Cassandra Clare Writing Styles in City of Ashes

Cassandra Clare
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Point of View

"City of Ashes" is written in third person from a relatively omniscient perspective. The point of view changes from one character to another as scenes and events change. For example, the book opens with Valentine in a room with a young wizard named Elias who is summoning a powerful demon named Agramon. That scene is presented largely from Valentine's perspective. The demon arrives and breaks through the bonds Elias created. The reader doesn't know why Agramon breaks out until much later when Valentine tells Jace about it. Most of the time, the perspective reverts to Clary when she's present in the scene. At one point, Clary talks to her mother while her mother is unconscious in the hospital. She doesn't realize Luke has entered the room until she's done with her narrative and Luke reveals himself. This is an example of the action from Clary's point...

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