The City Of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments) begins from where the story ends in the City Of Bones. There is no repetition of the facts and no wasting of time but action and a lot of action. The book is dark and gory and this sequel contains a lot of violence and bloodshed for readers, like slit throats and wrists. Clary Fray is a demon slayer and can see faeries, vampires, and werewolves of the downworld. Her mother has been induced to a coma by magic. Clary cannot leave and does not want to leave the world of shadowhunters, her best friend Simon, and her love Jace who surprisingly turns out to be her brother. Clary is in a fix as she has to solve the most important issues in her life. First, she has to get her mother back to senses which can be done only by finding her evil father, Valentine. Second is to stop the murdering of children of the downworld. In the middle of all this the Soul-Sword is stolen.