Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale
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Cassandra Clare
Sarah Rees Brennan

Audiobook narrator

Andrew Scott

Release Date June 18, 2013 (e-book)
November 11, 2014 (print)

Magnus Bane

The Bane Chronicles
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Release order
Released after
The Runaway Queen
Released before
The Midnight Heir

Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale is the third released short story in The Bane Chronicles.


Magnus Bane leverages his alliances with Downworlders and Shadowhunters on a venture to Victorian London.

When immortal warlock Magnus Bane attends preliminary peace talks between the Shadowhunters and the Downworlders in Victorian London, he is charmed by two very different people: the vampire Camille Belcourt and the young Shadowhunter, Edmund Herondale. Will winning hearts mean choosing sides?


London, 1857. Despite being disgusted by the vampires since the French Revolution, Magnus is attracted to Camille Belcourt who is a vampire he sits next to at a meeting between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, taking place at the London Institute. Most Shadowhunters still despise Downworlders and are not afraid to show it. After a short verbal exchange between Magnus and the Consul, but before they proceed with the meeting, several young Shadowhunters attempting to overhear the meeting tumble into the room. Magnus sees, for the first time, among them a boy with golden hair and an elegant face. Magnus is really impressed by his eyes, which are blue and both joyous and tender. He then brings his attention back to the meeting and to what the Consul is saying.

After the meeting, Magnus walks down the Thames River, thinking of ways to see Camille again, as he thinks she might be the one for him. Magnus decides he should pay a visit to the vampire clan of London because, as he says, "attractive and interesting persons do not simply drop out of the sky". Particularly at this moment, the boy Magnus saw at the meeting somersaults off the top of the wall and lands beside him. He learns the name of the boy, Edmund Herondale, and finds out from him that the Morgensterns threw out the plates the Downworlders used at the meeting, as they are disgusted to eat from the same plates as Downworlders.

Edmund, unlike other Shadowhunters, does not mind Magnus' company. They share some thoughts about life and love. Magnus learns that Edmund does not believe in marriage and has never had a broken heart. They are not far away from St. James's Street when they encounter the carriage of two young ladies being attacked by a demon. Without hesitation, much to Magnus' amazement, Edmund runs off to rescue the ladies. Once rescued, they learn that the demon attacked a young woman named Linette Owens and her abigail, Angharad.

Some time later, Magnus attends another meeting at the London Institute, where he again meets Camille. As he finds himself again in another argument with Shadowhunters, he walks out of the meeting and stumbles upon the same blue-eyed Edmund Herondale. Magnus learns about the blooming romance between Linette Owens and Edmund, and about Edmund's thoughts of leaving the Shadowhunters to live with her away from the Shadow World. With wishes of luck and love, Magnus walks back to the meeting.

When Magnus returns to the meeting, two sides are still bickering, and he realizes the tension between Camille and young werewolf representative, Ralf Scott. The meeting ends though the Shadowhunters and Downworlders have not yet come to an agreement. As Magnus and the party of representatives are walking out of the Institute, they are attacked by Archaieral demons. The Shadowhunters rush out to help defend them, and they all succeed in defeating the demons. Barely escaping death, Ralf Scott blames the Shadowhunter for the attack. The Shadowhunters and Downworlders have a big argument once again, which makes Ralf Scott angry and he walks away saying the werewolves will take care of their own.

Some time after, Magnus and Camille are trusted to attend the private meeting of Shadowhunters and Downworlders, unlike Alexei de Quincey and Ralf Scott, which flatters Magnus. As he steps inside of the Institute he hears screams from deep inside of the building. After asking about the source of the screams, Shadowhunters who are present at the meeting tell him Edmund Herondale is being stripped off his Marks, as he has decided to leave the Clave because of love.

Magnus wishes to help the boy and Josiah Wayland threatens Magnus as he moves closer to the door. He is taken outside by Camille so he can calm down. Once outside, Camille tells him about her distress of him planning to leaving London, and she thinks he should stay. Magnus replies that she, in turn, should give Ralf Scott another chance for her love and that he might return and find her some day. To commemorate their love, he gives her a ruby necklace, so she does not forget him. Camille kisses him and they part.





Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter Chronicles
The Mortal Instruments
City of Bones City of Ashes City of Glass
City of Fallen Angels City of Lost Souls City of Heavenly Fire
The Infernal Devices The Dark Artifices
Clockwork Angel Lady Midnight
Clockwork Prince Lord of Shadows
Clockwork Princess Queen of Air and Darkness
The Last Hours The Eldest Curses
Chain of Gold The Red Scrolls of Magic
Chain of Iron The Lost Book of the White
Chain of Thorns The Black Volume of the Dead
The Bane Chronicles
What Really Happened in Peru Saving Raphael Santiago
The Runaway Queen The Fall of the Hotel Dumort
Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale What to Buy the Shadowhunter...
The Midnight Heir The Last Stand of the New York Institute
The Rise of the Hotel Dumort The Course of True Love (And First Dates)
The Voicemail of Magnus Bane
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy Pale Kings and Princes
The Lost Herondale Bitter of Tongue
The Whitechapel Fiend The Fiery Trial
Nothing but Shadows Born to Endless Night
The Evil We Love Angels Twice Descending
Ghosts of the Shadow Market
Son of the Dawn The Wicked Ones
Cast Long Shadows The Land I Lost
Every Exquisite Thing Through Blood, Through Fire
Learn About Loss The Lost World
A Deeper Love Forever Fallen
The Wicked Powers
Companion books
The Shadowhunter's Codex
An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of Downworld
The Official Mortal Instruments Coloring Book
Classics Reimagined in the World of the Shadowhunters
City of Bones: The Graphic Novel
The Mortal Instruments graphic novels
The Infernal Devices: Manga Series
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
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