessa. In fact, I refuse to ship anything because I am like Tessa and *don’t want to have to choose.* I believe in no-win scenarios. But Tessa will marry Jem because they love each other. And, if you really care about Will all that much, why don’t you just do as he does and let it happen? God, if he was real do you think he’d like you for wanting to break his brother’s heart? I don’t get you people. I don’t get how you think love is as changeable as the tide. People don’t just *find* someone else on every corner. And the Herondales aren’t the only ones who love people for this life, and the life after it, and the one after that. I don’t get how you think that Tessa loves Will more than Jem. I don’t get people who think dangerous means stronger love. I don’t get how people say Will is better for her. THEY’RE BOTH JUST AS GOOD. I don’t mean to single you out; this goes out to all people saying things like this. It’s ridiculous and redundant.

      • Ok. Did you guys not read the teasers? About the way Jem treats Cecily? He’s nice to her but he treats her like you treat your best friend’s younger sister – with “distant sweet kindness.”. I really don’t think he’s going fall in love with her when look! He’s already found the one he loves and will love in the next life and the one after that. He’s not just marrying her because kinda likes her. He’s marrying because he loves her more than anything else in the world. He *said* that to her, unless you guys didn’t read An Offering of Moonlight. Stop saying he’ll end up with Cecily. It’s just a flimsy excuse for saying you want Jem out of the way so Will can be with Tessa.

      • Ria Jace Herondale says:

        Ariel, I respect your opinion. But that doesn’t mean you can make fun of others opinions. We all have our opinions and it’s not right of you to criticize the opinions of others. I was slightly hurt when I read your comment, (I am pretty sure one of the people you mentioned was me) but I respect it because that is what you believe and think. I think you’re right when you say Jem loves Tessa, but the thing is (in my opinion) Tessa doesn’t love Jem ENOUGH! She loves him, but not as much as she loves Will! She THINKS she loves Jem MORE then she loves Will (or she thinks she doesn’t love Will at all) but she doesn’t. Just because she is marrying Jem, she thinks she should love him more (well, ONLY love him) but she DOESN’T! This website is for people to get information on TMI, TID, TDA, and make predictions about what they thinks will happen in the books. It’s not to make others feel bad about their predictions and criticize them on what they think. Let us all be friendly to on another and continue to love the books Miss, Clare writes so beautifully! :D

      • sheilathethongbarbarino says:

        How about this for a theory, in Snippet #19 I think Jem might be meeting his parents, or another relative, so maybe he leaves Tessa or something for his parents and goes to China or something.

      • I love Jace /Will Herondale says:

        The cover on clockwork princess I think that it is the book of white Tessa is holding. What do you think she is doing with it?!?!?!?:0

      • Does anyone else realize that Jem becomes a silent brother (he is brother Zachariah)

    • I agree. He’s the perfect mixture of a brat, a hot-head, sexy, and sometimes a sweetie.

    • i love Gabriel too!

    • I don’t understand. Why Gabriel?

    • I so agree i love love LOVE gabriel. I’d date him.

      • i knew it wasn’t just me!

      • my theory is the same as marissas that cecily brings the good out of gabriel, how else would alec remind magnus of will. plus the lightwoods are reslly good friends with the herondales in tmi series

    • Mrs. William Herondale says:

      Will should so be with tessa! If they. Dont end up together. I will catch phnemonia and cry until i cant cry anymore. I seriously think that. Jem is going to end up with Cecily. That would be too cute. WHAT IF JESSAMINE ENDS UP WITH GABRIEL, SOPHIE ENDS UP WITH GIDION, JEM ENDS UP WITH CECILY, AND WILL ENDS UP WITH TESSA!!!!!! THATS SO PERFECT!!!! Ms. Clare if you are reading this, i LOVE your books and PLLLLEEEEEAAASSEE put Will and Tessa together! You are the best writer ever!

      • I think that for Alec to look like Will, Cecily will get with Gabriel. And I’m not entirely sure who Tessa will end up with, though I hope it will be Will:P And I think one of the boys becomes the silent brother Zachariah, it could be Will, wanting to stay with Tessa forever, or Jem wanting the same thing or they figured becoming a silent brother was the only way to stop him dying. I don’t know, but Brother Zachariah is really interested in Jace Herondale so it could be Will interested because he’s an ancestor, or Jem because he’s Will’s ancestor. And Brother Zachariah seems to look like Will in the descriptions, but that might be a diversion to make us think that and then it will be a surprise if it isn’t.

      • Okay i have to disagree on that i don’t think that jem will end up with jessamine because his descendant Emma carstairs has BLONDE hair and if Alec looks like will then that would make if Cecily and Gabriel end up together!

      • wow!! love this idea!!!

      • tean will (of course) says:

        jem becomes a silent brother!!! hes in city of lost souls omgomgomgomg

    • I completely agree

    • So do I x)

      • has anyone thought of how jace has blonde hair and will has black. if will ends up with tessa then wouldnt of jace have dark hair. hehe and tessa turns into church for the next book and runs away from danger with magnus (spoiler alert) tehe

      • Marissa says:

        You guys ever think that Cecily ends up with Gabriel? That would explain Alec looking like Will…

      • Guys what do you think of this… #1 maybe the family heritage is carried on by (spoiler) cecily? All you. Who say “gee whiz! Then why does alec look like will?” Unthought of idea… the lightwoods and herondales dont have to marry in one generation! I personally think it would be too cute if it was jecily<33 . Maybe mortmain made her a time traveler. He wantes to (spoiler!) Go back and save his adopted parents BAH BAH BAAAAAAAAH. I think this series is scrumdiliumschous. Great job Mrs. Clare! Cannot wait to read clockwork princess!

      • Team Will FTW says:

        There has been a theory, that some people think that instead of being a warlock, tessa could have some angel blood…therefore allowing her to have children

      • Uh guys, I don’t exactly have red hair like my ancestors, hair genes can change.
        Imogen and Celine have blonde hair so his hair can come from his Mom’s side.
        jace is hot either way :P

      • Writergirl98 says:

        Okay lots of people are saying that one of the Herondale’s has to end up with a Lightwood because Alec looks like Will. But Alec has blue eyes like his MOM( as mentioned in COFA) and black hair ain’t that uncommon so all your theories about Cecile and Gabriel or will and the Lightwood sister are all unnecessary

      • OMG I think #legend is on to something! Like if Jace had light hair, he’s a Herondale- maybe Will marries Jessamine, who has light hair? Of course, hair genes are unpredictable, but what if…
        But I totally ship Will and Tessa.
        But I think in my mind this is going to happen…
        Gideon and Sophie
        Gabriel and Cecily
        Jem and Tessa
        Will and Jessamine.

    • charlie says:

      i agree!

      • MagnusBane says:

        I’m still convinced that Jem won’t end up with anyone caue he love Tea too much… He’definitely going to become a silent brother and they aren’t allowed relationships any way :) Jem = Brother Zacariah (page 523 CoLS)

    • I love him too!!!!

      • Im sorry but I think Jem ends up with Cicily and will and tessa end up together.And im really hoping that will becomes a silentbrother so he can live forever with tessa.But there is one problem:Two people, said Brother Zachariah. There are memories that time does not erase, Clarissa. Ask your friend Magnus Bane, if you do not believe me. Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.” And Jem doesn’t really know Magnus so it could also be Will…I hope its not Will
        and dont forget he is talkind about the past tence so those two people..are not alive?? (am I right)? TEAM WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XX

    • who can help it…

    • I third that motion!!!!!!!- is that right??? who knows (shrug) but i totally agree. Theres just something about him that makes me smile… maybe it’s cause he’s wierd.

    • Deanna Banana says:

      So, Jem will become a silent brother so he won’t die from his curse and Tessa will end up with the fabulous Will Herondale. Or perhaps Will somehow dies or abandons her because she was supposed to be with Jem, so Tessa is left all alone and transforms into Church, the cat, in The Mortal Instruments. But Jem is definitely going to be Brother Zachariah.

    • I love all of the theories for Will, Tessa and Jem. I do think Gabriel and Cecily end up together (alec looks like Will). But there is something that bothers me. In City of Glass we find out that one of the Herondale ancestors came in contact with an angel and thats why they have a star birthmark. Sounds like Will will meet an angel? It seems like Brother Zachariah has the tendency to be gentle like Jem but the problem with that theory is when Mayrse asks if he had children he says No…

      • I hadn’t thought of that. So maybe Tessa and will do get together, and she is allowed to have children because she is part angel, giving the descendants their birthmarks. Clare said it would be a “bittersweet” ending, so maybe Jem becomes a Silent Brother, but not before he tells will and Tessa to be together because he sees how much pain will is in and he sees Tessa’s feelings for will are much stronger than those for him!

    • How can you even think about Gabriel when you have all that WILL staring you in the face?

  2. Trinnitera says:

    I love the name Gabriel and the arch-angel Gabriel. I HATE the Gabriel from the Infernal devices! GO WILL! Down with Jem >:1

    • I love Jem!!!

      • LOL, me too

      • Me too! Everyone lives will but I think he is too much like jace and the books need a new cute couple! Like Tessa and jem! I was so excited when they got engaged!

      • omg if will and tessa end up together i will die cuz jem is awsome and he loves tessa and if tessa and will end up together i will jump in the book and marrie jem myself
        GO TEAM JEM

      • It has to be Jem!!!! everything about Jem and Tessa is cute! i have nothing against will but i like Jem better!!! I MEAN JEM AND TESSA HAVE SO MUCH MORE PASSION AND HAPPINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Yeah, I want Will to be with Tessa, and for that to happen without a big argument between Jem and Will, Jem has to die.

      • No No. Jem can’t die. Then Will and Tessa could never be truely happy. Jem has to find himself another girl. I don’t know how you do that without making Jem look flakey but that is what needs to happen. <:3)-

      • All I’m saying here is to go back and reread the books, and snippet #16.

    • MITCHIE says:

      theonlyduchyoucantrustisprimrose how were you able to read clockwork princess??

      • Pretty sure she meant Clockwork Prince, ‘Princess’ isn’t even finished yet.

      • That is exaclty what i was thinking. I love them both so much. AM soooooo excited for Clockwork Princess!! And City of Heavenly Fire.

    • I’m sorry, but why down with Jem?? He amazing and indescrible. As with with Will. But, Jem’s better. In my opinion. They are both very different characters, yet exactly the same.

      • I love both Jem and Will. But Tessa can have Will, I’m taking Jem. =)

      • Jemmmmm <3

      • Team Will FTW says:

        Well Will (in my opinion) has the deeper character and all. ANd he has a lot more in common with tessa than will. Also in the snippets, you can tell shes still in love with him. But she doesnt want to hurt jem.

      • NO.
        Will was more lovable than Jem even when he was cursed and was forced to be an ass.
        Now imagine how awesome must be.

    • Ria Jace Lightwood says:

      truu, GO WILL! Down with Jem

      • Ria Jace Herondale says:

        Man, I SOOOOOOOOOO regret writing that! I matured as time progressed, and I am TERRIBLY sorry if I hurt anyone who is Team Jem. But I still want Will and Tessa to end up together, NOT EVEN TIME CAN CHANGE THAT FACT!!!!!!

      • All right, let me set something strait – do you see any Jem supporters hating on Will… NO. You wanna know why – because Jem cares about Will and would never purposely hurt him. So why are you hating on Jem??? Will would never purposely hurt Jem either, and I think he hates every single last one of you who just told Jem to go die in a hole. In case you haven’t noticed Jem dying isn’t going to help the situatuation anyway. (snippet #16)

      • Bystander says:

        it’s kinda annoying how all the Will fans are all !!!! and Jem fans are all calm :T Is it really wrong to love both characters? Anyways even if you favor one character over another it doesn’t mean the other casts are downright horrible.

    • Jen is great but will is way better

    • Go Jem~ <3

      • cassidy bryce says:

        i agree w/ Down With Jem…… Will wins always!!!!!!!!1

      • I so agree there’s almost something poetic about Jem
        I like Will but the broken hero has been done so many times that Will doesnt shine as a character

      • Marissa says:

        Wow guys, I’m in love with Will too, but I don’t want Jem to die in a hole…so harsh

      • Down With Jem says:

        Jem, die in a hole! Will, I love you!!!!!!!

      • jem, i feel for u but tessa and will are made for each other!!

      • wow! guys your being a little harsh on Jem, dont ya think? i really want Tessa and Will together but Jem is such a sweetheart i cant believe your being so mean to him.

    • Mrs Michaela Herondale says:

      Nooooooooooooo, I am totally team Will, but, not down with Jem. Stop hating on Jem! If you’re mean to Jem, you have NO chance with Will!

    • No, go Jem! How can you blame him for something like falling in love and, well let’s see, having the girl he loves be in love with him too! I understand rooting for Will (i prefer not to take sides actually) but going as far as to say “down with Jem!” (or anything against him at all in fact). THAT’S JUST WRONG. Period.

  3. WILL!!!! I Love You! No one has touched my heart like you did! Go WILL <3 And I don't care if Tessa chooses you or not, as long as you're happy in the end :))

    • I agree, but lets face it, he’ll only be happy with Tessa :(
      So lets hope he ends up with her
      Go WILL!!

      and its not so much I dislike Jem, he’s nice and all, its just I feel like he’s almost expecting Tessa to love him, when she’s clearly just trying to force herself to, so Jem won’t b hurt.

      • Well, maybe Cecily has kids! So the Herondale family continues, or maybe Tessa can have kids! But Tessa makes an appearance in City of Glass meaning she is still alive but Will nor Jem is…..

      • Victoria says:

        I agree. If she always, is thinking about Will. And she obviously loves Will. Than that means she doesnt fully love Jem.

        And this teaser ;Tessa put a hand against the wall as she made her way numbly down the stairs. What had she almost done? What had she nearly told Will?

        She makes me think she was going to tell him, she ‘loves’ him. But i could be wrong.

      • TMI AND TID its a possibility and i hope I’m realated to Tessa and all……But we must face the fact that Tessa won’t break Jem’s -< (are all face's :)

      • True, I totally agree. Tessa is only convincing herself she loves Jem because he’s dying. She has to remind herself that she loves him all the time. She really just loves Will, and she loves Jem as a brother. SHe just has to realize that. I LOVE WILL


      • TMI and TDI says:

        What if Tessa doesn’t end up with ANYONE? What then? Maybe she dies and Magnus had just summoned her soul in city of glass? By the way if you guys look up wikipedia, it’s written that Jace and Will are connected and Also Clary finds Tessa familiar when she see’s her with Magnus. What if she looked like the inquisitor? Jace’s grandma and Stephens mother.

      • yeah but you have to remember that Tessa might be like a warlock and might not be able to reproduce and we know that Wills line carries on. We have Jace to prove it. So either Tessa can have children or Will and Tessa don’t end up together

      • Ria Jace Lightwood says:


      • TMI AND TID says:

        gUYS WHY DON’T YOU CONNECT THE DOTS? See Jace is a herondale and Will is Also A Herondale. Okay? And in city of glass Clary sees Tessa talking to Magnus but she doesn’t know who she is but finds her(tesssa) familiar. Also to Magnus in City of Fallen Angels He mentions Will to Camille saying that he is alot like Jace. Also when you look up Wikipedia it says that Will and Jace are connected to each other in more ways than one. So It is possible that Jace is Will’s grandson. And maybe because The inquisitor was Jace’s grandma And Clary has now seen Tessa so maybe okay keyword here is MAYBE Clary finds Tessa familiar to the Inquisitor….
        Tell me what you guys think of this!

      • Ahh! But Jem has a descendant coming in the next trilogy, Emma. I think Tessa is NOT half demon. Well, just to throw it out there, maybe she ends up with Mortmain after all and the boys grow-up and find new loves….. NOT!

      • You see I love Jem, and I understand he loves Tessa, but if Tessa doesn’t return the feelings she should just break it to him. I mean seriously, I don’t want to see another “Twilight” Situation. I love him ~ But I want to be with this guy.

        So… Tessa… If you don’t want Jem, I’ll gladly hop in a time machine to the 1880s nephilim world and marry Jem. <3

      • agreed…. but she shouldn’t have just went along with it she should of told someone about the boys. if that ever happened to me id die especially if it was will he’s a bad boy none in there right mind would be able to turn that down.

      • JaceForevs says:

        Well let’s think about it both Will and Jem have descendants namely Jace and Emma(from Lady midnight). So either neither of them has children with Tessa or she CAN have children. Also Jace and Emma may be descendants but they may not be directly in that line. Still causing them to be Herondale’s or Carstair’s(sorry if I spelt that wrong) but not direct descendants of Jem and Will.

  4. i like gabriel more than gideon. i don’t know why, but something about him… ;)

  5. I adore Gideon. And Will. And Jem. And all of them. Gah…

  6. Tmifanatic says:

    Oh my god I love u Will!!! I really hope Tessa ends up with you somehow. You rule!

  7. Im so in love with Will and Tessa and Jace and Clary. To read all the books is like breathing. To think of a TMI and Internal Devices movie in the works makes me more excited than I can imagine

  8. i love will and jem its awful to tthink that jem could die or if will stays miserable forever!

    • i so agree with you.its so confusing you dont want to see either of them getting hurt…Imagine the dilemma Tessa must be in!!

  9. I love Will. But Jem and Tessa belong together. Will can always go with…. I don’t know… theres always Magnus if he gets desperate.

  10. I agree with charlie. Will is great, like Jace, but there’s something about Jem and how he cares for Tessa that just wins me over. If something happens with his illness in cp2 and he dies I think I’m going to bawl my eyes out.

  11. If Jem dies or ends up hearbroken or ends up heartbroken and then dies I swear I will throw the book in a fire!….Just saying…I love him! And why don’t the nice, sweet, adorable guys never get the girls, huh? I’d go for Jem!

  12. Oh jeez. I love Jem. But I can’t stand Will being all broken and hurt. Argh. I just really hope that Will finds someone and is happy in the end.

  13. Emma Herondale (haha!) says:

    I love both Will and Jem. Jem is so sweet, and it’s so sad he only has about a year ot live! I’m glas Tessa accepted him. But poor Will! Hardly anyone thinks he’s a nice person, but he really is! Awwwh! Can’t wait for Clockwork Princess!

    • Lisa Herondale says:

      I think Will is nice and handsome and sweet…

      • Michaela Herondale says:


      • Erika Lirio (I love Peeta) says:

        I think Will’s perfect ,3 And now that he doesn’t have the curse bringing him down, he can show his true self and I can just imagine all of the girls falling for him…Hahaha XD I LOVE WILL!!!!!!

    • Katie The Obsessed One says:

      yeah, i’m kinda happy Tessa said yes to Jem b/c if she hadn’t it would have broken his heart and i would have been forced to hate her. but now there’s this whole problem! how’s she gonna break the news to him that she loves Will!?!?!?!?!? I NEED THAT BOOOOOKKK!!!!!!!!

  14. We should never count Jem out, you never know what might come about in clock work princess…:)I love Jem and Tessa together. I know will,will find someone and she will be amazing. :) Cecily defending Gabriel, so maybe we do have a couple in the works, I like it.The gold of her ruined wedding dress..this brings about many thoughts. Shadow Hunter-Wedding dress ? I would say it could be Tessa yes, but couldn’t also be Sophie. Do I detect a kinship developing between Gidion and will, I like that too. Lots to ponder over…Love it!

  15. I’m 90% positive that Tessa ends up with Will in the end. I don’t think Jem will have his heart by her, in favoring Will, I think something else will happen. Although, the teaser “And the gold of her ruined wedding dress” doesn’t bode well in regards to Tessa and Jem’s future together. I do hope that Jem gets to remain happy for a while, but I think it will all end with Tessa and Will together. It’s not hopefulness thinking this, since I honestly have no idea who I WANT her to be with, I just think that will be the end game. Jem and Will are both so tragic in their own ways.

    I adore Jem more than I have adored a male character in long time. His goodness is overpowering and his love for Tessa is so pure and perfect. I was both elated and heartbroken when I finished CWP, because I believe the true Will is equally as good and noble and I wish they could both have endings. I think in the third book, with Will being his true self, especially now that his sister is going to be around, it will be particularly torturous for Tessa to abstain from telling the truth of her feelings for both of them. She’ll be seeing Will as she always wanted him to be. What a roller-coaster!

    I think this may be my favorite book of Cassandra’s — from both series — so I am definitely looking forward to Clockwork Princess and what it holds for each the characters.

  16. I love Will, but Jem is soo sweet that he won me over in Clockwork Prince as well! As for who ends up with Tessa….why oh why does there have to be a love triangle?? It would be so amazing if Will ended up with Tessa and Jem starts to love some other girl…like Cecily!!!

    • I am with u. I had the same thought win I finished clock work prince

      • Actually, the love triangle is supposed to interest the reader. And I don’t want Jem to love Cecily cuz she’s young and all. But Will & Tessa forever!

      TEAM WILL 250%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. I love jen and want him to be happy. But I was so heart broken at the end of clock work prince. I want will to be with Tessa.

  18. I just hope Tessa ends up with will. They belong to each other.

    • I know I almost cried when Tessa said yes to Jem!

      • Michaela Herondale says:

        ikr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3<3<3 Will, "you will always be first in my heart!!!"

      • It was sooooo freaking sad! i was literally crying my eyes out. goodness i feel really bad for jem, but honestly there isnt even an option for who tessa should end up with in my opinion. WILLLLLL all the way bitches!!!!!!! lol oh the emotions that clare draws from me are slightly….strong :)

      • Ria Jace Lightwood, that isn’t necessary. All you have to do is throw the book at the wall, yell out loud, bite a nail off, curse for some, and that’s it!

      • But you can’t help but cry!! And then throw the book at the wall, of course. You should see my copy of City of Bones :)

      • OMG I DID cry!!!!

      • Omg the thing that Ria Jace Lightwood just said made me laugh! haha i almost did that in Chapters too

      • Meeee toooo. I mean Tessa has to be with will. We people of team will Hav to stick together. TEAM WILL 4 EVER!!!!!!!!

      • Ria Jace Lightwood says:


      • Ong i kno cuz will was on his way back to tell her he loves her. I was like oh no hes too late. Lets not give up hope.

      • MagnusBane says:

        I did cry… -_- after throwing the book at the wall of course…

      • I THREW THE BOOK DOWN AND HAD A SPAZ FIT ON THE FLOOR WHEN SHE SAID YES TO JEM!!!!!! I mean I do love jem but i just think that he is so blind. HOW CAN HE NOT SEE THAT WILL AND TESSA ARE MADE FOR EACHOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        this was killing me so i went and told all my friends about the series and all 5 of them are team will but are in the same situation as me………..I am loosing the will to live!!!!!!!!!

      • I would’ve thrown the book, but I was reading on the iPad, so yeah… :)

  19. Wow, Jem is so sweet its obnoxious. And Will was cool until he started acting nice to everyone…

  20. WEDDING DRESS????????????

  21. I think Cecily is the clockwork princess! Who knows, maybe shes actually a clockwork device. To be honest, I hope Jem dies, because I want Will and Tessa to be together. Either that or find someone else. Sophie and Gideon better work out… Cant wait!

    • What’s up with Jem dying? people! He is a good person, though I did hate his action; proposing to Tessa.

    • Ria Jace Lightwood says:


      • Someone awesome :) says:

        Do you guys not pay attention to anything Cassandra says???? She said that even if Ken died that Tessa still wouldn’t choose will. Tessa and Ken all the way!! Will is such a jerk!!!

      • Someone awesome :) says:

        *jem* stupid auto correct

      • irk why doesn’t he just??!!

      • would you people please stop with the Jem hatin! I love Will more than Jem but still….

      • Ria Jace Lightwood: YES!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!! When they said that Mortmain was buying all the Opium, I was like, “HURRY UP!!!!!! BUY IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS ANOTHER CHANCE OF DEATH FOR JEM!!!!!!!!!!” || Another theory: You know how Jocelyn traded Fairchild for the Mundane name Fray? Maybe, Mortmain did that with Morgenstern. I mean, Morgenstern? Mortmain? Also Mortmain is compound and all Shadowhunter names are compound. Ria, my name is Rita so when I see your name I am like who is Rita Jace Lightwood? THAT’S MY NAME!!!!!!!

    • MagnusBane says:

      What if Jem’s the Clockwork device D: hahhaaaha

  22. I want Jem to be evil! I want will and Tessa to be together! I hate Jem now!

    • Ria Jace Lightwood says:


      • ikr and i wanted to rip jems head off when will told tessa that he loved her!!

  23. Should the infernal device made to movie, Dakota fanning should play tessa gray. She looks enchanting on that emma thompson movie in her victorian costume, the movie called Effie.


  25. I love Jem.
    But I love Will even more!

  26. Will! Jem! Ugh! D=

    It’s so heartwrenching!

  27. Omg….

  28. I’m sorry but “Wedding Dress,” what wedding dress? Why is there a wedding dress. I’m in denial and nothing will stop me.
    But I really hope Tessa is ok, it’s gotta suck to have your dress ruined

    • ha i REALLY hope something stopped her from getting married!!! lol i love jem BUT will’s tortured self wins me out in the end :)

  29. i kinda want Jem to die because (even though i kinda like him) i was heartbroken when Tessa said yes to him and I almost like cried when she said to Will that it was too late. I really want Will and Tessa to be together!

  30. I just finished CP and I’m heartbroken right now. To be Tessa must be really hard! How could you choose when doing it, no matter what you choose, you hurt someone you love? How could you hide your feelings when you even don’t know what do you feel? Tessa is in a really hard position right now. She has to make a choise that she knows is gonna hurt someone she loves (no matter if it’s Will or Jem, she IS gonna hurt one of them.. or both)

  31. I think that in the teaser *Jem knotted his fingers in the material of Will’s sleeve. “You are my parabatai,” he said. “You said once I could ask anything of you.”* there are two options. Jem is gonna ask Will about his family.. or about his feelings for Tessa. And the last one would be a really akward situation. It would be terrible if their friendship break in name of the love. It would really sucks.

    • Or, Jem asks Will to take care of his wife Tessa as he is dieing, and he still thinks the tension between those 2 is not because of love but because of annoyance with each other.

  32. Booklover says:

    I am excited to see what happens, however after reading this teaser for COLS, I am not sure if either one will end up with Tessa.

    “It’s not that,” said Magnus. “There are some people — people the universe seems to have singled out for special destinies. Special favors and special torments. God knows we’re all drawn toward what’s beautiful and broken; I have been, but some people cannot be fixed. Or if they can be, it’s only by love and sacrifice so great it destroys the giver.”

    Isabelle shook her head slowly. “You’ve lost me. Jace is our brother, but for Alec — he’s Jace’s parabatai too —”

    “I know about parabatai,” said Magnus, his voice rising in pitch. “I’ve known parabatai so close they were almost the same person; do you know what happens, when one of them dies, to the one that’s left —”

    And what will happen with Will if Jem dies? Does loving will destroy Tessa?

  33. I finished Clockwork Prince hoping that Tessa and Jem would break up and he’d get with Cecily so Will could be with Tessa. Because they NEED to be together. “And the gold of her ruined wedding dress” *raises eyebrows* maybe it will work out.

  34. I love Jem but i would really prefer if Tessa ended up with Will. Anyways, I am so happy for Charlotte and Henry and Tessa and Jem on their engagement!!!!

    The wedding dress thing worries me though….…

  35. Well…the fact that Jace is a Herondale, and Will is the only male left in the Herondale family lets us know that Will ends up having Shadowhunter babies with someone. So Jace and Magnus are a no go.

    There are no Carstairs mentioned anywhere in the Mortal Instruments, which leads me to believe that Jem and Tessa won’t be having kids together.

    We also know that Tessa is immortal. In City of Fallen Angels, Magnus reminisces about the immortals who are always there, such as Camille, and he pretty much says that Tessa is a constant through the centuries.

    So I believe that the most likely conclusion to all this is that Jem dies and Tessa ends up with Will, making angsty, sarcastic, brooding, and beautiful Herondale boys for generations to come. Will will eventually die, of course, but we’ll learn why all Herondales have that peculiar mark that only Herondales have.

    • Duh Jem and Tessa don’t have babies!!! Tessa is a warlock and that means she can’t have children!!!

      • not necessarily, Tessa might be the result of a demon and a shadow hunter which aren’t supposed to be able to have babies either.
        Its really a mystery and Linda could be right.
        I sure hope soo!!! I love Will LOL

      • Absolution says:

        I think Tessa is like Jonathan Christopher (Sebastian) with the whole demon blood thing, maybe it just had different effects? That way she could be the child of a demon and a Shadowhunter. Valentine couldn’t have been the first to do demon blood experimentation, right?

      • yeah but we don’t know for sure that she is half shadow hunter and demon she might be half shadow hunter and fairy cause then she’d probably be immortal more angel than human and have a little of demon blood because fairies are half demon and angel and remember Isabel liked that one fairy so it might be possible.but i still think that Tessa can’t have kids because i think it would have mentioned something about a shape shiftier having kids and especially if she was in the Herondale blood line. oh one of the things that really got me wondering was the mark on all the men in the Herondale line from one of their ancestors coming in contact with an angel. what do you guys thing of that? do you think will came in contact with and angel and tried to save Jem and he was the ancestor that started the whole mark thing. cause that’s what i think.

        Mortmain says she’s different.
        She’s different.
        if she was a warlock they wouldn’t have made a big deal about her.
        She has no warlock mark.

    • but there is a Carstairs she’s going to be in The Dark Artifices Cassie said so herself.

    • OK, You all have some good thinking going on here. I’m going to cut & paste from another place. Maybe you all can answer my questions, or generate new ones to ponder over late at night when I can’t sleep, BECAUSE I’M WAITING FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!!

      In one of the books, I think Magnus says, that Herondales tend to fall in love hard and with one person, for life. That would be Tessa and Clary. For Jace to exist Will is going to have to marry & reproduce. Course I suppose it could be with someone he doesn’t necessarily love, like Jace’s father had to. Shadowhunter families don’t appear to be very large, with lots of cousins.
      In CoFA, One of the Silent Brothers says that, he wished he had been there earlier for Jace (refering to the inquisition incident), as the Silent Brother’s owe the Herondales a lot. That would make the most sence if he is speaking of Tessa Herondale (hint hint). Her ability to get inside someone elses mind would be an asset to the silent brothers. If he’s speaking of Will then we’re looking at Will becoming a silent brother (yuck).
      However, there’s an Emma Carstairs coming up. Jem needs a kid out there too. I invision a “Pearl Harbour” (Movie) scenario, with Tessa getting pregnant by Jem. Jem dieing and Will stepping in to love and support Tessa and raising their sons (Jem’s and Will’s) as brothers keeping their sir names. Keep in mind Tessa may not be infertile, as she may not be half demon. Then again Emma Carstairs appears to be blonde, maybe Jem and Sophie? Gideon and Cecily. Gabriel can go find a demon.
      How is Tessa related to Starkweather? Was Tessa’s mother Aloysius’s, daughter or sister maybe? Mortmain is from that area. He would have known of her. Was she a run away or the child of a run away?
      Lastly, Anyone else notice the clues with the Brentwells? Henry’s middle name is Jocelyn. Charlotte’s maiden name was Fairchild and she has the same physic and spunk of Clary and her mom, Joclyn.

      Looking forward to more ID, TMI and the new “The Dark Artifices”

      • Also the “White Book” is hidden by Joclyn Fairchild in TMI and iscurrently in the possession of Charlotte Fairchild Brentwell in ID. Some how that book goes from England to Idiris.

      • Savannah. says:

        I think that Tessa’s mother is a changeling. Her mother was a Starkweather who was traded with the sickly girl in the picture, and that is why Starkweather freaked when he saw Tessa, because she looks like her mother. that is so, then maybe Tessa’s mother got impregnated by a fae? (who do the changeling system.) That would explain the shadowhunter/demon blood. Another theory is that Mortmain pulled a Valentine (or rather Valentine pulled a Mortmain) and injected demon blood into Tessa’s mother. History repeating itself, eh? That would explain how Valentine got the idea and why Mortmain says that he “made” Tessa.

    • Katie The Obsessed One says:

      ok just a thought but if Tessa does end up with Will, WHAT IF THE BIRTHMARK IS ACTUALLY A WARLOCK MARK THAT TESSA HAS TOO!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    • not really b.c. the new books in “The Dark Artifices” (coming out in 2015) will focus on Emma Carstairs, which means that there are decedents of Jem…and it can only be him as his family was killed. Unless, he has other relatives? I really hope she ends up with Cecily but I have a feeling one of the boys will end up being a Silent Brother. I can’t wait for the book and I hope she doesn’t break my heart!!

  36. but clary also has that mark dosent she and its because they both have angel blood even if they arent family

    • I thought only Herondale’s had the mark on their shoulder. That’s how the inquisitor knew that Will was her grandson and not a morgenstern

  37. I think that Will is going to be the ancestor, that was talked about in the TMI series, who had direct contact with the angel. So maybe the angel blesses him with immortality so that he can be with Tessa forever? 0_0 wishful thinking

  38. Teaser number 5 is an unidentified snippet! It could be from City of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly Fire, OR Clockwork Princess. Cassie hasn’t told us yet!

  39. Tessa doesn’t really love jem she only thinks she does because of what she did with him in clock work prince. At the end of the book she was telling herself I love jem over and over but she was just trying to convince herself… GO WILL!!!!!!!

  40. I swear to the great God almighty If she doesn’t pick Will….I will be distressed!
    LOL but honestly I love Will!!! and Will and Tessa together <3
    Its meant to be, she's the first and only girl he ever loved, and it was so hard for him to push her away, I'll actually be so depressed if she doesn't choose him.
    Besides will saw and liked her first from the very first moment he saw her

    • YEAH!!! GO WILL!!

    • I think if they don’t end up together i’ll throw the book across the room and never look at it again. I love Will. I think Tessa loves Jem but not in the same way as Will. I think she fancies him and wants to convince herself that she loves him more than Will to make herself and Jem feel better. But honestly she needs to wake up and smell the roses. Will is perfect for her in EVERY way possible. I don’t think Jem should die and I agree that Jem needs to find a new girl. It’s the only way to fix things. Because if Jem dies, Will will feel guilty taking Tessa and if Jem doesn’t find a girl and he either finds out about Will loving Tessa or Tessa leaves him, Will will never look at her the same and he wouldn’t love her the same because he would feel guilty. and Cecily would be good for Gabriel, and i like Sophie and Gideon together. a new girl either has to come into the story for Jem or Will will have to marry someone else and Jem and Tessa marry or they both live lonely depressing lives. but i’ll cry if Will marries someone else. UGH TESSA CAN BE SO STUPID SOMETIMES!!!

  41. Phoenixraye says:

    ok people how do we even know if the wedding dress is Tessa’s? Cassie could be jerking our chain you know. Anyway I have a feeling the Cecily is going to fall for Jem, but he is going to die and his last wish is for Will to take care of Tessa….. any thoughts? oh and there is also the connection between Will and Jace, they are both only male children sooo…..

  42. Phoenixraye says:

    “Love is stronger then death, Jealousy is as cruel as the grave”….isn’t that what the book said?
    we will see but I have a feeling that in COFA when Magnus is talking to a brown haired girl at the party it was Tessa and if so then where is Will….. anyway I have so many questions and Now I AM SOOO MAD that we have to wait longer for Clockwork Princess

  43. ‘And the gold of her ruined wedding dress,’ I wonder if that ment the wedding was canceled.

  44. Will&Tessa Forever says:

    Will should definitely be with Tessa. For one thing, if any of you read Clockwork Prince carefully, after Jem’s proposal (it pissed me off)Tessa had to force herself into thinking that she loves Jem, although the emotions came naturally with Will. Just one look from Will gives her tingly shivers down her spine, while Jem gives off the ‘aura’ that he should only be a friend. Besides this, Will is way too lonely, and having Tessa by his side should fill the void in his life. He loved her very soul and knows more about her than anyone else. I also have to admit, the kissing scenes with Jem irks me. The ones with Will feels more natural and right. Will was also the first boy Tessa fell in love with, and she only went to Jem to console herself after Will’s rejection. Jem is a nice guy though, but I think it’s better if he and Tessa remains friends only.

  45. Phoenixraye says:


  46. ahh.. I love Will, and Jem..<3 and i hate it when there are two guys, that the girl has to pick, becuz one will always get hurt </3 and Will's "curse" was sad, and Jem dying :( and they both love the same girl…. but Tessa obviously loves Will more, and i wish she could have seen that sooner. I hated how she would compare them both, but i guess that's only when she was with Jem, meaning she loved Will more.. and i guess Jem just gave her comfort, becuz she believed that Will was mean. and i hate how she's forcing herself to believe that she loves Jem more, (and that's impossible, because i think Will and Tessa are meant for each other, they are perfect for each other) only so she wouldnt hurt him.. but doing so is hurting herself..
    i also love it when Jem speaks Mandarin <3
    andd at the end of Clockwork Prince when Cecily, i thought for a moment, maybe Cecily will have a crush on Jem, and maybe just maybe Jem would have the same feelings… and then it would be Jem and Cecily, and Tessa and Will.. oh wishful thinking, because that seemed like a good fit. but from the teasers it seems that Jem will only treat Cecily " with the distant sweet kindness reserved for the little sisters of one’s friends, "

  47. how can u guys be so cruel against jem, I love him!!!!

    • Absolution says:

      I just love how gentle Jem is. He cares so much for Tessa and there is all this hate going around. You shouldn’t hate Jem! Everyone is going to hate me for this, but while I love Will, I love Jem more.

      • I reckon Sophie and Gideon will end up together!!! I luv Will and Jem both so I don’t care who Tessa ends up with I just wanna know who she does end up with!!!!

    • Omg exactly!! Go Jem! Go Will!

  48. I highly believe that Cecily will end up with Gabriel by the of CP2. I mean just look at Alec Lightwood.

  49. Can’t wait till it comes out!

    although it kind of obvious that Will is going to end up with Tessa
    let’s love Jem while he’s still alive, shall we?

  51. WILL AND TESSA!!!!! ;m; y did u say yes tessa gah the second books of classandra clare kill me ;m;

  52. i feel like tessa isnt going to end up with will or jem… :(

  53. A WEDDING DRESS??!!!
    What??!!! Whose do you think it is??!!!
    Reply please!!!!

    • Tessa, because she’s the one getting married w/ complications, ahem mainly Will, and she’s not a shadowhunter so it’s simple to conclude that she’s the one w/ the wedding gown.

      • Sarah, are you Team Jem or Will?

      • I’m it could be sophies

      • Both Tessa and Sophie apply for Shadowhunter status in CP2.(spoiler). Tessa’s mother might be a shadowhunter as suggested. Wonder how you can tell? Her maiden name was Moore. But, I think she is from the Starkweather line, (the old man knows Tessa’s face).

      • Team Will(:

        I suppose it could be Sophie, but Tessa is the one preparing for an upcoming wedding. Not Sophie.

    • I believe its sophies.Maybe Gideon realizes she’s the one and asks her to marry him right away and they get married the next week and charlotte has a dress prepared for her. wouldnt that be so exciting?

  54. OMG i totally think that cacily falls in love with jem who doesnt love HER and she starts 2 hate tessa and does something really cruel!!!!!!!:S

  55. I don’t think there will be a happy ending for Tessa, because of her appearence in City of Glass, she must be over 140 yrs old, and as Will and Jem are both mortal they must be dead by then, in the end she is with neither of them. Very sad, but that is my train of thought, I have no idea how Cassandra Clare will work on this.

    • You have a point, but Clare isnt the type to end w/out a happy ending it seems, and it was never indicated that Will is dead. Also it states in one of TMI books, that the Herondales run the institute in London.

      There’s a 50 percent chance that Will is still alive.

    • AAwww! oh no! :( you r so right.

    • I kind of agree. I read the paperback of Clockwork Angel and it included the original story of Magnus’s Vow at the back. It kind of implied what you were saying because it says this: Tessa, who like him, had loved a mortal, someone destined to die as she was not.” And a little before that it said: “Tessa, who like Magnus, lived forever.”
      That kills the theories of Tessa being a ghost or summoned by Magnus in City of Glass. It’s so sad though…

    • but we don’t know if she’s entirely immortal yet the fairy at the party in CP1 might have hinted so a little but we’re not sure. oh and going to COLS who do you think had the affair with Alec’s and Isabel’s dad? do you think its one of the characters we know?

    • Shari Herondale ;) says:

      but other theories suggested by people, have thought that either William or Jem become silent brothers… Is seems likely if you read page 523 of CoLS which means it could’ve been a cure for Jem (maybe they make some sort of exception) or Will, who wants to stay with Tessa…

  56. Sometimes I wonder if Will is inspired by the character of William the Bloody (Spikes) from Buffy…
    I mean he’s kinda the bad boy, he loves poetry and there’s that thing with a girl named Cecily.
    Anyone agrees with me?

  57. Raylen Gareson says:

    Tessa in a gold wedding dress….? hm, this is going to be one interesting step for the Infernal divices, Tessa marrying Jem~
    -UP with JEM-

  58. Hmm I think the question Jem ask Will is if Will would be his best man lolz

  59. Will won’t let them get married. you know how in weddings they ask if anyone has any onjections…
    do you see what I’m getting at?

  60. Both boys are so tragic though, Jem’s days are limited, and Will thought no one would ever be able to love him. And just when he finds out hes no longer cursed TESSA’S ENGAGED TO JEM!!!! Why Cassie Clare?? Why do you have to be so cruel?!?!

  61. And it really sucks because Will loves Jem too, and so all he wants is for Jem and Tessa to be happy together EVEN THOUGH HE LOVES TESSA WAY MORE!!!!!!

  62. lissie carstairr says:

    I think the person in the gold dress is Clary because she wears a gold dress to her moms wedding in city of fallen angels.

  63. raisa herondale says:

    omg i love will …tessa better chose will!!!!!!!

  64. Will&Tessa Forever says:

    Clary?! this is the Infernal devices series, not the mortal instruments. I think you mixed up your book characters.

    • actually, that snippet about the wedding dress is snippet 5 and Cass Clare said that that particular one could be from any of the upcoming books, so maybe she’s tryna throw us off the scent…

  65. Artemis Hunter says:

    OMG. I looove this series. And how about the ruined wedding dress… Bet it’s Tessa’s

  66. I wonder how it’s all going to turn out in the end. I really hope Will and Tessa end up together but if Jem dies I’m gonna cry my eyes out.

  67. If Jem doesn’t die before Will gets even more torn, I think Tessa should break up with him properly. I mean, I was reading this other book, and this person named Rose tried to make things work with this guy, but she knew she loved someone else. Then the person she was dating found out, and in the book, it said that he looked like his world had fallen apart, and then he got into a huge fight with Rose. Sorry to bring a completely different series into this, but I just wanted to say that I don’t want Jem to be hurt like that.

    Also, I think Tessa NEEDS to be with Will.

    • Does this series happen to be called Vampire Academy? I’m re-reading that series now, and I completely agree w/ your statement.

      • Omigod, me too. Once Adrian was first introduced to the series I immediately wanted him and Rose to be together. Dimitri, I’m sorry but you kinda reminded me of my dad. But Rose was, to put it bluntly, a two-timing bitch and now I want him to be w/ Sydney.

      • Yeah, I love that series. I just hate that last scene with Adrian.

  68. i agree with Enel. its either she picks Will (totally should) or Jem.
    its like fire or water for tessa. but jem should get a life, or go date jessamine. he can even date gabriel’s sister if hes gets desperate enough. anyways, will could do better than write crappy poetry in books or just comfort her after a bad dream. come on, will. show the girl you adore her but dont take 5 years to do it!!

  69. And the gold of her ruined wedding dress


    that one I can’t wait for! plus it sounds like Cecily has a little crush on Jem . . .

  70. First I will start off by saying that I am completely team WILL!:) I think that they were bound to be together because they fell in love first and will rescued her. Also Will was mean which we all know why but he was the most meanest to Tessa that should let her know that he cared for her the most. I hate the fact she is forcing herself to accept that she loves Jem like she loves Will just so Jem will not get hurt but it is hurting her at the same time.It is so hard to bring hurt to Jem or see him get hurt in anyway because he is such a nice person and you would feel really bad to hurt such a nice person and that is kinda like in real life. I think that the fact that Jem proposed to Tessa at basically forced her to choose right then and there between the two guys. She should have told him that she needed more time to think because it was such a big step to take. That could have saved her time to hear what Will had to say and actually still have him as an option.

    • Yeah, I agree. What Tessa did was quite impulsive, especially since she is still unsure of her feelings between the two paribatai. I mean seriously! Seriously.

    • Michaela Herondale xx says:

      You have to remember, (not that I don’t fully support Will) Tessa is still thinking that Will hates her, and after what he said to her on the roof…. Just saying… But <3<3<3 WILL <3<3<3

  71. People, what’s all this – wishing Jem dead? I’m Team Will all the way but, for lack of a better word, Jem is awesomesause. Besides Jem dying doesn’t solve anything, think about it. If Jem died, do you think Will and Tessa will immediately hook up after his inevideble death? No. They’ll be too guilty to do anything.

    It’ll be better to wish that Jem fell in love with another.

    • Ria Jace Herondale says:

      True, but I’m as sure as can be that Jem won’t die because that would be catastrophic, but I just want Jem to be happy with someone else, not Tessa. I want Tessa and Will to be together because, clearly, they can’t live without each other. I BEG CASSANDRA CLARE THAT WILL AND TESSA END UP TOGETHER, JEM DOESN’T DIE AND JEM ENDS UP HAPPY IN THE END WITH HIS PERFECT MATCH, SOMEONE OTHER THEN TESSA, PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. i love will…. the wall that he build to protect him-self is coming down . watch and hes gonna be so incredible when it does

  73. I applaud your logic. I’m thinking that Jem might be related to the Penhallows, after all CC did say that there was no hard evidence that Jem died. Even though we haven’t heard the surname Carstairs mentioned anywhere.

  74. she’s writing a new series after she finishes these that has a carstairs kid in it

  75. all I know is that Im dying to read another teaser !

  76. I love both Jem and Will, but I think one of them has to die. I’m pretty sure it’s Jem but you just never know

  77. I agree with Enel too – it just wouldn’t be fair to Jem if she had to FORCE herself to love him, when she’s actually in love with Will.

    But I can’t help but think that if Tessa breaks up with Jem, she and Will could never be happy together. Not really. Will would feel so horrible for hurting Jem, he wouldn’t be able to touch her. Be with her. She’d just be living, breathing proof of how much he hurt Jem, when he’s already suffered so much pain,

    So the key is that Jem has to fall in love with someone else. ANYBODY. Just let Will and Tessa be happy together!!!!!!!

  78. I TOTALLY agree with you katla jem will be heart broken and so will will but tessa obviously loves will more an they should be together let jem fall in love with someone else and they can all live happily ever after.! :)

  79. team herondale (for both series!!!) says:

    although i do love jem, will HAS to be with tessa. so, i think that they should go to the wedding and some big attack should happen and jem dies. then after grieving so she doesnt seem like a whore she should go be with will and live happily ever after. :)

    i hate that cassandra clare is such a good writer (but not really) because she makes me fall in love with two people that are supposed to be together and then makes up this HUGE problem (siblings/fiancee) and they cant be together. yes she eventually resolves the problem but then she makes a new one (sebastion)!!! grrr, it makes me soooo mad because i just love them and they need to just be happy (will+tessa/jace+clary) without any other problems, evil or otherwise (joclyen/sebastion/jem/valentine/maryse/jessamine/sophie/everyone esle!)!!!!!!


  80. I know exaclty what you mean!!!

    It’s like after Simon caught Jace and Clary in the hallway after their first kiss and he was all jealous, even then you knew that wasn’t THAT big of a deal. Love triangles happen all the time in books and even in the beginning – of any love triangle – we all know who the person’s going to end up with. For that case, we always knew she’d end up with Jace, but then Cassandra Clare, threw a wrench in in and she made them siblings and we’re like

    Because know to invision them together, is like imagining you dating your own brother. EEEWWWW. Eventually though, we figured out they’re not actually siblings, thankfully. So i have a feeling Cassie Clare will resolve this problem, too. She just knows that a lot of tension and regret make for one heck of a story xD.

  81. *now, sorry :)

  82. What if Jem asks Will to marry Tessa? Then what?! And what about the wedding dress? How does it get ruined? Anyways… I think Tessa should be with Will who cares so much about her! Did you read his letter? Jem should fall in love with someone else. Maybe a new character will be added, who knows? Gabriel and Ceicly should be together and Gideon and Sophie should be together. But mainly, Tessa and Will all the wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. Jem is the best he is so hot and I think he belongs with Tessa, I mean c’mon cut Jem some slack he’s dying already and in the book it clearly states Tessa saying that “This morning Jem told me he thought he would die without ever loving anyone as his father loved his mother, without ever being loved like that in return.

  84. Gahh all this jem hate! Jem is amazing and i love him :) wills good too but i just adore jem he is so sexy and sweet and justttt gaahhh amazing its to bad he and all the other tmi/id characters are fiction

  85. Oh believe me, I have the same thought about a hundred times a day. If Jem and Will and Jace and all them actually existed, the world would be a beautiful place :)

  86. I one hundred percent without a doubt agree it would be so epic all the time with shadowhunters and demons and stuff! (WHY IS CASSANDRA CLARE SUCH A GREAT WRITER!)

  87. Michaela Herondale says:

    If you can’t make everyone you love happy, the one person you need to make happy is yourself. That’s my opinion anyway. I think that Tessa should get Will and Jem together and have a little chat about their feelings. Will loves Tessa way more. I think that Jem should just fall in love with someone else, Cassie should introduce another character. Team Will all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3<3<3 "You will always come first in my heart, Will!!"

  88. I am dying to read the book. WHY WON’T IT COME OUT ALREADY!?!

  89. Will’s life is horrible and unfair. I mean, he was scared by a demon and thought that it cursed him. he lost his sister and ran away from home. just because of some curse that didn’t even exist, he made sure no one loved him and pushed them all away. he allowed himself ONE person to get close to, that person being Jem. even though he had one person, he knew that jem would eventually die. he had already accepted it enough to stop looking for a cure. he even tried to make tessa hate him even though he’s in love with her. and then, the ONE person he let himself get really close to proposed to the ONE person he’s ever been in love with. if they get married, he probably won’t even be able to be near them without being sad. the two people he loved. if they get married, he’ll lose everything. so i’m really hoping that the wedding dress doesn’t belong to tess, because i don’t want her to wait until the wedding day to actually do something.

    • I think the dress is Tessa’s. As far as I know, there’s no one else who is about to get married except her and Jem. But it does say the dress got ruined. There’s a possibility that the dress got wrecked before the wedding.

      • it might be jessamine’s wedding dress if she actually had one when she married nate. she would’ve wanted a fancy dress. and it would make sense if it was ruined. i mean, she might be willing to ruin it herself

  90. “all Lightwoods look the same to me”, ha. then a few decades later, Magnus falls for a Lightwood.

    Stop with all the Jem hating! Will is gonna hate you if you keep bad-mouthing with his parabatai! XD

    • that is so true. no one should hate jem just because he loves tessa too its not his fault he has feelings! but i do hope tessa and will end up together and cecily and jem end up together because then will and jem could really be brothers (well step anyway it still counts) it would give a whole new name to parabatai.

    • Michaela Herondale xx says:

      I totally agree. I am sure Jem is a really nice guy. We just love Will, and only love Jem in the same way that Will loves him

  91. What if…

    Something with Mortmain and Will happens to where the Angel comes down and comes in contact with him. Therefore giving Will the mark, then Will and Tessa get rowdy one night, and he winds up making her pregnant. All the while she is married to Jem. Then right before Jem dies, he becomes a Silent Brother, which would explain why one of the Brothers felt sorry for Jace that one time. If Jem was Will’s parabatai then wouldn’t he want to try and keep Wills family as safe as he can? It would make sense. Making it to where Jem and Tessa are immortal together, while Tessa gives birth to Jem and Will’s children. Although, Will might be dying because of the touch with the Angel.

    Crazy whacked out story, it could happen though. o;

    • Anonymous says:

      Where are you getting the part where the angel is coming down. If you want to know where the mark comes from read CoG, it clearly states a few things. (1) Only two people have summoned the angel, jonathan shadowhunter and valentine morgenstern (2) the mark comes from one of the FIRST herondales to become a shadowhunter and he got it in a dream, not real life, and in that dream an angel touched his shoulder leaving the mark.

  92. Alll you Jem lovers are blind! Jem’s an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! stop loving Jem! It’s discusting!

    • Mrs Michaela Herondale says:

      I agree, but I don’t think that he is an idiot. He is a nice guy, but i love Will!!! <3<3

  93. I have a feeling it will not be a happy ending for both Will and Jem; because by the looks of things they both love Tessa as if she is the light in their dark world. One of them will get her obv, but the other…omg…they would die of pain…
    which makes you think of Jem, as he is already dying because of the drug, but it doesn’t seem like any of them will give up tessa…
    And Tessa, my poor girl, I feel so sorry for her…
    No matter WHAT happens in the books, All that I pray for is that Will ends up with essa, or atleast that Will does not have to face the marriage… because I know iT WILL BE MORE THAN WHAT HE COULD FACE, UNDER ALL THAT MANLY SKIN THERE IS A PART OF HIM THAT WANTS TO CRY HIMSELF OUT…

  94. I have a thought. You have to consider that Will has to end up with someone. If you have read the Mortal Instruments, you know that Jace’s full name is Jace Herondale. Since he has no brothers who are Shadowhunters, this has to be Will’s descendant. That means he has to end with some that is not sterile. So you can take a couple things from that: 1.If Tessa is a warlock, that means she can’t have kids and probably ends up with Jem. Will finds someone else to marry. 2. Tessa might not be a warlock, ends up with Will, and is Jace Herondale’s great-great-great grandmother. And if you believe 2 to be the case, then 3. You have to remember that at the very end of Clockwork Prince, Will’s little sister, Cecily, shows up. My thinking is that Will and Tessa will end up together, because in the end, this is a romance book, and in my opinion, if they didn’t end up together, it would be a very stupid. Jem is going to fall madly in love with Cecily somehow. What do you think? Am I off base?

    • Maybe, Shadowhunter/Demon crosses aren’t infertile. Mortmain says that Tessa’s mother didn’t know what she was at the end of CA. Maybe she was a product of an affair or a product of a run away. And what about Tessa looks like her mother; and then old Starkweather recognizes her face, or remembers one similar.

    • Actually, no, Jake – I think you’re ON base. I have also considered those options because, honestly nothing else really makes sense. Only one problem though: Teaser #2. It’s kind of contradictory to what your saying about Cecily and Jem falling madly in love. It says Jem treats her with the “distant sweet kindness reserved for the little sisters of one’s friends.” And that doesn’t sound too romantic. Also at the end of teaser 2 it says Jem would put Will above anything else in the world. But then it says “well nearly everything” and I’m pretty sure we all know he’s talking about Tessa there, so that means that Jem loves Tessa more than Cecily, at least at this point in the book, whenever it is.

      I guess all we can hope for is Jem finally realizes his true feelings for Cecily and breaks it off with Tessa and then everyone will be happy (especially us readers) :)

      • I could not agree more!:)

      • Catherine says:

        I love your logic, but there is a small flaw. Jem did not think he would ever fall in love with anyone, and ends up falling so in love with Tessa that he asks her to marry him. He would not just suddenly forget all of his feelings for Tessa. If he was willing to show that much commitment, and since he is such wonderful, honerable, NICE man, he could not just move on to someone else. He is in love with Tessa, and that’s that.

      • Could jem become brother Zachariah? Maybe he finds out its the only way he’ll survive? the rest i for sure agree on!

    • Jev's Angel says:

      UUUUUUUUuummmmmmmm i think Jace’s hair is blonde because of direct contact with angel blood *not sure*

  95. Mrs. Will Herondale (1800's way of saying who your married too) says:

    Okay everyone keeps saying that Jem should die or that Will should go away etc. Well i have better idea. KILL TESSA!!! She’s causing all the problems, get rid of her. In TMI she’s a ghost. The best way to solve a problem is to ‘cut out its core’ so to speak. Tessa deserves to DIE. Will and Jem will go marry some other girls and get over stupid, useless Tessa. THE END.

    • Mrs Michaela Herondale says:

      hello???? kill Tessa???? have you gone mad?????? Will would be so depressed!! and Jem too!!! don’t kill Tessa!!!!!

    • Tessa is awesome, and killing her would break both jem and wills hearts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Will's Girl says:

      And what do you say will happen to our Will, huh? We cant just leave him broken hearted, i mean what’s the ponit of getting ourselves worked up about this and then just killing the girl of his dreams?? As much as I wish it was me, I still would hate it if will has to grieve for tessa coz at the end of clockwork angel he was pretty devastated…what do you think?

    • The idea of killing Tessa I think is the best one since you can’t please everyone you should please no one
      However I feel that all these theories are incorrect the ending will be bitter whether you are ‘team Jem or Will
      I really hate these teams things though once you get sucked into them you forget the beauty of the rest of the book and get so focused on that it’s sad

    • i don’t think it’s that easy to “get rid of” the main character, especially when she the main character and the other two main characters are madly in love with her. i don’t want the book to end with one main character dead and the others grieving in pain. it’s not that simple for them to just get over tessa and marry some “other girls,” especially since she isn’t completely stupid and useless. i don’t know about you, but i think it was pretty clever how she faked her death at the end of Clockwork Angel.

      i mean, you can go on wanting whoever you want to die. i’m just saying.

  96. I think that Tessa’s mother was a Shadowhunter and that her father was a shape-changer demon, like the one in the beginning of City of Bones. That would sort of make sense, because Mortmain said that her mother didn’t know her father was a demon. Maybe he looked like a human when he was with her, and maybe that’s how she survived, or Mortmain might’ve done something to make her survive so that he could use her. Maybe Mortmain created the clockwork angel–since he seems to make a lot of things–and makes her mother give it to Tessa because Mortmain was the reason she wasn’t stillborn, and the angel belonged to someone named Theresa Gray who he had some connection with. “There is no Theresa Gray,” he said. and the angel didn’t allow tessa to turn into her mother, so maybe it never really belonged to her.

    yeah, just a wild guess. that’d be weird if I was right.

    • Mrs Michaela Herondale says:

      You have a point….. Mortmain did say that he was the reason Tessa was alive…

    • Agree with the first part. Tessa would have inherited her Dad’s shape changing abilities. Seems obvious.
      Tessa’s Angel necklace: I’m wondering in CA p 239 there’s talk about vampire’s infuseing demonic energy into inanimate objects giving them a sort of life. sound familiar? Maybe a vampire gave Elizabeth Gray the angel to protect her from Mortmain.
      Also, did anyone notice that Camille’s subjugates in TMI are named “Archer and Walker”. In ID there is only mention of “Archer”, Mortmain’s servant is “Walker”. What do you think?

  97. it would be great if jem was captured and it was another shape-changer who was disguised as him who proposed to tessa and used his thoughts as he did it. or if jem was just being forced to propose to tessa so mortmain could do something somehow. i mean, it wouldn’t really be great if jem was in danger, but then he wouldn’t be so heartbroken if tessa called the wedding off. that’s be really weird though.

    • i couldn’t agree more Enel. That would give the book a dramatic twist and then it might help me sleep better at night knowing tessa and will can be together without hurting jem. Just one question do u think cassandra clare reads thesecomments?

      • Truthfully, I don’t know anyone on this site personally but, hey, we all have great taste in books so that’s good enough for me :)

      • if she doesn’t have time to finish clockwork princess until 2013, i don’t think she has time to read the comments.

      • destiny says:

        well thanks for the honesty and writing back. Do people know each other on this site? or are we just a bunch of friendly stragers?

      • I totally think Cassandra Clare should read these comments – I mean I know how authors feel about their fans giving them plot ideas, but she should at least take into account what her readers want the book to turn out like.

        And Enel, SOOOO agree with you. That would be the best. And then they can rescue the real Jem from Mortmain and Tessa and Will can live happily ever after and Jem can even be thier best man at the wedding :)

  98. Will's Girl says:

    O.Ok. now, A thought I just had was that the lightwoods in TMI Alec has got black hair and blue eyes. And the Herondales in TID has got black hair and blue eyes. So for the black hair and blue eyes generation to continue onto the lightwood family, then a herondale will have to marry a lightwood, so as Sophie is already taken Gideon, that means Cecily (Will’s sister) may end up marrying Gabriel. And so Alec woould get the black hair and blue eyes. Am I actually getting somewhere or am I completely off the plot??

    • I love you Jem!!!!! says:

      Yessssss that would be awesome though it would piss Will off heaps!!!!!!!

      • not if cecily turns gabriel into a nicer person that is and since will is sort of a new person because he knows there is no such thing as the curse, i think he is sort if over it. eg, atthe end of CP they visit benedict and will makes no sny comments to gabriel, as if he was over it. but i agree, everyone is saying that cecily will end up with jem butin the snippets you can tell that jem treats cecily like his best friends little sister if you know what i mean.
        this is what i hope for
        will and tessa
        sophie and gideon
        cecily and gabriel
        jem lives !!! or becomes brother zachariah (maybe meets an iron sister) Jks
        i still love jem, but think that will and tessa are a better couple :)

    • It was pointed out on another thread that Alec gets is looks from his mother’s side. It was hinted that this family may be introduced early in CP2. Of course there is 150 years between stories for all this to happen; but I think we’ll learn about it at years end.

  99. Will's Girl says:

    IMPORTANT!!!!! IMPORTANT!!!!!!! IMPORTANT!!!!! OK.OK.OK! i Have just found out something amazing!!! We all know that in TMI there are poeple that were working for lilth to create what we thought were demon creatures, like sebastian. Well, I Just realised that they were not trying to create another sebastian but another Tessa!!! Because Tessa’s mother was a shadowhunter and hefather was a demon, that means that she had demon blood in her somehow!!! So these people now are trying to create another Tessa, so when Clary thinks that they were trying to create another sebastian, it was actually Tessa that they were trying to create. We already know that it would be too difficult for them to create someone like Tessa because Mortmain had said in the first book, that it had taken him way too long and years of practice and accurate planning to create Tessa. So they are now finding it difficult to create a new Tessa!!!!!
    Wow!!! Am I a genius or WHAT???????
    (or am I just seriously in need of counselling???)

    • You, for a lack of a better word, are a genious.

    • Mrs Michaela Herondale says:

      Ohh!!! You are a GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Good job Wills Girl! Now why and what. Why are they doing it? (super mad powers that they can then bind to themselves like Mortmain or breed into their descendants like Valentine)? What is Tessa, Jace and Sabastian? varients of Shadowhunters, humans and demons.
      Also, do you think Mortmain intended for a fertile Tessa to make offspring with super powers?

    • No, I think you’re actually on to something. All the dead children in the cradles, were experiments that they were trying to create. All this time i didn’t think the two stories would intermingle, but they just might. Weird. I like this thinking though, definitly out of the box. Something that we wouldn’t expect. That might mean Tessa will show up in TMI. Oohh, this just gets better~ :D

  100. It said that in her next series that one of the character’s last name was ‘Carstairs’ and that she was BLONDE. So either Jem has a sister or something that we don’t know of, or he gets together with Jessamine? I don’t know! I just want Will with Tessa!

    • Herondales Live Forever says:

      People can we all stop hating on Jem, Let’s be honest he isn’t a bad guy and he is so nice and hot. I mean it is nearly impossible to come off as great when you have to be in will’s shadow (Love Will he is amazing,strong, brave, hot, kind and so frickin romantic) but Jem pulls it off he is still great even though he is outshined by Will so to be honest the only crime Jem is guilty of is loving Tessa (PISSED!! ) Jem is dying people so, so what if he does something stupid like that he has the right to because if any of us were put in his situation how many of us could be as kind as he is about it. Will took a risk on loving Jem and in turn all Jem did was keep Will’s humanity.

      I cry for Will though it is so unfair how it turned out he lost his family and the girl he loves the most in the world and probably will ever love. Ragnor Fell said his father was the kind of man who only fell in love with one woman and only that one woman would do and jace has only loved woman ever and that’s Clary so if that traits in Will then trust me i will freak out and bang my head against a wall
      Either way if Tessa picks, both guy will loose everything that keeps the alive either Jem dies or Will gets crushed and never is happy again because he cares to much i dont want Jem to die but i think will and tessa belong together

      Sometime i really want kill Cassie Clare for torturing me

      • Yea I’m not hating on Jem! I love him too it’s just that I feel so bad for Will too. Must suck to be Tessa.

  101. I love Jem, but Tessa and Will are perfect together. Ok, Jem is nice and sweet but Will is nice and sweet too, when he wants to be. But Will, unlike Jem, is nice,sweet AND hot. And besides, he’s a Herondale. They always get the girl, Jace’s father marry twice.

    • But Jem is hot too. >_> And Jace’s dad only married twice because Valentine told him too because his 1st wife’s brother was now a werewolf. So Valentine PICKED the girl for Stephen to marry the 2nd time. >_>;

  102. I agree……… You know I have a brother called Will and I’m called Jace…. is it possible that Clare knows so much about Will and I…. *grins* who am I kidding the whole world heard of Me & Will!!!!~!!!!!!!! :) :0

  103. Johanna Shadowhunter says:

    ARRgh, I cannot wait till this book comes out, and who will Tessa end up with? And since both Jem and Will have ancestors will she have a child with either one of them? Or will she not be able to produce kids? HMMMMM…….. I really want to read this.

  104. Well duh Will is in it and he is related to me.
    I’m left handed to…………… Clare stalking me to find out about my family! And more importantly my life’s story?
    P.s I’m single now *wink wink*

  105. Jace Lover says:

    Ha ha loser! Tessa’s ruined wedding dress!!!!!!!!!!! that’s hilarius! when i read that part i’m gonna be crying with laughter cause the wedding will be cancled!!!!!!!!


  106. No one will care about a dead mundane…………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………… But I feel your pain.

  107. o.O

  108. By the looks of these teasers, and just commun sense, I’m kinda thinking Jem is gonna get hurt at th wedding and ask Will to put him out of his misery :'( Then I’m hoping Tessa and Will end up together in the end somehow… But it’s sad to think Jem has to die for Will to be happy…

  109. Hmm I wonder why Cecily decided to come to the Institute saying “I have no where else to go.” Did she just miss Will? Did she suddenly want to become a Shadowhunter? Or is it something else entirely….?

  110. I think jem and tessa are perfect together. ;D
    I like will and all, but Jem and Tessa seem likw a better match.

  111. Clary and Jace forever says:

    I think that Jem should find another girl and Will and Tessa need to get together but as someone said in a previous comment, Will’s line carries on: Jace, Stephan, Imogen (I think thats how you spell it) so I have no idea what’s going to happen. And Cassandra Clare is like my Favorite author! She has the most creativity. She basically made a world out of six soon to be eight books! <3

  112. Laura Hill says:

    How could any relationship work for Tessa, if she truly is immortal, in the end she will lose them both anyway. So why not love them both from a distance but let them each go…….if its inevitable anyway……….

  113. Wow.That’s really depressing. But unfortunately probably true :(

  114. Lol ………………………. But I think that if Tessa was immortal she would have appeared in Tmi… She and Will should get to gether instead of Jem and Tessa………….Jem is disgusting. o.O :)

    • Marie G. says:

      She did appear in tmi. she appeared in City of Glass, at the end, when Magnus went to talk to her, and clary thought that she was familiar. She had brown hair. Cassie said that it was Tessa :)

      • maybe she was a ghost. can’t some shadowhunters see ghosts?

      • Michaela Herondale xx says:

        Nope, the fairy woman at Benedict’s ball told her that she was definitely immortal.

      • Addicted to Cassandra says:

        I feel so blind atm hahahaha i’ve read that book god knows how many times and i cant remebember anything about Tessa being in it!!!!
        you just gave me another reason to read it again :D

  115. I really hope tessa abd will end up together i literally cried when she said yes to jem

    • Didn’t Will speak to a ghost at the beginning of CP? I think they do, but I don’t think they have substance.

  116. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm then we know that she may be immortal but…. do you rekon she’ll appear in cols and if she does will she have a main roll???

  117. i think she will probably appear in it but not actually have a main roll but she could probably explain so much to jace cause she would have known he was a herondale

    • Katie The Obsessed One says:

      ok, if Tessa and Jace do meet and she says he’s her great great great something grandson, i’m going to cry from happiness. but Cassie wouldn’t do that to us…

      • oh thats good but you are probably right, Clare would never let us off the hook like that, but I really hope she appears, in COG Clary might have seen Tessa talking to Magnus and she thinks she looks oddly familiar => Jace
        If i am correct she might appear again. Hope so!!!! it would mean Tessa ends up with Will

  118. Maybe but I rekon she would have killed her self if Will, Henry or Charlotte died.

  119. Good ponit but what if will doesnt die maybe when he sees the angel he wishses to live forever an he stays with tessa :D

  120. I think Cassandra will kill both Jem and Will just because she can, and then let Tessa live the rest of her eternal life cranky, sad and heartbroken!.

  121. Awww that is such a sad thought but i dont think that will happen it would just ruin the whole thing and will only has a sister so when she gets married her name will change and jem doesnt have any siblings so yeah i hope they dont die :( :D

  122. NeverEnding says:

    &everybody Tessa is a warlock and immortal. Both Jem and Will are mortal. Its impossible for Tessa to end up with anyone besides another warlock.

    • sherlock herondale holmes says:

      unless they summon the angel (like in tmi) and will/jem asks to be turned imortal and what if one of them becomes a silent brother, did any1 else notice how the silent brother in cols was determined to save Jace!

  123. No she can but they will die before her or maybe Will will become immortal HOPE SO CAUSE I LOVE THEM TOGETHER!! <3

  124. WILLLLLLL all the way bitchessss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol….oh the emotions that Clare manages to evoke in me :)

  125. It sounds like I’m the only person who likes Jem and Tessa together.
    I love Will but Jem and Tessa are better together.
    Cecily and Gabriel together. That’s what I want.they would be so cute and I couldn’t wait to see Will’s reaction if they did get together.
    i dont know what will happen with Will or. o he will end up with but I don’t think he’s gonna marry this young

  126. Cinderbella says:

    Ok I maybe totally off base but maybe the whole ruined wedding dress thing maybe the reason the dress is ruined is because on the wedding day Jem dies…doesn’t he start coughing up blood or something when his symptoms hit him??? And as he is dying he asks Will to look after Tessa as he is his parabatai!!

    I’m team Will all the way if I’m honest but I love Jem too he’s so sweet but if something happens to Jem could Will ever go through with his feeling for Tessa, this is Will we are talking about the guilt of his feelings would be too much. He is so similar to Jace he would just punish himself by dening himself the one thing he wants most in the world ie.Tessa. Then theres that teaser from Magnus from COLS about knowing parabatai and what happens when one dies……

    I have my fingers crossed though that Will and Tessa will find happiness together and I’m prettty sure that if Jem knew about Will’s feelings for Tessa he would give his blessing, Right??

    Ok maybe I’m just over analysing this way too much…..

  127. Honestly, I’m even depressed that it goes as far as their wedding. What does Tessa think? She’s doing Jem a favour by lying to him about how she feels? Um, NOOOOO!!!!

    Because we all know that at one point or another Jem’s gonna know the truth about Will and Tessa and he’s going to be hurt. Bad. And then let’s see what we’ll have: A shell-shocked Jem, finally realizing his fiance never loved him the way she loves his best friend, a guilt-struck Will, convinced he took away the only person his parabatai ever really loved besides himself, and a heart-broken Tessa when she hurts the two boys she loves.

    Really, though, their love is what kills them. How they all love each other. Tessa loves Jem and Will. And Jem and Will love Tessa AND each other. Maybe if Will and Jem had hated each other we wouldn’t be in this heart wrenching position.

    But then if the two boys fought over the girl it would be like every other love story in the world since the dawn of time. Their love sets them apart….

    • amwhatiam says:

      Tessa was thinking that she didnt want break will and jem apart because of her, her plan is to stay with jem because she didnt want to hurt jem or jem to be mad at will so she lies to will telling him she doesnt love him

  128. I love you Jem!!!!! says:

    How about I take one for the team and go with Jem?? Tessa can be with Will. :)

  129. Okay guys…just a theory here. but…Hyacinth tells Tessa about changelings….arent faeries supposed to be a mixture of demons and angels??? I cant remember. but anyways….The only ones that can bear marks without going insane are shadowhunters…a werewolf, warlock, and faerie cant handle the marks….Aloysius Starkweather is definitely surprised by Tessa…could she look like someone he knew? What exactly happened to his daughter after she couldn’t bear the marks? What I’m getting at is there are no coincidences in books. The authors leave us hints and we have to piece things together as best we can until they surprise us with the whole truth. All we can do until then is speculate…..December is so far away and now it might not come out until 2013….not cool

    • Katie The Obsessed One says:

      that would make total sense about Aloysius’s grandaughter being a changeling fearie! so maybe Tessa’s mom was his real grandaughter so he’s Tessa great grandpa and thats why she looked so familier!!! and maybe b/c Tessa’s mom didn’t grow up like a Shadowhunter and didn’t have marks that’s why Tessa wasn’t stillborn! Kworm, you are on to something!!!!!!!

  130. Does it creep anyone else out when people are like, “Die Jem!!!” I love both Will and Jem, but people like that push me to defend my sweet Jem and side with him.
    I’m sorry my dearest Will, it’s not your fault you poor poor boy, it’s your crazed fans who want to kill your brother. yes yes, I understand, why would fans of yours want to kill your closest friend and blood brother if they claim to want your happiness? Indeed it is wrong, I don’t know if they understandt that would kill you. I wouldn’t marry my dead brother’s betrothed ether, it would, as you said, feel wrong and disloyal.
    Really people, at this point I don’t see Will and Tessa being together. I may be wrong though. but even if Jem does die (I pray he doesn’t) I doubt Will is that low and evil to do such a thing to Jem.
    And to those who think Jem and Cecily will get together, you’re grabbing at straws.
    I want them both to be happy but I don’t see that happening. oh the sadness, it eats at my heart and makes me ache.
    Go WILL AND (emphasis on and) JEM!!

  131. Hey I’m not saying “Die Jem” I’m just afraid that because of Jem, Will won’t have anyone to love him anymore………and the worst thing is that his blood Bro did that to him…………….:(

    • Addicted to Cassandra says:

      But what if Will was the one to get Tessa? That would have been the worst thing he did to his parabati as well… its not one sided. One of them is set up to get hurt. And also from the books, you can already tell that Will and Tessa are going to end up together. Its inevitable.

  132. Also Just Because I’m With Will Doesn’t Mean I Don’t Like Jem…………………
    But…………….when Jem realizes that he’s hurt Will go and hang himself…:(

    • See, that, that right there kinda creeps me out. I know a lot of Will fans aren’t crossing there fingers for Jem to die, but a lot of them are. I love Jem, He’s to sweet not to like, and I love Will, he’s just to awesome. so ether way this goes I’ll probably be so sad. :'(

      • Katie The Obsessed One says:

        yeah, i don’t want Jem to die either even though i’m 100% for Will. Jem is sweet and kind and loyal and brave and amazing, so even if you like Will better (like me) you shouldn’t want him to die! he’s a great person, and even if you hate him and love Will, it would crush Will’s heart. but i think he’s going to (sob) b/c i heard that one of the teasers about Magnus in Mortal Instruments said he would.

  133. Ah! This series is so frustrating. I knew I should have waited until the ENTIRE trilogy was published.Team Will allllllllllllllllllllllllllll the way. I mean, Jem’s O.K, but, he’s kind of clueless in his bubble of euphoria. Besides, Will and Tessa have so much more in common! Yeah, Jem’s dying but, under the circumstances, (and a harsh rejection from someone . . . ) Jem has it a little better.
    Will had better get together with her, otherwise I will suspect the ending of The Mortal Instruments to end similarly sad.

    • I know exactly what you mean! Especially if you’re like me and you whiz through books in days. I’m waiting months for a few days of bliss. That’s all right, it’ll be worth it when I actually have Clockwork Princess in front of me ;)

      • Katie The Obsessed One says:

        i feel your pain… i bought the books a week ago. they’re both finished now. and i had dilated pupils two of those days and couldn’t read. so now i have to wait almost a year for the next book to come out…

  134. i love jem and it’s a given that he lives and marries somone as i the new series The Dark Artifices there is a emma carstairs

  135. Why does it say in the first sentence “City of Lost Souls teasers” right underneath the title Clockwork Princess teasers?? Maybe you should fix that? :)

  136. valentineisprettyevilbutneverasbadassasvoldemort says:

    i think that i am about to die… i really really REALLY need to know what happens, i love jem but like so many others i need will to be with tessa!!! i never gave up on will i always knew there was more to him even when he was being totally awful to tessa and everyone else. i now know that he was always being horrible just to save those who he loved? can jem really not see how much will his PARABITI (don’t know how to spell it) loves tessa, when he asked will if he had saved tessa from being killed by the shards of metal because he could see how much he loved her i was like are you serious? jem is sweet and nice but he needs to wake up and see by marrying tessa he is putting will through hell! but what do you do? if tessa was with will jem would be heart broken…. oh i wish he just didnt ask tessa to marry him! if only…

  137. Im going to cry if Jem dies :( Hes sooo sweet and tons of people are saying that it should be Tessa and Will… I wish something will happen to Jem so that he lives longer and he and Tessa live happily ever after…. But the way Cassandra writes, i know that wont happen xD Screw all the people saying Jem should die >:(

    • See, you’re smart. :)

    • I personally don’t want Jem to die, I just want Will and Tessa to be together because they connect on a higher level.
      Who knows? Maybe they’ll find a cure and Jem will meet someone else he really connects to.
      I know Jessamine’s a definate nu-uh.

  138. Am i the only one who thinks jem is being really selfish here, he is dying but wants to get married, so tess will be a widow within the next year or so thats stupid and he aint that great a friend he didnt even notice he was moving in on the girl his best friend was in love with and when will was going through a hard time when he seen his family he made it all about him i dont hate him i just dont get why everyone thinks hes so nice i dont hope he dies although did cross my mind if it ment will could be with tess but i want both jem and will to be happy

    • Katie The Obsessed One says:

      well he did warn Tessa, and i don’t think he WANTS to hurt Will, he just doesn’t know that he is b/c Will is such a good actor. but other than that, yeah, i get what you’re saying.

    • Nope My Thoughts Are In Total Sinc With Yours…..

      • omg is that really ur name? my friends all call me clary but its not my real name its kinda weird that u have a brother named will 2!
        but i feel that maybe jem isnt all selfish i know that when u r dying u want 2 be happy and thats wat he is doing hes maaking himself happy he told tessa when he asked her 2 marry him that she would be sacrificing herself and im not saying i want jem and tessa to be 2gether im just saying from experience that wen ur dying u want to be happy (by the way im not dying but my grandma did and she just wanted to be happy wen she left and thats how we wanted her to be)

    • I agree with you a 100% sarah. Jem deserves to be happy but does he really have marry her? Didn’t he say so himself that the end is near for him? Will and Tessa will probably end up together in the end though which is good for me at least. The super hot badass sarcastic kinda sweet with a sad past always ends up with the girl (aka jace) …well usually they do.

  139. valentineisprettyevilbutneverasbadassasvoldemort says:


  140. But i don’t think thats possible…. :(

  141. i know its not possible but cant harm to hope lol

  142. I think that jem sees tessa looking at will with a longing look or something and jem tells her at his wedding. We all know that tessa and will are going to end up together. Its not that I hate jem, its that I like will more. I love these books!!!!! I cant wait for the next ones!!! If cassie doesn’t make will and tress together It would spoil the books!! I also think that tessas mom was starchweathers granddaughter. And you know how that one fairie said something about a challenging, maybe her mom is one! Because otherwise tessas aunt Harriet would be a shadow hunter and so would nate.

  143. I’ve been re-reading ID and a thought accured to me, I know some of this I mentioned before, but it’s bothering me. Starkweather acts like he knows Tessa (at least her features). And the fairie at Lightwoods party brought up changlings but said that Tessa is not one, but why bring it up. So I read about changlings in some of Holly Blacks work. And I was thinking…
    Starkweather’s granddaughter died when the ruins were applied to her, she became a foresaken. The shadowhunters thought that it was because she had been to young when the ruins had been applied. But, what if somebody (Mortmain) traided out a human baby for a shadowhunter’s baby, like a changling? That could explain why Tessa’s mother didn’t know what she was. Because she had been that changling. And Starkweather’s granddaughter was a human that’s why she became a foresaken when the ruins were applied. What do you all think????

    • Ana Uthor says:

      Well, yes. thats what I’ve figured out through very extensive re-reading and chart making. However that does not explain how it is possible for a shadowhunter and a demon hybrid not to be stillborn, unless ofcorse the demon was a shape changer in which case I have no idea. I’m also 100% positive that Tessa has shadowhunter blood because you will notice that in CA after the attack on the bridge she never even tries to open the door because she remembers what Will said about needing shadowhunter blood, Ms. Clare never would have done that without a reason.

      • Katie The Obsessed One says:

        i just noticed that about the door! and about Tessa not being stillborn, i have a thoery. maybe one of the runes Shadowhunters get when they’re young is what makes the Shadowhunter-warlocks stillborn? so since Tessa’s mother never got them, Tessa wasn’t stillborn!!! possible?

      • Hmmm, wonder if Mortmain injected a lot of Angel blood into a shadow hunter/demon cross. Maybe too convoluted.

    • That’s what I was thinking.

  144. I NEED TO READ THIS BOOK !!!!!!
    …I JUST NEED TO !!!!!!!! ♥♥♥

  145. I love Jem to bits, he’s sooo sweet <3. (WHY CAN'T YOU EXIST JEM?!?! WHYYYYY?!?!) But I do agree that Tessa has to end up with Will (it's almost a given). Sadly though, even if Jem does end up with Cecily, or doesn't, I think he's still going to die. I mean, Miss Clare did kill off adorable little Max in the Mortal Instruments, so I think Jem will die even though I don't want him to… :(

  146. It breaks my heart to see Will this upset. Literally. I love you Jem, but you are ruining Will’s life, and he has to live many many years with the heartbreak, while I’m sorry to say this, but you would only have a few. So let Tessa be with Will, without the guilt it would cause them both if you and Tessa were to be married. Jem, you should marry Cecily, I really think you should. Too bad she’s only 14. I really can feel Will’s pain, and I cry every time i do. I love you Will!!!!!!!!!!

    • I’m also Team Will. I like Jem but he’s already dying so what’s the point of marrying Tessa when they’re not going to end up happily after all? And I think Will had suffered enough. All those miserable years believing he’s cursed is too much. It’s amazing how he made it through. Making everyone hate you isn’t easy. Then when he’s all ready to confess everything to Tessa, Jem gets in the way. I really want Will and Tessa to end up together.

  147. Jem has very much annoyed me during this series. Yes he’s nice, yes he’s dying, yes, yes, yes I know all of those things but seriously! Why does he have to take the one thing that’s left for Will to hold so dear? Personally, I don’t even think Jem loves Tessa, I think he just loves the idea of love, and what Tessa stands for. All he’s comprehending is that “there’s a girl, she’s pretty, and she seems to like me so I’m going to do the unthinkable and ask her to marry me before I die.” If he met another girl would it have panned out diffferently? . . . probably not. I’d be fine if he married Cicily, I mean, Jem’s only three and a half years older, big deal!
    Will on the other hand truly loves Tessa! He’s been with girls and he can differentiate between the feeling of love and infatuation. Plus, they have so much in common! And he’s really a nice guy! Probably just as nice as Jem, just insert a little humor!
    Please have Will with Tessa because this is my favorite series unless Jem ends up with her otherwise this will be my least favorite series ever.

    • I thought I was the only one trea! I sorta liked Jem in the first book, but then in the second book he annoyed me too. Hes nice and all but i thought it was a tiny bit selfish that he asked Tessa to marry him when he only has a limited time to live. I do think jem loved tessa but he doesn’t love her nearly as much as Will, and I feel Will connects much more with Tessa then Jem.

    • Catherine says:

      Even though I am absolutely, thoroughly Team Jem, I can kind of understand where you are coming from. But Jem did meet other girls, such as Jessamine, and he did not fake fall in love with them. In the extra scenes from Jem’s perspective, Cassie makes it very clear that he is in love with her, almost against his will. Just saying.

  148. Hold it! I’m trying to figure this out!
    Okay, Tessa is told to be unable to have kids, yet a Carstairs is in the Dark Artifices. I have no idea where Tessa appears in City of Glass, but I know she can’t age like Magnus. I know Jace received a little box with some of his father’s things in it. Was his real father Will because I thought Shadowhunters could live longer than humans could. The only possibility with any of this is that Tessa ends up with neither Will or Jem because both of their heritage evidently continues.
    Can anyone clearify a little of this?

    • Katie The Obsessed One says:

      well the only thing i can think of is that it IS possible for her to have kids b/c she has to end up with one of them!!! o, and Shadowhunters don’t live longer than regular mundanes. they live less b/c they’re more likely to be killed by demons and it says so in both series. so Will is probably Jace’s great great great great great (or so) grandfather.

  149. never mind. someone has a kid and its stephen herondale who is jace’s father. i have no idea where i got he other idea.

  150. Hah. Will’s son is Stephen who is Jace’s father and if the inquisitor who cannot die is Jace’s grandmother is really Tessa who lost her son Stephen.
    Got it.

    • someone awesome ;) says:

      um… your timeline is waaaaaaayyyy off… will is 1800s… stephan is 1970s aproximately

      • Dah! Oh well. I’ll just wait and see, I’m tired of trying to figure out whose whose son’s daughter and son and what not. :)

    • Booklover says:

      The inquistor does die, when she saves Jaces life on the ship.

  151. Chyenne Young says:

    Wait. Im confused. Is the Clockwork Princess come out in 2013 or 2012. I hope 2012 cause Im ready to see what happens.

  152. I love Jem.
    I think that Tessa should be with Will!!!

  153. Personaly i think that Jem should be with Cecily and Will with Tessa.

  154. The official date is September 1, 2013. Or at least that’s what is said on the official website. :(

  155. Madi Bane says:

    As much as I love Will, I really think Tessa is gonna stay with Jem. The fact is, back then, accepting a proposal was HUGE. To go back on her word would destroy her reputation, and to go back on her word for WILL would destroy his reputation (assuming he has any left…) and his friendship with Jem, which we all know he would never be able to live without. Jem is the one person who always believed in him and for Will to lose Jem would annihilate the remaining humanity in him. And there’s another problem with Sophie and Gideon–Sophie is a mundane. As much as I love that couple, I don’t know if Gideon would give up being a Shadowhunter for her. But who knows? I would love to see that couple happen…and I’d love to see Cecily and Gabriel, mainly because I want to see Will get all overly protective for his little sister. How adorable would that be? :D

    • Alexander Gideon Lightwood…… Cecily Herondale marries a Lightwood.

    • Other things could happen though. Jem could die, Jem could call off the marriage (for many different possible reasons) As for the couple gideon and sophie, Gideon seems like the person who would give up anything for what he thinks is right. like when he left his father, so i think if he loves sophie a lot he would give up being a shadowhunter like will’s father. And i thought it was possible for mudanes to become shawdowhunters.

      I hope cecily ends up with gabriel too:)

    • well sophie could always become a shadowhunter dont 4get that

  156. Leslie Miller says:

    Sophie is going to ascend, that’s the whole reason she hang around shadowhunters for so long, the whole reason she was hoping for Jen to like her is so she could become one of them.

  157. jems lover says:

    ok i dont like all this crap on Tessa yes she said yes to Jem because she didnt think Will loved her back and she was trying to move on and then when Will told her he loved her it was to late and she knew she couldnt hurt Jem like that and Will wouldnt take her anyway if he knew that it was the cause of Jems misery soo Tessa was just trying to move on with life

  158. She kind of left the impression that she accepted Jem just as an excuse to try and forget Will. I think she did it really only for Jem, not so much herself.

  159. i lovee themm both, (will nd jem) just make to tessa’s (: lmao
    even though its hardly possible at least they are both happy

  160. i mean “just make two tessa’s”

  161. What would happen if Tessa had Jem’s child then decided that she couldn’t choose between Jem and Will so ran away!

  162. #6 HAHAHA!!!!!!! Magnus put his foot in his mouth!!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  163. Ana Uthor says:

    If any of you are familiar with the show “Big Bang Theory” think of Sheldon as a girl with a book fettish and that is me. At this point in the story it seems that Jace is a direct decendent of Will (unfortunately), the proof is in the Herondale dagger, in ID Will has it, and in TMI Jace gets it from Stephen’s box of stuff. Also, if any of you haven’t read “Magnus’s Vow” I suggest you do that asap, there is some good stuff in there. It was in the back of first edition CAs and in the way way back ofthe kindle version, but I’m sure you can find it somewhere on the internet

  164. Katie The Obsessed One says:

    so… i’m in love with the Infernal Devices series (and Mortal Instruments, but this is about Clockwork Prince) but none of my friends have read the series (grrrrrrr) so i neeeeeed to say this NOW or ill explode!!!! So give my huge post a chance.

    so, first off, Tessa has to be with Will. i don’t hate Jem, i just love Will more (if i could build a machine to take me into the book and make me 17, i’d propose to Will myself!). Jem just seems more like the perfect best friend than the perfect boyfirend/husband to me. plus after everything Will went through to be with Tessa, he deserves her. Jem definately deserves someone amazing too, but TESSA IS WILL’S. i think there are three things that could happen: Jem catches Tessa cheating on him with Will (nooooooo b/c then that would break Jem’s heart and probably Will and Tessa’s too), Jem dies (i dont want him to die but one of the teasers hints at it so… but if he does die, i hope it’s after he finds out and forgives everyone, like, before he dies, he asks Tessa if she really loves/ed him and she says yes and he dies happy), or Tessa realizes that she can’t be with a mortal and gives them both up and leaves (sad, but at least Jem and Will’s friendship isn’t ruined). all of them are sad so i guess i’ll just have to wait and see!

    i’m actually in favor of Cecily + Gabriel! first off, it would probably settle the whole thing between Will and Gabriel. plus in Mortal Instruments the Lightwoods have black hair and blue eyes, so it would make sense. and then Jace would really be Alec and Isabelle’s (sort of) brother! so yes for Cecily and Gabriel.

    AND LAST!!!!!!!! the wedding dress teaser… this teaser is freaking me out. WHOSE WEDDING DRESS IS IT!?!?!?!?!? for all of those in denial of Tessa and Jem like me, it could be Sophie and Gideon, or they (Tessa, Will, Jem, etc.) could have been invited to someone else’s wedding, but what’s the chance of that? Sophie and Gideon haven’t known each other long enough enough (neither have Cecily and Gabriel if you believe in them like i do) and who do they know that’s getting married (except Tessa and Jem)?
    and i guess it could be Charlotte or Jessamine remembering their wedding, but again, what’s the chance? but i have good (well, bad if you like Tessa + Jem) news!!!!!!!!!! the teaser says RUINED wedding dress so if it’s Tessa and Jem’s wedding, something happened so they probably didn’t get married!!!!! THERE’S STILL HOPE FOR YOU WILL!!!!!! DON’T MESS IT UP!!!!!!!!!

    so that’s the end of my venting *deeeeeep breath* thanks for reading the huge post (or if u didn’t i can’t blame you) =) bye!

    • I’m still holding out for Mortmain to prevent any marriage for Tessa. Remember he wants a wedding with her to bind her powers to him. He’s still out there, waiting. The boys could spend a lot of book time rescueing Tessa from him, again.

  165. I’m in favor of Will too, but I never really thought about Gabriel and Cicily together but now that I do, that could totally work! I want Jem to be okay I just don’t want him to end up with Tessa. I don’t want any of them to die (except the evil people who don’t have hearts and cause pain) because I’m still trying to get over Thomas!

  166. I actually love Jem and Tessa together, but it’s annoying me that she still has some feelings for will, I hope that fades, Jem deserves better! I also have this silly hunch that Jessie and Will will end up together!

  167. Jessamine and Will? wouldn’t they murder eachother? although that is an interesting idea (the couple idea, not the outcome). I just want people to give Will a break. After all, he was hurting the people he loved the most to keep them safe.

  168. Well
    I prefer Will over Jem
    but Jem and Tessa should be together
    the whole of Clockwork prince i was praying that Will and Tessa wouldnt get together.
    If it was Will and Tessa it would be the same as TMI.
    Because Will and Jace are very similar characters and Tessa and Clary are similar characters and if it was Will and Tessa together it would be the same
    Gabriel and Cecily would actually make the best couple
    I really really really really really want them to end up together

  169. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if, on the wedding day, Will gets so drunk he proclaims his love in front of EVERYONE?! I’d rather see Jem die than lose Tessa D:

  170. Jem's a Gem says:

    I have this awful feeling that Jem is going to die.. )’:
    I just want him to be happy. I don’t care whether or not he marries Tessa and whatever. I just want him to be happy. My heart aches for him and I want him to find love, tenderness, freedom and peace. I don’t dislike Will at all. However, Cassandra made a character that I have such an affinity for. Jem makes my heart soar and I just want him to be happy. Whether he lives or (God forbid) dies, I want his life to be wonderful!
    Ha, it’s funny… I speak of him as if he’s real. Well, I guess, like All of Cassie’s characters, he kind of is.

  171. Fairchild says:

    i’ve been thinking about Tessa for a while now, and I keep remembering what that Hyacinch that woman from the fair folk said about the changelings, and about starkweather and his baby girl that was always sick and turned forsaken when she got her marks, is it just me? so Hyacinch said Tessa wasn’t a changeling but they never seem too say anything without implying something else, so maybe Tessa is a changeling but not one the fair folk made, one Mortmain made. This would also make sense if she is half shadowhunter, and starkweather is her grandfather and thats why he remembers her and is concerned for her in the last chapter, becouse she reminds him of his daughter. hope this isn’t too far of :)

    Anyway go team Will!!!!!

  172. Michaela Herondale xx says:

    I love Will, and fully support his and Tessa’s relationship, but, come on, people! Kill Jem? Really? Are you on opium too? Jem is awesome! We just love him as a brother; killing Jem would crush Will, and Tessa, and everyone else. But no-one more than our dear Will. So, if you really want his happiness, keep Jem alive and well, cure his bloody addiction, and introduce a new character with whom Jem falls madly in love with, and Will and Tessa can be together, happily ever after, WITHOUT killing Jem. Problem solved. Ta-da!!!

  173. I’d love to see that happen where Jem survives and and finds someone else which would allow Tessa and Will to be together guilt-free but something is bound to go horribly wrong in the next book whether that consists of Jem dying, or another issue, but it just seems likely that the sad part will be about Jem. I just want it to end at a good place with happiness which won’t happen either way because Tessa can’t die so she can’t actually age with Will or any other shadowhunter. i don’t want Tessa to die but the fact that she can’t actually age with whoever she ends up with is seriously depressing!

  174. jem + cecily=:) jem+tessa= =:::::::::::::::(

    • Savannah. says:

      NO. Jem and Cecily are a no no, so I don’t get why you guys keep thinking that. Seriously? I would rather Jem die (which is saying a lot because I love Jem to pieces and if and when he dies I will cry for forever and a half) than see him with Cecily. It’s just unthinkable. If they have any even slight relationship, I will scream and throw my book and never pick it up again. End of story.

      • Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Lightwood Morgenster ( I have that one soft spot for Sebastian..) says:

        Oh, aaaaaaaand I meant to say before, that I think it;s BECAUSE Jem knows he’s dying that he wants to have that closure, and know Tessa can still be in good hands with Will if he does die, and know that Will can be happy too.

      • Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Lightwood Morgenster ( I have that one soft spot for Sebastian..) says:

        No way is Jem gonna date his parabati’s sister. I think Cecily and Gabriel are gonna get together (since that would explain Alec’s appearance). I think Jem is gonna move back to China and the institute there, if he doesn’t die, and start a life there, leaving Tessa to Will

      • Savannah. says:

        (I would just like to start and say I have a soft spot for our little Sebbie too. c: )

        But I agree with the Cecily/Gabriel thing as stated in some other comment that I’m too lazy to find because yeah, of Alec. But I have come to terms that yes, Jem is most likely going to die. And I get that ya’ll are trying to come up with the perfect scenario and I hate to be the debbie downer, but the book would just be unrealistic and ten times less good if it wasn’t inevitable. What I think is going to happen is that Jem is going to die, most likely trying to save someone because that’s just how he is, but Tessa is going to be preggers with his baby, so in order for the baby to have a father and to honor Jem, Will is going to take over. The end.

      • Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Lightwood Morgenster ( I have that one soft spot for Sebastian..) says:

        I just can’t help but have that soft spot for him!!! >w<
        And I know…… I'm gonna like cry my eyes out when he dies…. i just hope his death suits him…..and it's NOT because of the drug.. o: That'd be so nice!!!! And Will would take over as the father of his gay lover, too………. I ship Jem/Will so hard somedays…..

      • Savannah. says:

        JILL FTW! xD
        Seriously, I thought I was one of the only ones out there that shipped Jem and Will, but so many do and it makes me soooo happy. They are just perfect, and maybe I’m just so hooked on Malec but Jill is my dream. Sometimes I just wish Tessa would die or run away and they would find comfort in each other over their broken hearts and fall in love and break all the shadowhunter rules with their relationship. Now THAT is a happy ending.

      • Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Lightwood Morgenster ( I have that one soft spot for Sebastian..) says:

        <3 <3 <3 Ooooh glorious fangirl center of my mind, how I looooooove you <3 <3 Lmao IKR!!! She's just poison for their secret relationship -.- Like jeez, BY THE ANGEL JUST LET THEM BE TOGETHER!!!!!!! And I thought I was alone in their gay relationship too. Lol, i'm glad there are other people <3

      • Catherine says:


  175. AGREED


  177. I love Gideon although . . .
    I loved Thomas more! Why’d he have to die? He was so sweet!

  178. Maybe Tessa is the offspring of a demon and shadowhunter because Tessa’s mother (assuming she is a shadowhunter) was never marked as a shadow hunter with runes, and never went through shadowhunter rituals, so a shadowhunter/demon baby could be born that isn’t a stillborn because her mother wasn’t a proper shadowhunter?

    • Allison says:

      if that is the case then why didn’t the Clave know about her mother? It says that every year until they turned a certain age they would go to those potential shadowhunters and offer them the chance to become shadowhunters.The Clave knows of every shadowhunder that has left shadowhunting and knows of their offspring. There is no way this would slip past them withouth their knowledge.

      • Maggie says:

        Oh sorry, I stupidly forgot to mention that my whole theory is based off of Tessa’s mother being a changeling and possibly being Aloysius Starkweathers grand daughter. The Seelie court could have replaced her mother with a human changeling, and that is why Starkweather’s granddaughter died when they put runes on her (because non-shadowhunters die when they are marked). I just thought it was possible because when will and Tessa and Will snuck into the party, that fairy, Hyacinth, was hinting to Tessa about changelings, and if her mother was a changeling, the clave would never know.

    • Katie The Obsessed One says:

      that’s what i said!!!!!

      • HA! Somebody else thinks the same thing as me! This theory is definitely right…. We are the epitomes of intelligence and brilliance!

  179. Savannah says:

    Okay, seriously? If Cecily ends up with Jem, I will cry. No joke you guys, that’s the worst thing I’ve heard. Please tell me I am not the only one that thinks that? I think Cecily and Gabriel are going to end up together because 1. the back hair and blue eyes have to get in the Lightwood lineage somehow and obviously Sophie isn’t going to do that. 2. It would REALLY piss of Will and that would just be absolutely hilarious.
    And those of you who ship Jill (Will and Jem), ILOVEYOUSOMUCH. Seriously, I know it’s totally not going to happen, but if it did I would die. It would be so cuuuuutee! Maybe I’m just all for Malec, and I want the same to happen in this, be still. PERFECT. You never know though, Tessa could disappear because she saw she was tearing their friendship apart and leaves so they find comfort in each other…? *winkwink*
    Finally, am I the only one that thinks that Magnus and Will hand and or are going to have “something”? Let me know what you think.

  180. I love the idea of Cicily and Gabriel because I too wanna see Will’s reaction to that.

    • me too! heeheehee

    • Catherine says:

      Oh my God, I never thought of that! I have been a supporter of Cecily/Gabriel sice I first finished CP, but I never realized how much Will would hate that. Since I am forever Team Jem…LOVE IT!!!!

  181. Ana Uthor says:

    For those of you who have not heard the news (good or bad? you decide) CP2 is now set to come out March 2013. And I’m in a bad mood so I’m going to make all of you hate me: I hate Will Herondale!!! yeah, I said it, I hate his guts. I hate the whole “I was only being a fishface (for lack of a better and un-profane word) because I had to, but now I’m not so you should love me!” thingy! I knew he would pull that the moment he started talking to Tessa, but of course she had to fall head over heals in love with him. Abusive relationship much? I have a world of respect for Ms. Claire, she is an amazing author and dedicated to her work, but why does the girl always fall for the…uh… fishface…? Now yell it up people, but you knmow what I said is true!

    • Ana Uthor says:

      *that should be “heels”, sorry I need coffee.

    • Savannah. says:

      Oh I don’t hate you for saying hat because I’ve thought the same things. And I guess it’s the mystery of “fishfaces” (lol) that draws them in. I mean I know that whenever I see a tall dark and mysterious man I want to know all their secrets and find their deep, inner care. It’s like a puzzle!

  182. I adore Will but if you don’t like hime, that’s fine. I respect your opinion:)

  183. I bet Tessa is going to turn out to be a warlock, but one that can have kids so that Will and her can get together.

    • Ana Uthor says:

      I also think Tessa can have kids I think thats what brother Enoch meant with the creepy oogie boogie “A power no warlock has ever posessed” thingy he “said”

  184. Maybe she was originally born a Shadowhunter but Mortmain tried to create a Shadowhunter Warlock since he keeps saying he ‘created’ her, meaning that she can have kids and she just can’t die. Which would also explain how she can do the Change.

  185. Savannah. says:

    They think Tessa is a warlock, right? and warlocks are the ‘children of Lilith’, correct? We-ell the Greater Demon at the end of CoFA was named Lilith! So-o, maybe Mortmain pulled a Valentine, or rather Valentine pulled a Mortmain and injected Tessa’s mother (who I believe to be Starkweather’s actual daughter but was switched with the sickly girl from the picture as a changeling.) with demon blood from Lilith! That would explain why Tessa has the power to change herself, because Lilith was a Greater Demon instead of just a normal one! D:

    • Katie The Obsessed One says:

      i see what ur saying about Tessa, but i don’t think that’s it. i know ur not saying Tessa’s a Sebastian (btw, he’s actually Jonathan, so ur not saying Tessa’s a Jonathan) but if she had demon blood, she’d still act like him, even if it was just a little bit and no matter how she was raised, the demon from City of Glass said so. but maybe ur on to something with Lilith. maybe he’s her father?

      • Katie The Obsessed One says:

        o wow i just saw all the stupid mistakes about Lilith i made here… sorry, i hadn’t read CoFA when i wrote it!

    • Uhh…Tessa has gray eyes…not soulless black ones…She’s not Sebastian.

      • Savannah. says:

        You guys are missing the point! I’m not trying to say that Tessa is Sebastian. Maybe they used less demon blood. Maybe Sebastian was born with black eyes. Maybe Tessa was born, then injected. There are many things that could factor in.

    • Tessa is NOT a Sebastian! I don’t care how cute he is with his “I’m gonna burn down the world” thing, Tessa is NOT rotting form the inside out with evil or whatever!

      • Savannah. says:

        I’m not saying that Tessa is evil or anything, but she was the first trial-run, the first experiment. Maybe Tessa’s mom found out and ran, raised her well. That’s why Sebbie is so evil, because he was raised that way. That would also explain why they took her to the Dark Sisters, because they tried to turn her and make up for the bad parentage (in their opinion.) Sebbie wants to burn the world because we was raised to burn the world. Tessa is good because she was raised to be good.

  186. i just love will and i really want him to be happy even if hes not with tessa even though it would break my heart if they were’nt together also i dont want jem to die i want him to be with someone else but not cecily cause she should be with gabriel <3

  187. I swear if anyone hates Jem, I will bash their head in :( I’m pretty much resigned to the fact that he’s going to die, but I’m gonna hug the book and cry for a year when he does :”(( Then I’m going to incinerate it and go find Cassandra Clare… how dare she make such a beautiful, sweet, lovely, innocent, perfect character like Jem and then kill him?

  188. Allison says:

    i like how everyone is assuming they know what is going to happen in the book. I can pretty much guarantee that none of what anyone writes is going to happen. Somehow the Herondale and Carstairs name lives on in to the mortal instruments. If what the books imply is true about Tessa being unable to have a child, then there is a good chance neither of them end up with tessa. Although Cecily could marry she cannot carry on the Herondale name, her name would change to her husbands name. Just sayin. What if in the end she runs away so that both of them can get married and have a real family and grow old, while she has to live for eternity? How bout them apples? LOL. I’m just sayin Cassandra is very smart and won’t do what anyone is expecting her to do unless she truly believes that will make a good book. Both Will and Jem are incredible and they both deserve to be happy. :)

    • While that is a good point, we basically don’t know anything about dear little Cecy. There is a chance the girl gets knocked up and not married. While rare for that time period, it could happen, and in that instance her last name would live on. Not saying I believe that’s what’s going to happen, I’m just kind of sick of people saying Will is the only option for the last name to pass on when if isn’t strictly true

  189. Alison says:

    But they said they really dont know what tessa is shes part warlock
    but if she can have kids its totally with herondale and i think the gideon and sophie thing is cute but jem i expected him to die cause the teaser with u are my parabatai and once said i could ask anything of u well i think jem is dying and he somhow figures will likes tess and tells him to be with her as his last wish???!!!!

  190. Clandestine says:

    Is it strange that I expect the unexpected of Miss Cassandra Clare? I feel like the more people root for whomever they want Tessa to be with, the less likely she is going to make it happen–not in spite, of course, but just wanting to keep you on the edge of your seat. However, I can honestly say that I have no idea who she willed up with, since Tessa shares chemistry with both Will & Jem. I must admit though, I get so freakin’ excited when I read moments shared between Will & Tessa. It’s so much more invigorating to divulge into the depths of their relationship than the sweet courtship that is Tessa and Jem’s … it doesn’t seem like she wants to marry him all that much anyway if she feels the need to constantly remind herself that she loves him and she never actually says “I am in love with Jem”.

  191. lexlizzie says:

    I really really hope Will and tessa en up together, but I was thinking and it kills me to say this but maybe Will ends up with Jessie. I know she’s dreadful and the thought is outrageous but seriously cuz I’m thinking cecily ends up with Gabriel(hence why alec favors will) but think about it where does the herondale family change from black hair to blond? Of course it could be somewhere else down the line but idk I’m think Miss Lovelace of the fair hair settles for Will and he her. If they have already lost the ones they truley love the settle for the familair? Ugh hat would be horrible wouldn’t it.

  192. lexlizzie says:

    Another theroy of mine is that magnus bane is going to accidently “out” will to Jem. If Jem finds out out idk what he’s going to do unless he’s already falling for someone else. Its so terrible all of this, this is worse than when clary started dating Simon!

  193. i want to read the last book (first i read that the release date was set for november 2012 and when i read that now its 2013 i screamed !!!)
    I really hope that tessa ends up with will she just has to (not least because i was crying when will told tessa about his feelings ;))

  194. forever for jace says:

    I just want the book to come out already so we can stop making false ending about what is going to happen its like u think of a perfect way its gonna end but then when ut doesnt end how u wanted it to some people get diappointed though personaly idk i love what ever cassie clare writes cause it is totally amazing

  195. In that one teaser in the next Mortal Instruments entallment when Magnus is telling Isabell about parabotai:
    I’ve known parabatai so close they were almost the same person; do you know what happens, when one of them dies, to the one that’s left —”
    everyone thinks he’s talking about Jem. But by this point, I don’t know what to expect so, is it possible he’s talking about-as much as it pains me to say this-Will? This book series is making me look at every single possible option and if this is how it goes . . . . I will freak out because I LOVE Will.

  196. flower says:

    You, are all so unaware of how Tessa, and Will, were both oh so sad when Jem, told every one they were getting married. Cassandra Clare, know’s how mad all you would be if Tessa, and Jem, were to marry. Because 95% of all the girl’s that have read this are TEAM WILL! So Tessa, and Will, will end up together. p.s. I’m TEAM JEM! Yaaaaay!

    • Savannah. says:

      Very true, very true. I mean if Cassie was a good writer, and I’m not saying she is bad, she is really good, but if she was a true writer who doesn’t jump on the YA bandwagon of the tortured, cocky guy always gets the girl, leaving the nice one in the friend zone, then she would mix things up, ya know? I have yet to find a good quality book that has been published in recent times that doesn’t have a happy ending. I guess what I’m trying to say is I almost wish that Cassie would mix things up and make this ending the not-so-happy one that we all long for.
      btw, team JILL! xD

      • Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Lightwood Morgenster ( I have that one soft spot for Sebastian..) says:

        I ship Jill so freaking hard!!!!!! I wanna see Tessa just “disappear” and Jem and Will just break ALL the rules of parabatai… Oh sweet fantasies <3

  197. Isane Clown 8D says:

    Team Jem
    Sorry Will O:)

  198. CrazyCatLady says:

    I think Will and Tessa will end up together, and Jem will end up with Cecily or Sophie. I love them both. Neither of them deserve to die. I like Gabriel, but what is it with Magnus thinking all Lightwoods look the same! Gosh!

  199. this one that one says:

    Ok i know Tessa loves Jem but she is only in love with him because she pity’s his problem. She is in love with Will but she dosen’t want to break Jem’s heart. and how is Jace alive if Will didn’t marry someone?!?!

  200. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    I sooooo believe to in the whole Starkweathers granddaughter thing. He just seemed to know her too well. And keep staring at her. I reckon she does have kids, because these books are all about the unexpected. Willl has to end up with Tessa because there is sooo much chemistry between them. I’m sorry Jem but Will is soooooo much better with Tessa. And hello who here can’t wait to read about Charlotte’s and Henery’s baby! I am sooo happy for them.

  201. WILL ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Jem and all but tessas just trying to convince herself she loves jem oh-so-much but she should be with Will cause they are perfectness together!!!!!!

  202. fixing the wesite on my last comment. I LOVE WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  203. Jade Scruggs says:

    No one’s gonna read this… But… if Tessa is really barren, she’s not going to end up with Jem because Emma Carstairs exsits. But then again, she can’t end up with Will either, because Will produces Stephen Herondale, which in turn produces Jace… NOTHING ADDS UP! She really did think this through before writing it…

    • but she’s part shadowhunter she might still be able to have children we’re just going to have to wait for CP2. P.S. I think Cassandra Clare did this to keep everyone guessing…it’s working. :D

    • Savannah. says:

      What if she is really barren and they all just adopt. :3

  204. Okay is keep seeing that Tessa should be with Will, but would YOU want to be with someone that treated you that badly? HUH? So think about that please???

  205. AHH! Will has to be with Tessa! I really hope that Jem and Cecily end up together because Tessa has to be with Will! One thing though, Cassandra Clare is writing a new series called the Dark Artifices and the main character’s name is Emma CARSTAIRS. How can the Carstairs family live on if Jem dies?? Unless of course, he had a cousin… Plus, does anyone else think that Will’s the Herondale family member who touched the angel? Maybe so he could be immortal with Tessa…

  206. I’m pretty sure Tessa’s the one who helped Magnus preform the initiation ritual for Shadowhunters when they are born, for Clary! In CoLS it said that a female warlock took the place of the Iron Sisters and helped Magnus…What other female warlock knows Magnus really well and has enough power to replace an Iron Sister?

  207. I think Cecily is Alec’s and Isabelle’s ancestor because if Cecily gets with Gabriel that would give her the name Lightwood and plus, Alec and Isabelle has the same dark hair and Alec’s got the blue eyes.

  208. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    Will and Tessa have to end up together they just have too! I love Jem and all, but they don’t have as much as a connection as Will and Tessa.

  209. Hmmm…..has anyone given any thought as to who Brother Zachariah was BEFORE he became a Silent Brother…..

    • Booklover says:

      I have and I think that everyone is on to something that it is Jem or Will, I can hardly wait to see how this is going to end

      • Booklover says:

        I often wonder if it is really Will, that Jem died and he couldn’t bare the loss, When in COLS Magnus is talking to Isabelle and says
        ““It’s not that,” said Magnus. “There are some people — people the universe seems to have singled out for special destinies. Special favors and special torments. God knows we’re all drawn toward what’s beautiful and broken; I have been, but some people cannot be fixed. Or if they can be, it’s only by love and sacrifice so great it destroys the giver.”

        Isabelle shook her head slowly. “You’ve lost me. Jace is our brother, but for Alec — he’s Jace’s parabatai too —”

        “I know about parabatai,” said Magnus, his voice rising in pitch. “I’ve known parabatai so close they were almost the same person; do you know what happens, when one of them dies, to the one that’s left
        It’s the “destroy’s the giver and what happens to the one that’s left” that gets me, The silent brothers have already tried to find a cure for Jem’s illness and haven’t found one. If Jem dies, and if something happens to Tessa or anyone else at the institute, Celiy (sp) maybe I think that Will would go mad and not know what to do and therefore the silent brothers would assisit him and he would become one.
        I could be wrong of course, will have to wait for the book to find out for sure what is going to happen.

    • I have this really really horrible feeling that he might be Will or Jem but I cant make it ad up, there are all those descendants to think about… not that joining the brotherhood and having children cancels each out completely but it makes it seem unlikely… doesn’t it?

      • Helen thats not bad… I really hope you’re right, I just might die if he turned out to be Will, it would mean no happy ending for any of them :(

      • I was thinking the same thing. But youre right it doesnt make sense…time wise….but it never says how the silent brothers age……they could be really old….hmmm….i am soo confused. But in a good way. It said Brother Zachariah had dark hair…could jem have been cured? or is it will….hmmm…In CoFA he (Brother Zachariah) tells Jace “Would that I had been here when you were growing up. I would have seen the truth in your face, Jace Lightwood, and known who you were.” and then he says “We cannot and should not harm the boy. Old ties exist between the Herondales and the Brothers. We owe him help (page 270)”. AND THEN….in CoFA (pages 116-120) he says “I will say nothing to the Clave or Council of anything that transpires tonight. If the chance comes befor me to save the last of the Herondale bloodline, I consider that of higher importance that the fealty I render the Clave.” “(Page 278) I was once a Shadowhunter like you. I lived like you do. And like you, there were those I loved enought to put their welfare before anything else–any oath, any debt.” Maryse then asks if he had any children and he says no. She later says Jace is just a boy and Brother Zachariah says he was never just a boy. “(page 517) Clary asks him if he was ever in love. before the brotherhood. and was there ever anyone he could have died for. He replies “Two people. There are memories that time does not erase, Clarissa. Ask your friend Magnus Bane, if you do not believe me. Forever does not make loss forgetable, only bearable.” Im not saying that he was will or jem but he is a secondary character with a very important part. Its gotta be a relative of one of the two. Unless its Tessa but that would be impossible because shes a girl and shes not a shadowhunter. All im getting at in all of my rambling is that Cassandra Clare has created something beyond marvelous with her Shadowhunter world and its keeping me guessing and on my toes and I love it!!!! I love authors who can just totally surprise you. And i dont care who he turns out to be…..Im just ready for the Clockwork Princess and City of Heavenly Fire so I can breather normally again:)

      • it could be Jace’s dad. Because he loved Luke’s sister and (maybe) the girl Valentine set him up with (I can’t spell her name).

    • Addicted to Cassandra says:

      im so glad im not the only one who thinks that!!!!! Although the time differrence confuses me because we do not know how long a silent brothers life is. but i was hoping it was Jem, that they do find a cure for his addiction. Because he loves Will and Tessa more than anything, and given Jems kind nature, would give Tessa up because he can see how much more she will always love Will. And then maybe he turns to the silent brothers?
      i think its safe to say that we cannot wait for the Clockwork Princess!!!

      • Kusajishi says:

        If it really IS Jem, it’s so saddening, isn’t it?): Dying is one thing, but living while your Parabatai grew old and died…is this sense of immortality really a blessing? Given Jem’s nature, I imagine that he’d miss them terribly(even if Tessa’s not dead, I can’t imagine that the Silent Brothers are allowed for contact with the downworlders and stuff.) And remember, if he’s Brother Zachariah, then that means that it is WILL that died and that Magnus was referring to Jem when he was talking about Parabatai and those who are left behind suffering.

        My favourite character has always been Jem(even though I ADORE Jace in the main series), but in any verse, a normal human(or shadowhunter, at any rate) will have to die someday, of old age, sickness…and the like. I think it can be considered an end. While it is saddening that the alternative to your theory is of Jem dying before his time, I really think that it is better than an existence not very different from that of Magnus, watching your mortal friend wither away, and your immortal friends draw away…

        On a side note, Jem would be almost 200 years old if he’s brother Zachariah, you realise? Just saying. (;

      • Savannah. says:

        If it is Jem, I don’t think he will do it because they found a cure, because if it is him, then most likely that IS the cure. Maybe becoming a Brother is the only way to save himself. Or we can all be hopeful and say they do find a cure but the only way he can get it or he is in debt to the Brothers for finding it and repays them by becoming one, but I think the first one is more likely.

  210. Team Tessa says:

    With all this ‘Team Will’, and ‘Team Jem’ I’m hoping she doesn’t end up with anyone. It has been really getting on my nerves as of late, not that I pay much attention to these things… I adore both Will and Jem, and wish them no ill will, and I want them both to be happy. But, everyone going crazy over this is annoying and amusing to an extent.
    How about team Tessa? Where she is her own person, not dependent on ether boy.

  211. Ana Uthor says:

    Dear Ms. Clare,
    Please give me the book…now!

  212. Ana Uthor says:

    HEY!!! I FOUND SOMETHING! I was re-reading City of Bones and I noticed something wierd: the Morgenstern ring creates a portal when you twist it around your finger three times, sound familiar? The question now is: Is it the same one? I’m thinking yes, just because that sounds like a really big coincidence.

  213. It’s been awhile since I read City of Bones so I don’t know how twisting the ring three times connects to something else in the books so could you please summarize?

  214. yes i agree Trea. I have no idea what you’re talking about could you please explain???

  215. Will and Tessa all the way says:


  216. Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Lightwood Bane Morgenster ( I have that one soft spot for Sebastian..) says:

    Has anyone given thought to Tessa’s clockwork angel? I mean.. This is probably a VERY LONG shot…. but could it possibly be from Mortmain? Like…. What if Tessa’s parents were connected with Pandemonium somehow, and her mother got the necklace from Mortmain himself…. maybe as like a beacon for a demon to find her, like a demon with shape shifting abilities and posed as her husband and got her preggers with Tessa? And I can’t help but wonder if the angel is her mark? Gaahhh… I need CP2 asap!

  217. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    I don’t think so….i think it’s more like a tailsman of protection. As it protected Tessa against his clockwork creatures and Nate told Tessa to never go anywhere without it. Indicating that it might be a form of protection for her some how. Thats what i think anyway.

    • But since when can we trust Nate?

    • Booklover says:

      However in COLS, Clary sees the clockwork angel in the glass case @ the institute when she goes to get the Fairie rings, wondering myself why she didn’t keep it or what’s the whole story behind the necklace. I wish…wish…wish the book was coming out sooner!!!

  218. Heather says:

    Okkkkkkkkaaaaaayyyy! Here’s my guess, Tessa and Will end up together in the end (Because Cassie couldn’t leave Will so sad in the end, it’s just cruel!) Jem, however, does NOT die, Down With Jem! Don’t be so mean to him, I love him >:/ anyway, Jem falls in love with Cicily, and it plays out from there…. My guess anyway.

  219. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    I want the next book!

  220. Destiny says:

    I understand completely, when I found out I would have to wait till 2013 to read it next book my heart broke, and when will told Tessa about the curse and everything, and she told him she was engaged I was sooo sad, I cannot wait to see what happens. This series is amazing.

  221. Don’t quote me, but I’m 95% sure Tessa and Jace have been been descibed as having ‘wide eyes’…..

  222. Ana Uthor says:

    I’m tempted to tell Ms. Clare that I’m dying and my final wish is to read the book. Maybe she will be sympathetic and give it to me…

  223. i just read city of lost souls and something struck me, ms. clare has added a lot of references to the infernal instruments in it, i am left wondering who is brother zachariah ? if it is who i think it is then that is very clever indeed. i cant wait for the next instalments

  224. Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Lightwood Bane Morgenster ( I have that one soft spot for Sebastian..) says:

    It’s like TID is “How your great great great great great Grandpa met your great great great great great great Grandma” lol…. And I have a reaaaallllllllllllly bad feeling that in a last attempt to save Jem, Will helps the Silent Brothers so that they turn him into a Silent Brother and Jem asks Will to take care of Tessa and not let her seem him like that… )”: I’m gonna cry even worse than in CoLS.

  225. Am I the only one who finds Jem kinda annoying? It’s like he’s TOO good, so it just gets too much. Just a random thought.

    Have you guys thought about the fact that Will’s family can’t be the only one named Herondale? He must have cousins or something like that, mustn’t he? Maybe Cassie has mentioned that they’re the last Herondale’s and I just haven’t paid attention, well well. And by the way, WILL AND TESSA SHOULD GET MARRIED, HAVE CUTE LITTLE BABIES (even though that’s technically impossible) AND LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER!!!

  226. Sebastian says:

    Jem can’t die he has a child because of the new books about the Emma carstairs( I think that’s how you spell it) and maybe the brother dude is gidion (?) because cecily has to e with Gabriel to make Alec look like will. Therefor will and jem and cecily have to all have kids.

    • your right sebastian
      jem cant die because of the dark artifact series with emma carstairs
      will has to have a child for jace to exist
      the fairchilds have to continue to so what about that? charolet is now a brainwell so who will make more fairchilds
      gabriel or Gideon one of them is brother zachariah
      i think gabriel is going to get with cecily or not mabey jem gets with cecily?O_o
      also dont forget that marcey got cheated on by someone mabey a herondale? idk if that would work?
      and i think valentine mabey decended from mortiman?
      Brother Zachariah said he only loved two people and he never had a child
      well Gideon never had a child and he only loves sophie and gabriel he hates his father…
      i also think that tessa and magness bane preformed the thing for clary because who knows magness that well? who trusts magnes? tessa! and i think that was her in CoFA with magnes and clary said she looked fimilar
      since she looked fimilar its either she has good memory or tessa is just so backwards and wierd that she is able to have a child just like how she bares no worlock marks…

      this is my theroy and it makes sence to me except for the affair part… O_o

  227. Okay…. here is my guess:
    So, Cecily gets with Gabriel, their decendant being Alec and Isabelle because in COLS Magnus tells Alec how much he looks like Will. Next, I think Brother Zachariah is Will because he seems particularly interested in Jace (but then again it could be Jem because Jem would be interested in Jace too, parabotai decendant and all, so like a blood great great grandson or something). I think Imogen is the daughter of Tessa. She’s the inquisitor which is a pretty important role and her son is Stephen making her a Herondale. As for Emma, I have no idea. If my guess is correct about Imogen then Emma would be a Herondale and not a Carstairs. So, Jem must get with someone else. I don’t think Tessa is incapable of having kids. Half downworlder half shadowhunter, making her existence a complete contradiction. Or she’s got some type of fairie blood in her. Next, I think the necklace was made by the faries. (Again, this is my theory, and I know that I may be so so so far off but …)
    Henry and Charlotte have a boy and maybe that’s the ancestor of Jocelyn, hence, Clary. To keep the Carstairs name going, that would mean that sense Jem has a decendant, it would have to be a boy. Another theory is that, in order for Jem to live he must become a Silent Brother, although I have no idea why they’d need to change his name unless it’s for identity’s sake or something. And, it’s been awhile since I’d read this part, but in a scene with Will and his now deceased sister, was she wearing a red necklace? Like…the one Isabelle wears?

    • Well that kind of makes sence except that Brother Zachariah dosnt have a kid……..
      1. The carstairs line contiues with emma from the Dark artifacts
      2. The herondale line continues also with jace from the moral instruments
      ###### Brother Zachariah cant be Will or Jem ######

      Brother Zachariah only loves two people
      1. Sophie
      2. Gabriel
      (hates his father bacause he lies and manipulated him with the demond poxs thinggy)
      (he dosnt have a mother)
      Also Brother Zachariah didnt have a kid but was close to the herondale line!!!!!
      Gideon was in that time period and he likes Will in the first quote…….
      He may be trying to make up for what his father and brother have done?

      Another theroy is that Brother Zachariah is mortimain
      1. Tessa and Will have children and mortimain wants another tessa!
      2. motimain only loved his parents but he need tessa to complete something(clockwork thinggyy)
      3. Jace could very well be a tessa for all we know
      4. that would explain why tessa is still lurking around jace(she wants to make sure nothing happens to him like it did to her she is watching out for her kid)

      [[[[I think that Gabriel gets with Cecily so that would explaine alec]]]]]]]

      *******when a girl marrys a guy her last name changes to his*******
      that is why i want to know how dose the fairchild line continue <<<<<>>>

      • fairchild says:

        Sophie is NOT a slave she is a servant, its true that she is not in the same rank as Gideon but shadowhunters treat their servants differently and there is (I think) a very good chance the clave will make her a shadowhunter since she already knows all about them and has the sight. Also if TMI has to end in misery then at least Sophie should be happy.

      • Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Lightwood Bane Morgenster ( I have that one soft spot for Sebastian..) says:

        I have a reaaaaallllllllllllly aweful feeling that Henry dies…………
        that or Charlotte’s relative want the kid to be a Fairchild…
        And idk about the Gideon thing… I mean he has Sohpie there to live out his life with…. So why would he become a brother. unless something happens to her….. :’c The promo for this book should be “Thousands of little geeky fangirl hearts will be broken….All minds put to rest…. and lost souls will wander everywhere” or some shit like that… i just get the feeling i’m gonna cry more or less so than I did in CoLS

      • Sebastian says:

        But then again Sophie is a slave so I dout she can marry someone who’s a shadowhunter. Maby the clave denies her to (whatever they call it when a Dow worlder becomes part shadowhunter) and Gideon would be mad and they kill Sophie and he became a silent brother….
        I still kind of thing they mortiman thing is right!!!!

    • no the necklace is camille’s cassie said so. just sayn’

  228. didnt she get cheated on by aileen highsmith????

  229. Given the way things turned out in this author’s first series, I think that we can expect for Will and Tessa to end up together. And something has to happen to Jem where he can’t marry Tessa, or it would be too cruel. I absolutely adore Jem, he’s so brave and kind and his blindingly unconditional love for Tessa makes my heart melt, and I’m pretty sure he would give her up willingly if he knew that would make her and Will happy. The way I could see it working out is Jem marries Tessa, they have just enough time to finish what they started that fateful night in his room, and Tessa becomes pregnant (because no way is Tessa actually barren). Then during the final battle with Mortmain, he is fatally wounded. By this point he knows that Will love Tessa and probably also that at least a part of Tessa loves Will, and he tells them to be together. He dies, the child is born, Tessa and Will marry, raise the child of the boy both loved as well as their own, and thus all surnames are carried on. Because I do believe that Tessa does have real romantic love for Jem, though she will undoubtedly choose Will in the end. Then again, she could pull a Hunger Games and have Tessa choose the nice idealistic guy rather than the Byronic bad boy. And I would be perfectly happy with that, because I can see Will moving on and falling in love with another woman, while Jem’s heart will always and only belong to Tessa.

    • haha it’s like the wedding is terminated because Tessa’s a downworlder… sorry, I’m just picturing like Shadowhunter police and stuff.

    • fairchild says:

      Im not sure I completely agree with the last part, we were told that when Herondales fall in love they are in it for life, and this proved true for both wills father and Jace. there is no saying that Will is the same but I’m compelled to believe that clare would not have put such a statement in her books without meaning it.

    • Savannah. says:

      Your first line, “Given the way things turned out in this author’s first series, I think that we can expect for Will and Tessa to end up together”, REALLY throws me off. I’m not trying to insult Cassie’s writing, but come on, don’t jump on the YA bandwagon! Mix things up! History repeating itself in that particular situation is just… boring and predictable, two things we KNOW Cassie isn’t. I’m just saying if Tessa ends up with Will without some crazy circumstances then I’ll just be disappointed..

  230. And Will can’t just “move on.” It doesn’t work that way! I can see JEM just moving on but not Will. That’s like saying Jace could find a substitute for Clary. Uh, no.

    • CassieA says:


    • Will is all about living life even through pain, and it would be in his character to need companionship. He would not love any woman the way he did Tessa, but he would at least let himself be content. It’s nothing against him, I actually love Will and Jem equally and can totally understand how Tessa could fall in love with both of them and be unable to choose, because neither can I! But Jem, while I see him willingly letting her go once he finds out the two have such deep feelings for one another, I can’t see him loving again. He would be the type to never marry once his one true love (which I think Tessa is, for both of them) is not his. That’s why I think he will either die or become a Silent Brother. Not sure how the Carstairs surname is carried on, but Jem is truly a one-love type. He would accept their love, eventually even be happy for them, but he is the type to prefer an eternity alone to living a life with a half-love.

  231. Personally, I think Jem is fully capable of falling in love with someone else. And I don’t think it’s in Will’s nature to need companionship. He did abandon his family to keep them safe and did keep everyone at a distance to insure they were fine. He could go without a companion. Which he has besides Jem, and even he kept him at a distance. If Will is the Silent Brother instead of Jem, that is one job that does not involve, like, any companionship whatsoever. Could Will find a second love? …possibly. But nothing would be able to compare to Tessa. (In my opinion).

  232. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    Awwwwwww, BB that is such a nice and romantic opinion. With which i totally agree! Even tough it breaks my heart to say it. I absolutely adore both of the boys! (Sigh) Just going to be dreaming about Clockwork Princess forever now, until it comes out. Lol.

  233. I think that Brother Zachariah is Jem. First, in Cols, It says that brother Zachariah has long slim fingers; I know that’s not hard proof or anything by any means, but it is mentioned frequently in ID that Jems fingers are long and that is where his talent on the violin comes from. Also, brother Zachariah says that he owes a debt to the Herondales, which makes it sound as if he isn’t actually part of the Herondale line.

    Also, this doesn’t really relate to CP2, but I was reading an interview of Cassie Clare, and she said that in City of heavenly fire, at least one of the major characters is going to die, and I have this horrible feeling that it is going to be either Alec or Magnus. NOT MY BELOVED MALEC. If Cassie kills one of them off, I will…DIE. Anyone else feel that way?

  234. I’m thinking it will be Maia for some reason. Magnus has already nearly died and Alec has, too, so, don’t worry, I doubt it will be one of them. If so, it’d be Magnus because after 700 years, he’s bound to die sometime. (Sorry:( ) I don’t want it to be Maia because I love her and Jordan! And I don’t want it to be Jordan! Think about what that would do to them! I think it’ll either be (I know this doesn’t narrow it down at all) Either MAGNUS, MAIA, SIMON, OR ISABELLE… OR JORDAN.

  235. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    I swear romance just always dies in this book!

  236. Jess Lightwood(Wills Lover) says:

    Everyone dies, mwahaha

  237. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    Positive outlook isn’t it!

  238. Jess Lightwood(Wills Lover) says:

    What happens if Tessa ends up with neither of them? Will is hot enough to get any girl he wants and Jem is a babe too. Tessa could be living on protecting the children she wishes were hers.

  239. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, that is so sad!

  240. I just wenty Will rto be happy. WILL. HAPPY! He deserves it after literally wasting five year (YEARS) of his life, the poor guy.

  241. lOLLIES says:

    i hate jem

  242. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    I want the typical fairy tale ending! Is that bad?

  243. Catherine says:

    I love Will, feel horrible for him, and really, really want him to be happy. BUT. I love Jem more. He went through so much, and is so sweet, and awsome, and wonderful. He deserves happiness, too, and he is not allowed to die. Tessa should be with him. Also, keep in mind that both Carstairs and Herondale have descendants (Emma and Jace). Brother Zacharia is also probably someone from the Infernal Devices. So, here’s what I think should happen: They find out that in order to save Jem, either he has to become a silent brother or his Parabatai has to. Jem wants to so that he can spare Will, but Will just won’t have it. He wants Tessa to be happy, and knows that she loves Jem. So he becomes a silent brother, takes on the name Brother Zacharia, and saves Jem’s life, allowing him and Tessa to be together forever and have children since Tessa is not infertile. Then Cecily falls in love with Gabrial, and has a child with him. Then they are separated somehow (either he dies or she leaves him because he is a jerk), and she names her son/daughter using her last name, Herondale.

    • CassieLuvsWill4EVER says:

      POOR WILL!!!!!!! D…….:i love Will forever, and i just wish that he and tessa could be together, but no, Jem doesnt deserve to die, either. HOWEVER the thing i hate about love triangle stories (such as these) is that the main character (in this case, Tessa) leads on the two people that are in love with him/ her (in this case, will/jem) and there’s never a totally happy ending until 1 of the guys (‘cus theyre usually guys) finds another person that they love……. and again, i say POOR WILL!!!!!!! D……:

    • That’s so depressing! I love Will and if that would I happen, I will throw the book away! (no offense, I’m just in favor of Will, not Jem, but I don’t want him to die)

      • Katie The Obsessed One says:

        well u never know, there might be a perfect ending. it’s just something Cassandra’s thought of and we haven’t. and even if there isn’t, she’ll find a way of writing it to be as close to perfect as possible (i have total faith)

      • Catherine says:

        No offence taken. Even though I’m absolutely, thoroughly for Jem, even if there is a magical cure and he marries Tessa and they live happily ever after I will probably still cry my eyes out because Will didn’t get Tessa and he went through so much. There is just no way for a perfectly happy ending! (sob)

  244. Katie The Obsessed One says:

    ok, two things.

    one, SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!! there are too many of them!!! i read the comments here before CoLS and there were barely any. now, i just read all the new posts and you guys just ruined CoFA and CoLS for me!!!!!! if there are spoilers in your post, please write spoilers at the beginning, preferably in big letters. who’s with me?

    two, i just realized something about Cecily + Gabriel. if you read my huge essay-post from about a month ago (which you probably didn’t, but still) then you know that i’m completely in favor of them. BUT!!! think about it, Alec has blue eyes and black hair (like Will and Cecily) but HIS MOM aka not a Lightwood by birth is the one whose side of the family it comes from! so something doesn’t add up with Cecily + Gabriel. now, i forgot what Alec and Isabelle’s mother’s maiden name is, but i remember Hodge said it in City of Bones. so any of you that would like to tell me..? (i’d look it up myself but i just moved and i don’t know where my book is) anyway, that’s probably the family Cecily or some other blue-eyed, black-haired person married into, though Robert Lightwood does have black hair too.

    that’s it. bye!

    • Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Lightwood Bane Morgenstern ( I have that one soft spot for Sebastian..) says:

      You’re welcome! and thanks!!! :D

    • Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Lightwood Bane Morgenster ( I have that one soft spot for Sebastian..) says:

      Maryse’s maiden name was Trueblood…. but it’s irrelevant because in CoLS (This isn’t a spolier) Iit says “Isabelle wished that in the same way that Clary had gotten her mother’s green eyes, she’d gotten Maryse and Robert’s blue ones.”

      • Katie The Obsessed One says:

        oh, thanks. now i’m even more sure that Cecily will end up with Gabriel because TMI never said that Robert Lightwood had blue eyes until after TID said that Cecily did. so it would make sense that Cassie added that so that it would fit together.

      • Katie The Obsessed One says:

        and this really has nothing to do with anything, but i love ur last name =) (but u forgot an n)

  245. Will and Tessa all the way says:


  246. I can’t believe that we have to wait until 2013 for the next ID book. I really am dying to now how the infernal devices books end.

    I love WILL and JEM equally and just really hope this series has a dammm good ending to it somehow!!! (although at the min thats hard to see) because if it doesnt, it is just going to wreck everything for me.

    I truely think that WILL and TESS are made for each other and i hope they can be together and i hope she can have children!! but its a tricky one, theres so many ways this could pan out. Personally though – for me, it would be good if tess got pregnant by JEM (either married or not) but something happens (JEMS illness or something) and JEM gives will his permission and his wish that he be with tessa and take care of her…. (which would ease wills gult) and then Tess and Will go onto have another child of their own – (this would also sum up how the Herondale and Carstairs bloodlines continue, so they can be in M.I) – (YEAH I NO, ALL SOUNDS A BIT TOO SMOOTH GOING, BUT STILL, WOULD BE NICE HA HA)

    I just hope this has a good ending. nothing worse that a series of books that ends without happiness and the 2 people ment for each other not being together.

    • Catherine says:

      Every single one of us is probably completely wrong about the ending. Cassie is a really, really,(really, really, really, really……..) good author, so whatever the ending is, it will probably be amazing and make everyone want to a) cry, b) cheer, c) throw the book against the wall, d) scream at the top of our lungs, or e) everything at once.

  247. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    Definetly E. I usually do E to a lot of books.

  248. Jess Lightwood(Wills Lover) says:

    What happens if Tessa ends up with neither Will nor Jem? I mean she is immortal right? She can live forever and Will and Jem can’t. What if she does the noble thing and leaves them both? Sure it wouldn’t be the ending any of us hope for but it would explain why Will and Jem both have descendants. Also Will has dark hair and so does Tessa, yet Jace is blonde?.. Something just doesn’t add up there. Not to be technical or anything but Brown hair is dominant over blonde… It makes you wonder. And I have just finished reading CoLS, I never met no Emma?

    • Yeah…that really got me mad to discover that she was immortal. So, what? She can only be with one of the two guys for a little while? That sucks. (Spoiler!) but…..In COLS Camille gives Alec the knowledge of how to take one’s immortality away…..

      • Wait never mind you’re right. That could be a ghost but I wonder why Clary thought she seemed familiar. MaybeTtessa looked like jace slightly? or someone else.

      • But Tessa did appear in city of glass. She was talking to Magnus towards the end of the book

      • Catherine says:

        Oh, my God! I I never thought of that! It would make total sense for someone to take “revenge” on her and take away her immortality. That way neither boy has the guilt of knowing that he cut her life short, and she doesn’t have to make that kind of life-changing decision. It would then also make sense that if someone takes away your immortality, your ghost is more solid than most. That would help explain how Magnus was talking to her at the end of CoG.

  249. Jess Lightwood(Wills Lover) says:

    If Jace were Wills descendant/Grandson, Will would have to marry a blonde then Wills son would have to marry a blonde in order for Jace to have blonde hair… It’s genetics..

    • Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Lightwood Bane Morgenstern ( I have that one soft spot for Sebastian..) says:

      But Jace has a shit ton of Angel blood in him, which could make his eyes and hair go gold (not blonde. gold. it’s gold.) And the only reason Clary isn’t like that is because Jocelyn left before Valentine could slip her anymore of the angel blood.

  250. Catherine says:

    The angel blood theory makes sense, but it could also be genetics. Like Jess Lightwood said, brown hair is dominant. That means that there is a good chance that Tessa has the blond hair gene in her DNA, and it just doesn’t show up. That is also possible for Will. It is possible for them to have a child with blond hair. Both of their recessive blond hair genes would just have to be passed on (that’s right, I’m a science geek). And also, Emma Carstairs is going to be in her next series, the Dark Artifices. Not CoLS. Can’t wait!

  251. Omg I just feel so bad for Will! He finally *SPOILERSPOILERSPOILERSPOILERSPOLIER* gets rid of that stupid cursethatwasnevereventhere and Tessa’s getting married! AH IF TESSA DOESN’t HAVE YOU I ‘LL HAVE YOU WILL!!!

  252. Katie The Obsessed One says:

    THIS IS IMPORTANT AND HAS TO DO WITH JEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! i was just on Cassandra Clare’s tumblr and she said (at her London signing) that at the end of CP2 there’s going to be a family tree that shows how Emma Carstairs (she’s going to be in the sequel, Dark Artifacts, in case u don’t know) got her last name. so i’m sorry to those of u who want Jem and Tessa together, but i think this is proof that they’re not going to be (well, i guess they could just not have kids, but still) because if they were, the family tree to explain Emma’s last name wouldn’t be necessary. so if u love Will (like me), YAY!!!! but if u wanted Jem with Tessa, sorry. (but just so u know, i’m not one of those people who wants Jem dead, i love Jem, i just love Will more. plus, i’m just the messanger)

    • Catherine says:

      You can also say that because there has to be a family tree that the opposite is true. If Tessa is unable to have children (which she might be, since she was able to somehow show up in CoG), and she ends up with Jem, chances are that Jem is not going to have children. It’s not like he is going to cheat on her or something. So the fact that there is a family tree does not prove anything. We’re just going to have to wait until MARCH *scream of frustration* after all :(

      • Katie The Obsessed One says:

        oh yeah, and when does Tessa appear in CoG? i’m halfway through rereading the book right now and i haven’t found anywhere Tessa could have appeared. was it just something i missed the first time?

      • Katie The Obsessed One says:

        true… i guess it’s how u look at it though. if u think that Tessa can have kids then she’s gonna be with Will, but if she can then she’s with Jem. that’s how i see it anyway. i mean, there are other possibilities, but those seem like the most likely ones. i think she can have kids and ends up with Will though, b/c otherwise there’d have to be a family tree to explain Jace too, and Clare didn’t say anything about one for Jace, so his existance must be explained in CP2. Tessa being and having kids with Will just seems like the most likely answer. but u still never know, so March it is… :(

    • Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Morgenstern Bane Lightwood says:

      Tessa appears talking with Magnus towards the end

      • Katie The Obsessed One says:

        then i didn’t get there yet (the second time, so u didn’t spoil anything). thanks! i guess i just didn’t know it was Tessa the first time since i didn’t know TID even existed back then.

    • But Will is a Herondale and so is Jace, so how do you explain THAT?

      • Oh, well you didn’t that. :P

      • Katie The Obsessed One says:

        well, my theory is that Tessa isn’t a warlock, she’s something else entirely that Mortmain created, so she can have kids. if Tessa isn’t with Jem then she’s with Will, b/c Clare wouldn’t make her end up with no one (i can hear the millions of hearts breaking and books being burned now). i think that she has a mixture of Shadowhunter (her mom was a changeling and Starkweather’s granddaughter) blood and something else. maybe Mortmain thought of a way of making a Shadowhunter-warlock that’s not stillborn (i think maybe some of the runes are what cause them to be still-born, so b/c her mother didn’t get them…) or maybe it’s just b/c she can change shape (she becomes someone else and then get pregnant? weird, but possible) but somehow, she’s gonna end up with Will.

  253. Sebastian says:

    Maby Brother Zachariah is cyril tanner (the servant Thomas tanner who loved sophie)
    And he owes a debt because will gave him a blessing when he died and or because will actully had avenged his brothers death

  254. Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Morgenstern Bane Lightwood says:

    I love howwe are all trying to think up all the possibilities when meanwhile there is probably and infinite amount of ways this could go. And just think… Infinite amount where we all have the tmi/tid characters we want and the book is how we think.

    • Katie The Obsessed One says:

      well that’s the thing about books, isn’t it? when u don’t know what’s gonna happen, u think of ur own ending and until u find out, it’s just as real as the real one. and if u don’t like it, u can always just imagine that it ended ur way :) sorry, am i being weird? b/c that happends haha

      • Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Morgenstern Bane Lightwood says:

        Yes. Yes it is. Nd nahh. Lol ive just been browsing tumblr too long

  255. squelia says:

    AAAaargh it just makes me shake my fists thinking how long i’ll have to wait for Clockwork Princess to come out!! blaaahahhahahrjeioajefifsddsfafjdsjWILLXTESSAjkfldjasijfdsfadjsfodjfi but jem is kickass too.

  256. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    WOW alot of ranting and raving going on. I agree with the recessive gene theory. I mean she could have it and we would never know. It would help if we knew if any of her ancestors were blond to balance this theory. I mean they could have passed it on to her. WOW we have taken a really freaky science perspective. I’m impressed. Go WILL AND TESSA!

    • Catherine says:

      You are so right! I am very impressed, and glad to know that I am not the only geeky person who loves Cassie’s books. There are so many of her Unidentified Snippets that are either about CP2 or might be about it that it is driving me insane trying to figure anything out. After reading them through several times, I have one question that has not been addressed here yet: Why is Will not wearing pants?

  257. Jess Lightwood(Wills Lover) says:

    Where is Will not wearing pants? And what page in CoG does Magnus speak to Tessa? Hehe I started something with genetics x3 What’s funny is that its a book and no one cares about genetics. LOL

    • Catherine says:

      At the very end of CoG they go to the party, and they see Magnus speaking to someone who (if I remember right) looks vaguely familiar to Clary. Apparently that person is Tessa. And on her Tumblir page she has posted several Unidentified Snippets that are either from CoHF or CP2, and one of them in the middle is “every time I have seen Will previously he has been wearing pants.” I’m not an expert, but I believe that in the Victorian era it was expected that a teenage boy would wear pants when in the compamy of others :)

  258. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    With all these spoilers and snipets happening you would think she had finished the book by now. I can not wait! What i want to know is if everythig works out between Gabriel and Sophie, though i don’t think it does for some reason. I can’t help it I just like happy endings. I’m sappy that way! :-)

  259. Jess Lightwood(Wills Lover) says:

    Darn, you can’t like comments on here. Someone post her tumblr link?

  260. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    Lol jess, this isn’t fb. Why don’t you google her tumblr link?

  261. I Love William Herondale Baby :p says:

    AHHHH!!!! #5 killed me :x Can’t wait!

    • Catherine says:

      I freaked out when I saw 5 for the first time, too, but then I realized that it could mean SO many different things. It could be ruined because there was a demon attack or something during the wedding, ruining the dress during a fight. In that case, the wedding could still continue, if delayed, or it did happen already. It could also have been ruined by one of Jem’s attacks, and he ended up coughing blood on it or something, which would be absolutely horrible. It could also have been ruined after the wedding, having been dropped in the dirt or something. Or the same thing could have happened before the wedding. There are so many possibilities that the only thing this gives away is that the wedding does not go on completely smoothly and perfectly, with absolutely nothing going wrong. But we already basicaly knew that, since this is Cassandra Clare we are talking about, that wasn’t going to happen anyway. Everyone from Team Jem still has reason to hope (like myself), and anyone from Team Will still has something to be happy about. We will just have to wait until MARCH *once again, scream of frustration* to get enough context to know what is going to happen :(

      • fairchild says:

        not to mention it could be Gideon and Sophie’s wedding :) just adding to the pile XD

  262. i love jem, even tessa couldn’t stop herself when she was in bed with him (;

  263. why cant tessa marry jem then he dies so she goes with will so every one really gets what they want?

  264. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    I totally agree with you Grace. But i have to say that would be sad. I mean Tessa and Will would always know what had to happen to make them be together. They would never truley be together because their would always be the memory and shadow of Jem.

  265. after he dies tessa should find out shes pregnant with his child and name it after him and will’s treats him like his own son

  266. Jodi Ann says:

    Its pretty cut and dry tha Tess and Will will have their love known. But after reading City Of Lost Souls, I’ve noticed that Brother Zacheriah seems very familiar. REMEMBER the Silent Brothers and Iron Sisters live for a very long time…and Tessa, like Magnus, will live forever. Imagine, if you will that Jem is at death’s door and asks Will, his parabatai, to watch after his Tessa. Will and she have their love, but is limited because Will is mortal. Jem becomes a Silent Brother (this being his newly found cure) and chooses the name Zacheriah, who once said “I have loved only two people in my life.”. Ofcourse that’s just my theory.

  267. finally someone figures it out thank u jodi ann also when jace is reading clary the tale of two cities in city of lost souls it has an inscription from will readind ‘with hope at last’ so something good must happen

  268. Shadowhunter for life says:

    I reckon that Tessa and Jem will be about to get married or at their reception and then someone (Mrtmain as he wants to marry Teessa himself) or something crashes the party hence the ruined gold of the wedding dress. Tessa and Will are most likely to get together and I agree with the Brother Zachariah theories that he is Jem and that the cure for his illness is to become a Silent Brother. I just wish that all these books would be out already we have to wait over half a year!!!! I reckon I’ll die by then from the anticipiation!!

  269. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    Lol, interesting theories. I soooo agree that thats what should happen. But whos to say its even Tessa in the wedding dress? What if its someone else who is also getting married. I mean it never specified Tessa. But true it is most likely her.

  270. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    Hey guys check out these unidentified snippets i found: Meaning they could be from either Infernal devices or mortal instruments. But some of them are pretty obvious which ones their from.
    These are also from Cassies tumblr incase anyone hasn’t seen them yet or been on Cassies tumblr.

    1/2012 – She looked at the boy. He was pale as milk, his blue eyes startling against so much white skin and the darkness of his hair and eyelashes. He was long-legged, slender as a willow branch, but strong: a very pretty boy, even to her, who looked at human beings and saw mortality and rot.

    1/2012 – But the rest of Jace’s mind is watching the door slam behind her and seeing the final ruin of all his dreams. It was one thing to push it to this point. It is another to let go forever. Because he knows Clary, and if she goes now, she will not ever come back.

    1/2012 – To my son,

    If you are reading this letter, then I am dead.

    1/2012 – “In your eyes, I have always found grace.”

    1/2012 – He stopped dead. “Tessa told you?” he said.

    1/2012 – his parabatai rune was bleeding

    1/2012 – Marry me today.

    1/2012 – She slid the gold ring back onto her finger before heading into Jace’s bedroom.

    1/31/12- Will’s hand looked brown and sunburnt by contrast, their fingers dovetailed together like piano keys.

    2/1/12- He kissed each finger, and with each one of them spoken a word. Five kisses, five words. His last.

    2/5/12- “Did you …” He could barely bring himself to ask. “Did you like it?”

    “Yeah.” Her voice was husky. “I liked it.”

    2/13/12- “In all my previous encounters with Will, he has worn pants.”

    2/19/12- “Do you think there’s a chance for him?”

    “A chance for who?”

    “Will. To be happy.”

    “Is there a chance for you to be happy if he isn’t?”

    3/2/12- It was one of the things that had made her fall in love with him in the first place: realizing that this scarred, sarcastic boy was gentle with the things he loved.

    3/3/12- … laughing together at all the beautiful ruin around them. They were standing suspended in the sea: it couldn’t hurt them, destruction was their element. Clarissa was looking down as she laughed, trailing her moonlight hands in the water. When she lifted up her hands they were dark, dripping: he realized that the seas were all blood.

    3/7/12- When you were an angel, what was your name?

    3/30/12- Jem leaned closer against the chair, staring into the fire. “Better it were my hands,” he said.

    Will shook his head. Exhaustion was muting the edges of everything in the room, blurring the flocked wallpaper into a single mass of dark color. “No. Not your hands. You need your hands for the violin. What do I need mine for?”

    4/7/12- Clary glanced up as Sebastian drew his hand away from her back. Light blazed around them. Jace had taken out his witchlight runestone. He grinned at her, his face all angles and shadows in the harsh, focused light.

    “Easy is the descent,” he said.

    4/7/12- Not your parabatai any longer

    4/9/12- “Wet again,” Will said, glumly.

    4/11/12- “You’re in my bones and my blood and my heart,” he said. “I’d have to tear myself open to let you go.”

    4/22/12- A smile tugged the edge of Jace’s mouth. “I hate ducks. Don’t know why. I just always have.”

    ** All snippets are taken from posts Cassie’s made on Tumblr.

    • What if that first teaser is from the next motal instrument book? It seems to be describing Will, and why would they be describing Will in clockwork princess? But I’m tring to think if that snippet was from the mortal instruments how the heck would Will even come into the story. Unless he was immortal which so far in the series he is not. Then again it is a big “what if” they could be describing some entirely different character.

    • Katie The Obsessed One says:

      o my god, i love the last one!!!!!!! its such a subtle but perfect connection between the two series. hahaha NEVER TRUST A DUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tess (yes that is my actual name) says:

      I am pretty sure the one that says “Marry me today” is the first sentence in Clockwork Princess. Because Cassie said that the first word in CP2 is ‘marry’. But not the first word in the prologue because that already came out and it’s not in their, but it might be Jem asking Tessa to marry him immediately because he knows he is dying.

  271. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    SPOILERS SPOILERS unidentified snippet

    “Oh, God, the lovebirds,” Magnus said, pulling the pillow off his face. “I hate happy couples.”

  272. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    Spoliers SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS unidentified snippet

    “I don’t know why I ever helped you.”
    “Because you like broken things.”

    Cassie read a snippet from Clockwork Princess, in which Cecily tells Will that she could see through him, and she knows he loves Tessa. Cassie also explained that at the end of CP2, there will be a family tree that will show how Emma Carstairs got her surname.

  273. Luthien says:

    I honestly really love Jem and Will. And to all those girls that said “Tessa needs someone who wont treat her so delicately and protect her”. Jem doesn’t treat her like a piece of China it is obvious when they kiss, he was rough and passionate. He can also protect her. I know it’s bad to say i want them to get married in till he dies then Will comes to pick up the pieces but that would make the story drag on for no reason. EITHER WAY I don’t know why know one has said this yet but who loves the ‘Sophie and Gideon’ Relationship?
    I do agree though Tessa and Will are really made for each other but I think Jem has grown on her a lot. Like how she just got used to his company and his support and everything he does for her. He truly spoils her and she needs it some times when she is thinking to her self she talks about how she needs Jem around and how she’s silly because she grew to need his support.
    GAAAAAAAAAAH i can’t wait till the next book.

  274. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    I agree who would have thought that there would be a good Lightwood brother that would be soooooo good for Sophie. Sophie needs someone who treats her well.

    • Katie The Obsessed One says:

      did anyone else notice that in TMI the Lightwoods are all good, but in this series everyone’s saying that they’re so horrible? no good Lightwood brothers- what about Alec???

      • Love Jem says:

        I find it really strange that people are thinking that personality and jerk-factor, if we must call it something, are genetic. I mean, your dad could be the cruelest man in the world and you could be the most giving, caring person in the world. I mean look at Valentine and Clary (I know you’re all thinking, “What about Sebestian?” but that’s a different story). Just because you’re parents act one way, it doesn’t mean that you’re doomed to behave as their clone. Far from it. And concerning Alec and the rest of the current generation of Lightwoods, their personalities have had years to evolve from the 1800s. That was a long time ago, people.

      • Catherine says:

        Joking. Although, there is a fifty percent chance that they are his descendants. After al, we know that he is in love with a mundane. I could easily see them having children, who would then grow up with wonderful parents. On the other hand, Sophie isn’t a herondale, and those genes have to get into the line somehow…..

      • Catherine says:

        Well, you have to admit, in theVictorian Era all of the Lightwoods except for Gideon were jerks. Maybe Alec and the others are his descendants?

  275. fairchild says:

    I have been considering who brother Zacheriah could be, and after a panic attack or two I think I figured it out ^_^
    Now firstly Mrs. Clare has said herself that she put a lot of hints in the books, but that there also was a lot of misguiding things. SO I figure Mrs. Clare intentionally has made us all sick with worry about who he could possibly be, Is he Jem? Is he Will? And so on.
    I got this idea from one of the other posts but the more I think about it the more it makes sense.
    Brother Zacheriah is Stephan. There has never been much certainty about his death, killed in a raid, what with only Valentine there? Yes because he was always VERY trustworthy.

    Brother Zacheriah isn’t like the other silent brothers, he still has his eyes though they are closed, and (don’t quote me) but i remember something about his hands not looking as old and papery as the other silent brothers.

    There is also his interest in the herondales, and I can’t help but wonder if it has something more specific to do with Jace. After all, where was he when Imorgen died? Im just saying, that at the time, she was the last Herondale. Also it could be Stephan’s way of making it up to Jace.

    As for the “I only ever loved two people” thing I think it also could apply for Stephan; Amatis and Valentine (just a guess but i like to point out that it was said many times that they all loved Valentine)

    A lot of this i have thought of after reading Stephan’s letter to Jace, which you guys probably also want to look into if you haven’t already read it =)

    Sorry about the long post but I couldn’t stand thinking that Jem or will would end up as a silent brother.

    (Will and Tessa forever <3)

    • Catherine says:

      Thank you SO much for not being all “down with Jem” even though you want Tessa to be with Will. I hate it how so many people want Jem to die, even though he is a truly, truly good person. And I like your theory, but there is one thing that may or may not be a flaw. At one point in CoFA, he says, “We cannot and should not harm the boy. Old ties exist between the Herondales and the Brothers. We owe him help” (270). Since he says that, it doesn’t really seem like he himself is a Herondale, though I could be wrong. From his concern for Jace in CoLS, it sounds more like he is someone who knows the Herondales. If that’s true, that means it could be any of the guys except for Stephan and Will. I pray to God it’s not Jem, so I hope it’s either Gabriel or Gideon. That would be SO unfair to Sophie if it is Gideon, but it would be better than it being Jem.

      • fairchild says:

        Thank you for pointing that out, but I’m still inclined to think he might be Stephan. While Brother Zacheriah’s reasons dose seem more formal in COFA (And sorry for the Spoiler) in COLS he is ready to defy the Brotherhood to save Jace. My point is, why is it only brother Zacheriah who cares? The hole business seems somehow very private. Its true that something might happen in clockwork princess that would cause the silent brothers to be indebted to Will, but after so many years would it still apply to Jace?

      • i agree, i don’t think that brother zachariah is stephen, more likely jem
        and i agree, jem is awesome and i don’t want him to die, it is just that i think i love will just that little bit more :)

    • I was thinking the same thing too, but Cassie said that we would find out in both COHF AND CP2, so it can’t be Stephan. But good try :)

      • Fairchild says:

        No she said we would find out in either COHF or CP2 XD
        What Cassie Wrote:

        I can’t tell who he is because that would take all the fun out of everything. There are a lot of people Brother Zachariah could be. All the information to put it together might not be revealed yet. But I do promise that his identity will be known in City of Heavenly Fire or Clockwork Princess.

    • Shadowhunting girl says:


      I thought it was too obvious that it was Jem or Will if it was…

    • Katie The Obsessed One says:

      two things… one, i don’t think that Valentine would be someone Stephen loved (if he is Brother Zacheriah). it would more likely be Imogen, or maybe even Jace. after all, he is his son. or maybe it could even be Celine. and two. i’m not saying this specifically to u, but just in general. i’m one of those people who hasn’t read CoLS yet (i’ve been to busy/lazy to go to the bookstore…) so i didnt even know Brother Zacheriah existed until i saw his name on this website. all i’m saying is that this page is about TID, and some people (like me) might go on not worrying about spoilers since they read both TID books, but find ones about TMI. i’m not saying u shouldn’t discuss it (b/c the two series are obviously connected) but at least warn those of us who haven’t read CoLS by writing ” TMI spoilers” or something. o, and i don’t think Brother Zacheriah is Will or Jem either.

    • Kusajishi says:

      Fairchild and Catherine, thank you SO much. :D I’m glad that there’s someone who thinks like me. Although becoming a Silent Brother might make one live for a long, long time and all that(curing Jem’s illness, etc etc), but I think that my heart will break if it turns that Jem is Brother Zachariah. I don’t care who it is(although I sincerely hope it isn’t Will as well), buuuuut, please, not Jem! This is so much worse than dying, to me. The loneliness, watching his brother-in-arms grow old and die while he continued serving the Clave…

      For such a gentle person like Jem, this is just…I hope that it’s Stephen, too. Because I really want to see someone show some parent-like concern for Jace in the series. I’m deviating off the topic, but I’ve noticed that very rarely are there scenes where Maryse or Robert shows actual concern for Jace, even though it is mentioned frequently in passing. The only scenes are those few in CoA and CoLS(uhhh is this a spoiler???) so I really want to see some parent-child interaction. What about when Maryse found out that she almost lost another child? And twice? More than just the romantic aspects, familial love would be nice, too.

      Sorry for going off-topic. ^^

  276. Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Lightwood Bane Morgenstern ( I have that one soft spot for Sebastian..) says:

    Yea, will everyone please, just chillax with the whole “I hate Jem” shizang? I mean, yea, I’m upset he and Tessa are engaged, but you can’t hate him for falling in love. I mean, he’s dieing. His whole family was killed infront of him, and he is slowly going to join them. Will, as much as I love him and Tessa and him in general, still has his whole life ahead of him. He can easily get Tessa, but you do see how hard it was for even Jem to find a girl? You can not like him that much, but there is no call for the whole, DOWN WITH JEM, and shit. Like really… He just wants to be looked at in love and not worry. He’s the friendzone guy! LET HIM BE HAPPY!

  277. Will and Tessa all the way says:


  278. Catherine says:

    Wait a minute, I just thought of something. In some societies, it is considered perfectly acceptable to have two or more husbands. So…. Go Jem+Tessa+Will. Team Jetell forever :)

    • Sorry to burst your bubble but that wasn’t acceptable in England and much less in 1878

      • Catherine says:

        True, but since when has Will cared about social conventions? And if it’s what Tessa and Will both want, Jem would be up for it :) SO not going to happen, but a girl can dream….

  279. I love the last snippet!!!! I’ve always imagined Will and Cecily’s conversations happening like that!!! AHH!! I want this book now!

  280. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    In love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT THIS BOOK! The anticipation is killing me!

  281. Jess Lightwood (Wills Lover) says:

    Jem dies, Tessa kills herself to be with Jem but then Will kills himself to be with Tessa. They all love each other in heaven as angels. The end.:) lol imagine…

  282. AWildFangirlAppears says:

    MAYBE Jem and Tessa have a kid, but then Jem dies, so she ends up with Will, and they raise it like their own :’)

  283. Catherine says:

    I hate to say it, but it really seems like one of the two guys is going to die. Both love Tessa absolutely, with no hope of ever just giving her up. This is the final book in the series, so this has to be resolved. Just leaving one of them loving her, watching the other have her, would be a cliffhanger ending. People would want to know if in five, ten, twenty years, the person just snaps and says “that’s it. I don’t care about your happiness, I want her!” It seems like the only way to really resolve things is for one of them to be completely unable to have her, which means either dead or becoming a silent brother or something similar. Please excuse me while I leave my computer to go sob for a while…..

  284. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    Awwwww, it is sad. But i agree with you Catherine it does seem like the only way to resolve the series. But in the end they’ll both leave Tessa as she can live forever and they can not.

    • Catherine says:

      Or can they? Magnus said that it is against warlock law to make a mortal person immortal. That means that there is a way. We also know that there is a way to make an immortal person mortal, since (spoiler) Alec considered making Magnus mortal. It is very possible that either Will or Jem will become immortal, or Tessa will become mortal. We don’t even know for sure that she is immortal, though it does seem that way from what Magnus has said. Why must you keep us guessing, Mrs. Clare? Why?

  285. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    Lol! True :-)

  286. Danielle says:

    Soooo Will and Jem probably do get seperated because in one of the books in the mortal instruments (i forget which one maybe city of lost souls) magnus says that he has seen parabatai so close that they were almost the same person. then he said something like “do you know what happens to one when they get seperated from the other?” Sommeeethhing like that. so will and jem either get seperated or jem dies

  287. tessa came and ruined everything about jem and wills friendship

    • Catherine says:

      Mostly, yeah, but she did do one good thing for them. Because of her, Will decided that he could not live with the curse any longer. That made him talk to Magnus, and eventaully they learned that he was never cursed after all. If it weren’t for Tessa, Will would still think he was cursed. Jem would be very happy to know that he wasn’t wrong, and Will really is a good person inside. He had guessed it before, but he couldn’t know for sure. Other than that, she ruined everything. She is engaged to Jem, who she can’t live without, so she should just get over Will already!

      • Well spoken! but yeah, she has coursed as mush pain as she has done good.
        I don’t agree with everything though, I think Tessa COULD live without Jem, I’m not saying that she would like to but she would survive it. It is something I’ve noticed in Cassie’s books, the characters are tough, they WANT to live. Just like Clary or Jace would want each other to live if the other died, Jem would want Tessa to live on and be happy when/if he died.
        Also I think the reason why Tessa is so upset is that if she had known of Will feelings Just 24 hours before she might have chosen differently, or at least considered her options before saying yes. now she is forced in between to brothers, who both love her, and neither Jem nor Will can be happy while the other is miserable.

        *sigh such a mess*

  288. Catherine says:

    How on Earth is Cassandra Clare going to sort this all out without thousands of teens around the world wanting to kill her?

  289. Will and Tessa all the way says:

    I know!!!!!!!! Cause i can personally garuntee that if she does not find a way out of this half the people in this chat will go stark raving mad! As everyone loves the boys!

  290. Am I the only one that wants to know what Tessa and Magnus were talking about in CoG???

    • Catherine says:

      She probably saw him with Alec, and saw how much he looks like Will. If she did, they were most likely either catching up on Magnus’s love life, or possibly anything exciting Tessa has been up to. Like what her role was during the big battle. If so, I definately want to know!

      • Mrs. Carstairs Herondale Wayland Lightwood Bane Morgenster