Check Out An EXCLUSIVE Audio Excerpt From 'Midnight Heir,' Plus Narrator News!

When it comes to "Mortal Instruments" spin-off series "The Bane Chronicles," you know the drill: first comes the announcement of some extraordinarily sexy man being tapped for audiobook narration duties, and then comes the part where we all go "SQUEEEEEE!" and wet our pants with excitement. Or at least, that's how it usually goes. But because we like to keep you on your toes, today is a little bit different: first we give you the EXCLUSIVE first listen to an excerpt from "Midnight Heir," read by the goshdarndelicious David Oyelowo, and then we announce the next actor on board the audiobook narration project, and THEN comes the squeeing and peeing. Variety! Hooray!

So get ready, get set and brace yourself for some serious aural pleasures courtesy of David's dulcet tones and a brand-new installment in the personal history of one Magnus Bane: "Midnight Heir" is the fourth book in the series, featuring a return for Magnus to turn-of-the-century London and a first meeting for the warlock with one James Herondale (a familiar family name for anyone who's read Cassandra Clare's original series!)

And then, brace yourself again for the following news: The fifth novella, "Rise of the Hotel Dumort," will be narrated by none other than Stephen Lunsford, who's already known for his acting talents on MTV's very own "Teen Wolf." Who else will whisper in our ears before the "Bane Chronicles" concludes its audiobook extravaganza? When we know, we'll tell you, so keep checking back.

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