Exclusive: Cassandra Clare talks ‘The Bane Chronicles’ audiobook + listen to a clip from Magnus’ voicemail

The Bane Chronicles

The Bane Chronicles hits stores today in all of its hardback and audiobook glory, and we’re bringing you an exclusive interview with Cassandra Clare as she talks about the audiobook and how they brought together different actors to voice each individual installment.

We’ve also got an exclusive clip from Magnus’ voicemail, featuring messages from Alec and Isabelle Lightwood!

The Bane Chronicles is now available to own in hardback, audiobook and eBook.

Peek the cover for ‘The Bane Chronicles’ print edition

Helloooo Magnus Bane.

Check out the cover for the print edition of The Bane Chronicles, which will be released in November. The print edition will include a bonus mini-story and comics illustrated by Cassandra Jean.


Here’s what Cassandra Clare had to say about working on The Bane Chronicles:

Maureen and Sarah and I had a blast working on the Bane Chronicles. It was a fun, fantastic experience filled with terrible green jokes about Ragnor, sexy audiobook readers, and of course, lots of time spent with Magnus, which is always a good thing. Thanks so much to everyone for your support of TBC!

Be sure to check out The Course of True Love (And First Dates), which is available today!

New ‘Bane Chronicles’ snippet: ‘What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything’

TBC8Cassandra Clare shared a snippet from the next installment of The Bane ChroniclesWhat to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anyway), which will be released on November 19.

Clare also teased an “awesome” audiobook narrator for the eighth Bane Chronicles installment. “I think you guys will be pleased!” she wrote.

Check out the snippet:

“How have you been keeping? You know, since the last time you summoned me,” said Elyaas, the demon.

“What?” Magnus asked.

“You don’t remember me?” said the tentacle demon.

“I summon a lot of demons,” Magnus said weakly.

There was a long pause. Magnus stared into the bottom of his coffee cup and desperately willed more coffee to appear. This was something a lot of mundanes did too, but Magnus had one up on those suckers. His mug did slowly fill again, until it was brimming with rich dark liquid. He sipped and looked at Elyaas, who was shifting uncomfortably from tentacle to tentacle.

“Well,” said Elyaas. “This is awkward.”

“It’s nothing personal,” said Magnus.

“Maybe if I jogged your memory,” Elyaas suggested helpfully. “You summoned me when you were searching for a demon who cursed a Shadowhunter? Bill Herondale?”

“Will Herondale,” said Magnus.

Elyaas snapped his tentacles as if they were fingers. “I knew it was something like that.”

“You know,” Magnus said, enlightened, “I think I do remember. I’m sorry about that. I realized right away that you weren’t the demon I was looking for. You looked kind of blue in one of the drawings, but obviously you are not blue, and I was wasting your time. You were pretty understanding about it.”

“Think nothing of it.” Elyaas waved a tentacle. “These things happen. And I can look blue. You know, in the right light.”

“Lighting’s important, it’s true,” said Magnus.

“So whatever happened with Bill Herondale and that curse a blue demon put on him?” The cecaelia demon’s interest seemed genuine.

“Will Herondale,” Magnus said again. “It’s actually rather a long story.”

“You know, sometimes we demons pretend we’re cursing people and we don’t really do it,” said Elyaas chattily. “Like, just for kicks? It’s kind of a thing with us. Did you know that?”

“You could have mentioned it a century or two ago,” Magnus observed frostily.

Elyaas shook his head, smiling a slime-bedecked smile. “The old pretend-to-curse. It’s a classic. Very funny.” He appeared to notice Magnus’s unimpressed expression for the first time. “Not from your perspective, of course.”

“It wasn’t funny for Bill Herondale!” said Magnus. “Oh, damn it. Now you’ve got me doing it.”

Happy Birthday to our Magnus, Godfrey Gao!

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" Mexico City - Red Carpet

A very happy birthday to our Magnus, Godfrey Gao, who turns 29 years old today!

We’re really lucky to have such a handsome actor as our Magnus Bane in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and we can’t wait to see more of him (together with Kevin Zegers as Alec) in The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes!

Join us in wishing Godfrey a very Happy Birthday!

Leave your birthday wishes below and tweet Godfrey on Twitter (@GodfreyGao)!

‘Shadowhunter Chronicles’ calendar: Alec + Magnus take February

Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean are collaborating on a Shadowhunter Chronicles-inspired calendar featuring the boys of The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Dark Artifices and TLH. Yesterday, she shared January’s image (Jem). Today, she shared February, which features Alec and Magnus.



More calendar art! So the beautiful Cassandra (NOT me, Cassandra Jean) and I have been collaborating to create a calendar of the TMI/TID/TDA/TLH boys — Men of the Shadowhunter Universe, I guess — and while I don’t know what we’re going to do with it yet, here’s Magnus/Alec as February 2014, celebrating Valentine’s Day*. More soon!

*But not, like, the way Valentine celebrates it.

What do you think? Who are you looking forward to seeing next in the Men of the Shadowhunter Universe calendar? Sound off in the comments!

Watch: Kevin Zegers and Godfrey Gao tease more Malec in ‘CITY OF ASHES’

In a recent interview at the Mexico press junket for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Kevin Zegers and Godfrey Gao talked about their characters in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, as well as teased more Malec in The Mortal Instruments: City of Asheswhich begins filming in the fall. Malec talk starts around the 2:50 mark.

“We don’t know,” said Kevin Zegers. “They’re still writing the script right now, but I would say yes.  I’ve read a rough draft and there’s definitely a lot of stuff with the two of us. There’s also a lot of action, but there’s definitely more ‘Malec’ in the second film.”

Cover Reveal: The Bane Chronicles: The Rise of the Hotel Dumort

Shadowhunters! Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the cover for the fifth installment of The Bane Chronicles – The Rise of the Hotel Dumort. The next installment will be released on Tuesday, August 20.


Here is the synopsis for The Rise of the Hotel Dumort:

[Magnus Bane is] settled into New York society and is thriving among the fashionable jazz set. And there is nowhere better to see and be seen than the glamorous Hotel Dumort, a glittering new addition to the Manhattan landscape. But a different type of glamour may be at play…

What do you think?!

Godfrey Gao talks playing a bisexual warlock in ‘THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS’

Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane

Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane

Godfrey Gao spoke with The Straits Times about playing bisexual warlock Magnus Bane in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

To embrace the sexual deviant he was playing on-screen, Gao was open to anything that was thrown at him on the film set. For starters, his make-up routine took three hours each day before he was camera ready. Glitter, nail polish, piercings, tattoos and tons of eyeshadow were just some of the “funky stuff” he had to put on. Then there was a scene he had to shoot in icy temperatures – with only his boxers on. But freezing his behind off for The Mortal Instruments, which opens here on Aug 22, was completely worth it.

Gao, 28, told The New Paper over the phone from Taiwan: “It was around 1 deg C and we were filming in Toronto last September. “I really wanted to cry, I was freezing. Being that naked, I caught a cold eventually. But the crew did take care of me. They kept offering me hot chocolate, tea, chocolate buns and candies. That made the entire experience bearable.”

Read the full article at The Straits Times

Comic Con Interview: Godfrey Gao talks ‘MORTAL INSTRUMENTS’ with Fandango


Godfrey Gao (Magnus Bane) spoke to Fandango.com at the Mortal Instruments Comic Con press junket.

Godfrey Gao joining ‘THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES’ Comic Con panel

Godfrey Gao

Shadowhunters! Cassandra Clare just shared some exciting news! Godfrey Gao (Magnus Bane) will be joining the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones panel at San Diego Comic Con next Friday, July 19.

Godfrey will join Cassie, director Harald Zwart, Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan and Kevin Zegers.

I have great news! Godfrey Gao is now joining the panel for THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES at Comic-Con! See the full list of panelists below:
- Me
- Lily Collins
- Jamie Campbell-Bower
- Robbie Sheehan
- Kevin Zegers
- Godfrey Gao
- Harald Zwart
Godfrey will of course bring untold handsomeness to the panel. I hope to see you all there to enjoy it, and if not, that’s what gifsets are for.

The panel on Friday will be at 4:05 PM in Hall H where exclusive new footage from the film will be screened along with a Q & A session with Cassie, Harald and the cast.

Any Shadowhunters headed to the Mortal Instruments panel at Comic Con next Friday?


Shadowhunters! Check out this new Mortal Instruments: City of Bones still featuring the High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane (Godfrey Gao).


Looks like this is Magnus in that “extra” scene in the film! What do you think of the new still Shadowhunters?

‘THE BANE CHRONICLES’ debuts on New York Times best sellers series list

Bane Chronicles

The Bane Chronicles has achieved quite the accomplishment on the New York Times best sellers list. The eBook series landed a spot on the New York Times series list, where it debuted at No. 10 for the week of July 7, 2013.

Cassandra Clare expressed her excitement earlier in the week:

I am pleased to say that The Bane Chronicles hit the NYT Bestseller series list this week. I don’t know if an e-pub only series has ever done that before on the children’s list. Am psyched!

Also on the list, The Mortal Instruments maintained its hold in the top 3.


Congrats to Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson!

Shadowhunters get #GodfreytoSDCC to trend worldwide!


We did it, Shadowhunters!

With the help of fans all over the world, we got #GodfreytoSDCC trending WORLDWIDE!


Cassandra Clare shared her excitement about it:

Godfrey is currently not confirmed to be attending San Diego Comic Con in July, but hopefully this show of love, dedication and fandom power will help change that!

Thank you to everyone who participated! Godfrey would certainly be proud!

Operation Get Godfrey Gao to SD Comic Con: Let’s trend #GodfreytoSDCC

Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane

Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane

Shadowhunters: We need your help.

Godfrey Gao is currently not confirmed to be attending San Diego Comic Con for the Mortal Instruments panel in July and we want to change that.

We’ve teamed up with Fangirlish, Mundie Moms and a whole bunch of other fan sites to help trend #GodfreytoSDCC tomorrow (June 28) at Noon ET/11AM CT/9AM PT. We want to show Sony Pictures just how much this fandom wants our Magnus Bane to be at Comic Con in July.

Please spread the word to Shadowhunters everywhere! Let’s band together to make our voice heard! We’ve trended worldwide before and we can certainly do it again!

Rumor: Godfrey Gao headed to Comic Con International for ‘MORTAL INSTRUMENTS’ panel?

Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane

Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane

Comic Con International is just around the corner which means that The Mortal Instruments is about to descend upon San Diego. The Mortal Instruments is set to hit Comic Con in July. There is no confirmed date yet.

Cassandra Clare will be in attendance, but the cast members attending have yet to be announced. But could our Magnus Bane, Godfrey Gao be one of those at the Mortal Instruments panel?

Any Shadowhunters attending the Mortal Instruments panel at Comic Con this year? How excited would you be if Godfrey was at Comic Con? Sound off in the comments!

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