City of Ashes - Chapters 8 and 9 Summary & Analysis

Cassandra Clare
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Chapters 8 and 9 Summary

Chapter eight is the first chapter of part two, "The Gates of Hell," which opens with a quote from Dante's "Inferno." The chapter opens with Clary dreaming. In the dream, she's a child wearing oversized pajamas. She's on the seashore with her mother and Jocelyn draws a rune on Clary's arm, using a piece of driftwood instead of a stele. She says Clary will now be protected but when Clary turns, a huge wave is bearing down on her. She wakes and finds the seashore had been a dream but there is a rune on her arm. She finds that Luke has already gone to the hospital. Simon arrives and accompanies Clary to Magnus' apartment. Jace recounts the moments leading up to his encounter with his father in the Silent City. They talk about the theft of the sword and what...

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