New Sneak Peek at ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ – Shadowhunter Children’s Rhyme


Cassandra Clare shared on her Tumblr a new snippet from City of Heavenly Fire in which we are given the Shadowhunter children’s rhyme. When you read it imagine children’s voices saying it:

Black for hunting through the night

For death and mourning the color’s white

Gold for a bride in her wedding gown

And red to call enchantment down.

White silk when our bodies burn,

Blue banners when the lost return.

Flame for the birth of a Nephilim,

And to wash away our sins.

Gray for knowledge best untold,

Bone for those who don’t grow old.

Saffron lights the victory march,

Green will mend our broken hearts.

Silver for the demon towers,

And bronze to summon wicked powers.

— Shadowhunter children’s rhyme.


About Josephine Hardy

A 26-year-old writer from Melbourne, Australia currently living with her husband in Fayetteville, Arkansas (USA). Content Marketing Producer at Simply Measured, hobby genealogist, cat lover, and world traveler.

Posted on June 18, 2013, in Book News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. And this is why I need to get more active on tumblr. I love this!! Ahhhhhhh!

  2. City of Heavenly Fire…the rhyme says flame for the birth of a nephilim or to wash away our sins…which will it be in the last book? hmmmm…..

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