The Bane Chronicles

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The Bane Chronicles
Bane Chronicles Book Cover 2.jpg
Cover of the compiled book
AuthorCassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
Cover artistMalak Abdelmuati
PublisherSimon & Schuster
Publication date
April 16, 2013 - March 18, 2014 (print edition November 11, 2014)
Media typee-book, audio, print

The Bane Chronicles is a series of connected novellas featuring the character of Magnus Bane from Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series. The novellas are co-written by Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan. Release of the novellas began in April 2013 in e-book and audio versions, and were released in a combined print edition in November 2014.[1] The Bane Chronicles has appeared on the New York Times Bestsellers list for Children's Books a number of times beginning in July 2013.[2]


Clare, Johnson, and Brennan have stated that development on the series began when they were telling stories about Clare's character of Magnus Bane to each other. They decided that the non-traditional style of interconnected novellas would be best served by initial Internet publication. The series is also notable for using well-known actors as narrators for the audiobook versions of each novella. The authors provided a list of dream narrators to their publisher, and each audiobook has a different narrator, including Andrew Scott, Michael Trevino, and Jesse Williams.[3] For some of the actors, this was their first time doing voice work.[4]

The first 10 stories were released between April 2013 and March 2014, and the compiled print version, released in November 2014, contained an eleventh story exclusive to the book.



  1. ^ Brissey, Breia (December 10, 2012). "Cassandra Clare launches e-serialization based on popular 'Mortal Instruments' character". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Bestsellers: Children's Series". The New York Times. July 7, 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  3. ^ Breia, Brissey (April 11, 2013). "Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan chat about 'The Bane Chronicles' -- EXCLUSIVE COVER". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  4. ^ Rosenfield, Kat (April 17, 2013). "Jesse Williams Spills The Beans On His 'Bane Chronicles' Voice Gig". MTV. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  5. ^ "The Bane Chronicles". Retrieved 4 December 2013.