In Edwardian London, Magnus Bane discovers old friends and new enemies... including the son of his former comrade Will Herondale. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.
Magnus thought he would never return to London, but he is lured by a handsome offer from Tatiana Blackthorn, whose plans - involving her beautiful young ward - are far more sinister than Magnus even suspects. In London at the turn of the century, Magnus finds old friends, and meets a very surprising young man... the sixteen-year-old James Herondale.
This standalone short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. This story in The Bane Chronicles, The Midnight Heir, is written by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan.
©2013 Cassandra Clare (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
Okay I understand this short book is another of Magus stories, and that he should be the primary focus of it. In fact it annoys me when the a story about someone focuses on someone else. However in this case it seems like there is a larger story that Magus is just a small portion of and you are only being given a glimpse of his role in the story and nothing else. It seems incomplete, like you started in the middle of a story read a chapter and then stopped.
They changed narrators again for this one, he is not bad, not great but not bad, the 3rd book still has the best choice for Bane voice in my opinion. As far as telling of the story he did a decent job.
I'm really not sure. Seems like this book was over before it really ever started.
I love the Herondales. Will and Tessa
Well knowing that it is part of a short story collection no. But feeling as if a lot was left out there...... Yes. I need answers
if you just like a bunch of pointless short stories its for you
the only redeeming quality i found was that the narrator was good
I really loved the aspect of Will, Tessa and Jem being in this novella, but I feel like a little more of them would have been better. The whole memory/story itself just fell flat. There wasn't a whole of meat to it.
He was a good Bane, believable compared to some of the others
The scene when Jem, Tessa and Will were all oggling all over each other..was a little creepy and a bit much. With not a whole lot of purpose but to further why their son felt left out.
I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)
It's always cool to get a back story or more information on past and present characters. Being a fan of Tess and Will, I really enjoyed this one. It gives you glimpse into their son, James.
Hm, Magnus going to tatianas house was exiting, and it was cool hearing where she now was.
I think he performed Magnus very well. James also though.
Hm, I don't know.
It was so nice to hear about some of the old characters from The Infernal Devices. I'm a huge Cassandra Clare, and getting to hear about some of my favorite charectors, almost made me cry. The story is written amazing, and David did a good job.
The LOVE Triangle of Will/Tessa/Jem
Ok I'm hooked on the series and back stories I can't resist!!
Can't comment, I don't think its fair to the actor I'm listening to the series in order and find it completely annoying that all the actors are different in this series!
OMG the love is so palpable btwn those three and to revisit and see them again and their progress. I LOVE these guys I cried because I was so moved by their infinity for each other.
No, I just didn't like the story. I hoped for something more...
I think it was a fitting end to the book, since the story was not very attractive
The performance is all right, I didn't like this book.
I don't know, because I didn't like the book, but in the future, maybe i try again
It's worth listening the book, to follow the Bane adventures, and figured out what happen during this long and immortal life.
Acupuncture student with a long commute to school who loves quirky horror and sci-fi/fantasy
I absolutely loved the clockwork angel series and some of the characters from there are in this short story. I cried as I felt like I had my three favorite characters back even for a very short time. It is lovely and wonderful all of the bane chronicles are amazing, as Magnus is also one of my favorite characters from all of Cassandra claires work.
as stated above, Magnus Bane is amazing, funny and real and these short stories are a great way to see his imense life and all that he has experienced.
this book made me cry and laugh and love every minute that I got to spend with Will Tessa and Jem, I love them these characters are amazing
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