"We are sometimes called the Nephilim. In the Bible they were the offspring of humans and angels. The legend of origin of Shadowhunters is that they were created more than a thousand years ago, when humans were being overrun by demon invasions from other worlds. A warlock summoned the Angel Raziel, who mixed some of his own blood with the blood of men in a cup, and gave it to these men to drink. Those who drank the Angel’s blood became Shadowhunters, as did their children and their children’s children."
“I think about him all the time. It’s awful. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. Scrawny little mundane bastard. Except he isn’t. Scrawny, anymore. Or a mundane. And I Iike spending time with him. He makes me laugh. And I like the way he smiles. You know, one side of his mouth goes up before the other one. I miss him when he’s not around.”