Have you read Cassandra Clare’s Chain of Gold, Chain of Iron, and Chain of Thorns one time or one thousand times? Take this quiz to see how well you remember your favorite characters from the Last Hours series!
There are SO MANY good lines in the Last Hours series said by some of our favorite characters. But how well do you remember who said each quote? Test your knowledge of Cassandra Clare’s Chain of Gold, Chain of Iron, and Chain of Thorns with this quiz.
Want even more? Check out these 10 Bonus Scenes from the Last Hours Series.
Are you *obsessed* with every single character in Cassandra Clare’s Last Hours series? Same! We fell in love with Chain of Gold, suffered together in Chain of Iron, and now we can’t wait to find out what happens in Chain of Thorns!
But which character are you most like? Take the quiz to find out if you’re a James, Matthew, Lucie, Cordelia, or perhaps someone you didn’t expect!
Which Last Hours Character Are You?
Want a refresher on all the characters? Check out this guide to the characters from the Last Hours series!
Then, check out this Chain of Gold character recap!
Spoilers ahead! We hope you’re as excited for the release of Chain of Thorns, coming January 2023, as we are! If you’re anything like us, you’ve been revisiting Chain of Gold and Chain of Iron and rereading some of those romantic, dramatic, and nail-biting moments that have us wondering what Cassandra Clare has in store for us in Chain of Thorns. Here are the top moments from Chain of Iron that delighted (and sometimes stressed) us!
Top 11 Chain of Iron Moments
11. Thomas is Questioned with the Mortal Sword
“Is Gideon aware that he still owes me twenty pounds?” (Will)
“Yes,” said Thomas, without being able to stop himself, “but he is pretending not to remember.”
10. Will and Tessa are Adorable
“Did you know, you grow more beautiful every day?” (Will)
“Well, that’s odd, because as a warlock I do not age, and so I should look the same day to day…” (Tessa)
“And yet, you continue to accrue radiance.”
9. Anna and Ariadne in the Whispering Room
This was what [Ariadne] was living for, every long, dark winter day as she waited to see if the invitation from Anna would come in the evening. The folded piece of paper slipped through her window, the message scrawled in Anna’s strong, elegant hand.
Meet me in the Whispering Room.
8. James’ Bracelet (Finally!!) Breaks
He turned the bracelet over in his hand and said, “Daisy, I think—”
His head snapped back. She saw his eyes—fully black, the whites gone utterly—as he spasmed once and crumpled, motionless, to the floor.
7. Matthew Admits His Love for Cordelia
“Love is not always a lightning bolt, is it? Sometimes it is a creeping vine. It grows slowly until suddenly it is all that there is in the world.”
6. Alastair and Thomas in the Sanctuary
Alastair’s lips touched his—gently, at first, but with growing confidence, he explored Thomas’s mouth, and it was like flying, like nothing Thomas had ever imagined.
5. Lucie Commands Jesse to Live
His lips parted, his eyes widening. “Lucie.”
She sank to her knees. Oh, you’re alive, you’re alive, she wanted to say, but there was not enough strength in her to form the words. The world had begun to blur at the edges. Darkness was creeping in around her.
4. Cordelia Discovers She’s Lilith’s Paladin
“Foolish child,” said Lilith. “You are mine. And while Belial, in his new form, might have been able to defeat a bearer of Cortana, he cannot defeat one who is my paladin.”
3. James Confronts Grace
“So that is why you came to London?” he spat. “To tighten my leash? Grace, why? I know your mother is mad, twisted by grief and spite. But why would she go to these elaborate lengths to make me think I loved you?”
2. James Sees Cordelia and Matthew Leave for Paris
“You will forgive me if I say that you don’t look like someone whose wife just left for a pleasant trip to Paris,” said Magnus. “You look like someone who just had his heart kicked out on a train station platform.”
1. James (Finally!!) Realizes He Loves Cordelia
“I was fourteen—” (James)
“All you would talk about was Cordelia. How she talked, how she walked, how she read to you when you were ill. The color of her eyes, her hair.” (Grace)
James could hear his heartbeat, thudding in his ears.
He had already loved her then.
Want more from the Last Hours series? Check out the top 10 moments fromChain of Gold!
Let’s be honest- you’re obsessed with the characters from Cassandra Clare’s Last Hours series in Chain of Gold and Chain of Iron and you can’t wait to read Chain of Thorns. You love the Merry Thieves and Cordelia and Lucie and of course, seeing faves Will, Jem, and Tessa from the Infernal Devices again! But which of these characters would be your parabatai? Take the quiz to find out!
Who Is Your Last Hours Parabatai?
Now find out which Last Hours character you are!
Some of the best moments in Chain of Gold are of course the biggest surprises. But if you’re like us and have already read Chain of Gold multiple times, let us remind you of some of the most surprising, dramatic, and romantic moments. Cassandra Clare loves to tug at our heartstrings (and occasionally destroy us) and we know Chain of Thorns, coming in January 2023, will be no different!
Top 10 Chain of Gold Moments
10. Magnus Bane (His mere presence is enough to make this list)
“Last time I saw you, you were facedownin the Serpentine,” Magnus said cheerfully. “Now you’re fiddling with a Pyxis. I see you have decided to follow in the long Herondale tradition of poor decision-making.”
9. Thomas and Alastair meet in Paris
Thomas told Alastair that he planned to get a tattoo of a compass rose on the inside of his arm.He hadn’t told anyone else that, and Alastair seemed curious.
“Where on your arm?” he asked, and when Thomas showed him, Alastair ran his fingers over the spot, unselfconsciously, his fingertips tracing a path from the sensitive skin of Thomas’s inner wrist to the crook of his elbow.
Thomas sat stunned and shivering…
8. Lucie (and a bunch of ghosts) save Cordelia from drowning
“Bring her out, please!” Lucie screamed. “Help me!”
Ghosts rose up on either side…a veritable army of the drowned and dead. In the center of them all, the ghost prisoner held Cordelia, her body limp, her bright hair soaked and streaming down over her shoulders.
7. Cordelia uses Cortana to save James in the other realm
This is a blade that can cut through anything…
She whipped Cortana forward, angled toward the archway as if it were so much paper she could slice through.
There was the sound of something shattering as Cortana drove through the barrier between this world and the next.
6. Thomas and Alastair complete Christopher’s antidote
Thomas cleared his throat. “Someone once told me that we need to stand back and let people do what they’re good at, and Christopher is good at this. I have faith in him. This antidote will work.”
Charles merely looked puzzled, but Thomas hadn’t said it for Charles. He looked at Alastair…
5. Cordelia dances with Cortana in the Hell Ruelle
Everyone in the room was looking at her as her body bent backward and her hair swept from side to side, an arc of fire. Her brown skin glowed; perspiration glimmered on her collarbones. James’s blood was pounding through his body like a river through a broken dam.
4. Jesse gives James his last breath
Lucie reached out her hand. It closed around the locket, and she felt it tumble into her palm, cool and solid. For a moment she hesitated—just for a moment, her eyes fixed on Jesse, kneeling in the grass.
3. Cordelia lies to protect James
“James cannot have been in Idris. He was with me. In my bedroom. All night.”
2. James insists on marrying Cordelia
“I can ask one last thing of you,” [James] said. “One last sacrifice for me.”
Since it might be the last time she ever saw him, Cordelia let her eyes linger on James’s face. The curve of his mouth, the arch of his high cheekbones, the long lashes that shadowed his pale gold eyes…“
What?” Cordelia said. “If it is in my power, I will do it…”
“Daisy,” he said. “Will you marry me?”
1. James and Cordelia kiss in the Whispering Room
[James] deepened the kiss, suddenly, as if he couldn’t help himself. He leaned into it, into her, his tongue tracing the shape of her mouth, making her shudder.
Want more from the Last Hours series? Find out which Chain of Gold character you are!
Cassandra Clare knows how to keep us on the edge of our seats page after page (and book after book!), and these top cliffhanger moments from her Shadowhunters series prove it! Did your fave cliffhanger from the Shadowhunters books make this list? Beware: spoilers ahead if you haven’t read the books!
We can’t say it enough. Every single thing in this roundup is a very large (and torturous) spoiler.
Top 10 Shadowhunters Cliffhangers
10. When Lucie is Carried Away by (an Alive?!) Jesse
And then there were arms under her, and someone was lifting her off the floor. Carrying her. Jesse, she thought, clinging to consciousness as they crossed the Sanctuary floor.
9. When Will Rejects Tessa
Will smirked; she wanted to slap the expression off his face. “What did you really expect, Tessa?”
“I did not expect you to insult me.”
8. When Cordelia Lies for James
“The truth is that James Herondale did not burn down Blackthorn Manor last night,” she said, in a voice so loud she thought they could probably hear her on Fleet Street.
“James cannot have been in Idris. He was with me. In my bedroom. All night.”
7. When Kit Finds Out the Truth
“Are you a Shadowhunter?”
“I am not,” Tessa Gray said with a surprising firmness. “But you are.”
6. When Emma Rejects Julian
“No kissing, no touching, no being in love, no dating. Is that clear enough for you?”
Julian did not look as if she had hit him. He was a warrior: He could take any blow, and be ready to strike back twice as hard.
It was much worse than that.
5. When Sebastian Leaves a Message in the Institute
Angel’s wings—angel’s wings that had been sliced from the body of a living angel.
Atop the wings was a folded piece of paper, addressed to the New York Institute.
Erchomai, it said.
I am coming.
4. When Tessa Rejects Will
“You can never love me,” he said flatly, and when she did not respond, when she said nothing, he shuddered.
3. When Livvy Dies
Someone was shouting for Julian. It was Livvy, clambering up the side of the dais.
“Livvy!” Julian yelled. “Livvy, get out of here—”
2. When Sebastian Takes Control of Jace
We are one now, little brother, you and I, Sebastian said. We are one.
1. When James lets Cordelia and Matthew Leave on the Train
There was one last second during which he thought, I could still run, I could catch up to her, call to her through the window—
Want more top Shadowhunters moments? Check the greatest rescues from the Shadowhunters series!
Ready to jump into Cassandra Clare’s magical Shadowhunters world? Whether this is your first time picking up a Shadowhunters book, or you’re ready for a reread and you don’t know which series to pick up again first, this quiz is for you!
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Our favorite characters from the Shadowhunters series are almost always getting themselves into some kind of trouble. Even though they make us a little stressed, the rescues we get out of their shenanigans keep us on the edge of our seats! Did your fave rescue moment from Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters books make this list? Beware: spoilers ahead!
Top 10 Greatest Shadowhunters Rescues
10. Simon saves everyone from a Greater Demon – City of Bones
Blinking away the fiery afterimage, [Clary] saw Simon standing in the open doorway. Simon. She had forgotten he was outside, had almost forgotten he existed.
He saw her, crouched on the stairs, and his gaze moved past her and over Abbadon and Jace. He reached back over his shoulder. He was holding Alec’s bow, she realized, and the quiver was strapped across his back. He drew an arrow from it, fitted it to the string, and lifted the bow expertly, as if he’d done the same thing a hundred times before.
The arrow sprang free. It made a hot buzzing sound, like a huge bumblebee, as it shot over Abbadon’s head, plunged toward the roof—
And shattered the skylight. Dirty black glass fell like rain, and through the broken pane streamed sunlight, quantities of sunlight, great golden bars of it stabbing downward and flooding the foyer with light.
Abbadon screamed and staggered back…
9. Jace, Clary, and the team rescue Simon and Maia from Valentine – City of Ashes
Jace reached out to close Simon’s staring eyes. If Clary had to see him dead, better she not see him like this.
Simon moved. His eyelids twitched and opened, his eyes rolled back to the whites.
Nausea rose in the back of Jace’s throat, his hand tightening on Simon’s collar. He wasn’t dead. But God, the pain, it must be incredible. He couldn’t heal, couldn’t regenerate, not without—
Not without blood. Jace let go of Simon’s shirt and dragged his right sleeve up with his teeth. Using the jagged tip of the broken strut, he slashed a deep cut lengthwise down his wrist.
He looked down at Simon, who hadn’t moved. The blood was running down Jace’s hand now, his wrist stinging. He held it out over Simon’s face, letting the blood drip down his fingers, spill onto Simon’s mouth.
He leaned down, pressed his bleeding wrist against Simon’s mouth.
“Drink my blood, idiot,” he whispered. “Drink it.”
8. Jem Rescues Church from Mrs. Dark – Clockwork Angel
“There’s a cat,” [Jem] said in a low whisper, pointing. “In one of those cages over there.”
Will glanced where his friend pointed. Indeed, a bristling gray cat was huddled in one of the locked animal cages along the wall. “And?”
“It’s still alive.”
“It’s a cat, James. We have bigger things to worry about—”
But Jem was already walking away. He reached the animal’s cage and scooped it up, holding the cage at eye level. The cat looked to be a gray Persian, with a squashed-in face and yellow eyes that regarded Jem malevolently.
7. Julian and team rescue Tavvy from Malcolm – Lady Midnight
[Julian] had lived by ironclad rules for so long. Protect Tavvy, protect Livvy and Ty, protect Dru. Protect Emma. Recently that had widened out slightly—he would protect Mark, because Mark had come back, and he would protect Cristina, because Emma loved her.
It was a sort of love few other people could understand. It was total and it was overwhelming and it could be cruel. He would destroy a whole city if he thought that city posed some threat to his family.
6. Lucie (and a bunch of ghosts) rescue Cordelia from the Thames – Chain of Gold
Ghosts rose up on either side of him, a veritable army of the drowned and dead. In the center of them all, the ghost prisoner held Cordelia, her body limp, her bright hair soaked and streaming down over her shoulders. Her gear was dark with river water, all of it sluicing off her as the ghosts carried her inexorably forward to the riverbank and laid her down.
“Thank you,” Lucie whispered.
The ghost prisoner straightened up. For a long moment, all the ghosts simply stared at Lucie, their eyes empty hollows of darkness. Then they vanished.
5. Will attempts to rescue Tessa from Mortmain (and fails) – Clockwork Princess
“Will,” Tessa said again, interrupting his thoughts. She sounded almost breathless. “Will,
His romantic notions came to a screeching halt like a hackney cab in traffic on Fleet Street. “I— What?”
“Oh, Will,” she said. Her lips were trembling; she looked as if she couldn’t decide whether to laugh or cry. “Do you remember when you told me that the handsome young gentleman who came to rescue you was never wrong, not even if he said the sky was purple and made of hedgehogs?”
“The first time I ever saw you. Yes.”
“Oh, my Will.” She drew gently away from his embrace, smoothing a tangled lock of hair behind her ear. Her eyes remained fixed on his. “I cannot imagine how you came to find me, how difficult it must have been. It is incredible. But—do you really think Mortmain would leave me unguarded in a room with an open door?” She turned away and moved a few feet forward, then stopped abruptly. “Here,” she said, and raised her hand, spreading her fingers wide. “The air is as solid as a wall here. This is a prison, Will, and now you are in it alongside me.”
4. Clary rescues Jace from Sebastian’s demonic bond – City of Lost Souls
“Give me the sword.” His hand was out, his chin raised, his tone imperious. “Give it to me, Clary.”
“You want it?”
She raised Glorious, the way he had taught her to, balancing the weight of it, though it felt heavy in her hand. The flame in it grew brighter, until it seemed to reach upward and touch the stars. Jace was only the sword’s length away from her, his golden eyes incredulous. Even now he couldn’t believe she might hurt him, really hurt him. Even now.
She took a deep breath. “Take it.”
She saw his eyes blaze up the way they had that day by the lake, and then she drove the sword into him, just as Valentine had done. She understood now that this was the way it had to be. He had died like this, and she had ripped him back from death. And now it had come again.
You cannot cheat death. In the end it will have its own.
3. Tessa saves everyone from Mortmain – Clockwork Princess
As Armaros raised her with his hands, [Tessa] closed her eyes, reaching out with her mind, reaching into the clockwork angel. She tumbled for a moment through dark space, and then a gray limbo, seeking that light, that spark of spirit, that life—
And there it was, a sudden blaze, a bonfire, brighter than any spark she had ever seen before. She reached for it, wrapping it about herself, coils of white fire that burned and scorched her skin. She screamed aloud—
2. Alec and the team rescue Magnus from Sebastian in Edom – City of Heavenly Fire
Magnus reached for Alec, but instead of rising to his feet, he pulled Alec against him, his hand sliding up Alec’s back to knot in his hair. Magnus pulled Alec down and against him, and kissed him, hard and awkward and determined, and Alec froze for a moment and then abandoned himself to it, to kissing Magnus, something he’d thought he’d never get to do again. Alec ran his hands up Magnus’s shoulders to the sides of his neck and cupped his hands there, holding Magnus in place while he kissed him thoroughly breathless.
Finally Magnus drew back; his eyes were shining. He let his head fall onto Alec’s shoulder, arms encircling him, keeping them tightly together. “Alec . . . ,” he began softly.
“Yes?” Alec said, desperate to know what Magnus wanted to ask him.
“Are you being chased?”
“I—ah—some of the Endarkened are looking for us,” Alec said carefully.
“Pity,” Magnus said, closing his eyes again. “It would be nice if you could just lie down with me here. Just . . . for a little while.”
1. Will rescues Tessa from the Dark Sisters – Clockwork Angel
[Tessa] lunged forward, swinging the jug with all her strength— The shadowy figure moved, as quick as a whip, but not quite quick enough; the jug slammed into the figure’s outstretched arm before flying from Tessa’s grasp to crash into the far wall.
Tessa spun, blinking away the tears in her eyes—and stared.
There was a boy standing in front of her. He had the most beautiful face she had ever seen.
“You cut me,” he said. “It might be fatal.”