Short Story Companion to The Mortal Instruments Series and The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Summery from Goodreads
A Collection of Ten Short Stories centred around Magnus Bane. Each short story is going to be published as an ebook followed by a Full Single Print Coming 2014
Ever wondered about the enigmatic, mysterious warlock Magnus Bane? The only character to appear in every Shadowhunter book, Magnus has a past even more shrouded in mystery than his present. I’ve teamed up with acclaimed YA writers Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan to create the Bane Chronicles, the back (and front) story of Magnus told in ten linked tales.
Look for short stories like Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale; The Rise and Fall of the Hotel Dumort; Saving Raphael Santiago and What To Buy The Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anyway). Each story will be available as an ebook on a monthly basis starting April 16 with the tale of What Happened In Peru.
Each story will be released monthly online for the next ten months — and then for those who don’t read e-books, the full print collection will be available in bookstores and wherever else books are sold after the Chronicles have been finished.
Magnus Bane is a character from Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. If you have not read those books your enjoyment of these stories will not be the same. Also read both series before reading these stories as they have spoilers about what happens to some of the characters in those series.
The Bane Chronicles is a book of 11 short stories about Magnus Bane’s adventures over the years. From Peru to Paris to New York to London. Be it the 1700s,1800s,1900s or today. Ranging from saving a queen,to saving a Herondale,to his first date with Alec. From moments ranging from laugh out load funny to heartfelt and toughing. The Bane Chronicles has it all.
I enjoyed meeting characters from up and coming books and getting to know better or getting to know at all characters from past books. As usually Cassandra Clare’s characters sucked me in. Before I knew it I had read 100 pages. I really liked that she teamed up with friends to write these stories and can see that in the writing. Magnus Bane is one of my favorite fictional characters and I had such a great time reading all about his adventures. My two favorite stories were The Midnight Heir and The Course of True Love(and First Dates). My two least favorite stories were The Runaway Queen and The Rise of the Hotel Dumort. I loved and drooled a lot over the beautiful artwork depicting a scene from each story. This book was so worth the wait it took to come out and can’t wait for Lady Midnight coming out next year.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Content Rating: PG-13
Happy Reading Y’All
The Reading Rebel