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TMI Tuesday: Get your first look at Simon and Maia from ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ inside cover

 Are you ready for some City of Heavenly Fire secrets?

In this installment of TMI Tuesdays, check out the reveals of Simon and Maia (as drawn by cover artist Cliff Nielsen) on the inside cover of City of Heavenly Fire, as well as character quotes from the last installment.

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“Some people see a power vacuum and they want to fill it. They don’t care who they hurt.”

— Maia

“’Kind of looks like something out of World of Warcraft, doesn’t it?’ he said, gesturing around them at the blasted landscape, the ash-torn sky. ‘Only, you can’t just turn it off to get away.’”

— Simon

“Strength is loyalty and unity, not dividing people with lies.” 

— Maia

“Eveyone should die with someone holding onto them.”

— Maia

“Jace told me once you’d walk all over my heart in high-heeled boots, and it hasn’t stopped me.”

— Simon

“Our love is forbidden like the love of a shark and a—and a shark hunter. But that’s what makes it special.”

— Simon

Here’s how the full inside cover will look (with Alec, Isabelle, SImon and Maia inset):


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City of Heavenly Fire will be released May 27.

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28 Comments on TMI Tuesday: Get your first look at Simon and Maia from ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ inside cover

  1. claceforever // May 6, 2014 at 11:11 AM // Reply

    World of warcraft, oh I have missed Simons witty and sophisticated remarks, haha lol

  2. Are we just going to ignore the fact that Simon looks like he has runes on his arms

    • I notice that too, and I was also wondering why he is wearing glasses again. He doesn’t need them anymore, does he?

    • Sizzy is My OTP // May 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM // Reply

      Cassie said that on the front cover the runes are just pretty designs and don’t mean anything, but I’m not really sure about this inside cover. I guess it’s different, but whatever you are seeing on Simon doesn’t look anything like the runes on Alec. Also, I can’t really see any runes on Izzy…

    • good God you’re right

    • Yah I noticed that. Why does he have runes? I was expecting him to turn into a shadow hunter and it seems like you are the only one to see that. I have been scavenge ring the internet to see if there are any answers but I have yet to find some.

  3. What if Jordan is the one who dies??? And it’s in Maia’s arms???? ‘Cause that quote up there about dying in someone’s arms, and the snippet from a while back????

  4. Again they all look so grown up i love that! and ouch at Magnus and Jourdan not being there. and why they dont just released Jace, we already have him

  5. Reblogged this on [insert title here].


  7. Adrianna // May 6, 2014 at 4:13 PM // Reply

    are those all the people that die???

    • WarlockBane // May 6, 2014 at 6:50 PM // Reply

      Maybe, maybe not. She’s killing 6 as far as we know and that three are main characters. We will just have to see in a few weeks.

      • Wait, when did she say that 3 are main characters? Main as in MAIN main, or main as in they are in a lot of the story, like Jocelyn or Luke?

      • TheDuskAndTheDawn // May 7, 2014 at 7:07 PM //

        I was heartbroken when Max died, but if she kills Alec or Isabelle, I will break down crying and ruin the library book. Then I’ll have to pay ten dollars. Dangit, just reading the last book will cost me ten bucks… >->

  8. teamedwardjace // May 6, 2014 at 6:55 PM // Reply

    I love these and I love simon’s humor and geekiness!

  9. Reblogged this on indigoblue69 and commented:
    I love the artwork that will be on the inside of City of Heavenly Fire. So anxious to read it 🙂 I hope they will start filming the second book again..soon!

  10. that quote about someone dying in someone’s arms, is really shady, but I bet Maia and Jordan die, and honestly I prefer them dying, to Magnus or alec. what’s up with Simon wearing glasses and does anyone else’s see runes on him or is it just me? …………………….OMG I just had an idea, what if he becomes human and then becomes a shadowhunter……………… that could happen right ? what about the dagger he’s holding, is that clary’s dagger or am I wrong

    • I think that maybe Simon takes his immortality away with that spell that Magnus and Alec were talking about. Well anyway I really ship sizzy so I hope they can be together forever! 😄

  11. Jessie's twin // May 7, 2014 at 2:40 AM // Reply

    am I the only one who is worried about clary not being on the cover or are people too concerned over simon’s runes?? also that WWC snippet kinda sounds really bad to be in that world. like the sky and junk… is anyone else worried about that??!

    • TheFirst // May 7, 2014 at 3:40 AM // Reply

      Clary and Sebastian are on the front cover, that’s why they’re not on the inside 😉

  12. Are we also gonna ignore the fact that Maia looks like a guy.

  13. BUGGSLIFE // May 7, 2014 at 10:42 PM // Reply


  14. Sizzy if My OTP // May 7, 2014 at 11:12 PM // Reply

    Is it just me or does it look like Izzy has no runes…? I might be blind, but if you look at Alec, you can clearly see his runes; Izzy, not so much.

  15. I think Maia has runes too…?

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