This is several stories about the life of Magus Bane. I enjoyed it. He has such personality, and has lived so long. Some of the events and people included were real, but of course things are changed just a bit to include him. Some of the stories are random adventures. Shadowhunters of the past and present from the other books pop up also. Several include a love interest of his. That's what I took away from this the most. Magus never looses his ability to love and yearns to find it. Despite everything he isn't left cold with the idea of life. He's open to it.