“Remember when we told you that the delicious George Blagden had been tapped to narrate the latest audiobook in “The Bane Chronicles,” the exciting companion series to “The Infernal Devices” that explores the life and times of one Magnus Bane? Well! Now you can hear all about that same thing from the actor’s own (sensuous, full, ridiculously kissable) lips: just click to enjoy an EXCLUSIVE interview with George in which he talks about his first ever audiobook experience as the voice of “The Runaway Queen,” what it was like to go back to France—and back in time—after his work on “Les Miserables,” and what he likes best about Magnus Bane. It’s just his voice, but daaaamn, what a voice. Prepare to go weak in the knees at the way he says “narrator.” Also, “swashbuckling.” Also, all the other words in the English language.”
Click here for the interview!
Yeah, they’re not wrong. :) George has a great voice. I love the way he says “amazing balloon rides.” And did I mention was stuck in a service elevator with me and Sarah? :)
A short excerpt of George Blagden narrating The Runaway Queen
A sneak peek at the next installment of the Bane Chronicles on the Shadowhunters app!
What Really Happened in Peru: Review
Thank you for the lovely thoughtful review!
The Bane Chronicles: What Really Happened in Peru by Sarah Rees Brennan and Cassandra Clare. Published 16/04/2013 by Walker Books.
Magnus Bane has always been one of my favourite characters and when the news broke about this project I was more than excited. What Really Happened in Peru while being a slight tease was a great start to this series, blending humour and heartbreak in a way that we have come to expect from Cassandra Clare. We see Magnus’ many adventures in Peru including a run in with Pirates, a monkey, and a mysterious con woman, as well as being joined by two other Warlocks: the adorably grumpy Ragnor Fell, and fabulous Catrina Loss who keeps them both in check. For any Cassandra Clare fan I would recommend checking this series out (whether on your kindle, or if you wait for the paperback release next year).
Spoilery discussion under the cut.
What Really Happened In Peru
“I am not going to ensorcel a monkey! Honestly, Ragnor. What do you take me for?” — Magnus Bane, What Really Happened in Peru
What Really Happened in Peru, the first of the Bane Chronicles is out today! And Sarah and I are like this:
We very much hope you like it! (If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the kindle app for any Apple device, or get it at the Nook or Sony store, and if you’re in the UK, it’s here.
The first installment of Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan’s Bane Chronicles is out next week — and we’ve got an exclusive peek at the cover, as well as a Q&A with all three authors.
Excellent vanity pin, Magnus!
The Bane Chronicles: snippet
“You’re quite wrong, you know. I am the most permanent person,” said Magnus, his voice breathless with laughter and his eyes stung a little by tears, “that you will ever meet. It is only that it never makes any difference.”
Hi Cassie! I wanted to ask where the last musketeers name is? Isn’t MJ apart of “What Happened In Peru?”
The beautiful Maureen is part of The Bane Chronicles, but not part of What Happened in Peru. Each story is co-written by me and either Sarah or Maureen. Above is the placeholder* cover for one of the Maureen stories! A fun one, too, about Magnus’ secrets.
* The hands are just placeholders. The full real cover is coming later.
* For those who have asked where you will be able to get the Bane Chronicles — Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com, itunes, wherever you usually buy ebooks. And when it is finished, it will be available in print in bookstores.
Coming April 16th, online.