Cassandra clare heeft weer een fragment gedeeld uit haar toekomstige serie ‘The Last Hours’. Daarnaast deelde zij ook enkele korte stukjes over verschillende personages uit de serie.
Spoilers voor De Helse Creaties / The Infernal Devices (vooral De IJzeren Prinses / Clockwork Princess)
Het fragment gaat over James Herondale en Cordelia Carstairs.
James and Matthew separated, Matthew to dance with Lucie, and James to speak to his parents. Cordelia saw them glance over toward her and looked away quickly; still, she was not at all surprised when James appeared a moment later in front of her, flashing a smile at his aunt and uncle.
“Miss Carstairs,” he said, with a slight bow in Cordelia’s direction. “Would you favor me with this dance?”
“It’s a waltz,” said Cordelia’s mother, before Cordelia could speak. “My daughter does not know how to waltz.”
Cordelia bit her lip. She certainly knew how to dance: her mother had engaged an expert instructor to teach her the quadrille and the lancer, the stately minuet and the cotilion. But the waltz was a seductive dance, one where you could feel your partner’s body against yours, scandalous when it had first become popular.
She very much wanted to waltz with James.
Bron: Cassandra Clare
James’ heart lurched in his chest. “We were childhood friends.” [bron]
“To take tea with Anna Lightwood,” said Cordelia. “She invited me.” [bron]
“Do you think he’s in love?” Anna said. “People can be rather awful when they’re in love.” [bron]
“But is it wise to prove James isn’t a lunatic?” said Matthew. [bron]
“I am pleased — it is high time I think more girls became parabatai with each other,” said Cecily. [bron]
Will Herondale & Tessa Gray:
“Will.” Tessa sank down beside him on the bed. “There is no war.” [bron]