Now THIS ONE is the one that I can get on board with.
I have a soft spot for Raphael (the book Raphael, not the TV Raphael or the movie Raphael), especially after how you learn how he became a vampire and how he got to the point that he is in now.
Raphael’s mom (there’s no way to get around that) goes to Magnus because her son as disappeared and she wants him back. There have been rumors and sightings of blood-sucking monsters and she was one of the defenders against them.
Later, Magnus learns about a horrible, scary, unbelievable monster that a past lover has welcomed to New York City with open arms…
I love learning more about Magnus’ past though. It explains a lot more of his personality and why he does the things that he does. He is probably the best character that Clare has wrote honestly.