Mundie Moms

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cassandra Clare's Mundie Moms Birthday Bash Post

Cassie has treated us with the best Birthday Present!! You won't find this any where else, at the moment.

Hi guys! So below is a list of the titles of the chapters in City of Fallen Angels. This is in the mold of the post I made about the chapter titles of City of Glass, back in September of '08:

with little notes about the meanings of the titles, why I picked them, and sometimes, what they have to do with the story. This is instead of a Clockwork Angel excerpt for this month. Happy Birthday, Mundie Moms!

Chapter One: A Proposition
In which Simon, who has been trying hard to live as normal a life as he can, finds out that's not going to be possible any more.

Chapter Two: Fear of Falling
This is the chapter that will be included in the paperback copy of City of Glass, so I won't say much about it, except it's Clary's POV.

Chapter Three: Sevenfold
And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. Well, that whole Mark of Cain business wasn't just going to go away.

Chapter Four: The Art of Eight Limbs
This one contains a training sequence that involves Muay Thai, a martial art that's called "The Art of Eight Limbs" because it involves using hands, elbows, knees and feet as strike points. This is also the chapter that contains the quote from the Seelie Queen I Tweeted — the one about "he's bound to you, but does he love you?"

Chapter Five: Hell Calls Hell
This is Latin, from one of the Psalms, abyssus abyssum invocat. Also translated as "deep calls unto deep." In which Clary tries on a bridesmaid's dress.

Chapter Six: Wake The Dead
Pretty literal, actually.

Chapter Seven: Praetor Lupus
Those inclined toward Latin can have a whack at this one. This chapter has werewolves in it. :)

Chapter Eight: Walk in Darkness
"But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes." And in the meantime, Simon's band gets a gig.

Chapter Nine: From Fire Unto Fire
This is from Oscar Wilde: "Nay, let us walk from fire unto fire,
From passionate pain to deadlier delight,—
I am too young to live without desire."
I am sure everyone will be happy to know this chapter is mostly Clary and Jace.

Chapter Ten: 232 Riverside Drive
Quite literally the address of something important (I can't help but wonder if someone actually lives at this address — I have friends who live on Riverside Drive, though not this number...)

Chapter Eleven: Our Kind
In this case, "Our Kind" is vampires.

Chapter Twelve: Sanctuary
In which a character we know from Clockwork Angel makes a strange demand of the Nephilim.

Chapter Thirteen: Girl Found Dead
What it says on the tin!

Chapter Fourteen: What Dreams May Come*
“Max,” Jace said. “Max, I’m so sorry.”

Chapter Fifteen: Beati Bellicosi
The actual phrase in Latin is Beati Pacifici — blessed are the peacemakers. In this case, I altered it (hopefully accurately) to Blessed are the Warriors.

Chapter Sixteen: New York City Angels
Those who know the Thriving Ivory song Angels on the Moon will recognize this phrase.

Chapter Seventeen: Cain Rose Up
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. All of this stuff is from Genesis 4, the Cain and Abel story — it's thematically called up throughout the book since it's a story about family, murder, sin, forgiveness and blood.

Chapter Eighteen: Scars of Fire
This is actually from a Carl Sandburg poem:
"Wandering oversea singer,
Singing of ashes and blood,
Child of the scars of fire,
Make us one new dream, us who forget.
Out of the storm let us have one star."

Epilogue — As of now, the epilogue is just titled "epilogue." It's pretty short but, I think, packs a punch. I hope so!

*Everyone knows this one! But in that sleep of death, what dreams may come. Hamlet.

Thank you so much Cassie for this amazing post and for being apart of our Birthday Celebration. We can't wait for City of Fallen Angels.


  1. I can't wait! I love this series.

  2. Such a tease! I love it already!!

  3. I'd love to read it right NOW! And I'm loving this Thriving Ivory song! Reminded me of TMI the first time I heard it ♥

  4. This is an amazing post, and is making me seriously nostalgic for the TMI books, I may have to pull them out and re-read them!!

  5. I love TMI gahh I can't wait for more Clary and Jace :)

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMS! ;) You`re so cute, congrats!!!

    I can't wait, i can't wait... *o*

  7. hi

    I cannot it iswas expecting to read the book....
    I believe that the chapter nine is very romantic and a developer...
    Jace and clary have to be united...

    Thank you for the information :)

  8. Can't wait!!! Such intriguing chapter titles. I'm in love with this book already! :)

  9. AHHHHHHH!!!

    Chapter Nine the words "I am too young to live without desire." regarding Clary and Jace SQUEEEEEEEE

    Nuff said!


  10. I thought I'll faint or something. But then I realized I need to actually read the post first before fainting.

    Now I can faint. I can't hardly wait!!

    Great birthday present to MMs, Cassie!

  11. Chapter nine... heeheehee ;)

  12. I had no idea there was another book!! YAYAYAYAY!

  13. AAAAHHHHH!!!!! I can't wait for this book to come out!! Only one more year.

  14. Max! Oh, Max!! He's not dead!!! Well, at least not so dead... it's a relief the small shadowhunter appears in the book, it was such a pity he had to die, it was meaningless.

  15. Hm. Might be a wedding. Luke and Jocelyn?
    Chapter Five: Hell Calls Hell
    This is Latin, from one of the Psalms, abyssus abyssum invocat. Also translated as "deep calls unto deep." In which Clary tries on a bridesmaid's dress.

  16. AH! Yes! I nearly screamed when I read the quote about Max from Jace. I loved Max! So glad he (might) be back! And of course the whole 'Clary-tries-on-bridesmaid-dress. I am secretly hoping this is Magnus and Alec. Not likely but hoping!

  17. Weird. Chapter seventeen just as I started reading it chills ran up my spine, I wonder if something bad will happen.

  18. How generous to share this with us. Thank you MMs and Cassie Clare!

  19. I laaaaave this story!
    I really cant wait to read all of your Shadowhunting Stories Cassie!!! LOVE YA!!!!!

    PS: I wish so much to be a Shadowhunter
    PPS: Cassie, what does a stele look like?
    PPPS: Will Vivien Hebel ever design a stele shaped hair pin or something of the sort??

    Please Please Reply
    I am desperate

  20. At least this book comes out before the suposed end of the world as we know it!

  21. Jace and clary have to be united...