The Mime Order

THE NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY 
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They made thieves of us.
Time to steal what's ours.

Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London.

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community. Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.

The Mime Order is the second book in the Bone Season series.



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Please consider buying The Mime Order from your local independent bookshop. Alternatively, you can click one of the links here to purchase from a retailer online. For translations, take a look at the list at the bottom of this page.



Reviews

‘Shannon creates vividly dilapidated, macabre, and mysterious worlds [...] The motley, elaborately costumed characters are compelling; the nonstop, often eerie action is riveting’ – Booklist

‘an amazingly rich and unruly underworld [...] Paige makes great strides as a memorable character’ – USA Today

‘Shannon’s world-building is original and intriguing, especially the complex, almost mythic voyant underground’ – Publisher's Weekly

‘Shannon has continued to build on this imagined world with intricacy, and Paige’s voice comes through to deliver a suspenseful story’ – Washington Post

‘language as rich as a figgy pudding, the best terminology in the genre and gripping, edge-of-the-seat plotting to boot […] a deliciously reconfigured London’ – Daily Mail

‘More accomplished and imaginative than The Bone Season [...] A satisfyingly “a-ha” denoument, and some of the best fight scenes I've read in donkey’s years’ – Scotland on Sunday

‘London becomes the main setting of the novel, and it assumes various guises, some comforting but most harrowing [...] propulsive plot’ – Kirkus

‘The world is so carefully constructed [...] weaved with lies and deceit and impossible to predict’ – Guardian

‘With a unique plot, impeccable world-building and important character connections, The Mime Order outshines its predecessor and becomes and intelligent, adventurous read’ – Deseret News

‘Those eager to continue Paige's story will not be disappointed by Shannon's sophomore showing, which boasts all of the suspense, intrigue and mystery of the first volume as well as an addictive storyline [...] will solidify the series' rightful place among the best of fantasy, sci-fi and dystopian fiction’ – Shelf Awareness

‘it goes hell-for-leather, all poltergeists and grisly murders and pitched battles in the catacombs of Camden’ – Sunday Times

‘Shannon has created a series trifecta: a unique world, complex characters, and pulse-pounding action’ – Readerly



Translations

  • Bulgarian by Ciela Norma, translated by Deyan Kyuchoukov
  • Chinese (Traditional) by Sharp Point Press
  • Croatian by Profil Knjiga, Mimetički Poredak 
  • Czech by HOST, Kostičas: Vidořád, translated by Lenka Kapsová
  • Dutch by Prometheus, De Mime-orde, translated by Janet Limornard and Brenda Mudde
  • French by Editions J'ai Lu (2017)
  • German by Berlin Verlag, The Bone Season: Die Denkerfürsten, translated by Charlotte Lungstrass-Kapfer
  • Hebrew by Agam Books
  • Hungarian by Athenaeum, A Mímes Rend, translated by Bottka Sándor Mátyá
  • Norwegian by Kagge Forlag
  • Portuguese (Brazil) by Editora Rocco
  • Polish by SQN, Zakon Mimów
  • Romanian by Curtea Veche
  • Russian by Azbooka-Atticus
  • Slovak by Vydavatel'stvo TATRAN
  • Turkish by Pegasus Yayincilik
  • Vietnamese by Nhã Nam

82 comments:

  1. Oh My God! Oh My God! I am literally hyperventilating due to excess excitement! I have absolutely no clue how I am going wait this long :D :P

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  2. Miss Shannon thank you:) Thank you for creating this amazing world. I have read TBS twice now. I find myself washing dishes or making the bed and thinking to myself "I wonder what Paige is doing? or Where is Warden, is he ok?" I can't wait to actually find out! Loved reading the book description for The Mime Order. Keep throwing us scraps please! It will help pass the time until TMO is released:) Much love from OHIO!!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it! I will throw as many scraps as possible.

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  3. CAN. NOT. WAIT!
    Thank you for sharing, Samantha :-)

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  4. The wait will make me insane. I've already fallen in love with the Warden, and Paige and the Warden and Paige. And the fact that the book didn't make me feel like I was reading something targeted towards 14 year olds and that you're my age! Much love from the Middle East lady Shannon! Keep on keeping on :)

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  5. You are such an amazing writer and such a wonderful inspiration! I've literally just finished TBS and I have nothing more to say than it was an absolutely perfect read. Your characterization has depth and color and your story is beyond compare. The wait until October seems impossible! Truly fantastic writing, thank you for sharing with us. Much admiration from the U.S.!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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    2. Both books were amazing :) cant wait for the next one:) best books ive ever read :)

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  6. I know The Mime Order is going to be another brilliant book. Good luck with it Samantha.

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  7. It was amazing!It had everything I was trying to find in a book!A dystopian future,supernatural thingies and just enough love story to make it interesting...Loved it and looking forward to your next novel!Ooooh I just hope there is some development in Paige&Warden's relationship!! <3

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  8. I am soo excited for the second book. Please tell me it will be available for Kindle as well??? I read everything that way and hoped to pre-order it. LOVED the Bone Season. And I'm an adult with a child!

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    1. It should be available on Kindle, yes – check Amazon. Great to hear you liked the first book!

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  9. I am so EXCITED for The Mime Order!! I absolutely adore The Bone Season, and I fell in love with you, your blog, and most importantly: your books! I even recommended The Bone Season to my high school literature teacher and gave her my copy, and she likes it so far, but she hasn't finished.
    I want to pre-order The Mime Order so bad (I am in the U.S.), but I want to hold out for now because sometimes the stores do a thing like "pre-order now and get a free poster!" or something like that, so do you know if any of the providers plan to do that?
    The Bone Season left me wanting so much more, and I was ecstatic when I saw you plan to make it seven books. Can't wait for The Mime Order in October! So far away!!!

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    1. Glad you like the book, and thanks for recommending it!

      Those kinds of promotions would be up to the individual stores. We did do a group of London signings for 'The Bone Season' at Forbidden Planet that came with a signed poster, and more recently at Covent Garden with a T-shirt, so it's quite likely we'll do it again. You can pre-order a signed hardback of 'The Mime Order' here: bit.ly/1g3PrjZ

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  10. I am thrilled to see " The Mime Order" have a release date. I devoured "Bone Season" and want to say thank you to Ms. Shannon for such wonderful work. Ps- the audio book version of "Bone Season" is truly well done and delightful.

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    1. Thank you! I love the audiobook, too. The narrator did a great job.

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  11. I'm really excited for The Mime Order! I read the first book when it came out and I keep wondering what will happen next. I'll probably end up rereading TBS! ;D

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  12. When you get around to considering doing another audio book can you please get Alana Kerr to narrate it. She is bloody marvellous!! and makes Paige come to life :) As a library Technician I long for a captivating audiobook to see me through my shift, and thus far your Bone Season is my favourite!

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    1. I hope Alana will be able to narrate the next one. She did a wonderful job with 'The Bone Season'.

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  13. I just finished reading bone season and i loved it. it is intelligent and it should be fun to See Paige growing up with her gift in the next Part. she wants to be Seen. that is what we All want.... of course. i loved the jumps into Paiges past.

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  14. Hello Ms. Shannon-
    I'm twelve years old and aspire to be a novelist one day. The Bone Season was such an inspiring book. Thank you for bringing the world of Scion to us! I can't wait for the second book!

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    1. You're welcome! Good luck with your writing.

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  15. When i first read your book, i didn't know it was a series. As i came to the end, i just didn't want it to end, i wanted to prolong it for as long as possible. Now i find out its a series and I could die of happiness! i cannot wait for The Mime Order. I love Warden, I love Paige and I Absolutely love your book :)

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  16. Hi Samantha,

    I have just recently discovered your book on the recommendation of a friend, and after reading the first chapter of The Bone Season, I was hooked! I absolutely love your writing style and I was so sad when I reached the end of your book. When I heard that there will be a sequel, I could not have been anymore excited. I did some research, and found a link on the Bone Season website that led to a preview of the first 4 chapters of The Mime Order, but it didn't work! I'm super bummed out and was wondering if there is any other way to read that sneak peek...as January 2015 is so far away until the actual sequel comes out!

    Your book is fantastic, and I wish you continued success in the future!

    Juliette
    (a fan from Canada)

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    1. Hi Juliette,

      I'm so glad you enjoyed the first book!

      Unfortunately the 4-chapter sampler was only up for a week. I'm not sure if Bloomsbury plans to put it up again, but if you keep an eye on the book's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TheBoneSeason), they might put up some previews and other tidbits nearer the time.

      Samantha

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  17. O Samantha, is it possible to narrow down the date of publication for TMO ? >_< I absolutely, ABSOLUTELY loved TBS-it's first in my list. And I'm waiting for your next master piece to destroy that old list and explode my mind further. Thank you so much for introducing your fans a different kind of world :)

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    1. Sorry, it's my publisher's decision when the book comes out! I'm so glad you enjoyed the first book.

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  18. The bone season was so good and I read it within a week. Can't wait for the mime order. Would be good if you did book signings in Scotland, especially in edinburgh ;)!!!

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    1. I may actually be coming to Edinburgh in 2015!

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  19. Hi Samantha!

    I loved reading The Bone Season! I read it in three days!
    I was just wondering if the release date January 27, 2015 only applies to the hardback. Ot does it also include the release of the paperback edition?

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    1. It's just the hardback. Paperback will be out later.

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  20. I just finished The Bone Season. I picked it up this morning and nearly read it straight through (I did take a break to walk the dogs). It was one of those decadent, indulgent reading experiences, like the mental equivalent of eating an entire bar of chocolate at once. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us. I look forward to The Mime Order, and to all that follows.

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  21. Just finished The Bone Season. Finished it in a day and a half. It was too good to put down. I loved this story and can't wait for the next segment! 2015 seems so far away! :(

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! And it's not too far away now...

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  22. I just can't wart for second book in this series. I finished The Bone Season like 1h ago and I love it unconditionally :)
    Greets from Poland!

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  23. I am so excited for the release!! I finished the e-galley about a week ago and adored it. You're so talented Samantha!

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  24. Will Alana Kerr narrate the audio version of The Mime Order? I hope so!! :-)

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  25. Hello Samantha I really love the Bone Seanon it's my favourite book and I wanna read The Mime Order, but it's not in Spanish. Do you know when it is going to be published?
    I think that you're one of the most sensationals writers of the world and I enjoy how you express in the book and they history is very exciting.
    I'm very fan of you, if you come any time to Murcia (Spain) I will going to see you in person, you're my favourite writer on the world.
    XOXOXOXO

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    1. Hi Ana,

      I haven't signed a contract for a Spanish translation of The Mime Order yet, but I really hope my publisher in Spain will publish it at some point (some publishers bought three books, some just one) – it's the only translation I'll be able to read! I'm so glad you enjoyed The Bone Season. x

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  26. Hello Samantha,
    I love the bone season sooo much. Thank you for this amazing book. I am waiting for the second book and I hope Arcuturus will show up in the second book too. He is an interesting person. I am so glad that you wrote this wonderfull book. Thank you ♡

    Julia

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  27. Hello Samantha!
    My name is Jess and I live in Brisbane, Australia. I just wanted to let you know that your writing style has inspired me to continue with my passion of fictional literature; both reading and writing it. I am utterly overwhelmed with excitement at the prospect of reading your latest book. Thank you for producing such an appealing storyline in the Bone Season and I wish you the very best in the future.
    Jess

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    1. Thank you, Jess! I'm so glad to hear that. Thank you for reading the book.

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  28. Hi :)
    Loved The Bone Season and I am waiting for The Mime order right now. The thing is I am from Sweden and read the first book in swedish. Will The Mime Order be translated to swedish? I didn't see it in the list above...
    Greetings, Eric

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  29. Hi Samantha, the world you have created is simply amazing. I am counting the days until the Mime Order is released in the UK. I've read TBS three times already as it is so good! Your talent for transporting readers to another world is amazing and I hope you continue to write in this manner!
    All the best for the future!
    :D

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  30. Hi Samantha!
    I am a huge fan of TBS and my copy of the Mime Order has arrived today - I can't wait to read it!!! Thank you for writing these book!
    Charlotte

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    1. Just finished The Mime Order and my heart is still racing! It's such a good feeling when you finish a book and immediately want to read it over again. Thank you :) Best of luck as you continue with this amazing series. I cannot wait see where the next book takes us!

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  31. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! My copy of TMO arrived last week and it is so damn good, like, holy zeitgeist, how do you write so good!

    WHERE IS WARDDEN?? I've been driving everyone I know mad going "I wonder what Warden is doing! I wonder when he's coming back! I wonder if he's gotten anywhere on Nashira yet!"

    IT IS SO GOOD HOLY ZEITGEIST I CAN'T PUT IT DOWN!!!

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  32. Hi, who exactly is "that poltergeist" and "an old enemy", the poltergeist that the Abbess used on the Syndicate when she was taken away? Is it Gomeisa?

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  33. Hello from Mississippi, United States!

    I absolutely adored The Bone Season. This book has everything that I have been looking for. The adventure you took us on with Paige was extraordinary, and the world was so real, it was hard dragging myself out to do normal daily things like going to class and work (and sleep! lol). I am about to dive into The Mime Order, but I'm sad because I know it will be over all too soon. I haven't even read the second book yet and i am already anticipating the third! Thank you for the wonderful writing, can't wait to see what other adventures you bring us on!

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  34. Hi, I can't see Polish on the translations' list. Do you have any plans for it?

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    1. I can see that lastly I haven't had so much time to answer on this blog. However, I would be very greatful if I got info whether there are any plans for other translations than the ones enumerated on the above list, especially Polish one. :-)

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  35. Hi Samantha!
    For my own pleasure I am writing a story based on your world of Scion -an amateur fanfiction- and I was wondering if you could explain in more depth how unsighted voyants like Paige sense whether people are voyant or amaurotic?
    Many thanks,
    Caitlin

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  36. I've just finished TMO for the third, no wait, fourth time. Every bit of it was amazing and I have no idea how in the aether im going to be able to wait until book three. Thankful much from Melbourne Australia

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  37. Truly beautiful. Once started I could not stop reading. Unbelievable that this was written by a 20 year old girl. The book I bought by accident, but in two days read. I felt sad after I've read. I missed something, I wanted more. Tomorrow I'm going to buy The mime order. Samantha, you have an incredible talent. Thank you for the joy that I experienced while reading. And I'm not a child. I am 45 years and yet this book really touched me. Thankyou again

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    1. Hi Edisa! (That's such a lovely name)

      Thank you for your kind comments. I'm really glad you enjoyed the book, and I hope you like The Mime Order.

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    2. Hi Samantha , am glad you find my name pretty ( my mother chose for me :-) , but you can also use it if you ever need a name for your characters hahaha ) . I really enjoyed The Mime order and wait impatiently for the next one. Thankyou very much for all reading pleasure ,
      Edisa

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  38. Hi Samantha! I'm an italian reader and I've almost finished The Mime Order. I love it and I'm trying to read it as slowly as I can because I can't resist until the next one!
    I'd like to know, for me and the other italian readers, when I could find it translated in italian!
    Thank you for all.

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    1. Hi there! I'm afraid my Italian publisher, Salani Editore, hasn't bought rights to The Mime Order. They're more likely to buy them if they know there's demand, so perhaps you could contact them to tell them you'd like to read it.

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  39. Hello Samantha .I love The Bone Season so much. Thank you Thank you Thank you!
    Do you know when The Mime Order will be translated to Hebrew?
    I tryed to ask Agam Books but they didnt respond.
    Please! I can not wait anymore...
    Regards from Israel!

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  40. Me and my friend Catherine are in love with this book. You're godness. We love you ;) I have read it many times, but I never got bored. It's so good. We're looking forward to read The Mime Order.
    Greetings from Czech!
    Christina (14)

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that, Christina! Hope you enjoy The Mime Order.

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  41. I absolutley loved The Bone Season. I really think you are an excelent author. I just have one question, I hope it's not too much. I would like to know, will The Mime Order be published in Slovene language?
    Thank you and greetings from Slovenia.

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    1. Hello! Thanks for your kind words. My Slovene publisher hasn't bought The Mime Order yet.

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  42. Hi Samantha, I totally agree with the others! Your second book didn't let me sleep, but I don't care...;-) the Mime Order left me speechless and I absolutely adore your writing style. It is very fascinating how we can get into the caracters although we just know what Paige thinks. All the caracters are great, even the bad ones. The fight between Jax and Paige was just amazing! Also the scene where she surprised him and the other clairvoyants - just brilliant!
    Thank you for sharing your great story! And please don't stop writing...

    Greetings from Switzerland

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  43. I forgot! I was so happy when I read that one of your characters, Danica (don't know how to spell it in English) is from Belgrade:) It made us here feel like we matter.. So thank you<3

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  44. Samantha,I love your book series. I read both 'The Bone Season' and 'The Mime Order'. Is there a continuation to it? Please tell me there is! Without me knowing what comes next, I'm not I'll be able to sleep at all. All day I'm thinking what will com next. Will Jaxon Hall fight Paige in spirit form or will Paige flee to tell Warden about it. Please, please tell me you are writing a third book to it.

    Love your writing style. Love the amazing world you created for us, your audience.
    Thanks, Gayathri

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    1. Hi Gayathri,

      I'm so happy to hear you liked the first two books. And yes, the story does continue! There will be seven books in the whole series. The third installment is called ‘The Song Rising’, and it's out in November 2016.

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  45. Samantha, I am spanish, sorry for my english if I make a mistake.
    I read one year ago 'The Bone Season' and since then I waited for the second, Do you know when will be published in Spanish ? I hope it's soon !
    I just wanted to say you that you are a great writer
    and I've loved every character (Jaxon, Paige, Nick...)

    I talked to a friend of the book and she has also enjoyed


    Please, try to be publish as soon as possible in Spain, you have many readers here, I can not stand to read it!

    Thanks :)

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  46. Hello, Samantha, I am Spanish and I feel if I make a mistake when typing.
    A year ago I read 'The Bone Season' and since then I have been waiting for the second book. Do you know when it will be published in Spain?, I hope soon, you have many readers here.

    I love your way of writing and all the characters you've created (Jaxon, Paige, Nick...) and I would like to know what happens to them. I can't wait!

    Thank you very much for reading and answering :)

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    1. Yes!! In Spain we're aiming to have your second book translated soon.

      However, I couldn't wait to it and when I went to London I bought TMO for my own.

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  47. Samantha, it has been a year since the realising of The Mime Order and I still can not find it translated in Romania. Any ideas why? I love the first book and I want to read the second too. Thanks, Lidia

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