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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.”

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

  1. That was hilarious xd

  2. Can’t help but love anything and everything Cassandra Clare writes. Bill Herondale very funny.
    And am I the only one who hasn’t read the Bane Chronicles because I’m waiting for it to become a book?

  3. KikiLOVESJace // November 3, 2013 at 9:12 PM // Reply

    XD Funny!

  4. Rowena Drake // November 4, 2013 at 7:35 AM // Reply

    Now I’m thinking of Will as Bill.

  5. lol awesome! cassie is a great writer. i laughed to myself. i was flipping through the shadowhunter chronicles a the bookstore (which i want for xmas) and was into it and laughing at jace, clary’s and simons notes.

  6. Ah! You have to love Cassandra!

  7. I’m grinning so wide rn

  8. i love it so much(WILL HERONDALE)!!!!!!!!!!!;)
    now i can’t stop smiling:)

  9. steampunkgirl // November 5, 2013 at 8:35 AM // Reply

    Love it.

  10. love me some sebastian // November 5, 2013 at 5:56 PM // Reply

    I literally laughed out loud and everyone in the room is staring at me.

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