When immortal warlock Magnus Bane attends preliminary peace talks between the Shadowhunters and the Downworlders in Victorian London, he is charmed by two very different people: the vampire Camille Belcourt and the young Shadowhunter, Edmund Herondale. Will winning hearts mean choosing sides?
This standalone short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the number-one New York Times best-selling series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.
©2013 Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
It seems as we go through this series it improves. The second was better then the first, and this one trumped both of them. This is the Magus Bane I was expecting. It ties into the history of the shadow hunters, brings in another of the characters from the mortal instruments series, explaining some of the relationships in those books, and explaining some of the details behind the Shadow Hunter. But more importantly you truly see some of what forms who and what Magus is and where some of his reactions come from.
The Voice even seems more like Magus and Narration is taken up a notch from the former two.
In case you are looking at the various books they are all short stories and from what I have seen so far do not need to be listened to in order they are independent stories.
This is a great short listen. Great for the ride to work.
I do love Magnus, but I think in this book Edmund would be my favorite. I can see how other characters from Clare's other book are the way they are and can see them in Edmund Herondale.
This is the first Andrew Scott performance I have listened to. I really like him. I feel he has been the best so far in the Bane books.
What would you do for love?
Best book of the series so far.
i went into reading this thinking it would give me more information about the mortal instruments series but it didn't...the stories were short
This series of books hasn't turned me off from the genre but certainly didn't seem to be as interesting as the mortal instruments series
the narrator was fine, he read well and portrayed the characters well
this is an over priced series. it is a collection of short stories and should be sold that way, not individually
Love is deeper than death in this elegant novella, and the distinctions among the immortals, the magical and the mundanes perfect.
Yes. These are a lovely addition to the fuller stories and who doesn't love Magnus?
I thought this was a great performance and would love to hear more readings from Andrew Scott
Yes, insight into the Accords, Camille, Magnus Herondales. Very interesting
Yes it was only 1hr
Series not consistent so it's sort of annoying but the insight is such that I can't help myself
Yes, because on this particular book, we figured out what happen to the Willian's father. What happend and why he decided give up of htis life as shadownhunter. And, the last momnent the book, Cassandra makes a subtle reference to her other book. I like a lot.
How can not be Magnus Bane, again? Of course Edmund is interesting, but the story is about Magnus adventures. So, he is the principal.
I don't know. A movie could ruin everthing thing.
Yes. Love his voice and his vocal interpretation of the characters in this book.
The hole book
"My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm
Overall, it's a good purchace. Magnus is an impish, child-like character though he's like 100's of years old. If it's about him, it's worth the listen. This one was far better than the one about Peru.
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