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The Red Scrolls of Magic

The Eldest Curses
Narrated by: BD Wong
Series: The Eldest Curses Series, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From number one New York Times best seller Cassandra Clare and award-winner Wesley Chu comes the first audiobook in a new series that follows High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood as they tour the world after the Mortal War. 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-worshiping 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 and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage. As if it wasn’t bad enough that their romantic getaway has been sidetracked, 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.  

©2019 Cassandra Clare (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Malec!

Adored the book. It has the perfect Alec/Magnus/Malec ratio for me: Every. Single. Page. It was amazing, badass and heart-melting! 😍

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Because everyone deserve a good love story

The story is very good. We are glad to learn more about Magnus and Alec love story. The narration is totally great. I love the voice!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-10

OMG! I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!!!

So, to be honest, I was not sure about the audible version at first. I am rather picky about how the books are read, however, I am pleased to tell you that I enjoyed every last second. BD Wong brought Malec to life as he read and it was perfect. My only wish... was for the story to be longer! XD I could listen to this all and everyday.

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  • Spundle Yarn
  • 2019-04-12

The romance of shadows and light!

Through all our adventures with the shadow hunters and downworlders in Cassandra Clare’s fantasy world, the love affairs of Magnus and Alec and Helen Blackthorn and Aleen Penhallow have always intrigued me most. In this first installment of “The Eldest Curses” we explore the development of the prior and see the very beginning of the latter, all while another epic adventure unfolds and drags us deep into the underworld... and the Magnificent Bane’s carefully guarded past. Lovers of the shadowhunters’ previously told tall tales and new readers alike will find themselves caught up and whisked away. I can’t wait to see what happens next!!

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  • Debbie Purpus
  • 2019-04-12

I enjoyed the book, but was confused...

I enjoyed this book very much, but the timeline confused me. I thought Simon was no longer a vampire after the war and that Helen had already been exiled. Even with my confusion, it was still a very sweet story peppered with suspense and action.

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  • 2019-04-11

PERFECTION!!!

Beautiful, exquisite, hilarious, suspenseful, romantic, exciting, and so much more! Finally our moment with Magnus and Alec at center stage for their own novel has come and it is just PERFECTION. Loved every moment of it and will listen over and over again. DEFINITIELY my favorite novel of the Shadowhunter series so far and there will be more! Can’t wait! Malec forever!!

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  • Angelina
  • 2019-04-10

amazing job

I love the book it was completely and totally amazing. I cannot wait for the sequel

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  • Justin Patrick
  • 2019-04-17

This book desperately needs a new narrator.

It's a great story. However it desperately needs a new narrator. You can never be sure if it Alex or Magus speaking they sound the same. they both sou d very bland. Some of the other characters are sound nonsense. I had to stop and backtrack several times to try and understand what he was saying.

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  • Adrianne F Waite
  • 2020-02-04

Not a fan of the reading

The accent given to one of the Korean born characters is both heavy handed and sounds Chinese. It’s not only distracting but borderline offensive.

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  • Sharon
  • 2020-02-03

Very Poor Audio Quility

The sound quality on the recording is really bad. For me, I could not tolerate it for more than 10 min and am off to read the book instead. It is disappointing since I was looking forward to this one and it has such good reviews. If you are sensitive to sound quality/narration issues make sure you hear the sample before you purchase this one.

Note: My rating on overall and story are based on the small amount I heard and overall excitement for this book, but I DNF.

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  • naturi
  • 2020-01-16

Oh Magnus Bane!!!

loved it!!! Cassandra Clare continues to build on our favorite characters and their stories!!! She never disappoints and always leaves us wanting more!!!! these shorter books give insight and ate a great way to continue enjoying the shadow Hunter world while waiting for her next masterpiece!!!
can't wait for more!!!

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  • Kamie M. Feagle
  • 2020-01-05

Love it

BD Wong is simply amazing at bringing the Characters and places to life, I absolutely love it!