I have received quite a few messages about The Bane Chronicles, which is most pleasing! And most of them have gone like this: ‘SARAH YOU FILTHY TEASE, WHERE CAN WE FIND J.H.?’
The link of the title will take you to all the fine Chronicles of Bane and purchases thereof, but here’s the skinny on…
#4: The Midnight Heir
by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan | July 23, 2013
In Edwardian London, Magnus Bane discovers old friends and new enemies—including the son of his former comrade Will Herondale. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.
Magnus thought he would never return to London, but he is lured by a handsome offer from Tatiana Blackthorn, whose plans—involving her beautiful young ward—are far more sinister than Magnus even suspects. In London at the turn of the century, Magnus finds old friends, and meets a very surprising young man … the sixteen-year-old James Herondale.
On the Princess Bus tour, Maureen left us and Cassie and I—to console ourselves for our loss—began to tell each other a story. Cassie’s Team, the two lovely men who lived on the bus with us, grew progressively more puzzled as they wound in and out to bring us bagels and tell us jokes. They kept hearing us screech ‘Grace!’ ‘Matthew!’ and ‘Cordelia!’ Sometimes also ‘Bang! Bang!’ and ‘He’s going to be a total fashion plate.’
CASSIE: If I were to write about the Infernal Devices descendants, I’d want lots of interwoven families and tangled love affairs…
SARAH: You know what I like? Gentlemen’s clubs where people shoot stuff. Gothic shizz. Manors. Ruins. Curses. Misery!
CASSIE: I love misery too.
SARAH AND CASSIE: *sro fistbump*
CASSIE: James’s hair will be black and his eyes will be gold.
BUS GUYS: You guys have been talking about this guy for TWO DAYS and you don’t know what colour his hair and eyes are?
… I think the bus guys thought J.H. was a friend of ours. Possibly a friend we were plotting against.
In a way, they were right.