The Bane Chronicles

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2014

Magnus Bane, the gorgeous, powerful High Warlock of Brooklyn, is perhaps the most beloved character to spring from Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters books, which include the Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments series. The former takes place in Victorian London, the latter in present-day New York, and the half-demon, centuries-old Bane is part of both worlds. Bane has been everywhere and done everything, and his fascination extends beyond the series he was created for. In this story collection, written by Clare and fellow authors Johnson and Brennan, Bane takes center stage and becomes the kind of charistmatic, larger-than-life figure readers never forget. Bonus points for the irresistible story titles, including “The Course of True Love (And First Dates)” and “The Voicemail of Magnus Bane.”

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"11 clever, touching, and hilarious short stories."
Kirkus Reviews
2014-09-14
Eleven short stories about two centuries in the life of everyone's favorite bisexual, biracial, immortal warlock from Clare's hyperpopular Shadowhunters series, most previously published in electronic-only editions. The tales begin in 1791 Peru, where the debauched Magnus Bane revels in sex, alcohol and troublemaking. They close in the present day, concerned with relationship dramas and the battles of the prior books. Standing alone, the early stories (featuring a fashion-obsessed Magnus hopping into bed with all attractive comers) are mostly dissatisfying. Taken as a whole, however, the collection shows compelling development of Magnus from flirtatious playboy to flirtatious playboy with a secret heart of gold to the fashionable-but-serious High Warlock of Brooklyn who throws himself between innocents and danger. The volume stands as support for Clare's multiple ongoing series and features too many tales that break off without resolution, satisfying mostly as emotional background for Magnus and his found family. Occasional choppy prose isn't Clare's usual mode, though there's plenty of the more-typical grandiloquent stylings: Eyes are like "grass under the dew," "a crystal glass filled brimful with crisp white wine and held up to catch the light of a blazing sun" or "deep alluring lakes with sirens in their depths." There is less snark as well, perhaps a result of the collaboration with Rees Brennan and Johnson. Only for series completists and fans of Magnus Bane—but who isn't a fan of Magnus Bane? (Fantasy. 14 & up)
School Library Journal
09/01/2014
Gr 9 Up—While he does not have a starring role, Magnus Bane, Warlock extraordinaire, is one of the most popular characters in Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" and "Infernal Devices" series (both S. & S.). His fabulous lifestyle, scandalous love affairs, outrageous parties, exotic excursions, and unique position with Downworlders (vampires, demons, werewolves), Mundanes (humans), and Shadow Hunters (half-angel demon hunters) are only briefly touched upon—until now. Fans of Clare's books will eagerly devour the 10 short stories, which were previously only available as individual ebooks. The tales are organized chronologically, with the majority of them taking place during the Victorian-era "Infernal Devices" series; two feature Bane and Alec, including their hilarious first date. Every story is preceded by a quotation and a one-page comic, drawn in manga-style, highlighting an important scene. Clare has teamed up with authors Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan to flesh out the lengthy life of Bane, giving readers a unique insight into the characters and events they know from Clare's other books. At the same time, readers unfamiliar with the "Shadow Hunters" series will easily be able to pick up this book and enjoy it without much confusion. The stories are equally engaging and are organized well, seamlessly building on one another. An essential purchase for any library that has a Cassandra Clare following.—Marissa Lieberman, East Orange Public Library, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442495999
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publication date: 11/11/2014
  • Series: Bane Chronicles Series
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 53
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices trilogy, and coauthor of the Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson. She also wrote The Shadowhunter's Codex with her husband, Joshua Lewis. Her books have more than 35 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices trilogy, and coauthor of the Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson. She also wrote The Shadowhunter's Codex with her husband, Joshua Lewis. Her books have more than 35 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.

Sarah Rees Brennan is the author of the critically acclaimed Unspoken. The first book of her Demon’s Lexicon series received three starred reviews and was an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. Unspoken and Team Human, a novel cowritten with Justine Larbalestier, were YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults picks and TAYSHAS picks. Visit her at SarahReesBrennan.com.

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA adult novels, including 13 Little Blue Envelopes, The Name of the Star and The Madness Underneath. Maureen was named one of Time magazine’s top 140 people to follow on Twitter. Visit her at MaureenJohnsonBooks.com or follow her on Twitter at @MaureenJohnson.

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  • Posted November 29, 2014

    I could not wait to get my hands on this book! I Love Magnus Ban

    I could not wait to get my hands on this book! I Love Magnus Bane and his eclectic personality and wanted to know as much as I could about his past and present and what happened in Peru! He would be the Superstar character in a movie and what a character!! This book did ot let me down!! I loved it!!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2014

    I was SOO disappointed in this.  Very little content, most of th

    I was SOO disappointed in this.  Very little content, most of the short stories are just a rehash of things we already read about in other books retold from Magnus' perspective.  I was really expecting some new content.  Don't waste your money

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2014

    A fun, fast read

    If you are a fan of this series then The Bane Chronicles cannot be missed. Through short stories, you get to see Magnus before and during the series with the added fun of seeing things from his point of view. 507 pages but I read it a quick two days!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2014

    Not tjat great

    It wasn't as great as the mortal instruments series and the imfernal devices series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    I really enjoyed this! Obviously, you need to have some understa

    I really enjoyed this! Obviously, you need to have some understanding of the Shadowhunter world to enjoy and understand a lot of these stories (or risk being spoiled), but it's fun. I waited for this so I could read all of them at once rather than individually as they were released, but for me it was worth it. Magnus Bane is a great character, and while I could definitely sense when the writing was different than just Cassandra Clare's usual style, it was a good peek into other events in the series we already have.

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  • Posted December 19, 2014

    If your favorite character is Magnus Bane, then it should be Obvious

    This book is funny; I enjoyed it. Magnus Bane sort of saves this series from sucking, ( Though the humor of the first three book itself is great. Give credit when credit is due, you know)
    so if you like Magnus then you should definitely read it. Interesting stories with an interesting character as the main protagonist. This shows Magnus as a three dimensional person rather than just the sassy comedic relief. However this book has alot of one liners to enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2014

    Kinda disappointed

    Honestly, I'm kinda disappointed. The writing style wasn't that great compared to Cassandra Clare's writing style alone. I think it would've really been better if Cassie had just written it by herself. Magnus is such a great character and I really think that he deserved to have the Bane Chronicles written completely by Cassandra Clare.

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  • Posted December 5, 2014

    Love this book!

    This is one of the best series I have ever read. I definitely recommend this to someone who loves the series but doesn't have the time to sit and read a whole book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2014

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    Add me please

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Sara to lucy

    "Is that your horse?" She inquires.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Lucy

    Was stanfing busy cleaning out a stall

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2014

    Click here

    Match maker at asterson res 1. Pass it on

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2014

    We are voting at mt. Zeph

    This week. Go to zeph res one.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2014

    *squee*

    I love Magnus! He's so awesome! All the stories were great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Its fate

    This is avaible on my nirthday

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