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Review: The Bane Chronicles

Hello, today I’m going to post my last Cassandra Clare novel, I promise! Today it’s The Bane Chronicles.

So I posted the Mortal Instruments, and the Infernal Devices so that this novel made sense. (Although if you’re an avid Clare reader, and have read all her novels, then this one would need no introduction) But for those of you who may have not read them all, or any of them, then you won’t know about Magnus Bane, and all his clever tricks, and his trouble making. I’ve linked my reviews so you can read them, and possibly decide to read those other series.

The Bane Chronicles is all about the character Magnus Bane who the reader meets in the Mortal Instruments. And I’m so happy that Clare wrote a separate novel for him because this character is by far the best character in all the series! (I know this is just my opinion, but seriously this character is hard not to like.)

The Bane Chronicles
The Bane Chronicles

The Bane Chronicles by: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan & Maureen Johnson: The stories of Magnus Bane, the High Warlock of Brooklyn, and everything he’s been through for the hundreds of years he’s been alive. Starting from the eighteenth century to today. These chronicles made for a really interesting read, and a more in-depth perspective and point of view of the character Magnus. Introduced in the Mortal Instruments series, Bane has been the source of comic relief, helping the good guys out, and of course his love story with Alec. This novel takes a look at his life and all the things he’s done, and the relationships he’s had, both romantically and platonically. It was crafty and fun to read about the most flamboyant character in the whole series. Bane was seriously under-written in the other novels, but this novel really made him shine, and really showcased what an incredible character he is. Clare does a wonderful job of creating him, down to all his very detailed Doc Martin shoes. Overall, if you’re a fan of anything Cassandra Clare has written where Magnus Bane is involved, you will love these little stories; they are truly funny, and a little heartbreaking, but for the most part truly fabulous.


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