- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Publish Date: 5/21/13
- Format: Audiobook
- Read by: George Blagden
- Length: 1 hour and 18 minutes
- Source: Digital Audiobook provided by the publisher for review
Magnus Bane has a royal role in the French Revolution—if the angry mobs don’t spoil his spells. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.
While in France, immortal warlock Magnus Bane finds himself attempting to rescue the royal family from the horrors of the French Revolution—after being roped into this mess by a most attractive count. Naturally, the daring escape calls for invisible air balloons…
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, The Runaway Queen, is written by Maureen Johnson and Cassandra Clare.
This was very short, but very interesting. I really liked the time period that this one is set in and the characters that we meet. As we learn more and more about Magnus's history and the things he has done it really makes him even more awesome. Though I didn't think this was quite as great as the first installment I still really did enjoy it.
Magnus is asked to help the royal family, which is obvious in the synopsis. He doesn't really get to bring out his humorous side much in this, but instead we see more of the serious and loyal Magnus. Don't get me wrong, we do get some good Magnus snark, but it's more subtle. I think that the importance of the situation in this really gives us more of that other side of Magnus. I love getting to see his layers.
The other characters we meet are great too. I love getting to hear about the people that Magnus meets and how they play a role in his life, and ultimately his future. Besides the great characters, there is also a monkey, which I found to be pretty awesome!!
The audio version of this was fantastic to listen to. I think that George Blagden did the voices wonderfully, and he so flawlessly switched his accents. This was also just over an hour long so it's a super quick book to listen to. Perfect for a work out or a bedtime story for yourself. Overall this was good and I am glad that I listened to the audio instead of reading it. I think that it really helped to bring more life to the story.
* A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation.