Cassandra Clare shared another City of Heavenly Fire snippet with her fans and the beginning should be familiar to everyone who has read City of Lost Souls (Chapter 19: Love And Blood):
Black for hunting through the night
For death and mourning the color’s white
Gold for a bride in her wedding gown
And red to call enchantment down.
White silk when our bodies burn,
Blue banners when the lost return.
Flame for the birth of a Nephilim,
And to wash away our sins.
Gray for knowledge best untold,
Bone for those who don’t grow old.
Saffron lights the victory march,
Green will mend our broken hearts.
Silver for the demon towers,
And bronze to summon wicked powers.
— Shadowhunter children’s rhyme
I like that every color represent something different; I especially love “White silk when our bodies burn,” although it’s a sad line. What do you think of this new snippet? Sound off in the comments!