Title: The Bane Chronicles ~ What Really Happened in Peru (Part 1)
Author: Cassandra Clare | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Blog
Publication Date: April 16 2013
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Length: 40 Pages
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Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Cover Love: Love Magnus. Love his blue fiery fingers. Love this cover.
Point of View: 3rd person, following Magnus
My Rating: 5 Stars
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.
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.
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...
There is nothing I would actually change about this story and I can not really explain how excited I am for the following nine releases. If you enjoyed Magnus in The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments then do not hesitate to read this novella and be on the look out for the future ones. I am sure they will be just as filled with action and adventure as this instalment was.