Vi fick även ett citat från bokserien The Last Hour som ju utspelar sig tiden efter The Infernal Devices. Här rör det sig om tankar runt dansen vals och karaktärerna James och Cordelia.
James and Matthew separated, Matthew to dance with Lucie, and James to speak to his parents. Cordelia saw them glance over toward her and looked away quickly; still, she was not at all surprised when James appeared a moment later in front of her, flashing a smile at his aunt and uncle.
“Miss Carstairs,” he said, with a slight bow in Cordelia’s direction. “Would you favor me with this dance?”
“It’s a waltz,” said Cordelia’s mother, before Cordelia could speak. “My daughter does not know how to waltz.”
Cordelia bit her lip. She certainly knew how to dance: her mother had engaged an expert instructor to teach her the quadrille and the lancer, the stately minuet and the cotilion. But the waltz was a seductive dance, one where you could feel your partner’s body against yours, scandalous when it had first become popular.
She very much wanted to waltz with James.
Recently we were also treated to a snippet from the book series The Last Hour– taking place after The Infernal Devices. This quote revolvs around James and Cordelia.
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