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T H E  L I G H T W O O D S

Emma Stone as Barbara Pangborn

Ben Barnes as Benedict Lightwood

Emma Watson as Sophie Collins

Hunter Parrish as Gideon Lightwood

Xavier Samuel as Gabriel Lightwood

India Eisley as Cecily Herondale

Willa Holland as Tatiana Lightwood

Francisco Lachowski as Rupert Blackthorn

Emma Roberts as Barbara Lightwood

Lily Collins as Eugenia Lightwood

Dylan O’Brien as Thomas Lightwood

Kristen Stewart as Anna Lightwood

Daniel Di Tomasso as Christopher Lightwood

Candice Swanepoel as Grace Blackthorn (née Cartwright)

Gaspard Ulliel as Alexander Lightwood

Harry Styles as Jesse Blackthorn

Lyndsy Fonseca as Lucie Herondale

Chris Pine as Isidore Lightwood

Nina Dobrev as Catia Monteverde

Stephen Amell as Andrew Lightwood

Phoebe Tonkin as Phoebe Gladstone

Tasha de Vasconcelos as Maryse Trueblood

Josh Kloss as Robert Lightwood

Matthew Daddario as Alexander “Alec” Gideon Lightwood

Harry Shum, Jr. as Magnus Bane

Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Sophia Lightwood

Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis

Chandler Canterbury as Maxwell Joseph Lightwood

The Carstairs’  |  The Herondales

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You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boy whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since — on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to be displaced by your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me, there and everywhere, and will be. Estella, to the last hoursof my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil. — Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

Trans* and genderqueer Shadowhunters

Hey Cassandra! I know I’m one of MANY adults who have fallen deeply in love with your characters and their stories, and I can’t thank you enough for giving me a much-needed break from the day-to-day doldrums! 

Here’s my question. You obviously are socially-conscious enough to embrace diversity in your characters, we’ve seen (or will see) lesbian, gay and bi people interspersed throughout your stories. I am a fabulously full-figured woman of transsexual experience. Any chance we’ll see a trans* character down the line? 

Can’t wait for CoHF, and I mean I Literally. Cannot. Wait.“

Hello fabulous. :)

Thank you for your way too kind words. I do have a trans* character planned for TDA. Right now I’m working on shaping her and figuring out what makes her tick and what her goals and desires are, so I feel like I should keep my mouth shut until she’s more finalized. But she is a badass. :)

A few others have asked about genderqueer and/or genderfluid characters; there is one in TLH — Anna Lightwood.

Anna, with her confidence and her rejection of binary gender identity in a more repressive time, has been a fascinating character to develop… Anyway, I hope you will like these characters! I’m currently buried under piles of research and memoirs in the hopes of not screwing up too badly. If any trans* or genderqueer readers want to share thoughts about what they do or don’t like to see in representation I would be happy to listen.

You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boy whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since — on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to be displaced by your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me, there and everywhere, and will be. Estella, to the last hours of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil. — Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

Cecily and Gabriel’s little Anna was a year older than James, and had already blazed her way through the Institute. She sometimes made attempts to go for walks on her own in London, but was always blocked by Auntie Jessamine, who stood guard by the door. Whether or not Anna knew that Auntie Jessamine was a ghost was unclear. She was simply the loving, ethereal force by the doorway who shooed her back inside and told her to stop taking her father’s hats.
—  The Whitechapel Fiend
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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 James Herondale, who is parabatai with the always-delightful Matthew Fairchild, and has a very odd relationship with Tatiana’s Blackthorn’s ward Grace Blackthorn, whose brother Jesse Blackthorn may or may not be dead, a mystery that occupies the busy brain of writer Lucie Herondale, whose father would really prefer she marry 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 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, Christopher, who is the younger brother of the ever so sophisticated Anna Lightwood.

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TMI/TID meme: Shadowhunter Families [2/2] The Lightwoods (Gideon, Gabriel, Anna, Alec, Isabelle and Max)

“Lightwoods,” Magnus said. “They always have to have the last word.” - TMI Excerpt

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Anna and Christopher lightwood, children of Gabriel and Cecily lightwood. Anna lightwood is the eldest of Gabriel and Cecily’s children. She received much of her beauty from her mother but her eyes are green like her fathers. She rejects the “binary gender identity,” identifying herself as genderqueer, and she prefers to date women. Anna also received the family ruby necklace. Christopher is quite like Henry Barnwell, he is an inventor of sorts. Anna and Christopher also have a younger brother called Alexander who also received Cecily’s blue eyes.