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22 February 2011 @ 10:47 am
The first chapter of City of Fallen Angels (and POV)  
The first chapter of City of Fallen Angels is now available on my website to read — in full, unredacted, with the extra 13 pages missing from the chapter hunt.

http://mortalinstruments.com/excerpt-angels.php


*I've already been asked several times if, because this chapter is from Simon's point of view, that means the book is from his point of view. It's not. The chapters switch viewpoint. As anyone who's read Chapter Two, which is in the back of the US paperback City of Glass, can attest, the next chapter is told from Clary's point of view. The third splits her viewpoint with Jace's. Enjoy!
 
 
 
Franki פרוּמָא KatzFranki פרוּמָא Katz on February 27th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
Kind of a random question, but I've noticed that you have a lot of religious references in your books. By ideas I mean Lillith, who is the mother of demons and Nephilim (which is a word that's actually used, as I'm sure you know). I was wondering where you got all of this information. Was your family religious? And even though it seems like you do have a religious background (or maybe just did a lot of research into theological references for the book?) I noticed as well that you're clearly quite openminded which, as a Jew, I appreciate.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on February 27th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
I'm Jewish. :-) My family was not religious, but I've always been interested in various theologies and fascinated by the story of the Fall.
Franki פרוּמָא KatzFranki פרוּמָא Katz on February 27th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
Thanks for replying - and so quickly! Just moments before I was talking to my stepmom about how good you were with public relations (aka keeping in touch with the fans, keeping up a constant presence, keeping interest with teasers and by answering questions etc.) and then I checked back again and you'd replied!

Also, your response itself was really cool. I was really excited to learn that you were Jewish and I find it very interesting to learn about where some of these references come from. I think that adding religious lore as you've done adds a touch of reality to your stories, because the lore, which is already so immersed in our culture, can be used to explain some of the history in the story. I think that that is very cool.