Remember that time when we nearly went into cardiac arrest over the exclusive announcement that Jesse Williams, hottie extraordinaire, would be narrating the audiobook version of the first installment of Cassandra Clare's "The Bane Chronicles"? Well, it's happening again—except this time, instead of having a conniption fit requiring medical assistance from the "Grey's Anatomy" actor, we'll be starting our own tiny European uprising over the choice of voice for a Bane book. What's got us so hot, bothered and ready to get busy with a bayonet? It's the news that actor George Blagden, who played student revolutionary Grantaire in "Les Miserables" last year, will be reading "The Runaway Queen" directly into our quivering little ears as the series' latest narrator.
George, in addition to stealing our hearts with hot-blooded songs about anger and freedom in "Les Mis," also stars in "Vikings" as the young Christian monk Athelstan—and with such fine historical film credits, he's the perfect pick to tell the story of immortal and enigmatic warlock Magnus Bane as a reluctant saviour of French royals during the tumult of the French Revolution.
The latest installment in "The Bane Chronicles" was co-written by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson, as a companion series of stories to the bestselling "Infernal Devices." And with "The Runaway Queen" debuting May 21, it shouldn't be long before we can hear it as its creators almost certainly intended: in the delicious baritone voice of a sexy, sexy man.
Are you psyched to hear the new "Bane" audiobook as narrated by George? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!