The Song Rising - The Bone Season (Hardback)Samantha Shannon (author)
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The hotly anticipated third book in the bestselling Bone Season series - a ground-breaking, dystopian fantasy of extraordinary imagination
Paige Mahoney, the woman known as The Pale Dreamer has become Black Moth, transforming from rebel leader to underqueen. She has won the bloody scrimmage but the war is just beginning.
For in London’s syndicate there is an uneasy alliance between the Ranthen and the Mime Order who still rule over London's criminal population but with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilising the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.
For as the syndicate plots rebellion, Scion’s leaders, aided by their powerful allies, are working to introduce Senshield a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it.
And waiting in the wings, the White Binder, Jaxon Hall, the ultimate trickster, game-player and puppet-master extraordinaire is biding his time to strike.
As the pieces line up, Paige must learn who to trust or she is doomed to fall.
‘An original and enjoyably escapist fictional world. Like so much recent young adult fiction, I suspect this series will appeal to the fearless teenager dwelling within many adults. The ending certainly gripped me to the marrow.’ – The Telegraph
Samantha Shannon was still a student when she published the first of her 7-bone cycle The Bone Season set in a gothic vision of future London where humans with a capacity to contact the undead are persecuted for their abilities. This was then followed in the series by The Mime Order and The Song Rising
Read a Waterstones exclusive interview with Samantha Shannon where the author discusses world building, the challenges of fantasy love stories and what lies in store as the Bone Season series continues.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 713 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
Like treasures unearthed by mudlarks, Samantha Shannon's alternative world is studded with fabulous language ...With a sharp eye on the politics of identity, Shannon transports us into a world where the oppressed are pitted against one another in the struggle for survival ... Explosive * Daily Mail *
Easily the most politically engaged of any of the contemporary dystopian fantasies ... Ever since HG Wells' The War Of The Worlds there has been a slight aversion to looking at the global consequences of such dystopias and Shannon seems to be taking that wider view ... There is so much intrigue and escapade, character development and imagination here ... We have four books to go. I am more than willing to wait * Scotland on Sunday *
A whopper of a denouement ... Shannon's brilliance is that she is not afraid of change, both for her characters and her setting ... The 25-year-old remains a name to watch * Independent *
The third book sees feisty heroine Paige Mahoney take on the dangerous role of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population * Daily Express *
My recent shore-side reads have included Samantha Shannon's The Song Rising * Red *
PRAISE FOR THE MIME ORDER: "A riveting page-turner ... She creates a convincing world defined by its own invented logic * Mail on Sunday *
It goes hell-for-leather, all poltergeists and grisly murders and pitched battles in the catacombs of Camden * Sunday Times *
Thrusting readers back into the world of Paige and a more detailed journey through future London. The novels are hugely imaginative ... Part Hunger Games dystopia, part urban fantasy * Independent on Sunday *
A triumphant blend of Orwellian dystopia and China Mieville nonconformity ... Shannon's ability to take classic tropes, such as forbidden love and dystopian societies, and give them a well-knuckled twist is to be admired ... Set to become a trailblazer for young talent * Independent *
Shannon has continued to build on this imagined world with intricacy, and Paige's voice comes through to deliver a suspenseful story * Washington Post *
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