Audio Book Review: The Runaway Queen by Cassandra Clare

Title: The Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles #2)
Author: Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson
Narrator: George Blagden
Length: 1 hour 18 minutes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio
Published: May 21, 2013
ISBN13: 9781442365094)
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Summary: Magnus Bane has a royal role in the French Revolution—if the angry mobs don’t spoil his spells. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles. 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…

My thoughts on the audio:
George Blagden is the narrator for The Runaway Queen. You might remember him from the 2012 film adaptation of Les Miserables. He played Grantaire in the film. Blagden now lends his voice to the second installment of The Bane Chronicles. He has a pleasant easygoing voice. I have absolutely no complaints here. He wasn't the best I've ever come across, but he was better than average. I would definitely like to hear him narrate more books.

My thoughts on the book:
Magnus Bane is smack dab in the middle of the French Revolution. He's recruited by an attractive count to help rescue Marie Antoinette from the horrors that await her. Bane can't refuse, so he plans an escape. Only to be thwarted by angry mobs, vampires, and possibly a hot air balloon.
I am becoming a huge fan of Bane's. I love his flippant and flamboyant attitude  He's absolutely charming. I love how Clare gives the readers a glimpse into Bane's soul. I'm a huge history lover, so I especially love this 'take' on the French Revolution. If you've not read the previous story, don't worry. These are stand alone stories that are a quick and fun read!

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