The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson
Genre: Fantasy // YA
Publication Date : November 11, 2014
Pages: 528 (hardcover)
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.
Before I get into my review, I want to talk about the author, Cassandra Clare. She’s a shitty person.
Cassandra initially started out with writing Harry Potter fan fiction. When she published her first book, City of Bones, a lot of it was plagiarized from other works of fan-fiction. I don’t think that is okay. Whether it’s a published piece, or just something someone puts up on their blog, it’s not right to take what is rightfully theirs.
Not only did Clare plagiarize, she’s also sent countless mean messages and death threats to people who realized what she did, and spoke out against her. Although most of it happened over 10 years ago, I believe it’s still an ongoing thing.
I didn’t read about this scandal, until after I had read, and enjoyed, her 2 series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. But after learning about what CC did, I will no longer support her by buying her books.
Setting that all aside, I’m not gonna lie, I did really enjoy all of her books. Disliking and not supporting the author, has not really changed that. I do believe she still is a talented writer, just a really shitty person.
I love Magnus, so naturally, when one of my best friends bought me The Bane Chronicles for my birthday, I was ecstatic. The book really filled a lot of gaps in both Shadowhunter series.
Being the idiot that I am, I forgot to write down my rating for each of the 11 novellas, but they were all about 3-5 stars.
It’s fun to read a book from an immortal character. It’s also fun to see all of the older Shadowhunter ancestors. But most of all, it was fun to revisit all of my favorite characters from TMI and TID.
Sorry for my really short review. x