The Bane Chronicles


Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson


Margaret K. McElderry Books, Amazon Kindle

Release date

November 11, 2014 (U.S.)


544 pages


Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.

This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material.

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The Bane Chronicles

Chapter 1 : “What Really Happened in Peru”

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.

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Chapter 2 : “The Runaway Queen”

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…

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Chapter 3 : “Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale”

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?

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Chapiter 4 : “The Midnight Heir”

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.

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Chapter 5 : “The Rise of the Hotel Dumort”

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 Dumont, a glittering new addition to the Manhattan landscape. But nothing lasts forever… Fifty years later, the hotel is decayed and ruined, as dead as a place can be. But the vampires don’t seem to mind.

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Chapter 6 : “Saving Raphael Santiago”

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?

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Chapter 7 : “The Fall of the Hotel Dumort”

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

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Chapter 8 : “What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anyway)”

Set in the time between City of Ashes and City of Glass, warlock Magnus Bane is determined to find the best birthday present possible for Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter he may or may not be dating. And he’s also got to deal with the demon he’s conjured up for a very irritating client…

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Chapter 9 : “The Last Stand of the New York Institute”

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…

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Chapter 10 : “The Course of True Love (And First Dates)”

When Magnus Bane, warlock, meets Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunter, sparks fly. And what happens on their first date lights a flame…

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Chapter 11 : “The Voicemail of Magnus Bane”

A short story about Magnus Bane, the enigmatic warlock from Cassandra Clare’s bestselling series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

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