The Bone Season (Prebound)

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This book drew me in from the start. Shannon’s world of clairvoyant London is fascinating and complex. She’s created an intricate classification of voyants and abilities that lends authenticity and believability to an already captivating story. The story is daring and personal, filled with an excellent mixture of dangerous exploits along with character and relationship development. You really get to know and care for several of the characters, which makes the moments of action and danger all the more heart-pounding.

Shannon sets up the start of her series nicely, giving readers a good introduction to the kinds of people, creatures, and society the books will follow. There’s so much depth and possibility in what she’s created that, though I was a little dubious when I heard that it’s a septology, I quickly saw that Shannon has more than enough imagination and material to craft into seven books.

— Victoria

September 2013 Indie Next List


“Samantha Shannon has created a world that will set your imagination on fire and lure you in so absolutely you will forget your surroundings. You will also be elated to learn this is the first in a 7-book series. Fictional London in the year 2059 is the world of Paige Mahoney, a dreamwalker. Scion is the ruling government. They absolutely reject any type of clairvoyant abilities. If they find you have those skills, you disappear. Paige discovers this is true, but the disappearance is not what she has been led to believe. Mind-bendingly intense, rife with fascinating characters and an all-encompassing plot, The Bone Season will take you on one wild ride. -- Lynn Riggs Books & Company”
— Lynn Riggs, Books & Company, Oconomowoc, WI

About the Author


Samantha Shannon was born in West London in 1991. She started writing at the age of fifteen and graduated from St. Anne's College, Oxford, with a degree in English language and literature in 2013. "The Bone Season" is her first novel and has been sold in twenty-one countries. It is being developed for film by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish at Imaginarium Studios.Follow Samantha Shannon on Twitter at @say_shannon and on her blog, www.samanthashannon.co.uk


Product Details
ISBN: 9780606355124
ISBN-10: 060635512X
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: May 6th, 2014
Pages: 472
Language: English