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Sneak Peek: THE BANE CHRONICLES: THE RUNAWAY QUEEN on Shadowhunters app


The second installment of The Bane ChroniclesThe Runaway Queen–is set to be released in less than two weeks on May 21, and now fans can get a sneak peak on the official Shadowhunters app.

The Runaway Queen is written by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson and George Blagden will narrate the audiobook.

Here is a snippet:


June, 1971

There was a smell to Paris in the simmer mornings that Magnus enjoyed. This was surprising, because on summer mornings Paris smelled of cheese that sat int he sun all day and fish and the less desirable parts of fish. It smelled of people and all the things that people produce (this does not refer to art or culture, but to the baser things that were dumped out of windows in buckets). But these were punctuated by other odors, and the odors would shift rapidly from street to street, or building to building. That heady whiff of a bakery might be followed by an unexpected flush of gardenias in a garden, which gave way to the iron-rich pong of a slaughterhouse. Paris was nothing if not alive–the Seine pumping along like a great artery, the vessels of the wider street, narrowing down the tiniest alleys…and every inch of it had a smell.

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4 Comments on Sneak Peek: THE BANE CHRONICLES: THE RUNAWAY QUEEN on Shadowhunters app

  1. oh wow i love how it is described as pairs like the way it rely was all reality.

  2. can’t wait to read this 🙂 but are you sure that it’s 1971? 😀 1791 would make a lot more sense (FR started 1789 and in the 1970s toilets already existed so no need to throw thing out of the window with buckets)

  3. teamedwardjace // May 9, 2013 at 4:47 PM // Reply

    ooo it sounds awesome! and maybe it’s 1971, but you know there are some just really unclass people there lol in the story

  4. Catherine // May 9, 2013 at 6:28 PM // Reply

    Perhaps it is a flashback. It begins in the year 1971, and then flashes back to memories from the Revolution. Either way, can’t wait 🙂

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