Mini Review: “The Bane Chronicles” by Cassandra Clare

16303287~o~Rating~o~
4 stars

Warning: The following contains spoilers for both The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare.

Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.

This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material.

~o~My Review~o~

finally picked up the Magnus Bane chronicles. It had to do a lot with the Shadowhunters show and I wanted to know Magnus’ entire back story. (Side note: season 2 of Shadowhunters is SUCH a great improvement than season 1. So if you gave up on the show after that horrendous first season, I strongly encourage you to try season 2. From the fourth episode and on, there’s a new writing team and they’re a lot better than the previous one).

Anyway, I really liked the compilation of short stories about Magnus. I feel like I understand him more as a character now. All my favorite characters make an appearance. I was most excited to see Will and Tessa and I was practically jumping with joy when they showed up.

There are eleven short stories in total and most of them were great. My favorites were #4 – The Midnight Heir about Tessa and Will’s son. And #6 – Saving Raphael Santiago about, obviously, how Magnus saves Raphael (this one was just so sweet! And I love Raphael now). And also #10 The Course of True Love (and First Dates) in which Magnus and Alec go on their first date and THIS WAS SO CUTE!

There were two stories I didn’t care much about (What Really Happened in Peru and The Rise of the Hotel Dumort). But Magnus’ sass and snark almost make up for it.

The stories themselves are all about fifty pages or so long and they go by really fast. I read this in under five hours which is unusual for me because I’m a slow reader. There’s action, romance, humor and heartbreak.

I recommend this to anyone who has read all the other Cassandra Clare books. These stories are wonderful additions to the Shadowhunters world.

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4 thoughts on “Mini Review: “The Bane Chronicles” by Cassandra Clare

    1. Oo, Lady Midnight is SO GOOD (my second favorite Shadowhunter book after Clockwork Princess)!! If you already have it, I do recommend reading Magnus Bane Chronicles and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy before Lady Midnight to avoid potential spoilers. It’s not a huge spoiler though so you’re still fine if you read them afterwards.

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  1. I have read and loved the entire Mortal instruments series. I couldn’t stand the show though :/ Maybe in the future I’ll give it a second chance. I’ve read the first book in the Infernal Devices series… and after I polish off that trilogy I want to read this one! I am so glad a lot of the short stories are so enjoyable. A shame about the other two though!

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    1. The first season of the show was deplorable and needs a redo. Season 2 is so much better though so unless you’re like me and have to watch everything in order, just skip season 1 and start on season 2 (maybe read the episode summaries online to get the gist of what’s going on).

      I LOVE the Infernal Devices so much!!! It gets better and better with each book.

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