Satan's Rebellion and Fall: Part 1 of the Satanic Rebellion: Background to the Tribulation
And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, that there they should feed her a thousand two hundred sixty days. And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels:. And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven.
And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. And thou saidst in thy heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, I will sit in the mountain of the covenant, in the sides of the north.
I will ascend above the height of the clouds, I will be like the most High. But yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, into the depth of the pit.
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The Church affirms that Satan was once a good angel and that he and many other angels freely chose to reject God. Their choice was final and definite. Satan has no chance of repentance. This is because angels were given an extraordinary intellect, not clouded in any way.
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So Lucifer knew exactly what he was doing when he chose to rebel against God and he knew all the implications of it. This rebellion was accomplished at the beginning of time , shortly after the creation of the angels, before the creation of men. This can be deduced simply by the fact that Satan was already present at the Garden of Eden. An experienced storyteller, Clare moves the plot quickly to a satisfying end.
In spite of this they noted that the book was entertaining and would leave readers anticipating the next installment. Four other Mortal Instruments books also made the list. City of Ashes was No. Clare focuses on heavy subjects throughout her novels. She explores sexual orientation through several main characters who are gay or bisexual i. Alec in The Mortal Instruments ; Magnus Bane in both The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices , hones in on shifting family dynamics and the ways that family ultimately take priority, and infuses a few multicultural characters Magnus is half Indonesian, half Dutch; Jem of The Infernal Devices is half Chinese;  Maia Roberts, the leader of the New York werewolf pack, is biracial into a plot filled with a multiplicity of characters.
Clare delved deeply into world mythology in order to build the Shadowhunter world featured in The Mortal Instruments , The Infernal Devices , and all other offshoots of the series. There are strong influences from Paradise Lost and The Inferno ; while there are many references to Western religious mythology, Clare also studied world mythology deeply, specifically demonic myth featured in Japanese, Tibetan, and other Eastern cultural texts.
Her references to angels and nephilim throughout the series also come from this study of world religions and folklore.
These myths were then adapted to fit into her stories. This series consists of three books: Clockwork Angel , published on August 31, , Clockwork Prince , published December 6, , and Clockwork Princess , published March 19, Cassandra Clare has announced a new series of sequels called The Dark Artifices set in the same universe as The Mortal Instruments , but five years in the future.
This series will be a trilogy with many new characters plus some from City of Heavenly Fire and the focus will shift from New York to the Los Angeles Institute. The first book, Lady Midnight , was published on March 8, The second book, Lord of Shadows was released on May 23, The third and final book, Queen of Air and Darkness was published on December 4, The series consists of ten books that will be released over the course of There were graphic novel versions of her series released within the past several years to appeal to an even wider audience.
In , Screen Gems announced that they were going into production on the film adaptation of City of Bones ,  the first book in The Mortal Instruments series, with hopes of starting a successful film franchise. The film was originally due for release on August 23, , but was brought forward two days earlier, on August 21, There was so much from the book that we had to leave out of the Mortal Instruments film. In the series we'll be able to go deeper and explore this world in greater detail and depth.
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