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‘The Bane Chronicles’ By Cassandra Clare and Friends Coming to an E-Reader Near You!

Cassandra Clare and a few of her friends and fellow authors Maureen Johnson (Shades of London Series) and Sarah Rees Brennan (Unspoken) have gotten together to write about the “enigmatic, mysterious warlock Magnus Bane”. Entertainment Weekly revealed the exclusive cover for the first installment, What Really Happened in Peru, available April 16.   You can read EW’s author Q&A here.  In the meantime, scroll down to read the info we found on Cassie’s website.

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“Ever wondered about the enigmatic, mysterious warlock Magnus Bane? The only character to appear in every Shadowhunter book, Magnus has a past even more shrouded in mystery than his present. I’ve teamed up with acclaimed YA writers Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan to create the Bane Chronicles, the backstory of Magnus told in ten linked stories.

Look for short stories like Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale; The Rise and Fall of the Hotel Dumort; Saving Raphael Santiago and What To Buy The Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anyway). Each story will be available as an ebook (Kindle, Nook, iTunes — however you usually buy ebooks!) on a monthly basis starting April 16 with the tale of What Really Happened In Peru. Each story will be released online for the next ten months — and then for those who don’t read e-books, the full print collection will be available in bookstores and wherever else books are sold. (All of these installments are available for pre-order on Amazon at $2.99. They will also be available for Nooks, Kindles, Sony e-readers, Ipads, and however else you may read e-books. Though the individual stories will not be released in print editions, eventually the collection will be bound as a book and released in stores. Currently, I don’t have information about when the stories will be up on other websites, or when/whether it will be translated into other languages. )”

‘The Bane Chronicles’ are listed below by publication date and include a short description courtesy of Goodreads.com. Each is also available for pre-order through Amazon for $2.99.

What Really Happened in Peru (April 16, 2013)
What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles Part 1)
By Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan,

Goodreads Description:
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 (which he plays shockingly), dances (which he does shockingly), and disgraces his host nation by doing something unspeakable to the Nazca Lines.

The Runaway Queen (May 21, 2013)
The Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles Part 2)
By Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson

Goodreads Description:
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…

Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale (June 18, 2013)
Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale (The Bane Chronicles Part 3)
By Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

Goodreads Description:
Magnus Bane leverages his alliances with Downworlders and Shadowhunters on a venture to Victorian London. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

When immortal warlock Magnus Bane attends preliminary peace talks between the Shadowhunters and the Downworlders in Victorian London, he is charmed by two very different people: the vampire Camille Belcourt and the young Shadowhunter, Edmund Herondale. Will winning hearts mean choosing sides?

The Midnight Heir (July 16, 2013)
The Midnight Heir (The Bane Chronicles Part 4)
By Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson

Goodreads Description:
In Edwardian London, Magnus Bane discovers old friends and new enemies…including the son of his former comrade Will Herondale. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

Magnus thought he would never return to London, but he is lured by a handsome offer from Tatiana Blackthorn, whose plans—involving her beautiful young ward—are far more sinister than Magnus even suspects. In London at the turn of the century, Magnus finds old friends, and meets a very surprising young man…the sixteen-year-old James Herondale.

The Rise and Fall of the Hotel Dumont (August 20, 2013)
The Rise and Fall of the Hotel Dumont (The Bane Chronicles Part 5)
By Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson

Goodreads Description:
Magnus Bane watches the once-glamorous Hotel Dumont become something else altogether in 1970s New York City. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

Fifty years after the Jazz Age rise of the Hotel Dumont, immortal warlock Magnus Bane knows the Manhattan landmark is on the decline. The once-beautiful Hotel Dumont has fallen into a decayed thing, a ruin, as dead as a place can be. But the vampires don’t mind…

Saving Raphael Santiago (September 17, 2013)
Saving Raphael Santiago (The Bane Chronicles Part 6)
By Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

Goodreads Description:
—One of the more interesting jobs Magnus has ever been involved in… A distraught mother in 1950s New York hires Magnus to find her son, Raphael, but when Magnus finds him young Raphael is already beyond saving. Or is he?

No Immortal Can Keep a Secret (October 15, 2013)
No Immortal Can Keep a Secret (The Bane Chronicles Part 7)
By Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson

Goodreads Description:
Can’t get enough of Magnus Bane? Let the new short story cycle, The Bane Chronicles, fill the void. Cassandra Clare will collaborate with YA authors Sarah Rees Brennan (Unspoken, Team Human) and Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star, 13 Little Blue Envelopes) on the serialization which will be focus on Bane, the immortal warlock seen in Clare’s Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series.

The Course of True Love [and First Dates] (November 19, 2013)
The Course of True Love [and First Dates] (The Bane Chronicles Part 8)
By Cassandra Clare

There is no goodreads description for this title, but according to Cassie’s website it is about Magnus & Alec’s first date.

What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything [And Who You're Not Officially Dating Anyway] (December 17, 2013)
What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything [And Who You're Not Officially Dating Anyway] (The Bane Chronicles Part 9)
By Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

Goodreads Description:
Set between City of Ashes and City of Glass. Magnus has to find the perfect birthday present, deal with the demon he’s conjured up for a very irritating client, and work out what’s going on between him and Alec, anyway.

The Last Stand of the New York Institute (December 31, 2013)
The Last Stand of the New York Institute (The Bane Chronicles Part 10)
By Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan

Goodreads Description:
Magnus meets Valentine in battle as the Circle attacks the Downworlders of New York City. One of the ten adventures in the Bane Chronicles.

In the time of the Uprising, Valentine’s Circle goes after Downworlders in New York…and the Shadowhunters of the Institute must decide whether to join him, or fight with Magnus and his kind. This is the first time Magnus sees Jocelyn, Luke, and Stephen—but not the last. It is not long before Jocelyn seeks him out…

All of these installments are available for pre-order on Amazon at $2.99. They willalso be available for Nooks, Kindles, Sony e-readers, Ipads, and however else you may read e-books. Though the individual stories will not be released in print editions, eventually the collection will be bound as a book and released in stores. Currently, I don’t have information about when the stories will be up on other websites, or when/whether it will be translated into other languages.

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