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What Really Happened in Peru

(The Bane Chronicles #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  25,470 ratings  ·  2,230 reviews
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 (first published January 1st 2013)
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Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Unpopular opinion : Magnus' puns about Ragnor's green skin are to die for, but other than that, the story felt very slow and dragged and at one point I even felt like discontinuing it.

I never thought 65 pages could feel so slow
Valeria Andrea
Dec 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: kick-ass-reviews
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 trilogy f
Apr 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Seriously! What REALLY happened in Peru, why Magnus Bane was banned from Peru. And the reason is... (view spoiler)
Lazy, lazy.
Aug 02, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2015
“The letter I received said you had need of my particular talents, but I must confess that I have so many talents that I am not sure which one you require.”

This was so bad. Probably the worst thing Cassandra Clare has ever written.
1. The plot is weak
2. The jokes are forced and therefore not funny
3. The whole meaning of this short story is a mystery to me
4. Magnus Bane is horribly boring and repetitive and annoying as hell

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Stephanie (Bookfever)
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
Spoiler Warning! Because I. Am. Pissed.

You have got to be forking kidding me right now.
To this day, whatever it is that actually got him banned from Peru is—and perhaps must always remain—a mystery.
Um, what sort of ending was THAT??

Let's be clear: I absolutely adore Magnus Bane. He's probably my favorite character from TSC (I say, as though I've read past TMI and TID).

But even Magnus couldn't save this short story.

There was absolutely no point to this. I went into this think that I'd find
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Apr 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Only die-hard Magnus fans

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
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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
"He'd learned this lesson a long time ago: Even in the midst of heartbreak, you could still find yourself laughing."

3 stars!

This short story is simply a compilation of different trips that Magnus took to Peru over the span of many years, with fellow warlock friends. The adventures they'd had...drunk and sober. The heartache he experienced while there.
So why did Magnus become banned from Peru?
That remains a mystery to us all...including him.
“Humans did not live forever. They could only hope what they made would endure.”

This follows Magnus and many of the different years that he spent in Peru. In 1791, with Ragnor Fell, and taverns, and monkeys, and pirates! Then we get to see Magnus in 1885 with Ragnor and Catarina, where Magnus is accepting a mysterious job. Then we jump to 1890 when Magnus meets Imasu and we get to see him drinking, riding magic carpets, mentioning people from TID, and falling in love. This was my fav
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
3,75 STARS!!!

"I can't get enough adventure", Magnus said lightly. "And adventure cannot get enough of me."

3.5 always an adventure stars

Narrated by Cecil Baldwin, Jamie Bamber, George Blagden, Gareth David-Lloyd, Jordan Gavaris, Stephen Lunsford, David Oyelowo, Andrew Scott, Michael Trevino, Jesse Williams

One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

Magnus Bane is one of my most favorite characters from the Mortal Instruments, he is flamboyant, brilliant, dashing and sarcastic. During the entire time reading the Mortal Instruments, we were teased with the knowledge that Magnus has been banned from Pe
Christine Riccio
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
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 ...more
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2 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below). I had super high expectations for the opening short story of The Bane Chronicles. Sadly, What Really Happened in Peru wasn't very near to meeting expectations. The writing was very inconsistent, which makes it very evident that the story was written by more than one author. The inconsistent writing took away the endearing experience that I usually have while reading books in the Shadowhunter's Chronicles a
Mar 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, novellas
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
celine (celinereads)
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
I LOVE Magnus (which is why I'm giving this two stars instead of one). He's funny and sassy, but What Really Happened In Peru was slightly disappointing and the ending was a little frustrating :( ...more
Sep 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star
A big nothing.
Dec 10, 2012 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.

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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
Kayla Marie
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story was hilarious. But at the end it never explained why Magnus was banned lol. Made me want to scream. Unless all his antics are the reasons why lol.
Apr 20, 2013 rated it did not like it

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
Althea | themoonwholistens ☾
It was okay and I found it entertaining. I liked how we finally got more of a look of how Magnus is with the other warlocks and gave more of Magnus' history since we haven't really gotten a lot of that before.

I really liked Jesse Williams narration as well. Their voice is exactly what I would imagine Magnus' voice to sound like <3


I'm so excited to get back into this world

also I just started the audiobook but I already lo
Evelyn Swift (Featherbrained Books)
This what a bit anticlimactic...I mean the title is “What Really Happened in Peru” so you think that would have been answered?

It was set in short stories from various years Magnus has visited Peru, and while I enjoyed the first story with Ragnor, I didn’t really care for the other ones or the abrupt ending that didn't actually answer why Magnus has been banned from Peru.

I really hope the other novellas are better!
Clem (the villain's quest)
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

You seem always ephemeral, like a glittering shallow stream that passes the whole world by. Not something that will stay, not something that will last. Not someone permanent.”

While Magnus is an interesting topic to read about, I thought the transitions were poor and the world building was minimalist.
Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
Magnus Bane, ¡eres el mejor warlock con el que me he topado! Las aventuras de este brujo son increíbles, sobre todo cuando está acompañado de Catarina y Ragnor. En sus andanzas por Perú, Magnus se enamora, viaja con piratas, hace sangrar los oídos de las personas que escuchan su música, crea las líneas de Nazca y... sucede algo que termina en su expulsión definitiva del país, chan chan chaaaaaaan .

Tema aparte, ¿podemos pararnos a pensar lo duro que debe ser para Magnus el ser inmortal, amar p
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.
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
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
Gerasimos Reads
Apr 20, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Sonja ✧・゚。★・゚☾
❛Some [warlocks] were raised as Catarina and Ragnor had been, in love that was greater than fear.❜
'What Really Happened in Peru' was an enjoyable but not-too-memorable read. Magnus is a character I love to read about, but this short story was not that great to be honest.

The writing was okay, it was neither very good nor very bad. Honestly, what really bothered me is the fact that we never found out why Magnus was banned from Peru—now that is what I call false advertising..

I hope the other Ma
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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.”
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