I <3 Magnus. He is probably my favorite character from The Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices series. I simply adore his wit and charm and ability to steal a scene without even trying. I also love the complexity of his character and the fact that his depth seems…bottomless. I’ve told Dani on more than one occasion that the more I learn about him, the more questions I find that I have. This is certainly the case with What Really Happened in Peru.
In this story, we follow Magnus and a few other minor characters from TMI and TID through their adventures in Peru. It’s delightfully entertaining as only Magnus can be. Combining the genius of Sarah Rees Brennan and Cassandra Clare provides and interesting and insightful look into Magnus’ character. And though again, I was left with more questions, I felt that I got to know a more vulnerable side of Magnus. He honestly breaks my heart a bit, and I wish with all my heart he can find some happiness in the end.
Overall, while this story doesn’t add a whole lot to the overall plot of the series, it does give priceless insight into a dear character.
– Necessary? It pains me to say it but no, I don’t think so.
– POV? Magnus
-Where does it fit? This is almost impossible to answer because it fits in several points of the series as a whole.
-Prior Knowledge needed? It certainly helps.