The Bane Chronicles: The Runaway Queen

“It was a very bad idea. It was a terrible idea. It was the worst idea he had ever heard. It was irresistible.”

the runaway queen

The Bane Chronicles Book 2

Authors: Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson

Genres: Fantasy. YA.

It’s not easy writing about what you have read years ago, but I do my best here. The Runaway Queen is the second story in The Bane Chronicles, the compilation about Magnus Bane life before and some after he met Alec, and from the time we read about Magnus in The Mortal Instruments, we wanted to know this kind of story since he is quite old and had many things to tells us throughout the books.

In the first part of this particular story, we go with Magnus to a 1791 Paris. And it goes something like this.

In short, the people of Paris and the neighboring royal town of Versailles
were the most decadent people Magnus had ever met, and for this he revered them
Of course, the revolution had put a damper on some of this. Magnus was
daily reminded of that fact—even now, as he pulled back the blue silk curtains of the
carriage. He received a few penetrating looks from the sans-culottes pushing their carts or selling their cat meat. Magnus kept
apartments in the Marais, on the rue Barbette, quite near the Hôtel de Soubise, home of
his old (and recently deceased) friend the Prince of Soubise. Magnus had an open
invitation to wander the gardens or entertain himself there anytime he chose. In fact,
he could walk into any number of great houses in Paris and be warmly greeted. His
aristocratic friends were silly but mostly harmless. But now it was problematic to be
seen in their company. Sometimes it was problematic to be seen at all. It was no longer
a good thing to be very rich or well connected. The unwashed masses, producers of the
stink, had taken over France, overturning everything in their unwashed path.

The Runaway Queen

I won’t lie and say that I remember all of it because I don’t, but I do know that I read these stories like I was thirsty forever, and they were a cold glass of water, that’s pretty deep but serious, I did like them. Especially because it is Magnus, and it has always been a character in the shadow world that I love to follow around and get excited everything time he mentioned or in the scene.

Some of these reviews for the short stories are short and to the point of, yes, I loved it and recommend it. I know this, but it’s what I have, for now, I wanted to share and spread the love for these stories. I want to make a quick post for all of them and have 2 so far, this one and the one for What Really Happened in Peru.

I’ll leave you with the descrip, in case you’re curious for more and will go pick up a copy even if it’s the eBook.

The Runaway Queen Intro

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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Entertaining, magical like Magnus, filled with fun moments and a bit of story mixed in there, in some way, to keep it as interesting as Magnus’ stories are, that’s how it should be described.

I believe I have said enough of how much I think it’s a good one and given enough snippets to pique your interest. I hope.

Thank you for reading to the end, dearies! I cannot stress enough how glad I am that this blog has become a source of information for over a hundred people, if you ever want to chat more, don’t forget that I’m available on social media and will soon have a podcast because that’s still happening, don’t fret. 🙂

If you’re celebrating the New Year or just welcoming it in some way, then I wish you a good one. I’ll be back in 2022 with more reviews, listings, a podcast? and also some recap on 2021.

That’s it for now. Thank you again, and don’t forget to like, share, or simply follow and come back. ⏲️ ✨

Happy Reading and Happy New Year! ✨


Author: Sela O.

Book Reviewer. Indie Author. ✍️ Book lover. RedBubble Artist. Dragon Rider. Slytherin. 🐍 E.L.F 💎

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