Cassandra Clare has to be one of the kindest authors ever! As we were all a little disappointed at not hearing who will play Alec in City of Bones, she has given us a little snippet of Clockwork Princess to keep us happy till then.
Here it is, it’s between the two best friends Jem and Will.
Will rose slowly to his feet. He could not believe he was doing what he was doing, but it was clear that he was, clear as the silver rim around the black of Jem’s eyes. “If there is a life after this one,” he said, “let me meet you in it, James Carstairs.”
“There will be other lives.” Jem held his hand out, and for a moment, they clasped hands, as they had done during their parabatai ritual, reaching across twin rings of fire to interlace their fingers with each other. “The world is a wheel,” he said. “When we rise or fall, we do it together.”
Will tightened his grip on Jem’s hand, which felt thin as twigs in his. “Well, then,” he said, through a tight throat, “since you say there will be another life for me, let us both pray I do not make as colossal a mess of it as I have this one.”
Thanks to The Mortal Instruments Source (TMI source for short) for this snippet.