Mini and Spoiler-Free Review: The Bane Chronicles

Title: The Bane Chronicles

Authors: Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan

Publisher: McElderry Books

Rating: 4/5

Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.

This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material. 

Magnus is my favorite Mortal Instruments character. I love his sass and the way he talks, so having a whole book dedicated to him and his adventures was a dream come true. I loved reading about Magnus’s history and his past loves. I’m really happy with how true the book stayed to all the characters’ traits and personalities from other books. I also enjoyed watching Magnus meet all the characters and how he felt about them. I think my favorites were Vampires, Scones, and Edmund HerondaleThe Midnight Heir, and The Voice Mail of Magnus Bane.

It was a great group of short stories that really helped give insight onto Magnus and his character. If you’ve read the Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments and love Magnus, then check this out!

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