The Runaway Queen (Shadowhunters: The Bane Chronicles, Book 2)
Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson
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While in France, immortal warlock Magnus Bane finds himself attempting to rescue the royal family from the horrors of the French Revolution - after being roped into this mess by a most attractive count. Naturally, the daring escape calls for invisible air balloons...
One of ten eBook short stories in The Bane Chronicles, a series about the enigmatic warlock and fan favourite Magnus Bane from Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling series The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments.
clothes hang heavily. He walked along the path until he came to the meeting spot, where his balloon and its crew awaited him. The balloon was deflated on the grass—the silk just as beautiful as ever, but the overall effect not as impressive as he had hoped. He had better dressing gowns, when it came down to it. One of the Montgolfiers (Magnus could not remember which one he had hired) came rushing up to him with a flushed face. “Monsieur Bane! Je suis désolé, monsieur, but
all smelled of life—life in every form and degree. The smells today, however, were a bit strong. Magnus was taking an unfamiliar route, one that took him through quite a rough patch of Paris. The road here was not as smooth. It was brutally hot inside his cabriolet as it bumped its way along. Magnus had animated one of his magnificent Chinese fans, and it flapped ineffectively at him, barely stirring the breeze. It was, if he was completely honest with himself (and he did not
out of the palace and cast a simple glamour. No one would ever know. He shook his head. This was Paris. Everyone knew everything, somehow. He took a long sip of the now warm violet champagne and swished it round his mouth. Any logical doubts he had were drowned out by the beating of his heart. It had been so long since he’d felt the rush. In his mind now there was only von Fersen. The next night, Magnus had dinner brought in, courtesy of the chef at the Hôtel de Soubise.
substitute the family for these people. The children will be woken at ten thirty. The dauphin will be dressed as a young girl. He and his sister will be removed from the palace by the royal governess, the Marquise de Tourzel, and will walk to meet me at the Grand Carrousel. I will be driving the traveling carriage. We will then wait for Madame Elisabeth, sister of the king. She shall leave by the same door as the children. When His Majesty finishes his coucher for the evening
hand, and to Magnus’s surprise, the queen stopped speaking. “Who brought her?” he asked. “How did this happen?” “It was I, monsieur,” said a voice. A dapper vampire named Coselle stepped to the front. “I was on my way here, coming down the rue du Bac, and I absolutely could not believe my eyes. She must have gotten out of the Tuileries. She was just on the street, monsieur, looking panicked and lost.” Of course. The queen would not have been accustomed to being out on the