Thursday, March 25, 2010

Character Connection: Magnus Bane

Today is the first day of a new meme created by Jennifer over at The Introverted Reader, I'll faithfully be participating in this meme, as it's one of the most creative I've come across in my short time as a book blogger. The idea of this meme is to post about a character you like in any book that you've read. It's a pretty open ended meme, and its content is open to creativity.

Magnus Bane

Magnus Bane, from Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments, is probably my favorite character from this amazing series. He's apparently described in the book as looking to be around 19 years old (although I must have skipped over this part, as I don't remember it, I've always imagined him as 25ish) Magnus is a warlock, the high warlock of Manhattan in fact, and he's probably one of the most flamboyant characters in any book I've read. Throughout the series his clothing is constantly being described, and it's always bright colors and interesting hairstyles. That alone should make him a good character, but there's so much more to Magnus! He's constantly a source of consternation to the characters, especially in the first book, but he slowly becomes friend and ally to the group. I like to describe him as an antagonistic protagonist, it just seems to fit, and it's probably why I like him so much.

He's also gay, and that, in itself, should be of note. I haven't read many books where there are gay characters and it always makes me happy to see them in books, especially good books, and especially especially popular books.

So there you have it, my first contribution to the first day of Character Connection, make sure to head over to The Introverted Reader to check out the others who have decided to participate in this great meme! 


Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Magnus Bane is also one of my favorite characters from this series! He always adds such a great does of comic relief! :)

Mama Bookworm said...

Magnus sounds fun! This is a need to read series for me.

Jennifer G. said...

I've never read this series, but I see it everywhere. I should check it out. I love that phrase, "antagonistic protagonist." He sounds intriguing and complex.

Have you read Soulless by Gail Carriger? She has a character who sounds a little bit like Magnus. You'd probably like him.

Thanks for joining in the Character Connection!

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