I only recently finished City of Lost Souls and I thought it was amazing. Even though there was a lot going on in the storyline. I want to talk about the baddie of the book, Sebastian. Now I must admit that being a book junkie I love a good villain to get the story going. So reading the book I found Sebastian was an amazingly written character that seemed to make your blood turn to ice.
When we were first introduced to Sebastian as a villain during the end of City of Glass we all thought he was pure evil and demonic. Especially when we found out that he kissed his own sister and killed a little boy in cold blood. I find it safe to say that we were all glad when Jace killed him.
Then, I find it embarrassing to say that during the first part of Clary’s stay in the Apartment with Jace and Sebastian during City of Lost Souls, I doubted Sebastian’s evilness. Especially when he saved Clary from the demons in Paris. Oh, how wrong I was. Although there were little hints as to his true nature, I thought that you could see he wanted more from Clary than just a sister and then the meeting with Meliorn revealed a little as well.
Then towards the very end we completely see Sebastian’s true nature, and I hope I wasn’t the only one with tingles through my spine and with blood that had turned to ice when this happened. Sebastian looses his cool, calm boy facade and you quickly hate him for everything he is and has done. You get to see Clary in Shadowhunter mode and Sebastian’s twisted idea’s about Clary and the world. I shuddered when he licked the blood off her cheek.
Sebastian may be some evil demonic thing that we all hate but he makes a great Bad Guy for a great story. I can’t wait for City of Heavenly Fire to see what Cassandra Clare and Sebastian will have in store for us next.