One month from today the final installment of Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices, “Clockwork Princess” hits shelves (March 19, 2013.) While fans eagerly await for the conclusion I’m looking most forward to the “Shadowhunter Family Tree” Clare has said will be in all first editions.
Perhaps the most exciting thing about Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles is the consistency of some of the family names. Who didn’t think of The Mortal Instruments’ Alec and Isabelle Lightwood when we met brothers Gabriel and Gideon Lightwood in The Infernal Devices? Of course the name in the two series that seems to hold the greatest similarities is that of William Hernondale and Jace Wayland. Jace, is complicated by his many names; Wayland, Morgenstern, Lightwood, Herondale. At the end of the day though he is a Herondale by blood and therefore related to the equally witty, sarcastic and tortured Will.
And then there is Tessa, who is such a mystery. The biggest question that “Clockwork Princess” must answer is, who/what is Tessa Grey? The similarities and likeness between Grey and Fray have not gone unnoticed by fans. Will there be a link between both series’ heroines, Tessa and Clary?
Some Shadowhunter names remain seen in both series, which begs the questions; were they just not there or did some families die off? In The Infernal Devices you have the likeable Charlotte and Henry Branwell, a name that hasn’t shown up in The Mortal Instruments. And where are the Morgensterns?
A really interesting common name is that of The Infernal Devices Jem Carstairs and Emma Carstairs of the yet to be released, The Dark Artifices. This is sure to get fans talking since Jem’s current health status going into the final Infernal Devices book doesn’t look good.
What name similarities have you noticed? Do you have any ‘Clockwork Princess’ theories?
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