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
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.
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.
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.
Very little action and magic from Magnus and way to much fluff.
No, because you don't find out what happened in Peru!
It had it's funny points but to leave us with no answer was mean, I felt robbed of my money.
Yes. I love Magnus Bane he is my favorite character.
Loved his drunken adventure. Him being so drunk and flying around on a magic carpet.
Learning about his childhood. So sad about what his mother did.
Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of Cassandra Clare's books. With this book however, I was deeply disappointed. It read like a diary thru the years of Magnus Bane's life and travels in Peru, which would have been fine, except that it was utterly boring. I found that I couldn't connect to these characters enough to care about their adventures. Secondly, the book was so short, that I feel it was a ripoff at the price I paid. It isn't likely that I will purchase the other books in this series.
less effort trying to make Magnus look like a 'wild & crazy' guy
I have read/listened to and enjoyed all the shadowhunter books.
Dull and lifeless. I don't like over-the-top but this needed more oomph!
Magnus has become a deep and complicated character. This is a shallow caricature. Hopefully, later stories will have more depth.
Science fiction, fantasy and mystery listener. Love anything with a good plot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 all the short stories were combined- perhaps.
I'm sad that this wasn't as good as I'd hoped.
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