The Last Hours: character portraits

After the The Last Hours announcement yesterday (the day before? Sometime..) I thought you might like to see/get to know a few of the prominent characters. Cassandra Jean drew these for me months ago, back when I was still solidifying some of the plot outlines and character details. You can also find most of these names on the family tree and identify their connections. Let’s start with …

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Cordelia Carstairs. Bit of a scapegrace and ever since she was ten she’s had a sort of a crush on 

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James Herondale, who is parabatai with

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the always-delightful Matthew Fairchild, and has a very odd relationship with Tatiana’s Blackthorn’s ward

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Grace Blackthorn, whose brother Jesse Blackthorn may or may not be dead

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a mystery that occupies the busy brain of writer

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Lucie Herondale, whose father would really prefer she marry

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Alastair Carstairs, Cordelia’s older brother. Shown with Cortana — looks like Elias did as Tessa suggested and passed it down to his own children after all.Alastair is best friends with

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Charles Fairchild, who you may remember as Potentially Buford from Clockwork Princess. Charles would like to be the next Consul, alas, and Henry finds he rather gets along better with Cecily and Gabriel’s son

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who is the younger brother of the ever so sophisticated

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Anna Lightwood.

This isn’t all the characters, but it’s a visual tour of quite a few of the significant ones (barring those, like Tessa, Jem, Will and the other adults, who you already know!) I find having visuals of characters often helps while I’m writing so these live above my desk!

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Eventually he’s just going to look like Cousin It from the Addams Family. 

I imagine it is not easy raising a Herondale. 

Will and James Herondale (sorry it’s so sketchy lol)

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Nephilim Week [TID] Day 6: Favourite Family

The Fairchild family has lived in an array of places over the generations. In the 1800s, they ran the London Institute; Granville was the  first known Fairchild to lead the Institute, and, later, his daughter, Charlotte took over the post, before she ultimately went on to become the first female Consul.

TLH snippet

James could see his mother moving like an anxious pale star among the guests in her lilac dress, greeting each of them warmly, welcoming them to her home. She had not glamoured herself to look her husband’s age for the evening, and she appeared enormously young, though her hair was done up like a gracious older woman’s, not a girl’s. When Will materialized out of the crowd and came to put his arm around Tessa, smiling down at her, the gray at his temples flashed like silver. James looked away; he loved his parents for being extraordinary, but sometimes he also hated them for the same thing.

Herondale boys and their parabati!! 

Granted, I have no clue if Shadowhunter is related to the Herondales, but he’s the first shadowhunter anyway so he gets to go in there as the earliest generation of everything. 

Super sketchy sorry >< got a stomach ache

 


Edit: Valentine and Luke were parabati. But after Luke became werewolf Stephen became Valentines right hand(tho not necessarily parabati) I figured I could include Valentine unofficially if Shadowhunter was there too lol.