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City of Bones

City of Bones


by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones Chapter 12 Summary

How It All Goes Down

Dead Man's Party

  • Outside Magnus's apartment, Clary and crew check out some hot vampire rides—weird organic motorcycles, which Clary describes as looking like "bio-creatures in a Giger painting" (12.20).
  • Jace seems to be up to something fishy, but Clary's not sure what.
  • They press the buzzer marked BANE near the apartment door until someone answers.
  • Magnus Bane doesn't look like we would picture the Head Warlock of Brooklyn to look. He's thin, black hair, jeans, blue lipstick, and a glittery party mask. We were expecting someone a bit more… imposing.
  • Clary and friends follow Magnus up the stairs to his loft, where the party is raging.
  • So many strange multi-colored (and multi-limbed) people are gyrating around inside, it feels like they've walked into the Mos Eisley Cantina.
  • Before Clary can even get herself situated, she sees Simon and Isabelle doing some dirty dancing on the dance floor and starts fuming with silent jealousy.
  • Jace tries to strike up a conversation with Magnus about the block on Clary's brain, but he's interrupted by a vampire who's having a fit about his bio-bike being melted with holy water.
  • Ah, the old sugar in the gas tank ruse. Except, you know, with holy water.
  • Thankfully, the angry vamp gets magically ejected from the apartment by Magnus before he can cause any trouble.
  • Magnus decides to talk to Jace only after Jace threatens him with a visit from the Silent City.
  • He reveals that yes, he did put a block on Clary's mind, but only at the request of—wait for it—her mother.
  • Dun dun dun. Aaaand scene.

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