If publishers are throwing up roadblocks to wider representation of different parts of society, then we need to try harder to write books about them,”
Cassandra Clare told fans at Hay Festival in Wales.
Clare told audiences that some publishers she shopped THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS series to wouldn’t even consider publishing the books because they feature a relationship between two male characters, Alec Lightwood and Magnus Bane. However, this is part of Alec that revealed itself to her very early on through his demeanor and relationship with his parabatai:
Sometimes characters tell you things about themselves,” she said, “Alec was angry, and I realised he was in love with [his adopted brother] Jace”