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What Really Happened in Peru: The Bane Chronicles, Book 1 | [Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan]

What Really Happened in Peru: The Bane Chronicles, Book 1

There are good reasons Peru is off-limits to Magnus Bane. Follow Magnus’s Peruvian escapades as he drags his fellow warlocks Ragnor Fell and Catarina Loss into trouble, learns several instruments (which he plays shockingly), dances (which he does shockingly), and disgraces his host nation by doing something unspeakable to the Nazca Lines.
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Publisher's Summary

Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices know that Magnus Bane is banned from Peru—and now they can find out why. One of 10 adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

There are good reasons Peru is off-limits to Magnus Bane. Follow Magnus’s Peruvian escapades as he drags his fellow warlocks Ragnor Fell and Catarina Loss into trouble, learns several instruments (which he plays shockingly), dances (which he does shockingly), and disgraces his host nation by doing something unspeakable to the Nazca Lines.

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. This story in The Bane Chronicles, What Really Happened in Peru, is written by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan.

©2013 Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Paula GRAND RAPIDS, MI, United States 07-21-13
    Paula GRAND RAPIDS, MI, United States 07-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining"

    I am new to this series, having read only The City of Bones so far. I am listening to these short stories and enjoying them a lot. I like Magnus and enjoy learning more about him.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Charisse Teaneck, NJ, United States 12-17-13
    Charisse Teaneck, NJ, United States 12-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Cute insight to Magnus, But waste of time"
    Would you listen to What Really Happened in Peru again? Why?

    No, because you don't find out what happened in Peru!


    What was most disappointing about Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan ’s story?

    It had it's funny points but to leave us with no answer was mean, I felt robbed of my money.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katt978 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 10-03-13
    Katt978 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 10-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Co-authored for sure!"
    Would you try another book from Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan and/or Jesse Williams?

    No, the writing style in this story was very different from Cassandra Clare's other works. It is very obvious that it was co-authored.


    Would you recommend What Really Happened in Peru to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, the writing style was not as effective as Cassandra Clare's other books, it felt more like a summary of a larger story than an actual story. The whole thing felt rushed and lacking important details.


    What didn’t you like about Jesse Williams’s performance?

    He read way too fast, I tried to slow the reading speed down but it didn't work on my phone, there was a strange echo. The narrator read like he was 16 and taking on the phone to his buddies- he sped thru the entire story.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    If all the short stories were combined- perhaps.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sad that this wasn't as good as I'd hoped.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Latoya Malden, MA, United States 06-11-13
    Latoya Malden, MA, United States 06-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it"
    Would you listen to What Really Happened in Peru again? Why?

    Yes. I love Magnus Bane he is my favorite character.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved his drunken adventure. Him being so drunk and flying around on a magic carpet.


    Have you listened to any of Jesse Williams’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Learning about his childhood. So sad about what his mother did.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer CANONSBURG, PA, United States 05-14-13
    Amazon Customer CANONSBURG, PA, United States 05-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "So fun, Loved It!"

    I loved this book. Jesse Williams did a wonderful job narrating. The flow and the tone is just how I imagined Magnus Bane would be. Very entertaining, I would love to see more stories of Magnus Bane, especially if Jesse Williams would be the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Moss Reno, NV United States 06-19-13
    Vicki Moss Reno, NV United States 06-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This Character does not sound like Magnus Bane"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I cannot think of anyone


    Would you ever listen to anything by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan again?

    Possibly


    Which scene was your favorite?

    none


    What character would you cut from What Really Happened in Peru?

    Magnus Bane


    Any additional comments?

    This was written in an elementary school style of writing with adult content. It also depicted Magnus Bane as a fool. I did not see the Magnus Bane of Cassandra Clare's book in this character.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    James 08-23-14
    James 08-23-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Not what I expected...."
    Would you try another book from Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan and/or Jesse Williams?

    The Magnus Bane in The Mortal Instruments was entertaining while performing magnificent deeds. The majority of this was about his love of clothing, jewelry, men and women. Boring Boring Boring.


    What was most disappointing about Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan ’s story?

    Very little action and magic from Magnus and way to much fluff.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter 06-28-14
    Peter 06-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Childish"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    less effort trying to make Magnus look like a 'wild & crazy' guy


    Would you be willing to try another book from Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan ? Why or why not?

    I have read/listened to and enjoyed all the shadowhunter books.


    What didn’t you like about Jesse Williams’s performance?

    Dull and lifeless. I don't like over-the-top but this needed more oomph!


    What character would you cut from What Really Happened in Peru?

    not sure


    Any additional comments?

    Magnus has become a deep and complicated character. This is a shallow caricature. Hopefully, later stories will have more depth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cozy Reader Canada 03-12-14
    Cozy Reader Canada 03-12-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Magnus Bane in Peru!"

    In the first book in the Bane Chronicles, the reader journeys with warlock Magnus Bane to Peru on adventures of the mortal and magical kind. Magnus, together with fellow warlock Ragnus, causes all sorts of mischief and adventure as he unravels the tale of why he is banned from Peru.

    I've only read the first two books in the Mortal Instruments series but I couldn't resist trying this new series that centres around Magnus Bane. I must confess that Magnus is one of my favorite characters in the Mortal Instruments series. I really like his style, flair and sense of humor and was looking forward to reading more about him in this new series.

    The first book tells of his adventures in Peru and oh what wild adventures they are! In one time he gets so drunk that he enchants a carpet and flies across the desert in it. In another he tries to help a ship avoid pirates and both Rangus and Magnus end up in a mess of guano!

    Ragnus was a fun, snarky character, who is the opposite of Magnus, but still a hoot. They make a good combination together.

    I liked this first story and plan to read the rest of the short stories in this series. Well recommended for fantasy fans and fans of the Mortal Instruments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Knoxville, TN, United States 12-10-13
    Linda Knoxville, TN, United States 12-10-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not the level I was expecting"

    Having read the Mortal Instruments and Magus being a favorite character, I was expecting something more, a higher quality then we got in this mini book. First note it is a mini book right at an hour. The interaction between the characters seemed forced, the stories told seem half formed thoughts nothing perused in depth. Magus temperament was fairly dead on. the voice of the narrator did not really fit what I imagine Magus would sound like, but that the narration was still good.

    Its okay and worth the 2 ish dollars, certainly not worth a credit. Over all sum up I expected better from Cassandra Clare especially for this particular character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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