The Bane Chronicles

The Bane Chronicles

Book - 2014
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A collection of eleven short stories, previously published online, that illuminate the life of the enigmatic, flashy, and flamboyant High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, a character in The Mortal Instruments series.
Publisher: New York :, Margaret K. McElderry Books,, 2014
ISBN: 9781442496002
9781442495999
1442495995
Branch Call Number: TEEN FIC Cla
Characteristics: 507 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Silveyf
Sep 17, 2017

The wonderful Bane is one of my favorite characters. The back story with this book helps you understand him so much more.

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akzfineart
Feb 12, 2017

Overall an enjoyable read. I really liked "What Really Happened in Peru" and "Saving Raphael Santiago", they were funny and heart-warming. Other stories were a bit long and boring. I didn't like the order of the stories though - I wished they'd been done in the order of when the stories took place i.e. I don't go from reading a story set in the mid-2000's to a story set in the 70-80's and then back to the mid-2000's.

I liked that although three different authors worked on this, two of whom are not the original creators, Magnus Bane seemed like the same Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments. However, the writing style was the same and even though that seems like a good thing, I felt like it was bad because I couldn't pick up on the writing styles of Brennan and Johnson. What's the point of three authors working on a book if it only sounds like it was written by one?

The last story in this book "The Voicemail of Magnus Bane" is my absolute favourite - I'm dying of laughter here! If you can't bear to read the other stories, just read this one. It's short and hilarious - I particularly loved Isabelle in this one!

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titee
Aug 23, 2016

are they any spoilers for the infernal devices series?

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 11, 2016

Overall, I gave this collection an average of 4.5/5 stars, due to the difference in appeal of each story. Although I highly enjoyed certain ones, such as the one of Will and Tessa being older, some did not appeal to me as much. The explanation of why Magnus Bane was banned from Peru was too repetitive and ongoing, and it did not strike me as much valuable. However, I enjoyed reading also about Magnus' past history, before The Mortal Instruments, with characters such as Camille. It really put into perspective the ways he may have viewed situations and did what he did later on. My favourite chapter would be the list of voicemails "difficulty retrieved from a phone burned severely with magical fire," that consisted of calls from Isabelle, Alec, Clary, an even Church (the cat). The humour put into it was clearly evident while reading, and it shows what was happening with "Malec", backstage from Clary's story. This was an altogether enjoyable book. 4.5/5 - @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Lyoday
Jun 27, 2016

It gave a lot of backstory on Magnus, but it was also a little sad. Interesting addition to the book series.

fatimax Jun 02, 2016

My favorites are between the voicemails of Magnus Bane and his first date with Alec but am I the only one that skipped ahead to read everything on Alec and Magnus? I loved the book and it made me laugh out loud a million times. It was a spoiler because I hadn't finished the Infernal Devices series but that's okay (:

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Broncos1988
Apr 15, 2016

This book is AMAZING!!!! Bane is one of my FAVOURITE characters written by Claire and the stories in this are great! 10 out of 10

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lipglossgirl
Nov 27, 2015

BEST BOOK EVER. The Malec stories were my favorite, but then, I can never get enough Malec. I was really hoping to know what actually happened in Peru, and while I guess the world will never know, the Peru story was hilarious. I laughed out loud in the middle of the library when Ragnor ate guinea pigs. I did find a couple of the stories boring, since I didn't read the Infernal Devices. Even after reading this wonderful book, I would still have to say that the extra scene on Cassandra Clare's website is my favorite Malec moment. Well, there's my long and rambling review. I love this book with all my heart. Peace

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kimh454
Sep 20, 2015

I loved this. If you're having trouble waiting until Lady Midnight comes out, reading this might help.

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Rozywang
Jul 13, 2015

I love Cassandra's writing. The Bane Chronicles is a book with little short stories of his life. Some stories were a bit of a drag and I didn't think they were super interesting. I absolutely loved the one with Alec. They're so adorable together.

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fatimax Jun 02, 2016

“It wasn’t funny for Bill Herondale!” -Magnus to the demon Elyaas

fatimax Jun 02, 2016

"The Lightwoods are seriously hot people. Some people say the Herondales used to be hot, but think about it-not only do we outnumber them, but we took their last hottie and we made him ours. Obviously, we won the victory.” -Isabelle

fatimax Jun 02, 2016

"Are you Magnificent Bane?"

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Feb 21, 2015

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