The Bane Chronicles: Saving Raphael Santiago

‘Word had spread throughout New York that Magnus was the warlock who would get you out of a jam. There was a Sanctuary, too, up in Brooklyn, if you needed to hide, but the witch who ran it didn’t solve your problems. Magnus solved problems. So why not get paid for it?’

saving raphael santiago review

Story: Saving Raphael Santiago

Authors: Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan

Book: The Bane Chronicles – Book #6

Genres: Vampires, Fantasy, YA, Short Story

Hello, dearies! 🦇

I’m trying a new thing for Thursdays or Fridays, a sort of Throwback post or Flashback, and I thought this one would be perfect for it as The Bane Chronicles is a throwback indeed or a flashback if you must, at least for me.

As Today is Thursday, this is the first Throwback Thursday book review, thoughts.

Saving Raphael Santiago it’s not all that engraved in my mind, don’t ask me why because I cannot recall, but it was of the stories in The Bane Chronicles, so of course, I had to read it.

Let me give you a bit of context on it.

Saving Raphael Santiago

Go to faeries for gossip about vampires, to werewolves for gossip about faeries, and do not gossip about werewolves, because they try to bite your face off: that was Magnus’s motto.

Magnus Bane

I like how Magnus seems to have a quirky motto, reply, and quote for every occasion, perhaps it’s the years he has lived.

portuguese cover saving-raphael-santiago

Save Raphael, Magnus thought. It seemed a more
and more impossible mission.
Aeval looked at him, her huge oval eyes betraying a faint flicker of worry. When the fey were worried, it was time to panic.
“Get it done, warlock,” she said. “You know what the Shadowhunters will do if they find out about someone like that. If Karnstein is up to his old tricks in our city, it will be the worse for us all. The Nephilim will kill every vampire they see. It will be seraph blades first and questions later for everybody.”

On this one, you continue to know not only Vampires but the Fey too.

rapahel santiago shadowhunters TV show

The thing about these stories is how Magnus sees it all, and also it gives you more insight into the shadow world, or rather the downworld part of it, and in each of the stories, you go further into how he met every character from The Mortal Instruments mostly, but also from the other series.

I went off track a little, but it’s that this story, in particular, didn’t quite hold all of my attention, but I would still consider it interesting, but that’s me since I love the shadowhunters’ world.

inside cover raphael santiago

I wouldn’t say that you have to skip Saving Raphael Santiago, it’s all part of the story, and you might further understand the vampire’s relationship with Magnus in TMI, which is a thing, sort of. I mean, if you read the books, you know what I’m talking about, but if you didn’t, then it’s important, and you should read the story, that’s all I’m saying, for now.

Alright, before I continue to ramble, I’ll stop. I know this one was unlike the others, but it’s also a TBT, just remembering a story that I read before, you can read it on Thursdays or Fridays and still have it be a throwback. 😄

Thank you for stopping by the blog, dearies. I hope you will come back for more, don’t forget to like, share, follow, or leave a comment if you’re feeling up to it. I appreciate the support, and hopefully, you’ll come back next week for more.

Happy Reading! 🧛

P.S: I’m currently reading The Red Scrolls of Magic, another story about Magnus plus Alec, and my heart is loving it.


Author: Sela O.

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

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