The Bane Chronicles Paperback – 7 May 2015
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- Publisher : Walker Books (7 May 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 448 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1406360589
- ISBN-13 : 978-1406360585
- Reading age : 14 years and up
- Item Weight : 398 g
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 3.1 x 19.8 cm
- Country of Origin : United Kingdom
- Generic Name : BOOK
- Best Sellers Rank: #13,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Raghavan, Chennai on 15 August 2017
First released as separate ebooks and later published in this anthology titled The Bane Chronicles with Godfrey Gao (who played Bane in the Mortal Instruments movie) on the cover. i actually waited to finish City of Heavenly Fire, the last TMI book before taking this up and that had been the best decision I made because I've had the time of my life reading this book.
Laughter, sadness, conflict, giddiness, the sense of the bitter sweet. Magus' story brought so much out of us. Be it in Peru, England or New York, Magus' history brings out a sense of awe in us readers and fans of this fictional world. There were some favorites among the 11 and some were less but really, I have never laughed so much as I did while reading about the colorful life he led.
My favorite moments were definitely with his fellow warlock friends Ragnor Fell and Catarina Loss, Santiago (vampire) and his first date with Alec. Great job ladies. Oh I am definitely looking forward to the new series, The Dark Artifices to begin and the Shadowhunters tv series.
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The book made me laugh from the very beginning when reading about Magnus’ adventures in Peru. I enjoyed finding out more about the signing of the Accords, and seeing characters from the two series in a different context; the Herondale family feature heavily, plus Camille Belcourt and a young Charlotte Fairchild.
I loved the gothic feel of The Midnight Heir, and the Miss Havisham-like character of Tatiana, alone in a decaying mansion with her young ward. It’s much darker than most of the other tales, but it felt like the beginning of a story and not a complete story; I hope at some point we get to find out what kind of black magic Tatiana was trying to do, and what exactly was wrong with James Herondale! My other favourites were Saving Raphael Santiago, The Last Stand of the New York Institute and, of course, The Course of True Love (and First Dates).
I really like the way that Clare writes LGBT characters – not as an afterthought or a token gesture, but as rounded characters who express their sexuality but are not defined by it. It’s so refreshing to find a book with a main character who is openly bisexual, but without his sexuality being portrayed as a big deal or as the most interesting thing about him. The way he talks about his attraction to men and women feels so natural and relaxed.
Looking forward to reading Lady Midnight now!
If you love Magnus in Cassandra Clare's two collections then you will not be disappointed with this collection. We see Magnus up to no good for the most part but with a few minor characters along the way - Ragnor Fell and Raphael Santiago spring to mind. The relationship these two character have with Magnus is amazing and each story ties in wonderfully to the main plots; I never tire of a good "green-skinned" or "grumpy teenager" joke.
The stories are each very different and not all are especially about Magnus but rather just how he encountered a character. Raphael's story of how he became a vampire is particularly interesting and I'm surprised it hasn't been included in the main books because we find out more than I expected from this novella.
A must read for fans. This is funny, interesting and although some stories aren't as interesting as others, the world building is beautiful. Probably difficult to appreciate though if you don't know and love Magnus Bane and his friends - not that he would call them that!
They were all easy reads and I thought this was a fun book, it just isn't as impressive compared to most of Cassandra Clare's other stuff.
The representation on the front is not Magnus Bane from the Shadowhunters tv series, but the movie - or so my daughter tells me. I mean I know it's not the TV version (I've seen it) and she has seen the movie so I bow to her greater knowledge.
Hilarious and brilliant as one could only expect of Magnus Bane and loved how all the stories tied in with conversations and events that happened or were hinted at in the mortal instruments. Loved to see more of Catarina and Tessa and was interesting to find out what the favour Raphael owed magnus.
Fantastic work from Cassandra Claire and Sara - Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson. As usual I am not disappointed by yet another novel from the sharpshooter world. I was so caught up in the story of the Dark Artifices I forgot about and wished i'd read it sooner. 12/10