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- File Size: 1891 KB
- Print Length: 49 pages
- Publisher: Walker (16 April 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00C9ZHZOS
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 125 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,016 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Bane Chronicles 1: What Really Happened in Peru Kindle Edition
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"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...Read more ›
Is that even a word? Someone consult the OED! For this review, it is a word. There's been some grumblings about the over saturation of Shadowhunters and their kin as we gear up for the TMI movie, say goodbye to TID and prepare for the new series after the new series after the current one finishes...phew. It's difficult to keep track. Despite that I was super excited to hear that one of my favourite characters was getting his chance to shine! The mystical Magnus Bane, warlock, honey to Alex and all round bad ass. This first offering "What Really Happened in Peru" was a let-down.
To be brutally honest, it read like fanfiction...Now I adore fanfiction, I've written it myself but I don't want to fricking pay for it!!! I didn't pay for that Twilight shit people read on buses fawning over some 28 year old jaded dominant, (seriously,how many 28 year old BOYS do you know like Christian bloody Grey??). It was very clear where CC was writing and where she was not. Sarah Rees Brennan is a great writer, I love her style but it was a lesson in why only the actual author of the characters and stories should write the stories and publish them and everyone else head over to FF.net or Wattpad. And yeah I totally get the irony of calling CC the "actual author" but there's plenty of snarky blog posts about her past without me adding to it. I love CC's world of Shadowhunters and if she had written the Bane Chronicles this would most likely be a glowing review. However the sparkle just was.not.there! Magnus with his flair, glint in the eye, mischievous side with that whisper of vulnerability shadowing him was missing. The stories were *shrug* whatever and simply missed the mark and didn't contain the humour and fun we've come to expect from CC. I may purchase the omnibus when it comes out to see if there's more of a cohesiveness to the collection but for now, I think I'll save my $3 and buy a coffee!
Magnus Bane has to be a favourite character for many fans of the Mortal Instruments and Mortal Devices series. What Really Happened In Peru is the first in a novella series made up of ten (but really eleven) short extracts of Magnus's life before, during and after key events in the aforementioned series. Due to it's short nature, it is of course just a bit of fun, light reading but a perfect addition to the series.
I love Magnus, and I have to admit he is the only character I actually fully connected with in the MI and MD series; of which I was a fan but not a colossal one (I lost interest over time). Often, in MI especially, we hear about how Magnus was banned from Peru. But we never know why. This first instalment begins in 1791 (so closer to Tessa's time than Clary's) through to 1962 and features another beloved character and warlock, Ragnor Fell, as he travels around Lima with Magnus on a number of short adventures.
I just love Magnus. He stinks to high heaven of unembarrassed eccentricity, unadulterated humour and witty insults. I can't get enough of him and this particular novella is so much fun because we get to meet Magnus in his own environment separate from some of our other characters often stopping us from seeing what he's really like behind closed doors.
This little insight into Magnus and his mind is fantastic and I can't recommend it enough. I think fans will love it and I also think it would be a great taster for people who haven't met him yet too!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Found this book hard to get into still have not finished will give another go when I have nothing else to readPublished 17 months ago by michael wood
I really enjoyed this story and still leaves you with the nagging question What Really Happened in Peru!Published 19 months ago by Queen Candy Toppenmarble
So nice to get more of Bane...he has always been my favourite......Published 19 months ago by Simon Reece
Writing e-shorts has become de rigueur for successful sci-fi/fantasy series, but Cassandra Clare has apparently decided to go the extra mile -- ten stories devoted to her immortal... Read morePublished 21 months ago by EA Solinas