A #1 New York Times bestseller!
“A rip-roaring adventure merged with satisfying romance.” —Entertainment Weekly
“[A] swashbuckling launch to the Eldest Curses series.” —Publishers Weekly
From #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller Cassandra Clare and award-winner Wesley Chu comes the first book in a new series full of “swoon-worthy romance [and] abundant action” (Publishers Weekly). The Red Scrolls of Magic is a Shadowhunters novel.
All Magnus Bane wanted was a vacation—a lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter who against all odds is finally his boyfriend. But as soon as the pair settles in Paris, an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke.
Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand before the cult can cause any more damage. Demons are now dogging their every step, and it is becoming harder to tell friend from foe. As their quest for answers becomes increasingly dire, Magnus and Alec will have to trust each other more than ever—even if it means revealing the secrets they’ve both been keeping.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The Red Scrolls of Magic stars two of our favorite characters from Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters fantasy series: Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. Early in the couple’s relationship, a dreamy Paris vacation is cut short by the fiendish actions of a diabolical demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand—which Magnus himself founded years before as a joke. Action meets romance as the magic-wielding lovers race across Europe to track down the mysterious group. Clare and her coauthor, Wesley Chu, explore a different dimension of the Shadowhunters universe with this rollicking first book in the Eldest Curses trilogy.
Hedonistic High Warlock Magnus Bane is vacationing with his boyfriend, demon-slaying Shadowhunter Alec Lightwood, in Paris when Magnus's friend Tessa delivers bad news. A cult called the Crimson Hand is sacrificing faeries to raise a Prince of Hell who will unleash anarchy in the Shadow World, and Magnus is rumored to be their leader. Magnus concedes that he may have founded the organization as a drunken joke the memory seems to be missing but he adamantly denies any current involvement. The warlocks' governing council won't punish Magnus if he fixes the problem himself, so he and Alec team up with disgruntled former Crimson Hand member Shinyun Jung to find and disband the group. Vicious demons and suspicious Shadowhunters plague their trek across Europe, endangering their lives and testing Magnus and Alec's new relationship. Clare (the Mortal Instruments books) collaborates with Chu (the Tao series) on this swashbuckling launch to the Eldest Curses series, set in Clare's ever-expanding Shadowhunter universe. Magnus and Alec's swoon-worthy romance explores the transformative power of love, while abundant action drives the tale to a harrowing finish. Ages 14 up.
I’ve only read the sample but I can already tell this is going to be awesome(TESSA IS BACK)!!!!!! I missed her a lot.
My Malec is back !!💘❤️✨
Omg I loved this so much!! Magnus and Alec are my favorite characters and relatable relationship! I love how Cassandra Claire made these two.I have always loved the books before they became popular and even before the Shadow hunter tv show came out ! Magnus and Alec are the prefect relationship to show the ups and downs of everything.I love the powerful bond they have.I 100% recommend this book to anyone !