Yesterday on her social media, Cassandra Clare teased her fans by saying that she has a special project envolving a fan-favorite character, Magnus Banes, the High Warlock of Brooklyn.
Today, Entertainment Weekly announced Clare’s new project: she is going to write an Adul trilogy about Magnus Bane with Wesley Chu as co-writer. Chu is mostly known as the author of The Lives of Tao.
It was also confimed that the first book of this new trilogy is going to be released in November 2017.
Cassandra Clare has stated that she had explored Magnus Bane’s life in The Bane Chronicles, a book with eleven short stories written by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennana. Now, knowing that the fans love this “fun and fascinating” character, who is full of secrets of his parentage and the beginning of his relationship with Alec Lightwood, another loved character from Clare’s Shadowhunters novels, the author wants to explore more about this amazing Warlock with a fantastic personality.
The co-writer of this new trilogy, Wesley Chu, has expressed his excitement, saying that he is glad “to contribute to the world that Cassandra Clare has created”.
Well, I honestly can’t wait to see more of this character, despite the fact that I have only read the first three books of The Mortal Instruments series. I’m going to read the other three books this summer. I’m happy that I have someone in mind as Magnus Bane. Harry Shum Jr. is doing an incredible job and I think I guess say that the fans are definitely loving him.
Many fans are very happy with this new project. After all, it’s an Adult trilogy about the incredible Magnus Bane! However, there are some readers that have said that Cassandra Clare just wants more money. They say she is taking advantage of her LGBTQ fans by writing this trilogy about a bissexual character that has helped many LGBTQ people in real life. What I am trying to say is that she is only writing about Magnus Bane because she knows she can get more money from fans that can relate with this character.
I must say that I understand the readers that have this opinion, but let’s say that this is also something that many fans have asked for. It is no lie to say that Cassandra Clare’s fandom loves Magnus Bane, so I do believe that she is doing this not only for the money. But I also must say that she has been giving to much attention to Magnus and Alec, mostly, once again, because of their sexuality. I do think it’s amazing to have LGBTQ characters in literature, but when an author is trying to get money through them? Hmmm.
Anyway, I do believe that Cassandra Clare loves her characters and I do know that many people are happy with this news.
Well, what do you think of this new project? Do you also think that she is only doing this to get more money? Or because she loves her fans and wants to give them what they want? I mean, I guess it’s a little bit of both, right? Anyway, you can leave a comment about your opinion on this new trilogy!