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City of Bones

City of Bones

by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones Epilogue Summary

How It All Goes Down

The Ascent Beckons

  • Clary's mother has been hospitalized in a comatose-like state for over three days, while Clary visits her every day.
  • After visiting hours, Simon takes Clary back to the Institute, where he gives her a small kiss before letting her out of the van.
  • At the Institute, Clary runs into Isabelle, whom Jace has selectively filled in on a few details. For example, she knows that Hodge had his curse removed and left, but she doesn't know that he was a giant honking traitor.
  • Also, Alec survived the attack from Abbadon and was nursed back to health by Magnus Bane.
  • Alec takes Clary up to the greenhouse, where Jace is, and apologizes for the way he treated her.
  • It seems that Jace has taken the whole evil-father thing pretty hard. He also feels sorry for Hodge, and kind of wishes he had gone through the Portal to Idris, the only place where he ever felt happy.
  • He looks in the Portal shard every once in a while, watching Idris and hoping to catch a glimpse of his father.
  • At the very end, Jace leads Clary to the roof of the Institute, where a new hijacked flying bio-bike is waiting.
  • He takes Clary on a beautiful trip across New York City.
  • Even though it's pretty gosh darn scary, Clary "kept her eyes open, so that she could see it all" (Epilogue.176).

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