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The Mask Falling

(The Bone Season #4)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  198 ratings  ·  135 reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Season and The Priory of the Orange Tree, the stunning fourth novel set in the world of Scion.

Dreamwalker Paige Mahoney has eluded death again. Snatched from the jaws of captivity and consigned to a safe house in the Scion Citadel of Paris, she finds herself caught between those factions that seek Scion's downfall and
Hardcover, 528 pages
Expected publication: January 26th 2021 by Bloomsbury Publishing
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Emily There was a two year wait from The Mime Order to The Song Rising, so I don't really see any issue with a wait of two (or three) years from The Song Ri…moreThere was a two year wait from The Mime Order to The Song Rising, so I don't really see any issue with a wait of two (or three) years from The Song Rising to whatever this masterpiece will be called! The release of a stand alone book written in a new world in the intervening year is just an added bonus for me.
A lot of authors release different books while waiting years between books in a series (i.e. Brandon Sanderson and the Stormlight Archive series: 3-4 years between books while publishing multiple other series for multiple age groups!). Not every author writes at the same pace and readers just have to acknowledge that and plan their reading accordingly.(less)
Becca She's an author, not a machine, and writing is art, not just slapping words on a page. Give the poor woman time.…moreShe's an author, not a machine, and writing is art, not just slapping words on a page. Give the poor woman time.(less)
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Samantha Shannon
Hi, Goodreads:

Thank you for your immense patience in waiting for the fourth book in the Bone Season series. The latter half of 2019 was very difficult for me for personal reasons, which slowed things down a little, but I'm thrilled to reveal that the title is The Mask Falling and it will be out in January 2021.

There's also something on its way this summer to break up the wait, as I know it's been a long one.

I absolutely love this book – it's my favourite in the series so far, and I really
Kai (CuriousCompass)
Jan 15, 2020 marked it as lost-interest  ·  review of another edition
I have no interest in continuing this series, but I have something to say... It doesn't matter how long this takes to come out. It doesn't matter if before she writes and publishes this book, Samanta Shannon decides to go to the moon or mars with Elon Musk and Grimes, goes bungee jumping in every country in the world, and writes and publishes a series of vegan cookbooks before getting back to this series. It. Does. Not. Matter. You can be sad, you can be angry, but for the love of God, leave her ...more
Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)
Everything hurts. Please bare with me through these trying times.

This book just blew this series onto a whole new level. Every page felt like a shift in the system as more was discovered, and I loved seeing the progression made. The combination of dystopian politics and spirit magic has always been my favourite thing, and this book really shows its strength in this aspect. Though introducing a lot of new power dynamics, mysteries, and problems to be confronted, not for a moment did it feel overw
Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
I feel like the wait for the next book is going to go on forever D:
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
[4 stars]
Thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me an early copy of this for review. All thoughts & opinions expressed in this review are solely mine.

Longer review to come closer to publication date. I think I might even read this one again in January before it comes out so I can give more proper thoughts. But boy oh boy is this a heck of an installment in the series.
Melissa (BookNerdMomo)
When it's been nearly two months since you read The Song Rising and all you can think about is how you really want TBS4 now. *wishes for a time machine*

Finished rereading the whole series up to this point again. Is it 2020 yet!? I need this book. Dx

YESSS! Finally a title and a blurb, now next a cover! I need it to be 2021 now please and thank you.

WE HAVE A COVER AND IT’S GORGEOUS!! The excitement is building!! Is it February yet!?
Charlotte May
February next year release date!!! Hell yeah!!! Maybe I can fit in a reread of the series before it comes out?
Beatrice in Bookland
1) The bone season ★★★★☆
2) The mime order ★★★★☆
3) The song rising ★★★★★

*distant sobbing*

So... is it 2020 yet?

Mary S. R.
So I might not be able to prove this with mathematics or geometry or whatever, but this cover is so aesthetically perfect it just changed the centre of gravity to my life. I’m actually falling sideways.

Or maybe that’s just me fainting. Interesting.

Okay, wait a sec I think I can prove it *picks up ruller and golden ratio*


Book series playlist: Spotify URL

Books in series:
The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1) ★★★☆☆
The Pale Dreamer (The Bone Season, #0.5) ★★★★☆
The Mime Ord
Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
I will riot if she pushes this series back again! Don't be that person Samantha!!! ...more
Apr 26, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tbr-sequels, lgbtq
Update: August 17th, 2020


Me currently when I see that we're back to the OG design and not the mess that was The Song Rising's messed up changes-

Update: April 26th, 2020

What? The actual? Fuck?

When did this book get a title??? And an update from our beloved author herself??

January 2021??


I NEED this book more than I NEEd air. But I'm also glad that Samantha
1.) The Bone Season ★★★
2.) The Mime Order ★★★
3.) The Song Rising ★★★★
Gabriela Pop
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
how dare Samantha Shannon make a perfect series even more perfect? This is the literary equivalent of an emotional rollercoaster and you can picture me screaming throught this entire emotional journey it feels like I've embarked along with the characters. The stakes of this series always felt so high, yet Shannon keeps escalating and rising the bar, both on a personal microlevel and on a broader scale. Bravo, my metaphorical hat off to you Ms Shannon, it is an honour to have my heart stomped on ...more
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
Oh shit... when did we get a release date and title?!?!
Marifer Castillo
U expect me to wait after my ship was LITERALLY SHIPPED to France?!
Bright Star
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2021
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.

The Mask Falling is the fourth book in The Bone Season series and it was one of my most anticipated releases of 2021. Once again, Samantha Shannon didn't disappoint me. Every time, she's able to create a complex story with an incredible worldbuilding and with a lot of action, twists and emotional moments.

The Mask Falling picks up where The Song Rising left off, with Paige and Warden headed to Paris to accomplish this new assignment
I was unprepared for how stressful and incredible and compelling this installment of the series would be, and I am left feeling dizzy from the highs and lows of the emotional roller coaster of this experience.

Basically, THE MASK FALLING punched me (in the heart and head) and I would happily allow it to do so again. This installment? Brilliant.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review 🌛
R.K. Syrus
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I saw the 2* review by some wanker who had a bone to pick. Ms. Shannon's #4 will be the best one yet, I feel my bones. 5*. Bam! ...more
Nicole (Half Wild Books)
I have no words

It’s hard to find the words when a book exceeds all your expectations in the most wonderful way. The Mask Falling was my most anticipated release of 2021, and I am forever grateful to have it early. Paige and Arcturus have such a special place in my soul, and I treasure every moment with them. Samantha Shannon crafts a beautiful, epic fantasy, that will leave readers furiously turning the page. Dark and dangerous, The Mask Falling left me breathless, gaining a place in my heart as
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a no spoiler review, however, Ms. Shannon if you happen to read this please know that I’m billing you for emotional damages.

It has been roughly seventy - three years since the release of the Song Rising, and receiving an arc of the Mask Falling was like pure serotonin - reading it, however, was something close to euphoria.

I could not put this book down (and I think it saved me from a reading slump) because I have truly missed the cruel world of Scion, and the trials and tribulations th
Bruna Oliveira
Dec 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the digital copy in exchange for an honest review,

Rating: 4/5

After waiting so long for this book, I had high expectations and thank God I was not disappointed. I will not spoil it for those who haven't read this series yet. What I can say is that this book is as action packed as the other ones. The new setting is stunning and the author managed to expand the universe even more. Plus the characters and their relationships were even more developed and I loved
Dec 29, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition


pls have an option for the pretty hardcover i beg u
Ashleigh (ash_and_books)
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq, favourites
TW for the book: aquaphobia, mentions of torture, death of a parent (before events of TMF)
TW for the review: aquaphobia
Representation: LGBTQ+ characters (demisexual main character)

The Mask Falling (TMF) was one of my MOST anticipated releases for 2021. I knew I would absolutely love this book and I did. Samantha Shannon has a way with words that compels you to keep reading and makes it extremely hard to put the book down. I should know, as I binged this in one 16-hour sitting finishing it at 3.3
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wish-list, arc
-- I received this book through NetGalley against an honest review. --

I am so trash for The bone season serie it is absurd the amont of time I spent raving about it.
I was lucky enough to receive this book on NetGalley and it make my day.

Paige is in Paris just after the ending of The Song Rising with Warden for a new mission with the Domino Programme. What is it? I am not allowed to say but this book is full of surprises. Be prepared, it's a rollercoaster of emotions. Paige is in a bad state afte
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recieved an arc from NetGalley in exchange of a honest review

I have been lucky enough to receive a digital arc of the 4th book of The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon.
Christmas couldn’t have come earlier for me.

What can I say? I am blown away.

I have so many questions now, almost no answers and I am not even angry or disappointed.

The pace of this book is incredible. I wasn’t really drawn into it at the beginning, not as I was for the other novels. But pretty soon I dived into it, carri
J.A. Ironside
ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

Buddy read with Destiny

You know when you find an author whose style and method of storytelling just clicks for you? That's Samantha Shannon for me. It helps that she's a fellow word nerd and etymology nut, I think. I never read her prose and come away feeling unsatisfied. And I love how she layers her stories - both in terms of world-building and in terms of adding things that interest her but are clearly there for a reason.

I buddy re-re
Eliza ☽
Apr 07, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
What a sexy and esoteric cover....the colour matches Priory too...
Aug 12, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2021
I’ve only read The Bone Season so far but WOW this cover is otherworldly in its greatness.
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Samantha Shannon studied English Language and Literature at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. The Bone Season, the first in a seven-book series, was a New York Times bestseller and the inaugural Today Book Club selection.

Her next novel, The Priory of the Orange Tree, was published in February 2019 and became a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller. Her work has been translated into twenty-six lang

Other books in the series

The Bone Season (7 books)
  • The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
  • The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2)
  • The Song Rising (The Bone Season, #3)
  • Untitled (The Bone Season, #5)
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