Author- Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees BrennanPages- 40(ish)
Rating- 3.5 out of 5
Companion/Sequel- 1st in a novella series
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.
For anyone who has read The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices, you know who Magnus Bane is. The Bane Chronicles follow Magnus in a bunch of short stories. Ten short stories(ebook) are being released (1 each month) and after all are released, they will be put into a physical copy for people to purchase. You can purchase the ebooks for $2.99.
What Really Happened In Peru consists of four shorter stories in this novella that tell of reasons why Magnus might have been banned from Peru. All of them are valid enough reasons. I really enjoyed this novella, and found myself laughing out loud at some parts, and just wanting to finish it at other parts. However, throughout the entire novella, I found myself loving Magnus even more, and just having a lot of fun with his character. Along with Magnus we also see Catarina Loss and Ragnor Fell, who I felt, added so much to the stories! I'm looking forward to the rest of the stories in this series, and I will definitely be picking up the paperback copy when it is released!
Overall, if you're a fan of Cassandra Clare, of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, and most importantly Magnus, I would definitely recommend this book. You will enjoy it.