The Bane Chronicles

The Bane Chronicles

eBook - 2014
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A collection of eleven short stories, previously published online, that illuminate the life of the enigmatic, flashy, and flamboyant High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, a character in The Mortal Instruments series.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781442495661
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Oct 04, 2019

Entertaining. Undemanding. Magnus Bane is certainly Cassandra Clare's most charismatic character.

Jun 09, 2019

I love that Cassandra Clare gave Magnus Bane his own set of stories! This book is hilarious and fun! I love that it filled in some gaps of the other books and let us know more about one of my favorite characters!! Love this book (read it three times already).

Aug 07, 2018

Magnus Bane is easily one of my favourite characters in the world of Shadowhunters. I mean, who doesn’t love a warlock who likes sparkly things and owns a cat named Chairman Meow? This book is hilarious.

Sep 17, 2017

The wonderful Bane is one of my favorite characters. The back story with this book helps you understand him so much more.

Feb 12, 2017

Overall an enjoyable read. I really liked "What Really Happened in Peru" and "Saving Raphael Santiago", they were funny and heart-warming. Other stories were a bit long and boring. I didn't like the order of the stories though - I wished they'd been done in the order of when the stories took place i.e. I don't go from reading a story set in the mid-2000's to a story set in the 70-80's and then back to the mid-2000's.

I liked that although three different authors worked on this, two of whom are not the original creators, Magnus Bane seemed like the same Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments. However, the writing style was the same and even though that seems like a good thing, I felt like it was bad because I couldn't pick up on the writing styles of Brennan and Johnson. What's the point of three authors working on a book if it only sounds like it was written by one?

The last story in this book "The Voicemail of Magnus Bane" is my absolute favourite - I'm dying of laughter here! If you can't bear to read the other stories, just read this one. It's short and hilarious - I particularly loved Isabelle in this one!

Aug 23, 2016

are they any spoilers for the infernal devices series?

Aug 11, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Bane Chronicles. Normally, I don’t read novellas based around certain characters as most novellas I’ve read are horrible. However, when I learned the novella would be about the one and only Magnus Bane, I couldn’t help myself from buying the novel. I treasured getting to know Magnus better through his lifetime so much. It’s fascinating how there is such a distinct difference in his character when comparing the stories from where is younger and more care-free to him being older, wiser, and more mature. The complexity of Warlock Magnus Bane was perfectly captured in this novella and would absolutely recommended this to fans of Magnus Bane and the Shadow Hunters Chronicles. Rating – 5/5. @Average_Bookworm of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare is a collection of short stories revolving around the character Magnus Bane, who is in every instalment in the Shadowhunter Chronicles thus far. There are certain stories in this collection that I truly loved, like his first date with Alec Lightwood to seeing his relationship blossom with the vampire Raphael Santiago, most of the stories had me struggling to get through the book. The author tag teamed with two others, and in that case you can definitely see who Cassandra Clare is in her writing. I'd rate this 2.5/5 Stars. If you're a fan of the Shadowhunter series, I would recommend reading these stories but if you're not really a large fan, I'd recommend just reading the following: - Vampire, Scones and Edmund Herondale - The Midnight Heir - Saving Raphael Santiago - What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anyway) - The Course of True Love (And First Dates) - The Voicemail of Magnus Bane. @SeraphinaWilliams of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Overall, I gave this collection an average of 4.5/5 stars, due to the difference in appeal of each story. Although I highly enjoyed certain ones, such as the one of Will and Tessa being older, some did not appeal to me as much. The explanation of why Magnus Bane was banned from Peru was too repetitive and ongoing, and it did not strike me as much valuable. However, I enjoyed reading also about Magnus' past history, before The Mortal Instruments, with characters such as Camille. It really put into perspective the ways he may have viewed situations and did what he did later on. My favourite chapter would be the list of voicemails "difficulty retrieved from a phone burned severely with magical fire," that consisted of calls from Isabelle, Alec, Clary, an even Church (the cat). The humour put into it was clearly evident while reading, and it shows what was happening with "Malec", backstage from Clary's story. This was an altogether enjoyable book. 4.5/5 - @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Bane Chronicles is a set of novella’s following the life of Magnus Bane, and immortal 400 year old warlock who is present in all of Clare’s books concerning shadowhunters. Magnus Bane is one of my favourite characters, but is surrounded in a bit of mystery in the other books. Not much of his past is usually told, but these novellas allow the reader to finally get an understanding of events in his life that manifested the character they recognize. It made me very happy to be able to read of his life in various eras and see how the perspective of somebody facing immortality is different than a mortal’s point of view. 4/5. @ClockworkReader of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Jun 27, 2016

It gave a lot of backstory on Magnus, but it was also a little sad. Interesting addition to the book series.

fatimax Jun 02, 2016

My favorites are between the voicemails of Magnus Bane and his first date with Alec but am I the only one that skipped ahead to read everything on Alec and Magnus? I loved the book and it made me laugh out loud a million times. It was a spoiler because I hadn't finished the Infernal Devices series but that's okay (:

Grimmster1973 Apr 15, 2016

This book is AMAZING!!!! Bane is one of my FAVOURITE characters written by Claire and the stories in this are great! 10 out of 10

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Laura_X Aug 03, 2018

To them, as to Magnus, time was like rain, glittering as it fell, changing the world, but something that could also be taken for granted.

fatimax Jun 02, 2016

“It wasn’t funny for Bill Herondale!” -Magnus to the demon Elyaas

fatimax Jun 02, 2016

"The Lightwoods are seriously hot people. Some people say the Herondales used to be hot, but think about it-not only do we outnumber them, but we took their last hottie and we made him ours. Obviously, we won the victory.” -Isabelle

fatimax Jun 02, 2016

"Are you Magnificent Bane?"


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