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City of Ashes Part 1, Chapter 6

By Cassandra Clare

Part 1, Chapter 6

City of Ashes

  • Isabelle gives Clary a Mark on each hand—the open eye that marks every Shadowhunter, and a Rune of Protection.
  • They rush to the Marble Cemetery, where Alec cuts his hand and drips blood into a bowl to open the door to the Silent City. They haven't heard of a key?
  • Clary uses her witchlight stone to light the way down to the cells where Jace is being held.
  • Along the way, they step over the dismembered bodies of the Silent Brothers.
  • Finally, they reach Jace. Clary draws an Open rune on the door, and bam.
  • Everything opens—the door blows off its hinges, Jace's shackles come off. (What about his pants?)
  • She wakes Jace, and Alec draws an iratze, a healing wound, on him.
  • Alec supports Jace and they leave the Silent City.
  • In the graveyard, dozens of Shadowhunters are waiting for them, including Maryse Lightwood.