The Bone Season

2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, she commits treason simply by breathing.
But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion. The voyant prison is a separate city – Oxford, erased from the map two centuries ago, and now controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. These creatures, the Rephaim, value the voyants highly – as soldiers in their army.


Paige is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be in charge of her care and training. He is her master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of his mind, and his own mysterious motives.


The Bone Season is the first in a series of seven fantasy novels. 


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Reviews

'a dazzlingly brainy, witty, and bewitching tale of outrageous courage, heroic compassion, transcendent love, and the quest for freedom' – Booklist (starred review)

‘A dark and exquisitely rendered fantasy unlike anything out there' – Kami Garcia, co-author of Beautiful Creatures

'The internal mythology is complex and intriguing, the emotional struggle is captivating, and the pace rarely falters' – Publisher's Weekly


'Truly extraordinary and thrilling' – Andy Serkis


'The Bone Season is enough to transport even hardened sceptics of the fantasy genre into its imaginative realm' – Metro

'There is an exciting breadth to Shannon's world' Evening Standard

‘A cyber-steam-punk-sci-fi-fantasy, it is this year’s must-read blockbuster debut’ Shortlist 



Translations*
  • Bulgarian by Ciela Norma, Сезонът на коститеtr (Sezonat na Kostite) tr.
  • Catalan by Edicions Bromera (2014)
  • Chinese (Simplified) by Shanghai 99 Culture Consulting (2014)
  • Chinese (Traditional) by Sharp Point Press (2014)
  • Croatian by Profil Knjiga
  • Czech by HOST, Kostičas, tr. Lenka Kapsová 
  • Dutch by Prometheus, Het bottenseizoen, tr. Janet van der Lee
  • French by Éditions J'ai Lu, Saison d'os, tr. Benjamin Kuntzer 
  • German by Berlin Verlag, The Bone Season: Die Träumerin, tr. Charlotte Lungstrass-Kapfer
  • Greek by Platypus, Η ΕΠΟΧΗ ΤΩΝ ΟΣΤΩΝ (Age of Bone), tr. Πηνελόπη Τριάδα 
  • Hebrew by Agam Books, עונת העצמות, tr. Devora Busheri
  • Hungarian by Athenaeum Kiadó, Csontszüret, tr. Juhász Viktor 
  • Italian by Salani Editore, La Stagione della falce: La Sognatrice errante, tr. Laura Serra
  • Latvian by Zvaigzne ABC
  • Norwegian by Kagge Forlag, Drømmegjengeren, tr. Kjersti Velsand
  • Polish by SQN, Czas Żniw, tr. Regina Kołek
  • Portuguese by Casa das Letras, A Estação dos Ossos, tr. Fátima Andrade 
  • Portuguese (Brazil) by Editora Rocco (2014)
  • Romanian by Curtea Veche, Sezonul Oaselor: The Bone Season, tr. Teodora Văcariu
  • Russian by Azbooka-Atticus (2014) 
  • Serbian by Laguna (2014)
  • Slovene by Učila International
  • Slovak by Vydavatel'stvo Tatran, Zber kostí, tr. Lucia Halová
  • Spanish by Fantascy, La Era de Huesos, tr. Gemma Rovira
  • Swedish by Modernista, Drömgångare, tr. Lena Jonsson and Emma Jonsson Sandström
  • Thai by The Post Publishing Company Ltd
  • Turkish by Pegasus Yayincilik (February 2014)
  • Vietnamese by Nhã Nam, Mùa Xương, tr. Nhiệt Xích

Thank you to all translators for your hard work.

* Translations in green are available now; translations in red have yet to be published. Watch this space! Links will take you to the book's page on the publisher's website.  

46 comments:

  1. Super D-Deuuppper

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  2. Film style marketing on your first book, with presales and everything. That's very aggressive and a very large bet. I wish you the best Samantha.

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  3. Well lets hope y'all americans pronounce Mahoney correctly. I am from Ireland and everyone was annoyed by the main characters name pronounciation (it was also Mahoney). The only country to pronounce it incorrectly is American, super annoying because sounds so awful to a non-American.

    Best of luck, awesome success

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  4. When does the second book come out?

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  5. Fascinating story line. Your creativity appears without limit. We look forward to your next publication.

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  6. Oh thank god because I'm dying to read it! I read your book with in one day. I have never read a book more thrilling as The Bone Season. Best of luck in all your endeavors!!!

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  7. My favorite book of all time. I can't wait for the sequel! I hope it comes out soon!

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  8. Hello Samantha! I am in the middle of reading the Kindle edition of The Bone Season and I am loving it so far! What made me tear myself away: I just had to tell you that the world you built is so amazing. Thank you for sharing your imagination with us! :) It's reached me all the way in the Philippines. I hope I can meet you one day. All the best :)

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  9. I can't wait for the second book. We are discussing it at Book Club today and working on fun theme ideas. I've got nothing so far. Love the book though : )

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  10. Love the book and can't wait for the second. We are discussing it at book club today and trying to think of good theme ideas for our food etc. I came here to get some ideas - nothing as of yet.

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  11. this book was absolutely amazing! I really hope that the next book will come out as soon as possible ... can't wait to know what happens next!

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  12. I love the book and I am eagerly awaiting the film. Have you considered an actor to play Warden yet? I would love to see Timothy Olyphant in this role.

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    1. We're not quite at the casting stage yet. Glad you liked the book!

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  13. Fantastic book - my favourite read of 2013. Thank you Samantha! We shall be discussing it tonight at our little book club in a cosy pub in Oxford, no less. I look forward to the next book. No pressure!

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    1. Thank you for reading! I hope the book club discussion went well :)

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  14. Cant wait for the second book and the film . could u also tell us the name of the second book please!!

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    1. I'm afraid the name of the second book will be a secret until its official announcement.

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  15. When does the movie come out? I am dying to see it!

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    1. There's no date for the movie release yet, but I'll keep you updated!

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  16. Just finished reading it and I loved it! Great job, cant wait to read more!

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  17. I do hope the Warden finds Paige in the second book and they somehow conquer everything together and stay together. It was really a turn in the book when she ended up having feelings for him and I enjoyed that part! I love happy endings (:

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! You'll be hearing lots more about Warden and Paige in future books.

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  18. I absolutely loved your book! You are an exceptional author. This is officially my new favorite book and one that I would definitely recommend to my friends and family? How did you come up with the idea behind the book?

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    1. Thank you! I came up with the idea in 2011 when I was working in London. If you look at my first blog entry I talk more about it.

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  19. Fantastic read. I bought your book in early October and struggled with chapters 1 to 3, but I was hooked at four the other evening and read it in two evening sittings. Even despite my need to sleep for work! Excitedly awaiting your next book. Joyful for your sucesses.

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    1. Thank you! A lot of people have said they struggled with the first three chapters – there's a huge amount of information to take in. Glad you enjoyed the rest of it.

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  20. ooo, please write the next one really fast ; ) I read it in a day and really enjoyed it!

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  21. Can we please get an accurate release date I'm dying over here! I want the book so bad ��

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    1. Soon! Sorry for the wait. It should be this year.

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  22. WoW! I'm fucking in love with your book! It's amazing book! It's better than the 'Hunger Games', I promise! When the movie comes out? and will there be a continuation of the book "The Bones Season"?I wish! I hope the second book will arrive in Israel!
    I really enjoyed reading your book!:)

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    1. Glad you liked it! I have no idea when the movie will come out, I'm afraid. Film takes a long time.

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  23. If still a part 2?

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  24. I loved your book it captured my mind and I was hooked I can't wait till the second one comes out. Any idea when that will be this year?

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  25. Your book was absolutely fantastic! Very rarely does a book come along that envelops me so completely, but Paige is one of the most dynamic characters I've ever had the privilege to read. I know this might be too soon and too presumptuous, but do you have any information on auditions for the film?

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    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it. And sorry, no information on auditions at the moment.

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  27. I found your book by coincidence, how lucky I was. Very entertaining and captivating. Looking forward for more literary wonders from you. Thanks

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