Author(s): Samantha Shannon
In the New York Times bestselling second novel in the epic Bone Season series, Paige Mahoney may have broken out of prison, but neither the government nor her prison guards are going to let her escape so easily. It is a dark time for clairvoyants in London. Scion, the ruling government, is in league with the Rephaim, an extraordinarily powerful, otherworldly race that intends to make humans its slaves. Paige Mahoney may have succeeded in leading a mass break-out from the brutal camp, Sheol I, where she and other clairvoyants were systematically imprisoned, but she hasn't truly escaped. As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on page, and the ruthless leader of the Rephaim sets out in pursuit, Paige must find safety in a London underworld and a clairvoyant community that is beginning to crumble.
The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller
Hugely imaginative Independent on Sunday A trailblazer for young talent ... The way Shannon's characters shift, backstab and fall are as fascinating as the twists and turns of the plot Independent Goes hell-for-leather, all poltergeists and grisly murders and pitched battles in the catacombs of Camden Sunday Times Imagine The Hunger Games written by London's foremost psychogeographer, Iain Sinclair ... Some of the best fight scenes I've read in donkey's years ... Wherever she goes I will follow Scotland on Sunday Shannon throws you into this rich, grimy near-future world The Times Language as rich as a figgy pudding, the best terminology in the genre and gripping, edge-of-the-seat plotting to boot ... Penny dreadful stories clash with electronic tablets. Victorian-style street gangs use their fabulous supernatural powers to call on poltergeists for their skulduggery Daily Mail Paige escapes a brutal prison camp to face darkness and danger as the fate of the underworld unfolds Stylist
Samantha Shannon was born in west London in 1991. She started writing at the age of fifteen. Between 2010 and 2013 she studied English Language and Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford. In 2013 she published The Bone Season, the first in a seven book series. The Mime Order followed in 2015. Both were international bestsellers and have been translated into twenty-six languages. The film rights have been optioned by the Imaginarium Studios and 20th Century Fox. In 2014, Samantha Shannon was included on the Evening Standard's Power 1000 list. The Song Rising is her third novel. samanthashannon.co.uk @say_shannon