Thursday, August 19, 2010


I can't even begin to tell you how much I love Cassandra Clare's writing. Pure brilliance!!!! Her imagination is truly inspiring to any writer of any genre. I am bouncing up and down waiting to read Clockwork Angel( The Infernal Devices #1 ) and City of Fallen Angels ( The Mortal Instruments #4). I simply can't get enough of her Mortal Instruments characters . I adore Jace, Clary and Alec, Isabelle , Luke, Simon ( witty/funny ) Magnus Bane and all the sidekick characters. Just a whole lot of reading fun for all ages.

In Clockwork Angel we meet Will, Tessa and Jem, no doubt there are more but I have refrained from reading too much as I want to enjoy the reading pleasure of Cassandra's newest series. I understand that Cassandra has written TMI ( The Mortal Instruments) and TID ( The Infernal Devices prequel to TMI) so that you don't have to read TMI first just because it was first to be written. We have been told to read CWA (Clockwork Angel) between City Of Glass and City of Fallen Angels as we will understand COFA better as references made in CWA that we need to understand possibly before reading COFA's. (phew!! got that out:D)

I learnt a new word 'steampunk'. The meaning ( taken from Wikipedia) is:

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes fictional works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used — usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era Britain — but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, often featuring futuristic technology as the people of this historical period would have envisioned it to look like, i.e. based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer, but occurring at an earlier date.

Clockwork Angel , is of the 'steampunk' genre.


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