Cassandra Clare shares more deleted scenes from ‘City of Heavenly Fire’
Shadowhunters, are you ready for two more early Christmas treats? Cassandra Clare shared another comic strip scene from City of Heavenly Fire and also a cut scene that features Jonathan Morgenstern/Sebastian Verlac.
In the spirit of the holidays, more deleted and cut things! In this case, the comic Cassandra Jean drew for some editions of City of Heavenly Fire. It’s a scene I sketched out but deleted (there’s nothing written to post, just notes) because it didn’t fit — Magnus sends Emma, Julian and the Blackthorns back through a Portal to Los Angeles. Jace and Clary come to say goodbye. The passing of the torch, to a new group. And some Clace. 🙂
And here’s the cut scene:
I haven’t got much in the way of substantive cut scenes from City of Heavenly Fire. Most things were rewritten rather than removed. But here’s a bit of Sebastian’s death scene that didn’t make it in.
“We forgive you,” Jocelyn said. She was still crying, in the same soundless terrible way, just as she had every year on Jonathan’s birthday when she had held the box with his initials on it and wept.
“No,” he said. “There’s no forgiveness for what I did. I know where I will burn when I die.”
“Heaven does not forgive, but mothers do,” said Jocelyn. “When you were a baby inside me, I dreamed of everything for you. That you would be handsome and strong and good. That I would sing to you and love you and take care of you.” She gripped his hand tightly. “Maybe not in this world, but in another, I believe that was the truth.”
“Don’t forgive me,” he whispered. “Hate me. Rejoice that I’m dead. After all I have done, the last thing I would wish to bring to you was more grief.”
“Jonathan,” Clary whispered.
His eyes moved toward her. “And sisters,” he said. “Do sisters forgive?”
All the feels, right? Tell us your thoughts in the comments and check out the unedited Clary and Jace cave scene and the other comic strip scene in case you missed them!
I love how Cassandra Clare has the ability to make me understand (and even like!) a character I thought I despised. Of course, it’s the new Jonathan that I like, not the demon-blooded one. It just adds such a new element to the story… I love it. 🙂
now i wish this scene was in the book
AHHHHHHHHHHHHH THE FEELS!!!!! THEY HURT!!!! 😥
I’M NOT EVEN SLIGHTLY OKAY
Cassie never ceases to amaze. She is the author of the century. I will continue to support and buy her books for as long as she keeps writing
The part with Johnathan just makes me want to cry. It’s a shame that wasn’t written into the book. I feel like with Sebastain, even though he was evil, I think deep down when he asked Clary for forgiveness in CoLS it was as if it was Johnathan asking it and not Sebastain.
Awww! Both scenes were so cute especially Emma and Julian’s friendship and Jonathan’s line about sisters. I wish that scene had been in the book but I love it any ways.
I’m not okay (I promise)