A Reading Group Guide for: City of Lost Souls
By Cassandra Clare About This Book
Jace is gone. The Clave is worried about Sebastian: how he came back to life, where he went, and what he’ll do next. They are concerned about who is to blame for what happened, and how they can best protect the Shadowhunters and the rest of the world. But Clary is concerned about only one thing—Jace is gone. He is gone and she has to find him, for he is her life. It was her request of the angel Raziel that allowed Lilith to take control of Jace in the first place, so it’s up to her to find him and make him safe once again. When Jace shows up at Luke’s house with Sebastian, Clary is left with only one choice—to follow him. Sebastian and Jace are inextricably linked, and one cannot be killed without the other one dying. So Clary will pretend to join Jace and Sebastian in their dark plan while her friends search desperately for some way to sever the bond between the two boys. As she does her best to find out their plan, she has to keep reminding herself that the Jace she’s seeing now isn’t the same Jace she fell in love with. And everyone—Clary, Simon, Alec—has some hard lessons to learn about love and trust and commitment before this whole ordeal is over. Discussion Questions
1. Why does the Clave deprioritize the search for Jace and Sebastian?