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Samantha Shannon - Author

About the Author

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 2012 the Women of the Future Awards shortlisted her for The Young Star Award. The Bone Season is her first novel and has been sold in twenty-one countries.

 

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Featured books by Samantha Shannon

The Mime Order

The Mime Order

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/01/2015

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, 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. Will Paige know who to trust? The hunt for the dreamwalker is on.

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The Bone Season

The Bone Season

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2013

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 for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford - a city kept secret for two hundred 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.

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Other books by Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree The Number One Bestseller

The Priory of the Orange Tree The Number One Bestseller

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'The new Game of Thrones' Stylist 'Puts Samantha Shannon in the same league as Robin Hobb and George R.R. Martin. Shannon is a master of dragons' Starburst 'Epic fantasy with added dragons. A blockbuster' Guardian, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy An enthralling, epic fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons - and the women who must lead the fight to save it. A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, Tane has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

The Priory of the Orange Tree The Number One Bestseller

The Priory of the Orange Tree The Number One Bestseller

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'The new Game of Thrones' Stylist 'Puts Samantha Shannon in the same league as Robin Hobb and George R.R. Martin. Shannon is a master of dragons' Starburst 'Epic fantasy with added dragons. A blockbuster' Guardian, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy An enthralling, epic fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons - and the women who must lead the fight to save it. A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, Tane has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

The Priory of the Orange Tree The Number One Bestseller

The Priory of the Orange Tree The Number One Bestseller

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2019

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'The new Game of Thrones' Stylist 'Puts Samantha Shannon in the same league as Robin Hobb and George R.R. Martin. Shannon is a master of dragons' Starburst 'Epic fantasy with added dragons. A blockbuster' Guardian, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy An enthralling, epic fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons - and the women who must lead the fight to save it. A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, Tane has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

The Song Rising

The Song Rising

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/01/2018

The Bone Season

The Bone Season

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

A dreamer who can start a revolution For the past two hundred years the Scion government has led an oppressive campaign against unnaturalness in London. Clairvoyance in all its forms has been decreed a criminal offence, and those who practise it viciously punished. Forced underground, a clairvoyant underworld has developed, combating persecution and evading capture. Paige Mahoney, a powerful dreamwalker operating in the Seven Dials district of London, leads a double life, using her unnaturalness illegally while hiding her gift from her father, who works for the Scion regime... This beautiful new edition includes the prequel novella, The Pale Dreamer

The Mime Order

The Mime Order

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

A fugitive who will not be silenced It is a dark time for clairvoyants. Scion is in league with the Rephaim, an extraordinarily powerful, otherworldly race that intends to make humans its slaves. In an unprecedented feat of bravery, Paige Mahoney has succeeded in leading a mass break-out from the brutal camp, Sheol I, where she and other clairvoyants were systematically imprisoned. Paige is desperate to reach the safety of the London underworld, but the ruthless leader of the Rephaim, Nashira Sargas, is not likely to let her escape so easily... This new edition contains an exciting preview of the sequel, The Song Rising

Pale Dreamer

Pale Dreamer

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2016

A dreamer is born the exhilarating prequel to the ground-breaking, extraordinary Bone Season series'Truly extraordinary and thrilling' Andy Serkis on The Bone SeasonIn the perilous heart of Scion London, a dangerous and valuable poltergeist is on the loose and it must be caught before chaos erupts on the streets of the capital. Here, the clairvoyant underworld plays by its own rules, and rival gangs will stop at nothing to win such a magnificent prize.Sixteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working for Jaxon Hall, the most notorious mime-lord in the city. He thinks she is hiding a powerful gift, but it refuses to surface. Maybe this is the opportunity she needs to secure her position in his gang, the Seven Seals PRAISE FOR THE BONE SEASON: 'Truly extraordinary and thrilling' Andy Serkis'Gripping, edge-of-the-seat plotting' Daily Mail'A riveting page-turner' Mail on Sunday'Had me gripped as if in a vice' Stylist'Gripped me to the marrow' Daily Telegraph'A trailblazer for young talent' Independent'The Bone Season is our next Twilight' Marie Claire

Pale Dreamer

Pale Dreamer

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2016

A dreamer is born - the exhilarating prequel to the New York Times Bestselling Bone Season series.In the perilous heart of Scion London, a dangerous and valuable poltergeist is on the loose - and it must be caught before chaos erupts on the streets of the capital. Here, the clairvoyant underworld plays by its own rules, and rival gangs will stop at nothing to win such a magnificent prize.Sixteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working for Jaxon Hall, the most notorious mime-lord in the city. He thinks she is hiding a powerful gift, but it refuses to surface. Maybe this is the opportunity she needs to secure her position in his gang, the Seven Seals...

On the Merits of Unnaturalness

On the Merits of Unnaturalness

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2016

Be aware, my good Reader, that this Pamphlet, no matter how controversial its content, must never fall into enemy Hands. The most important piece of clairvoyant literature written in the twenty-first century, On the Merits of Unnaturalness is a pamphlet first published anonymously in 2031 by Jaxon Hall, the voyant who would later become the mime-lord known as the White Binder. Hall was the first to index both known and supposed forms of Unnaturalness, resulting in the classification of the Seven Orders. This controversial piece of literature spread across the voyant underworld like a plague, revolutionising the syndicate but also creating discord in the form of brutal gang wars between the newly divided categories, the scars of which can still be seen today.Revelatory and subversive, On the Merits of Unnaturalness is a must-read for any reader with a desire to further immerse themselves in the incredible world of Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season.

The Mime Order

The Mime Order

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2016

The Mime Order

The Mime Order

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/03/2016

The Bone Season

The Bone Season

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/02/2016

The Bone Season

The Bone Season

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/02/2016

Bone Season - Die Denkerfursten

Bone Season - Die Denkerfursten

Author: Samantha Shannon Format: eBook Release Date: 14/09/2015

Es ist Paiges einzige Chance: Wenn sie es schafft, die geheimen Gruppen der Denkerfursten im Londoner Untergrund zu vereinen, konnte die Rebellion gelingen und das diktatorische System von Scion gesturzt werden. Doch diese Gruppen sind zutiefst verfeindet und denken uberhaupt nicht an einen gemeinsamen Aufstand. Als plotzlich die Rephaim in London auftauchen, wird die Zeit knapp. Und wo ist eigentlich der Wachter? Seine Hilfe konnte Paige jetzt dringend gebrauchen. Denn die Jagd auf die Seherin hat begonnen ...