Maryse Lightwood, Alec, Isabelle, Max's (and Jace's figurative, adoptive, as of City of Ashes and City of Glass) protective mother, who was once a part of Valentine's Circle. She and Jace have a tense relationship in City of Ashes, but it softens when Maryse (MAY-ris) confesses that she loves him as her own. He is from then on considered a part of their family.