All at DGA are wishing Samantha Shannon a very happy publication day as The Song Rising, the third installment in The Bone Season series is released today from Bloomsbury!
Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population.
But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilising the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.
Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it.
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
“Language as rich as a figgy pudding, the best terminology in the genre and gripping, edge-of-the-seat plotting to boot” – Daily Mail
“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 Miéville 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
“The Mime Order is the second book, and 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 ...With a satisfyingly “a-ha” denouement, and some of the best fight scenes I've read in donkey's years, I'm left wondering where Paige and Shannon will go next ... Wherever she does go, I will follow” – Scotland on Sunday
“Shannon has continued to build on this imagined world with intricacy, and Paige's voice comes through to deliver a suspenseful story” – Washington Post