Clockwork PrincessBook - 2013
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"i want you to be the will, the will i know"
"With tears running down her face, Cecily had reminded him of the moment at her wedding to Gabriel when he had delivered a beautiful speech praising the groom, at the end of which he had announced, “Dear God, I thought she was marrying Gideon. I take it all back,”" Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess
Our hearts, they need a mirror, Tessa. We see our better selves in the eyes of those who love us.
There are so many things worse than death. Not to be loved or not to be able to love: that is worse.
No one can say that death in me a willing comrade, or that I went easily.
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After his father becomes a demon, Gabriel Lightwood fled to the institute and seeks help. Will, Jem, Gideon, Gabriel, Henry, Cecily, and Tessa go over to the Lightwood's home and kill the demon.
The next day, Will discovers that Mortmain has bought all the yin fen, putting Jem's life at great risk.
Consul Wayland is against Charlotte Branwell. He blackmails the Lightwood brothers into spying on Charlotte. However, the Lightwood brothers decide not to betray Charlotte.
Mortmain's automatons attack the institute and successfully kidnap Tessa. Meanwhile, Jessamine's last words help the Shadowhunters realize that Mortmain's location is at a mountain near Will's home.
Jem overhears Magnus and Will talking. Jem finds out that Will is in love with Tessa, and tells him to go rescue her.
On his way to Wales, Will realizes his parabatai, Jem, has died.
Will finds Tessa, but gets trapped in the room with her. The next day, the others (members of the institute, and a few Silent Brothers) teleport to the mountain using the portal that Henry and Magnus created. They save Tessa and Will, and altogether, they fight the automatons. Not far into the battle, it is discovered that one of the Silent Brothers was Jem, and that, in fact, he did not die. While captured, Tessa uses her power and changes into the angel inside her necklace, and defeats Mortmain. After changing back to herself, she becomes unconscious, and does not recover until she talks to Jem.
Tessa and Will get engaged, they go to visit Will's parents, along with Cecily and Gabriel.
A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.
Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.
As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?
Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.
Sexual Content: On page 414 there is a small amount f sexual content. not in depth but still some. i would say but that would be a spoiler...