The Mime Order

The Mime Order

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Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London...As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on the dreamwalker, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city's gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner. Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be more

Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 45mm | 921g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408857391
  • 9781408857397
  • 79,189

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A riveting page-turner Mail on Sunday The Mime Order picks up a scant half-hour from the end of The Bone Season, thrusting readers back into the world of Paige and a more detailed journey through future London. The novels are hugely imaginative, and the mash-up of sub-genres - part Hunger Games dystopia, part urban fantasy Independent on Sunday The Mime Order ... is, if anything, more accomplished and imaginative than The Bone Season. I am clearly not the target audience, but, crikey, I'll be second in the queue for Book III ... I'm left wondering where Paige and Shannon will go next. She's dropped hints about Sheol II being in France, and Americans not subscribing yet to the Scion doctrines - is Paige heading to Paris or Washington? Wherever she does go, I will follow Scotland on Sunday At its best The Bone Season was a triumphant blend of Orwellian dystopia and China Mieville nonconformity ... There is enough here to be stuck to the page like a book binder's glue. 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 - books one and two have demonstrated that she looks set to become a trailblazer for young talent Independent Shannon's haunting dystopian universe is rich in detail, consistent, suffused with familiar afternotes. Just when the bloodshed seems over the top, she turns to shimmering descriptions of Paige's dangerously illicit tie to Warden. When Paige seems toughest, Shannon reminds us of her empathy for the downtrodden. "Hope is the lifeblood of revolution," Shannon writes. "Without it, we are nothing but ash, waiting for the wind to take us" Like Paige Mahoney, Shannon now has proven staying power. Her fans will be calling for more NPR Books A gripping sequel US Weekly London already has a long history of memorable ne'er-do-wells - Jack the Ripper, anyone? - but author Samantha Shannon adds dark, shady corners and an amazingly rich and unruly underworld to the city in The Mime Order ... If anyone was wondering how Shannon would stretch this story into seven books, the gut punch of the last line in The Mime Order will instead have them on tenterhooks for the next five USA Today Language as rich as a figgy pudding, the best terminology in the genre and gripping, edge-of-the-seat plotting to boot Daily Mail Paige escapes a brutal prison camp to face darkness and danger as the fate of the underworld unfolds Stylistshow more

About Samantha Shannon

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 Bone Season was a New York Times, a Sunday Times and an Asian Age bestseller, was picked as a Book of the Year by the Daily Mail, Stylist and Huffington Post and was named one of Amazon's 2013 Best Books of the Year. It has been translated into twenty-eight languages and the film rights have been acquired by The Imaginarium Studios and 20th Century Fox. In 2014, Samantha Shannon was included on the Evening Standard's Power 1000 list. The Mime Order is her second novel. @say_shannon more

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