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The Rise of the Hotel Dumort

(The Bane Chronicles #5)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  11,019 ratings  ·  562 reviews
In 1920s Manhattan, Magnus Bane hobnobs with the elite at a glamorous Jazz Age hotspot.

The immortal Magnus Bane is making the most of his time in the Roaring Twenties: He's settled into New York society and is thriving among the fashionable jazz set. And there is nowhere better to see and be seen than the glamorous Hotel Dumort, a glittering new addition to the Manhattan l
Kindle Edition, 44 pages
Published August 20th 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books (first published July 16th 2013)
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I'm lost... What was this even about? Like seriously, I have no idea!
★MC's Corner★
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition




Grace (LovingDemBooks) Z.
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2.5 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below). I definitely was interested in finding more about the history of Hotel Dumort, but this story for some reason was not very entertaining and developed very lowly for a short story. My favorite part was Magnus's fashion sense.

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
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shortie, 4, ya-fantasy
4 stars

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

Five of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

This was a story that I was curious about, we've know Hotel Dumort as it was in the Mortal Instruments, but I always wondered how it came to be ... This solidifies my thought of it being one of grandeur at one point in time, but used and abused for ill purposes. Very interest
“Nothing is permanent," Magnus said. "I know this from experience. But you can get new things. You can meet new people. You can go on.”

I loved how this short story was set in 1929 New York, while Magnus is trying to run a speakeasy. And seeing his magic camouflage this secret pub into a tea party was pretty much the best thing ever. Sadly, that’s all I truly enjoyed about it. I mean, I guess seeing Hotel Dumort almost become a portal to Hell was pretty cool, too. But this story, and the new
Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the villain's quest)
3.5/5 stars

I loved the introduction to prohibition and the economic crise. The world building was really cool too.

-Really boring. There was barely any plot. The first 20 odd pages was just Magnus whining about his Speakeasy, the cops, and a bunch of random humans using him for his money/club/hotel. And then the last few pages he was sorting out some silly demon problem at some other hotel.

-Magnus was as shallow as usual. He only ever likes young and handsome people, anyone unattractive he either dislikes or dismisses. Ugh.

-Why does Magnus hate Shadowhunters so much? What have they ever done to him?
Jun 24, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: tmi fans
Shelves: short-stories
In comparison with its predecessors this was not so good. I still enjoyed reading it and devoured it in a matter of minutes but this is my least favorite. It's still interesting and I love how Magnus never runs out of memories and experiences and stories to tell us. I'm glad he stayed and didn't go with Aldous. What would we have done without him?
Jul 31, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Basically this is boring, slow, full of clichés, continues bad patterns (Magnus is at special places etc.), is lazily written, full of plotholes, has a dumb story and a dumb main character, the villains are a joke and the climax totally anticlimactic.
I really had to ask myself whether the writers put any effort into this story.
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It seems to try and make Magnus lo
Jeannette Nikolova
This is probably the best out of all of the parts of the Bane Chronicles that I've read so far. It was juicy and it had actual connection to the books that follow. I also appreciated the fact that it was very far away from Magnus' love life and the drama that follows. Plus, it was interesting to learn about how Hotel Dumort became the place that it is in the Mortal Instruments. I have the suspicion that the stories that Clare writes with Sarah Rees Brennan are not as interesting to me, whereas t ...more
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cute, fantasy, young-adult
This was great era, and Magnus's secret bar was just so typically Magnus! Seeing the beginning of Wall Street Crash was also interesting to see. As The Durmort Hotel is so famous in TMI series, it was nice to see how it began.
Layla (Between the Lines)
I keep pausing every few pages just to watch YouTube videos because I'm bored out of my mind. I'm so disappointed. Magnus is supposed to be such an interesting character but there's literally no emotion coming from these stories. It all feels forced. And stale.
3.5 stars :D

“There’s nothing wrong with wanting to enjoy life a little. We have forever. Should we really spend all of it working?”
- Magnus Bane
Jasleen Matharu
It has never crossed my mind before, how befitting owning a speakeasy is to Magnus' character. Of course Magnus Bane must have owned a speakeasy, what the hell ! His managings of it once again totally fit his character.

The best moment for me in this Chronicle was when my suspicions were finally confirmed that Magnus is no ordinary Warlock. Readers of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices will know that Magnus does not need to enter and remain limited to the Sanctuary of a Shadowhunter
Anna-Maria Morgenstern
This story was ... interesting. I enjoyed being back in Cassie's world and her writing. It is always a pleasure to reunite with some of the old characters. That was kind of missing in this story, though. The only one we knew was Magnus, which was a little unfortunate. Overall the story was pretty boring, and probably just a "in-between" story to set up for something else. I like it when historical details are represented in books, especially from Magnus's point of view, so I really enjoyed that. ...more
Mairéad (is roaming the Undying Lands)
{March 11th, 2015} MINI REVIEW

3 stars.

SPOILERS i guess

Pg 247.
Wow, never figured this would be how Hotel Dumort arose. #sarcasm

Travelling back in time to the Great Depression era and the stock market crash. It's really something different than I imagined for the Hotel Dumort to arise and become infested with vampires. Regardless it is how it is. The addition of how Magnus becomes involved is interesting to note.

I liked the era this was set in and how Magnus kept being warned about the Wall Street crash. I also love his secret bar..SO Magnus! It was also interesting to see Magnus play around with altering and erasing memories for the first time in the books.
Mar 07, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fiction
Ha sido muy meh....

““How can you not care?”
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I love the vampires in Cassandra Clare novels so this was a fun read :)
3,5 stars

The 1920's setting is something I could get used to.
Sage Elizabeth
1.) What Really Happened in Peru ★★★★
2.) The Runaway Queen ★★★
3.) Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale ★★★★★
4.) The Midnight Heir ★★★★★
Perhaps this is the least interesting instalment of The Bane Chronicles that I've read so far.
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Thibaut Nicodème
Aug 28, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: snark
Full review on my blog, the Snark Theater.

I…have no words. What even was this? Magnus was running a speakeasy. Then he wasn't. Also he was warned about the Great Depression by three different sources. He didn't care. Also there was something about demon summoning. It accomplished nothing. And then, *plot twist*, Camille, whom we were introduced to as the New York vampire clan's previous leader, turns out to be in New York and leading other vampires? YOU DON'T SAY.

The more I progress through thes
May 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Magnus's character development always startles me every time I read one of these books. He always starts out relaxed and a little uncaring, but he always ends up doing something to help people. Magnus may not think he's a hero, but he is. He always says he won't get involved because it's not his problem, but in the end he can't stand not helping and protecting people. I think that's what keeps Magnus going; helping others. Another thing I really love about these books is the amount of beautiful ...more
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. Great chronicle!

We find out why the Hotel Dumont turned out to be the Hotel Dumort. I didn't expect what happened: it was even better of what I had imagined. I wish we could know how it became a vampire lair, though.

We don't get much of Magnus's usual humour. This is probably the most serious chronicle so far. And we don't have romance! I was waiting to read about Magnus's new love interest, but no.

Despite that, fantastic chronicle. The writing and quality of his stories keep getting bett
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
This book is surprisingly delightful. I'm not a fan of this series but since 1. I'm a huge fan of the Shadowhunter world, 2. I love Magnus Bane, 3. I've come too far only to stop reading the stories, I go on and keep reading the newest shorties. Anyway, I enjoyed this story. It clearly has a different writing style than its predecessors, which is much better in my opinion. I also loved the setting and the cultural context--New York, my favorite city, during the Jazz Age, the era of lavishness. L ...more
Morgan E
3.5 stars
They are getting BETTER!! This was a lot more fast paced but honestly I'm thinking this book and the next two should have just been one story maybe?? Idk! I must read on to find out! On to the next!
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
The year is 1929. Magnus is in New York and it is the time of prohibition. Magnus owns a speak easy and spends his time in his bar. He receives a warning, though, that something is about to happen in the mundane world. And it does, the great collapse of the stock market.
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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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“How can you not care?"
"Practice," Magnus said, looking back to his book and turning the page.”
“Nothing is permanent," Magnus said. "I know this from experience. But you can get new things. You can meet new people. You can go on.” 54 likes
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