Magnus Bane is getting his own trilogy… and this one will be adult literature!
Cassandra Clare is bringing Magnus Bane, the fan-favorite warlock featured in all of her Shadowhunter-based series including The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments, and The Dark Artifices to the forefront in a new trilogy!
While the character comes from her YA series, Magnus new trilogy will be Clare’s first foray into adult literature, meaning the books can be steamier, more gritty, and more intense than ever while navigating the adult issues and responsibilities Magnus faces over the centuries.
The series will be co-written with Wesley Chu, best known for his The Lives of Tao series.
In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, Cassandra Clare said “Over the years writing the Shadowhunter books, Magnus Bane has emerged as one of the most fun and fascinating characters for me to bring to life. He’s always had a lot of secrets — there are so many things we don’t know about Magnus, from the story of his first love to the secrets of his parentage, to the beginning of his relationship with Alec. All those are things I was able to touch on in The Bane Chronicles, but I’m excited to dig in even more deeply in these three volumes devoted to Magnus, his past, his future, and his present.”
“I am so excited to contribute to the world that Cassandra Clare has created. These books and characters are iconic, and Magnus is a fan favorite. I can’t wait to give them all the things they deserve. And probably a few they don’t. Sorry, Magnus,” said Wesley Chu, who seems ready to have some fun with the beloved character.
Ten short stories from Magnus’ life were previously featured in The Bane Chronicles.
The first book in the new series is expected to be released in November 2017.