The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
The world is a wheel. When we rise or fall, we do it together.
“I recall what you said to me once. That words have the power to change us. Your words have changed me, Tess; they have made me a better man than I would have been otherwise.”
Tessa from The Infernal Devices, part one of three. This looked a lot better in my head.
I miss everything about you
All we are is dust in the wind
People often ask about cut scenes from books, and they can be hard to come by, because a lot of the time we don’t have scenes that we’ve cut out, the way one might in a movie, but rather ones we’ve rewritten.
I decided to post a rewritten scene from CP2 under the spoiler tag. It is the scene that begins around page 468, with Will in Henry’s room. If you put the scenes side by side you can see the differences — the timing of when Charlotte learns a certain piece of information, where Will is when a certain thing happens, the players who are present, and Jem and Will’s attitude toward each other.
Under a cut for spoilerz.
and when he was done, and he’d set the violin back in its box, Will’s eyes were closed, but Tessa’s were full of tears. Jem set down his bow, and came toward the bed, drawing back his hood, so she could see his closed eyes and his scarred face. And he had sat down beside them on the bed, and taken Will’s hand, the one that Tessa was not holding, and both Will and Tessa had heard Jem’s voice in their minds. I take your hand, brother, so that you may go in peace. Will had opened the blue eyes that had never lost their color over all the passing years, and looked at Jem and then Tessa, and smiled, and died, with Tessa’s head on his shoulder and his hand in Jem’s.
“You are as dear to me as another half of my soul, Jem. I could not be happy while you were unhappy.”
Family picture time! Mother and Daughter, Father and Son!
Fanart of Clockwork Princess written by @CassieClare
Favorite Books: The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare