So what are the Nephilim going to do now without the Silent Brothers?
There are more of them - only the ones in the Silent City under Manhattan were killed.
No, they're going to have to make more of them; all of them were killed. There's only one Silent City.
I stand corrected - as of City of Fallen Angels, there are more.
If the titular City of Bones is Manhattan's Silent City and City of Glass is Alicante, Idris, then what's the eponymous City of Ashes?
That's also the Silent City. You know, after Valentine marched through and killed everybody.
What is the "City of Fallen Angels?" New York?
Judging by its name alone, looks like Los-Angeles.
Doesn't seem likely as the book has nothing to do with Los Angeles.
By this point the "Cities" are not referencing any specific or special city, and are figuratively about the plot. The Fallen Angels part of the title possibly refers to Jace sort of falling from grace, albeit more internally than anything. Lost Souls refers to how Jace is a lost soul and possibly even Clary, Simon, and Alec fit the title, seeing as they're sort of lost. And Heavenly Fire most likely refers to the fact that Jace has that angel fire in his veins now.
Correct me if I'm incorrect, but it did seem to me that the whole "incest" thing came out of nowhere, or was there some hint that I missed?
With Jace, it totally came out of nowhere FOR DRAMA. With her real brother, it came out of 'How can we make him as creepy as possible?' in my opinion.
Did you miss the part where Jace and Clary thought they were related? Or when Clary's real brother kissed her?
In book four, when Simon's mom finds out her son is a vampire she says "What kind of living thing doesn't have a pulse?" Let's see, examples of living organisms without a pulse include all plants, fungi, and microorganisms in addition to starfish, jellyfish, sea cucumbers, multiple types of insects...You get the idea.
Well, it's very possible she didn't think of those since she did just , you know, find out her son is a vampire.
Also, what was she going to do, say "What kind of living thing other than a plant or a fungi or a starfish doesn't have a pulse?" Funny as that would be.
So it was confirmed that Camille was the one killing Shadowhunters in City of Fallen Angels, but did it ever confirm whether it was her or Raphael killing humans for entertainment?
It was never confirmed because the only two people who know the truth are Camille and Raphael and considering both of their contempt and disrespect for humans and Shadowhunters alike it could be either of them. This troper believes it was both of them together.
Why does nobody ever use the Alliance Rune ever again after City of Glass? By that point several of the protagonists had become regular friends with some Downworlders (or more in the case Alec and Magnus). There were numerous occasions where Clary could have benefited greatly from accessing Simon's vampire powers, especially in light of the fact that her combat skills were sorely lacking as compared to the other Shadowhunters. Luke and Maia were also likely partners for the main group.
Possibly because in Co FA its a bunch of young teenager rushing in quickly without any actual plan to a building so they didn't have time to think about it and in Clary's case she didn't have a stele at the time, and in Co LS there weren't any Downworlders to pair up with. Although still...
So who is the High Warlock of Manhattan? Or the other boroughs for that matter? Magnus is supposedly Brooklyn, but he seems to get called into Manhattan to deal with crises all the time. Is he really the High Warlock of New York City and he just opts for a more modest title to keep a lower profile?
Considering Magnus' personality I doubt he'd go with a modest title, even if he did want to keep a low profile, he wants people to notice him more. I assumed that the High Warlock of Manhattan died in City of Glass and no one feels like mentioning it much more (they glossed over Ragnor Fell's death quite easily).
On the other hand, Magnus is implied to be quite wealthy. Wealthy enough that one wonders why he lives in a slightly dingy warehouse loft that most people describe as being rather dirty in its normal state. When the young warlock gets killed in City of Ashes, Magnus is the one who goes to investigate, even though it happened in Manhattan. He also seems to be the representative of the warlocks in City of Glass. We know he is secretive despite his flamboyance (or perhaps his flamboyance is meant to aid in distracting from his secrets?), and that his father is a Prince of Hell (but he prefers not to discuss it), which probably puts him near the top of the warlock power scale. It just seems odd that Magnus seems to be the head warlock, in New York City if not on a larger level.