Thursday, April 18, 2013

Day 3 of 84: Final Shadowhunter Tarot Cards: Christina Rosales from The Dark Artifices

Cassandra Jean has created Shadowhunter Tarot Cards. Some of the cards have been switched out for others (you can view all the ones that are out here), but Cassandra Clare announced on her tumblr that the card deck has been finalized. Each day starting from today, Cassie will post a new card on her tumblr. Some of the cards we have seen before and some we haven't, but be ware, there are spoilers!

Day 3:
This card corresponds to the High Priestess card. It’s a traditionally religious card. Cristina Mendoza Rosales is a Mexican Shadowhunter; she’s one of the main characters of the Dark Artifices. When I talked to readers in Mexico they asked for a Mexican Shadowhunter girl. I get asked for characters from specific geographical places a lot, but when I thought about setting a book in LA, where there’s such a huge Hispanic presence, it felt wrong not to include Cristina.

I’ve been asking lots of questions of my Mexican readers since starting to write about Cristina about what they’d like to see in a Mexican Shadowhunter girl, and a lot of the response I got was “strong in her faith.” So Cristina takes the High Priestess card here to show she is strong in her Shadowhunter faith. Cristina’s wise; she’s a little shy; she’s funny; she loves her family but she doesn’t always want to do what they say. She believes in angels. :) I hope you’ll like her.


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