Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Midnight Heir (Bane Chronicles #4) - By Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

Published: July 2013
Publisher: Margaret K McElderry Books
Pages: 40
Copy Provided by: Bought
Summary: Goodreads


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.

This standalone e-only short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series. This story in The Bane Chronicles is written by Sarah Rees Brennan and Cassandra Clare.

I love the Bane Chronicles.  They are the perfect little tidbit to tide you over as you wait patiently for book #6 in this series.  Delving into Magnus Bane's immortal lifespan is a great way for us to see his true personality and how his humorous nature has come to be.  He surrounds himself with odd company and always seems to find trouble...although maybe it is the other way around.  

If you are to read this novella, you most certainly should have read the entire Infernal Devices series as to avoid spoilers.  It gives us a glimpse of time after certain events in Infernal Devices (Clockwork Princess) and leaves room for possible character spin-off series.  

A couple new characters are introduced in this short story - James Herondale and the young miss Grace, ward of Tatiana Blackthorn.  I am eager to learn more of Grace and her possible connection to young James.  Cassie and Sarah work great as a team on this one and I cannot emphasize enough for you to try the Demon's Lexicon series by Sarah Rees Brennan if you enjoyed the Mortal Instruments series.  
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