- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Publication date: 4/16/2013
- Series: Bane Chronicles
- Read by: Jesse Williams
- Source: Digital audiobook provided by the publisher for review
Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices know that Magnus Bane is banned from Peru—and now they can find out why. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.
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 #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series. This story in The Bane Chronicles, What Really Happened in Peru, is written by Sarah Rees Brennan and Cassandra Clare.
I am a huge fan of both The Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Devices, and Magnus is one of my favorite characters. It's no surprise that when I heard there would be novellas about him and his adventures I was super excited!! What a fantastic way to start of The Bane Chronicles too. I loved the humor and adventure, and I thought that it was so fun that it is told from an outside perspective.
This first installment gives us a peek into the crazy, entertaining, and sometimes downright hilarious things that Magnus has done, more specifically, in Peru. We also get quite a bit of Ragnor Fell in this too, which we know of him, but never really learned too much about him in either of the series. He is quite the cranky pants actually, but it's all very fun. We get to see Magnus do all sorts of things and get up to tons of trouble. I was laughing out loud at so much of this story and didn't want it to end. It also gave me a little more insight to who Magnus really is since we don't know a lot about his past or things about him outside of what we learn through the shadowhunters.
The narrator for this was fabulous and I really felt like he was passionate about telling us this story. He really captured the story well, and it was like getting a bedtime story read to me. I was sucked in from the start and I wanted to listen to him tell me stories about Magnus for hours. I thought he did very well narrating this and I enjoyed the experience of listening to it.
If you are a fan of Magnus Bane, or are just curious as to what all of this is about, I highly suggest picking this up. I wanted more the moment it was over, but luckily there will be a new installment each month. I really enjoyed the audiobook of this and if you enjoy listening to books, this one is great. At only just over an hour, it's easy to fit in, and will leave you in a fantastic mood. It was so entertaining! I want more of The Bane Chronicles!