Review: The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

The bane chroniclesBane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan.

Published November 11th 2014

Magnus Bane is my favorite character from The Mortal Instruments series and I loved him even more in The Infernal Devices series so I was super excited when I seen there was going to be 11 short stories written just about him. I was even more excited that all 11 stories were going to be released in hardcover. I was a little nervous about if all these shorts were going to be about and if they would all just be pointless. I tend to avoid short stories based on series’ because I normally find them to be pointless, boring, and basically just a money-making ploy. But The Bane Chronicles really surprised me and I actually really loved it.

I found each of the 11 story to be fun and enjoyable. I thought all of them were really well written and added even more complexity to Magnus.

I favorite story was What Really Happened in Peru. I know some people liked this one least but for me it was great. From the writing to the characters, everything was perfect. I truly have no words for how happy I was reading this. It was hilarious and emotional. It brought some new things to light about Magnus but it also kept the air of mystery about him that’s so appealing.
How Cassandra Clare created such an amazing character is beyond me.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was so much fun and I laughed out loud quite a bit. I love Magnus Bane even more after reading this. If you The Mortal Instruments and/or The Infernal Devices, I definitely recommend picking this book up.


11 thoughts on “Review: The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

  1. Me too! I wanted him to big a bigger part of that series so much. I’ve yet to actually read the last three books of Mortal Instruments so maybe his part gets big in the last few books. :D

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  2. From what I remember, and forgive me because my memory is horrible, but he remains much of a side character throughout the rest of the series, but I think he does appear more frequently through the last two books! He was a highlight of the series for me! :)


  3. I’m pretty sure the one with Edmund Herondale was my favourite but I also really liked the ones with Alec. Sorry I read the book a few months ago so I can’t remember their exact names :P

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