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What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles #1)

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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 (whic
ebook, 65 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Valeria Andrea
To them, as to Magnus, time was like rain, glittering as it fell, changing the world, but also something that could be taken for granted.
Until you loved a mortal. Then time became gold in a miser's hands, every bright year counted out carefully, infinitelly precious, and each one slipping through your fingers.
There are *counts with fingers* ...
One trilogy that is about to be a movie;
another trilogy that is quite my favorite & which conclusion I'm desperately waiting for;
an expanded trilo
Stephanie (Bookfever) ♥Adrian Ivashkov♥
I shall call this ebook The Merry Adventure of Magnus Bane, Ragnor Fell and Catarina Loss!
I have just finished Clockwork Princess before I started this. Let's say I was in need of a Magnus fix after that.
How I loved this ebook about how Magnus got banned from Peru. Everything from Magnus himself to his friends to the setting to everything they do was just so much fun! And with fun I mean monkeys, llamas, freaking flying carpets and what not!
I simply adored Ragnor Fell or as I will call him fro
Nothing apparently.
Have you ever been curious why Magnus is banned from Peru? Why all those warlocks decided he was not welcome anymore? Where you burning with that question what could be so horrible to receive such a punishment?
Well good for you because this book doesn't answer that question anyway.

This is what the synopsis promised:
Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices know that Magnus Bane is banned from Peru—and now they can find out why.

Well the last time I encountered such a lie was in
Stacia (the 2010 club)

This is the actor playing Magnus in the upcoming Mortal Instruments movie. Isn't he lovely?

Two words about What Really Happened in Peru :


This is a short story which takes place pre-Mortal Instruments. As many short stories go, it's not much more than just a collection of brief extras, showing Magnus in a few adventures while out on his own. You will not have needed to have read either the Mortal Instruments or the Infernal Devices series in order to read this, but I don't see why t

Magnus is a magnificent warlock and one of my favorite characters in the "shadowhunter-world".

During this year Magnus drags Ragnor and they visit Peru.

"We're on holiday."
"You are always on holiday." Ragnor pointed out.

I never thought that Ragnor could be funny and I have to admit that his sarcasm left me smiling.

I love Magnus because he is the madness personified . He wears weird mexican hats and he's being chased by a (view spoiler)
With his peapod (Ragnor) they do so
Lex (Fastidious Reader)
HOLY. MAGNUS. CRAP. The Bane Chronicles... Hello there. :P I'd love to read you especially with Godfrey Gao in my mind while reading the stories, even this short ones. :P

UPDATE: Out now!!! I love the cover! I think it's Godfrey Gao! Damn. *melts* I'm gonna read it now!!!

As you all know, I really like Magnus. Love him even. So WHY?! WHY does it have to have a title like that if you'll just end it like that?! WHY?! Here I am wishing I'll know some of his secrets. But noooooo... I'm a bit dis
Apr 01, 2013 Gemma marked it as to-read
Shelves: probably-never
Does anyone else get the feeling that Cassandra Clare is writing elaborate, published fan-fictions of her own novels? Like, everything she's published and planned since City of Glass was released?

About two years ago (before City of Fallen Angels and then Lost Souls which (view spoiler)), I would have been all over these. Now that things have gone downhill and Magnus got decidedly less cool after the last Mo
Dec 10, 2012 Hud-c marked it as to-read

*Goes and rechecks, rereads Cassandra Clare's FB posts, Tumbler, website news


I'm crying. Because aside from Simon Lewis, there's someone who makes my boiling point reach its limit - a warlock name Magnus Bane. (It has nothing to do with anger but has got to do with what we called "primitive animal desire")

2 months of waiting? Nah, not bad.

(view spoiler)
Annie Brewer
Oh Magnus, the Magnificent Warlock...have I ever told you how much I love you?! Have I?! You are superb! Fantastic! Amazing! Sexy! I love love love the hell out of you! It's no surprise that I'd love this short story. Cassandra Clare can do no wrong. Seriously. She's...g*d damn perfect! I love Cassie! I love Magnus! Thank you for giving us this piece of awesomeness! I can't wait for the next short story, next month and the next journey we get to ride on with Magnus. I love him! I love him! I lov ...more
Christine Riccio
Was expecting more, but it's always fun to hear more about Magnus and his life. I just posted my booktalk, lets discuss it! =D
1.5 stars
Just...nothing special. I was expecting something fun, but instead I got a few chapters of what Magnus did in Peru. The whole thing bored me out, and nothing was answered. I hope the other novellas are better than this. You could've done a lot better, Clare.

Pointless. Why? I still don't know why the fucky fuck Magnus was banned from Peru?! And that was meant to be the whole point of this fucking bastard novella!!

I have to say, Magnus wasn't nearly as enigmatic and charming in his own novella. He had quite a few POV's in TID and TMI, and in those he was still more or less interesting… That's probably because his previous POV's were short thus making it easier to portray him as complex and mysterious. But now that I've been in his head longer
I have to say, I was incredibly disappointed with this one. I love Cassandra Clare's books, and Sarah Rees Brennan's book Unspoken was surprisingly great, but together, they don't quite mix. It was off somehow. I don't know how to explain it. The writing was too dumbed down at times then with these random SAT words thrown in the mix, and it just didn't sound right. Then there was the story itself, which was subpar and all over the place. Not to mention that dumb line at the end of every chapter ...more
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2 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below). I just finished reading this title. Full review to come.

My rating system: (I do use half stars.)
5 - I do not use the 5 star. Not because a book might not be worthy, but because a book is never perfect.
4 - I loved it! There weren't too many flaws, and I had no trouble getting through it. (A 4 star rating is the highest rating I've ever given a book.)
3 - I enjoyed the book, but there we're flaws that made me en
Disappointing. I had hopes for this novella, considering that it followed Magnus Bane, and expected the same witty humor we have grown accustomed to with him as well as some interesting insights into his life. Neither lived up to my expectations, unfortunately. Though the plot itself was ok, the transitions between Clare and Brennan were incredibly obvious to anyone familiar with both writing styles, and though I typically enjoy Brennan's light use of humor to some extent, they seemed almost out ...more
Feb 09, 2013 Chloe marked it as to-read
Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood!!!
I am dying from joy right now.
I'm finding it hard to breathe.
Seriously, Cassandra Clare first introduced me to the world of you
But seriously, I am not the kind of people who shun gays. I mean, I'm not so sure about the lesbian part, but I'm okay with gay guys.
Alec Lightwood is sooo gorgeous. Blue eyes, black hair and this kind of personality who does not get sarcasm!! It is just so cute!!
Oh, and h
Rachel (Miss Perfection)
Summary of my review listed below: Disappointing, annoying, pointless.

In the Mortal Instruments series, Cassandra Clare dangles mysteries over our heads, one of the most interesting and unresolved ones is as to why Magnus Bane is banned from Peru. Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan cowrote a story of Magnus Bane's escapades in Peru.

I was really looking forward to reading this novella. I love Magnus Bane. He is eccentric, fashionable, handsome, flirty, fun, humorous, outgoing, carefree, and
9 3/4
Such an enjoyable, light and hilarious read! Magnus Bane is one of my favorite characters in Cassandra Clare's books so I was very excited to read this! It turned out to be as fantastic as I was expecting it to be.

It was nothing too special, just a hilarious short novella with the adventures that Magnus spent on Peru. But you know why it was so enjoyable? Why I loved it so much? Why a story that normally should be nothing too exciting, was so good? Because of Cassandra Clare's amazing ability t
Dec 27, 2012 Lauren marked it as to-read

Magnus Bane is my hero. Seriously, my motto in life is WWMBD? Well, that and WWOD (what would oprah do?).

Dec 28, 2012 Anna marked it as to-read



It's all I've ever asked for! Magnus is the most hottest, most hilarious, most stylish, most glitteriest, and most overall fantastical male character EVER! He's funny yet cynical, sexy yet adorable, chill yet tortured, cheeky yet wise.

Yes, he's only a fictional character and yes I still have a huge crush on him. He's probably the greatest thing about Morta
Apr 16, 2013 Anushka marked it as a-big-fat-no
Oh the nerve of this woman! She cannot stop milking money from her beat up rat's arse sucking series.
Meh. It was like reading an amateur author's fanfiction. Magnus didn't have his usual flair and the dialogue was awkward. One thing I found annoying was that every other page, the narrator reminded us that Magnus is gay.

"It would be an excellent story, which might impress some of the ladies who were not inexplicably allured by Ragnor. Or some of the gentlemen."

"It was sometimes inconvenient to have the gold-green, slit-pupilled eyes of a cat, but this was usually easily hidden with a small glam
Karla Iniguez
Ah, ¿cómo les digo qué me gustó pero en realidad no pasó nada? Amo a Magnus, es uno de mis personajes favoritos en tmi y tid, pero estoy empezando a creer que Cassandra Clare ya está pasándose con eso de escribir tantos libros de cazadores de sombras.
A ver, me explico bien, The mortal instruments se suponía que iba a ser una trilogía, pero por el éxito que tuvo, se expandió a 6 libros. Ok, eso está bien.
Luego tenemos The infernal devices, que es una trilogía muy buena, ocurre en la Inglaterra vi
I can't believe this! I mean what kind of misleading ending was that?

I'm sorry but I can't love this story at all because

(a) Magnus acts like a completely different person. I mean sure he's always cocky and pompous but he still cares about people and thinks twice about things. In this book, he doesn't have a care in the world. Maybe he developed over the years into the person we see in TMI but if that's the case, then I don't like younger Magnus. Even his jokes aren't funny anymore. Infact, he
Didn't hate it, but I sure didn't love it like I thought I would. I guess I was under the impression that each of these novellas was going to be a short story showing different periods in Magnus' life.

Instead I got 40 pages of different periods of Magnus' life in Peru. It was short, the details were vague, and I felt like this would have made a much better animated short than a novella.

I guess I just wanted one start to finish single plot short story about Mangus in Peru. And I didn't get that
Okay then. We still have no idea why Magnus was banned from Peru. Some parts of the story were funny. I think Magnus is a little too weird for my tastes.
Apr 19, 2013 ☼~Marian~☼ rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: only to Magnus Bane fans
I was so excited to read this because its about my favorite warlock, Magnus Bane. But, I must admit, the title was not given much thought. Good thing its just 34 pages of curiosity reading. The adventures are -eh, kinda okay but theirs nothing much in it.

So, to wrap up my thougths..(view spoiler)
Saniya(Will Herondale is mine)

One word. Magnus. <3
Marked as-read bitches, marked as-read. :')

Jul 18, 2014 Miriam marked it as library
Shelves: short-stories
YES!!!! Finally!! A story all about Magnus Bane, I am so excited. I'm also excited by the implications that there are going to be TEN novellas in the Bane Chronicles (at least I'm hoping what that means). This is a story that I'll have to read.
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"Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilo
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“Magnus, you were trying to flirt with your own plate."

"I'm a very open-minded sort of fellow!"

"Ragnor is not," Catarina said. "When he found out that you were feeding us guinea pigs, he hit you over the head with your plate. It broke."

"So ended our love," Magnus said. "Ah, well. It would have never worked between me and the plate anyway.”
“You told us to leave you in the desert, because you planned to start a new life as cactus," Catarina said, her voice flat. "Then you conjured up tiny needles and threw them at us. With pinpoint accuracy.” 96 likes
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