Samantha Shannon was born in London in 1991 and started writing in abundance when she was twelve. She studied English Language and Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford, where she specialised in the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Principles of Film Criticism. Her debut novel, The Bone Season, is the New York Times, Sunday Times and Asian Age bestselling first installment in a seven-book series of fantasy novels, published by Bloomsbury. Its first sequel, The Mime Order, was published in 2015, and she is currently editing the third book in the series, The Song Rising. She is also working on a high fantasy novel, among other projects.
The Bone Season: Even a dreamer can start a revolution. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London. 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.
The Mime Order: 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 decided.