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Showing of 3, reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. I went into "City of Heavenly Fire" with low expectations. The second trilogy of "The Mortal Instruments" has thus far proven to be drawn-out, underwhelming, and has felt less like an attempt at telling a compelling story than it has a way for Clare to line her pockets.
Going into the sixth and final book, I hoped that it would at the very least provide an ending to this mess and, fueled perhaps by the knowledge that whatever the quality of the book, it would be the last one, was cautiously optimistic that it would provide a more satisfying reading experience than the previous two installments. I'll give the book this: Spoilers follow.
Sebastian is at large with his newly-created Endarkened to support him. His willingness to strike against both Downworlders and Shadowhunters alike points to the inevitable: As the Clave prepares for an all-out battle, Clary, Jace, Simon, Alec, and Isabelle are focused only on how they can stop Sebastian before he can carry out his deadly plans.
The stakes are high. The risks are unimaginable. If they succeed, the threat will be vanquished and order restored. If they fail, the world as they know it will be obliterated, everyone they love destroyed. Can they defeat Sebastian or will he succeed in unleashing an evil upon the world that has never been seen before?
I'll start with a positive: It's an improvement over the last couple books for that reason alone. The last two books seem like mostly filler since all the "big" stuff happens in this one. There's a decent story in here Sadly, this book is plagued by the same disease as the others in the second trilogy: Much like with the last book, I found myself skimming or sometimes even skipping whole sections because they were unneeded and detracted from the story I wanted to read: Doing this convinced me that at least a third of this large book could have been comfortably shaved off and would have actually improved the quality of the story overall.
The subplots are many, they're unnecessary, and they waste space in an already bloated book. To give you an idea of how much filler that's unrelated to the main premise this book contains, I'll list out the stuff that should have been edited down or cut completely: Emma Carstairs, Jules Blackthorne, and his many siblings.
This is perhaps my biggest beef with "City of Heavenly Fire. When these characters were featured in the 25 page prologue, I actually didn't mind. The destruction of the LA Institute was mentioned at the end of the last book, so it was a relevant event to focus on, and it was kind of refreshing to see some new characters being affected by the events of the last book Sebastian's plans are toted as being deadly to the Shadowhunter world as a whole, so it's about time we see them affect someone other than Clary, Jace, and friends.
When it became apparent that Clare was just using this book to both set up all the groundwork and act as a teaser for the next trilogy, thus making it almost dominate the main story, I quickly became annoyed.
I'll be honest, I don't care about Emma and Jules. They're boring rehashes of already existing characters Emma is essentially the female version of Jace. I don't care about them wanting to become parabatai - that's something for the next book. With the exception of Mark, I don't care about the Blackthorne siblings and what becomes of them. Again, that's something for the next book.
I picked up "City of Heavenly Fire" to read the end of "The Mortal Instruments" story, not a forced trailer for the next series that I probably won't download. Emma is featured way too prominently and it takes away from the real story, slowing down the pace and completely ruining the flow of events.
There are already too many characters in this series: I started skipping her sections almost completely. The inclusion of Clare's other works in general is incredibly frustrating. The characters from "The Infernal Devices" are also given too many pages and don't do much of importance and why did Jem have to become young, hot, and mortal again? It felt very random and was ultimately confusing if you haven't read his trilogy.
I've read "The Bane Chronicles," but I haven't read "The Infernal Devices" and, really, I shouldn't need to in order to understand what's going on in a book about completely different characters. It makes "City of Heavenly Fire" feel less like the conclusion of "The Mortal Instruments" and more like a pathetic attempt by Clare to advertise every other Shadowhunter book she's written.
I'm glad that she's put a lot of thought into how everything is connected, but I don't care enough about it to want to read about it at length in a novel that's supposed to be doing something else. The characters and events referenced aren't even explained because Clare assumes you've read her other books. The roles these superfluous characters play aren't even key to the story Maia and the werewolf pack.
Maia in general is all over the place in this book. Despite being madly in love with Jordan in the last book, she decides she wants to break up with him in this one perhaps Clare reacting to the backlash this couple received?
Then she's completely cold and uncaring about his death I don't care if she was going to break up with him; she should have felt something in response to his sudden end. She then decides she has a thing for one of her former flames and stand-in leader of the pack in Luke's absence, Bat because God forbid anyone remain single in these books.
Then she takes over leadership of the pack, warns Alicante of Sebastian's attack, and is later granted a seat on the council as an aside, it's completely unrealistic that a teenager would be granted permanent leadership and a council position when a perfectly capable adult - Luke - is still in the picture. I don't think Clare ever quit figured out what she wanted to do with Maia, which leads to a horribly inconsistent character and story. Plot-wise, Maia's sections have almost nothing to do with the overall story.
It's all filler; if Clare was that intent on writing about what Maia was up to, why not publish it as a novella? In this book, all it does is pull the reader away from the story that matters to focus on something very minor. I did a lot of skimming through Maia's POV, and it affected nothing. Let me make myself clear, I don't have a problem with books addressing legitimate social issues, but I was very put off by how sudden and forced this vignette was This leads into in the same paragraph a rant about how, as a person of mixed race, she felt under-represented and never felt beautiful or appreciated.
Then the conversation moves on and this is never referenced again. I've noticed that Clare likes to pat herself on the back for including "edgy" progressive stuff in her books: I applauded her for having a same sex couple in the forefront in the first trilogy, but I'm starting to think that she just has a checklist of controversial things she wants to put in her books strictly for the sake of saying she did it. The problem with this is that none of the topics she touches on are given adequate attention; they feel simply like they're included for the sake of proving how "unafraid" she is to "go there" and are then promptly forgotten.
Jia Penhallow and the Clave. This isn't featured as heavily as the first two, but when it is, it's exceedingly boring.
There's no reason we need to sit through entire Clave meetings with Clary, and once the teens go to Edom, there's no reason to revisit Jia and the Clave at all. The action is in Edom; the big story is taking place in Edom Also, just in general, I don't like the Clave It's a sloppily written institution that is so bad at getting stuff done that a group of teenagers is better equipped to move things forward.
How have the Shadowhunters lasted as long as they have as a unified group? Like the other subplots, I skimmed and sometimes just completely skipped these scenes because of how little value they added.
The councilors being held prisoner by Sebastian. Most of the other characters that we've seen in the other books Luke, Jocelyn, Magnus, and Raphael are captured by Sebastian and held in Edom. Every now and then, the POV switches to them Most of the time, they see something that we've already experienced through a different POV, wonder what it was, contemplate what Valentine is up to, and then it cuts away from them.
They don't add much and spend most of the book languishing in prison - a convenient way to get all of the capable adults out of the picture so the teenagers can save the day. I didn't skim or skip their parts because there are relatively few of them, but you probably could if you wanted again, with the exception of one event.
If the useless subplots didn't already bog down the book, the writing certainly would. I actually don't mind Clare's writing; her prose typically flows very well and she's great at describing scenes and events. In this book, however, she just went overboard and the prose became very I don't mind getting an idea of what duds the characters are sporting, but I ultimately care more about what they do than their choice in fashion.
The biggest issue in this book, however, is probably the author's tendency to hold up the story to explore the characters' thoughts. I love a book that delves into a character's mind to let the reader see who they really are, but it can be tough to do that without halting the story progression Pretty much every thought one of the main characters has is expanded upon; we know what they're thinking, why they're thinking it, and how they fee about thinking it This heavy, long-winded prose combined with the excessive subplots turns a book that should be fast-paced, exciting, and conclusive into a torturous slog through a swamp of unneeded elements and sloppy writing that should have been given the editor's axe.
With those issues out of the way, let's talk about the stuff I liked For starters, I enjoyed the alliance between Sebastian and the fey. The Seelie Court has always been something of an unknown in these books; they don't particularly go out of their way to hide their duplicitous and conniving nature, yet they keep their true intentions to themselves.
I've liked the consistently dark portrayal of all things fey and therefore found the union and its potential consequences to be intriguing. Of course, since the fey versus Clave conflict will be featured in the next trilogy, it isn't really resolved here sure, the Clave deals out a harsh punishment at the end Indeed, the fey could make a formidable enemy on their own since they have resources and freedoms that other Downworlder races simply don't.
The alliance makes a lot of sense given what we've seen of both Sebastian and the fey to this point, and I really wish some of those subplots had been cut out to explore this dynamic a bit more fully. Speaking of Sebastian, while I've never liked him as a villain more on the later , I found his end to be satisfying. Some readers have complained that his death was too anticlimactic or that the big moment should have come in a brutal showdown between Sebastian and Jace, but I think Sebastian's demise worked pretty well.
I always sort of assumed that the final "battle" would be between Sebastian and Clary - though Jace has been wronged by Sebastian, Clare's been pushing the whole sibling thing too much for Jace to deal the killing blow - and with Clary not being able to match Sebastian in terms of physical prowess, a quiet, sneakier death was essential. From a story standpoint, it worked well with Sebastian's motive du jour: Though I expected the lead up to be something very similar to what actually happens Clary feigns loyalty to him in order to get close , I didn't foresee her just sort of quietly stabbing him in the back literally.
Perhaps I also liked that the story took a different turn than many readers seemed to expect. And as annoyed as I've become with Clary, it's nice to see her stand up for herself and use her unique ability to defeat the villain without relying on Jace to save her. Ok, so I've said this in every review for these books, but Clare is a very predictable writer.
She tries pretty hard to keep her hand hidden, but ends up smoking out her own twists by keeping the questions burning a little too long. This book is no exception. I figured out pretty bloody quickly that the Heavenly Fire was transferred from Jace to Glorious, that it was being contained by a rune of some sort, and that the plan was to stab Sebastian with it. And honestly, I don't care that it was painfully obvious I enjoyed it anyway. Some readers have complained that it's too similar to what happened to Jace in the previous book; my argument would be that the previous book should never have happened It's a weapon that's meant to take out Sebastian, its divine nature destroying everything infernal about Sebastian's.
That's what it does, and given the themes of the books thus far, it makes sense that it's the only thing that can stop Sebastian. Some have taken issue with this as an attempt to humanize or redeem the antagonist, but since one of my primary complaints with Sebastian is that he's simply too evil, I appreciated seeing another short lived side of him. If I had any complaints about Sebastian's end, it would be that he wasn't left alive; I think it would have been incredibly interesting to have Clary, Jocelyn, and the others be forced to reconcile what Sebastian was with the completely different person he became.
Finally, there's the subject of Simon's memory loss. It's the one twist I didn't see coming. I'm not a terribly emotional reader, especially when the plot twists and "big" moments can be seen from miles away, but I got a little teary when Simon willingly offered to give up memories of his friends, the Shadowhunter world, Isabelle, and everything that had happened to him also his immortality, but he didn't seem too sad to lose that , particularly when he takes one last, long look at them, remembering past times with his friends and silently mourning what could have been with Isabelle.
It's a wonderfully emotional moment. Unfortunately, Clare cheapened Simon's selfless sacrifice by having his memories restored in the epilogue It's a disgustingly convenient way to give him everything he wanted when his sacrifice was meant to show that he was willing to give up everything he wanted for the sake of his friends.
If this indicates anything, it's that Clare really won't let anything bad happen to her main characters. And that brings me to my problems with "City of Heavenly Fire" as the concluding novel of this series. As I just mentioned, Clare isn't willing to let anything bad happen to the main characters.
She likes to pretend she is; she brags about being willing to "go there" and take risks, and this book was touted as being dark with important characters meeting their end. I'll say it up front: The following characters meet their demise: Jordan did anyone really care about him? Even his friends don't seem too upset , Maureen who cares? These aren't important characters The death count seemed to be more about quantity over quality, and it's completely unbelievable that the core group of teens and their parents, lovers, and close friends all survived Not only do they survive, they all get a "happily ever after" sort of ending: There's no sacrifice and the epilogue completely voids out any sacrifice that was previously made As for a couple other brief annoyances: Clary and Sebastian having matching blades was way too similar to Harry Potter and Voldemort having twin wands; the skeptron was entirely too convenient a way to clear out the ultra-powerful demons in the final big battle; and Asmodeus as Magnus's father was really, really obvious One of the other big issues with the book overall is the focus on the romance.
This has been a reoccurring theme with the second trilogy: There isn't as much romantic melodrama here as there was in the last book, but it's still enough to detract from the story. I often found myself wondering if the characters really understood the seriousness of what was going on: Way to keep your priorities straight, guys.