Evil De Quincey (More From Cassandra Clare’s A CLOCKWORK ANGEL)

Self has not abandoned Mark Twain. Far from it. She had the book with her at breakfast this morning.

But sometimes it is good to alternate readings. For instance, in the section of Twain self is reading now, he talks about poetry.

So it makes perfect sense for self to read about Vampires.


So, Tessa and Will in the Den of Iniquity.

Will and his flashing knives.

Tessa in mortal danger.

The evil Vampire who was so attracted to Will’s throat makes a flying leap out of a window (Self never knew Vampires were capable of such Bourne maneuvers; she thought they merely vanished surreptitiously. Or flew. Or climbed down the sides of buildings, moving like bats. Self is always learning something new. Every day). Here is that scene:

De Quincey bared his teeth one last time and whirled with incredible speed. He raced across the room and flung himself into a high glass window. It shattered outward in an explosion of glass, carrying him forward as if his body were being carried on a wave, vanishing into the night.

Will swore. “We can’t lose him — ,” he began . . .

Oh no! That bloodsucker is going to have a bone to pick with Will, and eventually (perhaps in Book 2), he will re-appear and finally fulfill his desire to chomp on Will’s throat.


And here’s some very very useful information about how to kill a Vampire, courtesy of Will Herondale:

. . . you can’t kill a demon without a runed weapon or a seraph blade, guns aren’t much use to us. Vampires die if you shoot them through the heart, admittedly, and werewolves can be injured if you have a silver bullet, but if you miss the vitals, they’ll just come at you angrier than ever. Runed blades simply work better for our purposes.

Stay tuned.


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