CLOCKWORK PRINCE, p. 280: Demon’s Ball, Chiswick

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS DAMN YOU BLOG READERS WHO STILL HAVEN’T READ CLOCKWORK PRINCE!!!

Tessa Gray and Will Herondale do some detective work around the Lightwoods’ mansion during a Demons Ball.

Will is disguised with a half-face mask (Later, he has occasion to remove it, and Tessa Gray notes that the mask has left delicate red marks on the tops of Will’s cheekbones. And very well-sculpted those cheekbones are, do dear blog readers even need self to remind them! Those are Herondale cheekbones, but of course!)

Tessa Gray has changed into Jessamine Lovelace, a blonde flibbertigibbet who has been conducting a secret romantic relationship with Nate Gray, Tessa’s brother.

So, during the ball, there are many whispered, affectionate caresses between the unsuspecting Nate and his sister (disguised as Jessamine). Here’s one. The whole way through the scene, let’s just say: Self. Can’t. Even.

Nate’s hand slipped around the back of her neck. He was wearing gloves, but Tessa couldn’t rid herself of the feeling that something slimy was touching her skin. “My little Jessie,” he murmured. “You behave almost as if you’ve forgotten your own part in this. You did hide the Book of White in my sister’s room as we asked you to, did you not?”

“Of — of course I did.”

“That’s my good girl.” He was leaning closer. He was definitely going to kiss her. It was most improper . . .

At which point, self was all BLEAAAAAH!!!!  PHOOOEEEEY!!!!  BAAAARRRRRFFFFF!!!

If dear blog readers want to know if Cassie Clare (Esteemed Author) actually does go there, read the book for crying out loud!

(Incidentally, she was on Fleet Street again today. She didn’t get a chance to pop into St. Bride’s, but she’ll have to do that one of these days)

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Half and Half 4: Views of Rostrovor, Northern Island

Further pictures for this week’s Photo Challenge, HALF AND HALF: “. . . take a  photo with an explicit dividing line, either vertical, horizontal, or diagonal.”

This picture has two distinct sight lines:

Rostrovor, Northern Ireland

Rostrovor, Northern Ireland

And this one has those “two different visual planes” thing going (though it is not neatly split in two, this picture)

Growing by the side of a path in Rostrovor

Growing by the side of a path in Rostrovor

Again, WTH, this last picture is NOT split in half! But — visual planes, dear blog readers. Definitely, two planes!

To keep out -- ? In Rostrovor

To keep out — ? In Rostrovor

Why can’t self just live in Rostrovor? She WANTS to live in Rostrovor!

Can wishing make it so?

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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