I have noticed a bit of a theme in The Mortal Instruments fandom this week. The subject of CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE can send even the sanest of fans running to the nearest corner knocking their head against the wall in fear. With the most recent snippets and the placeholder cover for CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE , I have decided that now would be the most opportune time to reveal my first in a series of articles leading up to the release of the book in May, called. “Why they live? Or Why they die?”
If you are a theorist like me you have the notion to think in the worst possible scenario. (Unfortunately Cassandra Clare has the tendency to blow your theory into the water so it rarely helps but I just pretend like it will.) For example if I had never read The Little Mermaid, I would assume that this girl would be turned into a human and the guy she gave up her family, home and voice for, would eventually fall in love with someone else leaving her to be more than, utterly alone, doomed to a life of depression. (Fun fact that is near to how the original story played out.)
This series of articles is not meant to scare, more help with any outcome that could happen in the book. Having given my proper disclosure I shall start with my first
Why they Live or Die: Maia & Jordan
Where we left them: Maia and Jordan successfully rekindled their romance in City of Lost Souls and continue to help “Team Good”
Why they live: I think that the only saving grace with these two is that they may not be considered “main characters” They are in love and Maia has a bit of a bind with the Preator Lupus since she swore Luke’s help but made a possibly devastating promise to the Preator
“And Luke isn’t just any pack leader “ She said, “He is the lycanthope’s representative on the Council. If you helped cure him you would know that the Preator would always have a Council voice in their favor.”
Scott’s eyes glinted. “Interesting…”
“…Oh and Maia Roberts” he said, and his voice held a note of warning. “I hope you understand that when you make promises in other people’s names, it falls upon your head to make sure they follow through.”
This could go either way. I believe that if it effects Maia then it could mean a death for Luke (We will get to that later) and pain and guilt for that death the rest of her life.
As for Jordan…. I don’t see him as a big player which is why he could miss the (silver) bullet. On the other hand…
Why they die: Being not a key player could be exactly why Jordan could die in CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE
Preator Scott’s warning could also mean that if Luke goes against the Preator, they could take their anger out on her. Leaving Jordan with a hard decision of staying with the group that helped him be the man he is today or defy them in the name of love.
The main point of these two that I will have to bring up is the fact that we left them in CITY OF LOST SOULS, happy. If that doesn’t breed an ominous feeling with anyone then I don’t know what will. We see it often. Jocelyn and Luke are planning their wedding and Luke nearly gets killed . Clary and Jace think that they are blissfully in love… and they find out they are brother and sister. Alec and Magnus go on romantic getaways together and (insert crying here) Don’t even get me started on those two.
In the end my theory is that these two will not make it, mostly because of the “being happy” ending they got in CITY OF LOST SOULS.
But I could be wrong! (and most likely am!) This is where you come in. Tell us your theory on if you think Maia and Jordan will live or die in the comments, and stay tuned as there will be more of these articles to come as we closer to the release of CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE in May of 2014.