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Publisher's Summary

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

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Now THAT is what I was wanting

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.

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Best one yet

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a great short listen. Great for the ride to work.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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.

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

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.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

What would you do for love?

Any additional comments?

Best book of the series so far.

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Very Good

The voice actors voice was defiantly the closest to what I imagined for Bane. Defiantly.

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HMMMM...

What would have made The Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale better?

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

Has The Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale turned you off from other books in this genre?

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

How did the narrator detract from the book?

the narrator was fine, he read well and portrayed the characters well

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

disappointment

Any additional comments?

this is an over priced series. it is a collection of short stories and should be sold that way, not individually

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awesome!!!!

💘 it!!!!!!!!!!! amazing, so much yo think about! will definitely read it again!!! thank you

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  • Just Abi
  • Westminster, CO United States
  • 06-03-15

More Serious Than Death

Love is deeper than death in this elegant novella, and the distinctions among the immortals, the magical and the mundanes perfect.

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Great Fun

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. These are a lovely addition to the fuller stories and who doesn't love Magnus?

What about Andrew Scott’s performance did you like?

I thought this was a great performance and would love to hear more readings from Andrew Scott

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This was worth it

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, insight into the Accords, Camille, Magnus Herondales. Very interesting

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it was only 1hr

Any additional comments?

Series not consistent so it's sort of annoying but the insight is such that I can't help myself

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Amazing

Would you listen to The Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale again? Why?

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.

Who was your favorite character and why?

How can not be Magnus Bane, again? Of course Edmund is interesting, but the story is about Magnus adventures. So, he is the principal.

Which character – as performed by Andrew Scott – was your favorite?

Magnus Bane,

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I don't know. A movie could ruin everthing thing.

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Love these books.

Would you listen to The Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale again? Why?

Yes. Love his voice and his vocal interpretation of the characters in this book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale?

The hole book