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The Bone Season: A Novel

The Bone Season: A Novel

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by Samantha Shannon
     
 

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Enter the world of Paige Mahoney, a gifted clairvoyant, a "dreamwalker,?? in the year 2059. Her natural talents are considered treasonous under the current regime. Snatched away to a secret prison, she encounters another race, the Rephaim, creatures who wish to control the powers of Paige and those like her. One in particular will be assigned as her keeper, her

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Enter the world of Paige Mahoney, a gifted clairvoyant, a "dreamwalker,?? in the year 2059. Her natural talents are considered treasonous under the current regime. Snatched away to a secret prison, she encounters another race, the Rephaim, creatures who wish to control the powers of Paige and those like her. One in particular will be assigned as her keeper, her trainer. But his motives are mysterious. To regain her freedom, Paige must learn to trust, in the prison where she is meant to die.

The e-book of the New York Times bestseller now includes an exclusive sneak peek at the second book in the series, The Mime Order.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In the not-too-distant future, London is controlled by a totalitarian force called Scion, whose sole purpose is to discover and destroy the "unnatural curse" of clairvoyance. When Paige Mahoney, a dreamwalker (a rare type of clairvoyant), is captured by Scion agents, she believes her life is about to end in torture and death. But when she awakens in Sheol I, a prison camp dedicated to teaching voyants to fight an enemy called the Emim, Paige discovers that the world she thought she knew is not at all what it seems. To escape and survive, Paige, who has been renamed XX-59-40, will find herself making unlikely allies as the line between enemies and friends has become blurred almost beyond recognition. With this debut, young British author Shannon (she is getting her degree in literature at Oxford University) has created a world with a very 1984 feel to it. Throw in some otherworldly creatures, some who are supposed protectors and others who just want to eat people, and you have the makings of an epic sf/fantasy series. However, while there is plenty of action and tension, this foundation-building book ends on a nice round note; sadly, readers will not be breathless with anticipation about what happens next. VERDICT The first in a series of seven titles, this book sets the stage for a journey of discovery for Paige who may very well discover that she has to save the world whether she wants to or not. It will be interesting to see what Shannon does in her next installment. [The book has been sold in 18 countries, and actor Andy Serkis's film company has optioned it as well.—Ed.]—Elisabeth Clark, West Florida P.L., Pensacola
From the Publisher
“Terrific—intelligent, inventive, dark, and engrossing . . . Shannon has remarkable talent for world-building . . . But her most sublime otherworldly creation is the complex, ever evolving, scrappy yet touching Paige Mahoney . . . [She] has me hooked.” —NPR.com

“Invokes both the political tyranny of George Orwell and the . . . mythmaking of J.R.R. Tolkien.” —USA Today

“Action-filled . . . Shannon is likely on the brink of literary stardom.” —New York

“[A] dazzlingly brainy, witty, and bewitching tale of outrageous courage, heroic compassion, transcendent love, and the quest for freedom . . . the first in a thoughtful fantasy series by a brilliant young writer.” —Booklist (starred review)

"This book is for those who like their dystopian science fiction multilayered, philosophical and complex." —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620401408
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/20/2013
Series:
Bone Season , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
17,383
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
14 Years

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Samantha Shannon was born in west London in 1991. She started writing at the age of fifteen and studied English Language and Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford. The Bone Season, her first novel in a seven-book series, was a New York Times bestseller, the first selection of NBC's TODAY Book Club, and named one of Amazon's 2013 Best Books of the Year in Science Fiction and Fantasy. It has been translated into twenty-seven languages.

Follow Samantha Shannon on Twitter @say_shannon, tumblr: www.sshannonauthor.tumblr.com, and on her blog: www.samanthashannon.co.uk

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