What Really Happened in Peru by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

“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.

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, What Really Happened in Peru, is written by Sarah Rees Brennan and Cassandra Clare.”

-Goodreads Synopsis

Hello guys! Allison here. To begin the Shadowhunters reread, we have What Really Happened in Peru by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan.

Stars: 6/10

It was really interesting to see who Magnus is outside of his relationship with Alec, despite them being a favorite ship of mine from years past. He’s a very different person than the person he is in The Mortal Instruments. We get to see what Magnus is like when he is not the one with the most power or the eldest. Instead, he is among equals who see him as more of an annoying younger sibling who possesses danger-prone magic than an all-powerful warlock who just happens to wear a lot of glitter.

Despite getting to see how different his character was, I still felt wishy-washy about the adventures Magnus was having. While they were interesting in their own ways, having the story split between 4 parts when it’s only a 47 something page book was probably not a good idea.

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