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Magnus Bane has a royal role in the French Revolution - if the angry mobs don’t spoil his spells. One of 10 adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

While in France, immortal warlock Magnus Bane finds himself attempting to rescue the royal family from the horrors of the French Revolution - after being roped into this mess by a most attractive count. Naturally, the daring escape calls for invisible air balloons.…

This standalone e-only 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 & Maureen Johnson (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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A Teenage Girl's Review

Loved it! The story was easy to follow and that romance? Holy crap, that was at least unexpected to the likes of me ( though I did pick up on the hints in disbelief ). I'd continue this series if George read the other books because I very much enjoyed listening to his sweet voice reading this amazing book to me. He's wonderful at this and his beautiful voice really brought the book to life, for me. And Magnus is a very interesting person; kinda materialistic, but sassy and flirtatious. Beautiful work from all those involved! Thank you for this great experience.

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Thank god I bought this for 50% off!!!!!

Literally, Magnus glamors Marie Annonette so that she can escape Paris and it fails. No humor, no fun characters, no story.....nothing. Not worth it

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BLAH

What disappointed you about The Runaway Queen?

that its a short story and you dont really get to know any of the characters but Bane...I know the chronicles are about him, but if your gonna write a story let the audience know who they are reading about

What could Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Put all the Chronicles (short stories) in one book and added a little more detail.

Which character – as performed by George Blagden – was your favorite?

none

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

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Magnus is the Sarah Jessica Parker of magic .. :(

Would you try another book from Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson and/or George Blagden?

Loved the Mortal Instruments. This was as painful to get through as when my wife had me watch Sex and the City with her. I will not be finishing this series.

Would you ever listen to anything by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson again?

Yes I will, if it is more similar to the Mortal Instruments.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Pretty clothes,Boring. Pretty faces, Boring. boring boring.

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Better, more what I expected

Again first note, this is a small sub story at just over an hour. However this was better then the 1st one, more focused, more flushed out and detailed. The story focuses around the Queen of France and Magus with various acquaintances. The Voice is closer to what I imagine Magus to be though still not perfect. If you are interested in a random story of Magus, I would suggest it though so far I do not see any tie to this story and the other main story lines it is simply a random side story, but someone what amusing.

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Very funny

Would you listen to The Runaway Queen again? Why?

Yes, because the book has good funny moments.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Magnus is the best character. On this short story we figured out some pieces on his relationships with Camille. I think this series give us elements to understand some chooses made by Magnus on the others books of Cassandra Clare.

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

No, this was the first time, and I liked a lot.

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

No.

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So So

Again, it's about Magnus Bane, hello. He's crazy! But I love the character. This short story left me w/more than a few questions about the Queen so I just focused on Magnus. Worth purchacing because he's just worth hearing about, this crazy fool.

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What!?!

What would have made The Runaway Queen better?

A connection to MI or ID unless it appears in MI^

What was most disappointing about Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson ’s story?

No connection to MI & ID

Which scene was your favorite?

Balloon Battle

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Magnus fashion sense

Any additional comments?

History was a spoiler, I like that he was "a part of History" but I was Like they cut her Head Off!! LOL

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