Yesterday Cassandra Clare shared a new snippet from the last installment of the The Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fire.
Alec pulled his knees up to his chest and looked thoughtfully at Jace. “I know,” he said. “I’m not jealous. I always knew, from the first, that everyone thought you were better than me. My dad thought it. The Clave thought it. Izzy and Max looked up to you as the great warrior they wanted to be like. But the day you asked me to be your parabatai, I knew you meant that you trusted me enough to ask me to help you. You were telling me that you weren’t this lone and self-sufficient warrior able to do everything alone. You needed me. So I realized that there was one person who didn’t assume you were better than me. You.”
– Cassandra Clare on Tumblr
I am so happy about this latest snippet. I was getting worried that Jace and Alec have been so wound up in their love relationships that their parabatai bond was starting to lack, and this scared me because I think they have a great bond, and a great friendship. So to read this has just brought back all the great moments we have seen of Alec and Jace being parabatai’s in the series.
We really can not wait for this book! Please 2014 can you hurry up!