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Samantha Shannon

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Samantha Shannon was born and raised in West London. 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, graduating with a 2:1.

In 2013, she published The Bone Season, the internationally bestselling first installment in a seven-book series of fantasy novels. Its first sequel, The Mime Order, was published in 2015, and she's currently editing the third book in the series, The Song Rising. She is also working on a high fantasy novel. Film rights to the Bone Season are held by the Imaginarium Studios, Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox.

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The Bone Season (The Bone S...

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The Mime Order (The Bone Se...

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The Pale Dreamer (The Bone ...

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On the Merits of Unnaturalness

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The Song Rising (The Bone S...

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The Bone Season: Sneak Preview

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Untitled (The Bone Season, #4)

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Untitled (The Bone Season, #7)

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This year I read so many great books that I actually broke a sweat when I tried to narrow it down to ten favourites . . . so instead of an end-of-year roundup, I'm going to do nine of mymost anticipated releases of 2017. Much easier.

Some of these I've read and some I haven't, but I have the feeling you'll want to add them all to your to-read list.


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I’m Samantha Shannon, author of the Bone Season series, architect of all of Paige Mahoney’s suffering. I just thought I’d pop in to explain why you may be seeing two different covers for The Song Rising.

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“Knowledge is dangerous. Once you know something, you can't get rid of it. You have to carry it. Always.”
Samantha Shannon, The Bone Season

“There was no normal. There never had been. "Normal" and "natural" were the biggest lies we'd ever created.”
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“Nothing’s worse than a story without an end.”
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“I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.”
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Because you’re still asking me that question."

[Equality Now speech, May 15, 2006]”
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“You know I've always considered women to be people.”
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“Besides this earth, and besides the race of men, there is an invisible world and a kingdom of spirits: that world is around us, for it is everywhere; and those spirits watch us, for they are commissioned to gaurd us; and if we were dying in pain and shame, if scorn smote us on all sides, and hatred crushed us, angels see our tortures, recognize our innocence, and God waits ony a speration of spirit from flesh to crown us with a full reward.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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Gloria Thanks so much for accepting my friendship request Samantha!! I love your books and I look forward to reading the next one. I'm so hooked I don't know if I can wait a whole year to read the next book. Keep up all the hard work, but above all, never change. You're amazing!


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Lucinda Dear Samantha,
I would like to thank you so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. I am very excited about your debut 'The Bone Season' and wish you all the very best.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


Petra (Safari Poet) Congratulations on your amazing début :-)


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