“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 the launch of her riveting debut novel The Bone Season in New York!

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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Brief Bio

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. Follow Samantha Shannon on Twitter @say_shannon and on www.samanthashannon.co.uk.

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  • YA Lit at 92Y: Samantha Shannon in Conversation with Kendare Blake

    Date: Sat, May 10, 2014, 7:30 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Buttenwieser Hall

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