The Bone Season

The Bone Season

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The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant, and in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.

It is raining the day her life changes forever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford - a city kept secret for 200 years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom, she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.

The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine and also an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 122 x 132mm | 68g
  • Bolinda/Audible audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1489080880
  • 9781489080882

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'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 'A complex and epic dystopia.' -- The Bookseller 'A dark, embattled, highly wrought fantasy ... Whatever the future holds, there is no doubt that Samantha is the real thing, her own sternest critic and a born storyteller.' -- The Observer 'Shannon writes so well that you stay interested, intrigued by the knife-edge motivation of character's with "six-seater lips" whose "high-collard dresses always made her think of the gallows". And although many of the paths walked by The Bone Season will already have been well travelled by fantasy readers, Shannon shows real skill in combining them so easily into an original and enjoyable 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 Daily Telegraph
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About Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon was born in West London in 1991. She started writing in abundance when she was twelve, started her first novel when she was fifteen, and studied English Language and Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford, from 2010-2013. She specialised in Emily Dickinson and Principles of Film Criticism. In 2013, she published The Bone Season, the internationally bestselling first instalment in a seven-book series of fantasy novels. Its first sequel, The Mime Order, was published in 2015, and she's currently working on edits for the third book in the series, The Song Rising. She is also working on a high fantasy novel. Alana Kerr is an actress and singer from Belfast, N. Ireland with TV presenting and puppetry experience. She trained extensively in the world-renowned Meisner technique at the Impulse Company in London and is continuing her professional development at the Margie Haber Studio in Los Angeles where she now lives and works. Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.
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Rating details

48,063 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 28% (13,518)
4 36% (17,269)
3 24% (11,360)
2 9% (4,147)
1 4% (1,769)
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