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The Bane Chronicles 1: What Really Happened in Peru

The Bane Chronicles 1: What Really Happened in Peru [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Rees Brennan , Cassandra Clare
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

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There are good reasons Peru is off-limits to Magnus Bane. Follow Magnus’s Peruvian escapades as he drags his fellow warlocks Ragnor Fell and Catarina Loss into trouble, learns several instruments (which he plays shockingly), dances (which he does shockingly), and disgraces his host nation by doing something unspeakable to the Nazca Lines.

This standalone e-only short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the number-one New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 639 KB
  • Print Length: 49 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (16 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,310 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Cassandra Clare lives in Brooklyn. She has worked as an entertainment journalist for The Hollywood Reporter, has published several short stories and is the author of the popular internet parody The Very Secret Diaries.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Entertaining Read 17 April 2013
By sophie
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Magnus has always been a favourite character of mine and I was excited to read this. The stories themselves were entertaining however they had a feeling of being rushed and the ending was very disappointing however as Clare has done with all her books everything she does is for a reason and I will keep buying these for hope to find out who Magnuss father actually is!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 17 April 2013
By Pema
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'publisher font' option didn't work very well but otherwise awesome 100% would recommend
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I'm a very open-minded sort of fellow!" 20 April 2013
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I really did not think that my love for Magnus Bane could have grown any larger but man o man was I wrong. How can I have loved something so much and it only be 40 pages? That my friend is the magic of Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan... and of course the magic of Magnus himself.

"It was sometimes inconvenient to have the gold-green, slit-pupilled eyes of a cat, but this was usually easily hidden with a small glamour, and if not, well, there were quite a few ladies-and men-who didn't find it a drawback."

I for one love the idea of these novellas. I know there is a lot of talk about them being too short, etc... But what could be better? We are getting ten snapshots into Magnus and a chance to see a few of his previous adventures. Plus, we get one new novella each month for the next 10 months. I love this, and will be counting down to each and every one of them. Then, sometime next year in 2014, they will all be published together in one book. Love, love, love.

"Picture this," said Magnus. "Me with a little monkey friend. I could teach him tricks. I could dress him in a cunning jacket. He could look just like me! But more monkey-shaped."

So, in our first instalment we find Magnus, Ragnor and Catarina visiting Peru. We actually get a glimpse at several different time periods, each one holding it's own little adventure for Magnus and his friends.

I honestly laughed until I cried at several parts. Magnus has such a dry wit and I simply love his overall attitude to life and the situations he finds himself in. But then of course, we all know that Magnus is also a big softie and has a romantic side. We get to see a bit of that also...

"Magnus had a list of favored traits in a partner-black hair, blue eyes, honest...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great insight into the life of Magnus Bane! 16 April 2013
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Written in short story format, but it is no less filled with adventures and insights as the novels from Clare are. The writing style differs from Clare's novels, which I suspect is down to it being co-written with another author, but the amount of detail in this short story is fantastic. It's a great insight into the life of Magnus Bane (and it's fun to go back in time with him, of course!).
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read 8 July 2014
By B McG
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Having read all the infernal devices and mortal Instruments I was looking to continue this magical journey. Magnus is a compelling, fun, likeable character and I'm looking forward to reading about more of his adventures.
Love how all the series link together and especially like how the reader gets to travel through time with this fun character.
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5.0 out of 5 stars buy it now 19 Jun 2014
By donna
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i bought these as id finished reading the mortal instruments 6 books and love these theres another set of 3 clockwork books i need to get when ive finished these
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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay 19 Jun 2014
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not as good as the mortal instruments or the infernal devices and I didn't even find out why Magnus was banned from Peru and that was supposed to be the point of the book, I will still read the other 9 books in this series
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really good 3 Jun 2014
By mummy
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It was a really good short read. It only took less than an hour too read, but it was very funny. I love all the mortal instruments series and infernal devices trilogy and enjoyed this. It is not as good as her other books nut almost. I LOVE Magnus Bane!!!! I completely adore Malec (Alex Lightwood and Magnus Bane) although they are not in this. A must for all Magnus maniacs, like me
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars X
I liked the back story of Magnus but I wish there was an actual reason why he was banned the book was a bit pointless in m eyes
Published 1 month ago by rebecca breedon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book
Fantastic book. I have always loved Magnus Bane and this book seems to slow the fabulous and funny side of him.
Published 1 month ago by Rosie
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnus Bane
I think his name sums up how this stories its, a pure amazing looking into the past of the greatest characters of the TMI books. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Antoinette
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing
Not a patch on the story telling quality of the mortal instruments or infernal devices writing. Had intended to buy all of these as Bane is such a fabulous character in those... Read more
Published 2 months ago by SueB-won Kenobi
5.0 out of 5 stars good fun
I liked the style of the prose, it was immediately engaging and fun. A very quick lighthearted read. Not to be taken seriously.
Published 2 months ago by Amanda H
5.0 out of 5 stars Bane Chronicles started amazing hope it continues
5 stars, very compelling, read it in one and plan to buy the rest as soon as possible! Thank you
Published 3 months ago by Mrs Margaret Tilston
5.0 out of 5 stars cool book
Really nice to find out more about Magnus and Ragnor can't wait to read rest of the books hope they are as good
Published 3 months ago by abbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I love these collections, Magnus is my favourite character and should have featured far more in the books. Read more
Published 3 months ago by AG
4.0 out of 5 stars Good plot, just too short.
Clare's writing style is generally pretty damn good, but I didn't quite get the same feeling while reading any of the Bane Chronicles (I am only on the 3rd one), but then again... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Elle Beere
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