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10 best and worst characters in The Infernal Devices series

The Infernal Devices

Much has happened in the Shadowhunter world since the release of Clockwork Princess in 2013.

I recently read Chain of Gold which made me want to pick up the Infernal Devices trilogy and before I knew it, I was staying up all night trying to devour the books as if my life depended upon it.

And Oh! the misery!

Cassandra Clare has a flair for writing some of the best love triangles ever. I really loved Chain of Gold though I have heard that Lady Midnight is the best first book written by the author and I’ll soon pick up The Dark Artifices trilogy since I’ve already read The Mortal Instruments.

I really loved the characters in this series more than the ones in The Mortal Instruments.

A lot of people are really biased towards the Herondales, the default heroes of Cassandra Clare’s world but wait for the surprise because I don’t agree.


10 WORST CHARACTERS IN THE INFERNAL DEVICES SERIES

10. JESSAMINE LOVELACE

One might argue that Jessie only did it because she wished for a life which she wanted more than anything else in the world and that she made up for her actions eventually, but it still does not justify her foolishness.

Jessamine Lovelace

It might be a little unfair to put her on this list but I did not love this character very much.

9. BENEDICT LIGHTWOOD

I was happy to see that Benedict Lightwood had very little role to play in the books (a lie?) and more than happy to see him go.

Also Lightworm.

Benedict Lightwood

8. ALEXEI DE QUINCEY

The man probably did not deserve what befell him but he was a villainous creature anyway for how he treated Camille Belcourt.

Alexei de Quincey

7. JOSIAH MORTMAIN

Every time this man opened his mouth, I felt like closing the book.

All that chatter about Charlotte not being enough was enough to make him a really despicable character, nevermind the mind games.

6. MRS. DARK

We only knew her briefly but it was enough. Along with Mrs. Black, this Eidolon demon is the ones responsible for creating the whole problem in the first place.

The Dark Sisters

5. TATIANA BLACKTHORN

Tatiana Blackthorn is a deluded character of evil disposition. You can not change my mind. While her loss was rather sad, her small and important role in Clockwork Princess was infuriating.

Tatiana Blackthorn

4. THE AUTOMATONS

It feels funny to put the Automatons in the list of the worst characters but they really were – the source of all sorrow for both the protagonists as well as the antagonists.

3. AXEL MORTMAIN

The mind behind the Clockwork War. Mortmain was an especially vile character even when he was not the Magister.

Axel Mortmain

2. MRS. BLACK

Um. Just the head!

1. NATHANIEL GRAY

I don’t think I have ever hated a character as much as I hated Nathaniel Gray. He was a coward who took advantage of the good will of other people and the reason why Jessamine Lovelace is on this list.

Nathaniel Gray

10 BEST CHARACTERS IN THE INFERNAL DEVICES SERIES

10. THOMAS

This man was good!

9. CECILY HERONDALE

I wish we had more of Cecily’s sass who is so much like Will but so unlike him at the same time.

Cecily Herondale

8. HENRY BRANWELL

Henry can do no wrong. Probably because he does not seem to notice anything other than Charlotte, Buford and his inventions.

But he’s always there and Charlotte and Henry are perfect.

Henry Branwell

7. GIDEON AND GABRIEL LIGHTWOOD

I can not think of them separate. They are Gideon and Gabriel, two sides of the same coin and some of their actions in Clockwork Princess are faintly reminiscent of George and Fred Weasley.

6. MAGNUS BANE

Have you ever wondered where would the Shadowhunters be without Magnus Bane?

Magnus Bane

5. CHARLOTTE FAIRCHILD

The great woman herself! She is strong, resilient and one of the best written characters in all of Cassandra Clare books.

Charlotte Fairchild

4. SOPHIE COLLINS

Yes, I like Sophie more than Charlotte because she was cool and her endurance for everything was mighty.

And let’s not forget that when Tessa and Sophie trained together, Sophie still had the responsibility of running the household and serving dinner etc. etc. and she did it without a word.

Sophie Collins

3. WILL HERONDALE

My heart aches for Will Herondale who gained so much but lost so much as well.

Cassandra Clare has no chill.

2. TESSA GRAY

I usually have very indifferent opinions about the heroines in YA fantasy series but really loved Tessa.

She was thoughtful and self aware, full of life and compassionate.

Tessa Gray

1. JAMES CARSTAIRS

Brother Zachariah!

(No introduction needed)

James Carstairs

Who are some of the worst and the best characters in the Infernal Devices trilogy according to you?

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