Heavenly Fire

Heavenly Fire

City of Heavenly Fire

“He performs great signs so that even he makes the fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.” comes from Revelations 13:13. I quote this verse because it relates to to the novel Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. It is the conclusion of the Mortal Instruments Series. The novel has Clary chasing after her brother Sebastian, who is turning Shadowhunters. He uses the Dark Cup (Grail). Clary and Jace travel to the realm of demons to vanquish Sebastian forever.

Sebastian is much like the false prophet that Revelations speaks of. He is the Anti-Christ that those with Angelic powers must battle. Interestingly, the Revelations verse goes on to talk about the mark of the beast. The mark is a brand to show those who have become Satan’s slave. However, elsewhere, The Beast also denotes Rome and other political nations. That nation was a reference to an ancient nation and yet it could just as easily be about the US or, hell, even Russia or China. The six “evil” empires of the past were Syria, Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome. The bible is very layered with symbolic meaning and specific references that most readers no longer get unless they are biblical scholars.

 

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About carilynn27

Reading and writing and writing about reading are my passion. I've been keeping a journal since I was 14. I also write fiction and poetry. I published my first collection of short stories, "Radiant Darkness" in 2000. I followed that up with my first collection of poetry in 2001 called "Journey without a Map." In 2008, I published "Persephone's Echo" another collection of poetry. Since then I've also published Emotional Espionage, The Way The Story Ended, My Perfect Drug and Out There. I have my BA in English from The Ohio State University at Mansfield and my MA in English Lit from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I also have my Post BA Certificate in Women's Studies. I am the mother of two beautiful children. :-)
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