“A dazzlingly brainy, witty and bewitching tale of outrageous courage, heroic compassion, transcendent love and the quest for freedom ... the first in a thoughtful fantasy series by a brilliant young writer.” —Booklist
Join YA sensation Samantha Shannon (touted as “the new J.K. Rowling”) for a discussion on her debut bestseller The Bone Season with fellow writer Kendare Blake (author of the Sleepwalk Society, Anna Dressed in Blood and Antigoddess)!
The Bone Season is set in the year 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing. 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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Samantha Shannon was born in West London in 1991. She started writing at the age of fifteen and studied English language and literature at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. The Bone Season, the first novel in her seven-book series, was a TODAY Book Club pick and was published in twenty-one countries. Film rights were sold to 20th Century Fox.
Kendare Blake grew up in the small city of Cambridge, Minnesota. She is a graduate of Ithaca College, in Ithaca, New York and received a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Middlesex University in London, England. Her debut novel, Sleepwalk Society, deals with four friends coming of age post 9/11. Anna Dressed in Blood (2011), and Girl of Nightmares(2012), are YA horror chronicling the strange life of Cassio Lowood, a teenage ghost hunter who falls in love with the dead girl he was supposed to kill. Her new series, Antigoddess, launched last year.
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