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Samantha Shannon was born and raised in West London. She recently finished her degree in English Language and Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford, where she specialised in Emily Dickinson and Principles of Film Criticism.

In 2012 she signed a book deal with Bloomsbury Publishing to publish the first three books in a seven-book series, beginning with The Bone Season. Film rights to the novel were optioned by Andy Serkis's London-based production company The Imaginarium Studios in 2012, and acquired by Twentieth Century Fox and Chernin Studios in October 2013. The Bone Season has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Its first sequel, The Mime Order, will hit shelves on 21 October 2014.



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You may have seen on Twitter and Facebook that the publication date for The Mime Order has been changed to 27th January 2015. I really didn’t want to rush this book out – you deserve my absolute best work, not something finished off hastily to meet a deadline – and it was getting close to the time when I’d have to finish for good if it was going to be published in October, so Bloomsbur... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.67 · 18,911 ratings · 3,250 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
The Bone Season (The Bone S...
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The Mime Order (The Bone Se...
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The Bone Season: Sneak Preview
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Untitled (The Bone Season, #3)
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But see, amid the mimic rout
A crawling shape intrude!
A blood-red thing that writhes from out
The scenic solitude!
It writhes!- it writhes!- with mortal pangs
The mimes become its food,
And seraphs sob at vermin fangs
In human gore imbued.

Out- out are the lights- out all!
And, over each quivering form,
The curtain, a funeral pall,
Comes down with the rush of a storm,
While the angels, all pallid and wan,
Uprising, unveiling, affirm
That the play is the tragedy, "Man,"
And its hero the Conqueror Worm.
Edgar Allan Poe
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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
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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.”
Samantha Shannon, The Bone Season

“Nothing’s worse than a story without an end.”
Samantha Shannon, The Bone Season
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Because you’re still asking me that question."

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“War is what happens when language fails.”
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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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Amber Thanks for connecting!




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


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Petra Congratulations on your amazing début :-)


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