The Bone Season

WELCOME TO SCION. NO SAFER PLACE. 

The year is 2059. Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant – and under Scion law, she commits treason simply by breathing. 

Elsewhere, however, there is a seat of power even greater than Scion. And they have a different design for Paige and her uncommon abilities...  

The Bone Season is the first in a series of seven fantasy novels. The second, The Mime Order, will be published on 27 January 2015.




Buy the book

Please consider buying The Bone Season from your local independent bookshop – they need our help! 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, which will take you to publishers' websites for each territory.
 


Reviews

'A dazzlingly witty, brainy, and bewitching tale of outrageous courage, heroic compassion, transcendent love, and the quest for freedom' – Booklist

'Fabulous, epic fantasy thriller' – The Times

'A massive, intricate story ... in [a] blisteringly paced plot' – New York Magazine

'A dark and exquisitely rendered fantasy unlike anything out there. The Bone Season is a must-read' – Kami Garcia

'Truly extraordinary and thrilling' – Andy Serkis 

'Slick and vivid . . . Gives the fantasy genre a refreshing lease of life. The Bone Season is enough to transport even hardened sceptics of the fantasy genre into its imaginative realm' – Metro 

'A rapid-fire wonder of a book' – Marie Claire

'Dark, embattled, highly wrought fantasy' – Observer 

'Had me gripped as if in a vice, keeping me hostage among the 452 pages until the end, when I was left eager for the next book – Stylist 

'Dynamic and direct . . . There is an exciting breadth to Shannon's world' – Evening Standard

'Intelligent, inventive, dark, and engrossing enough to keep me up late to finish' - NPR.org

 'A dystopian thriller that delivers' – Salon



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
  • 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.  

51 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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  26. 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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  27. For the role of paige at the film.choose ashley benson she would be perfect

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  28. One morning my dad gave me your book and i imidiately fell in love with it. Now my whole class is reaing it because I told them to. Everybody is enjoying it so far. Can;t wait for the Mime Order

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  29. I'm halfway through, totally enraptured, I cannot put this book down. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful new world for me to obsess over :)

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  30. I absolutely loved "The Bone Season" and can't wait for the release of the sequel!

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  31. Melanie Cueppers10 September 2014 14:26

    Hi Samantha (Or Miss Shannn?)
    I want to be honest: When I bought The Bone Season, I was diving into cold water. The text on the cover didn't convince me completely although it seemed like a pretty cool idea. Nevetherless I bought it, not knowing whether I would be disappointed or blown away.
    Well, you can imagine what was left of me after I finished reading - in record time, I'd like to add ;)
    I LOVE this book, your ideas, your fantastic writing style and I'm really impressed! I can't wait for The Mime Order and I'm so happy to hear that this is going to be a seven-books-series :) When I was only halfway through The Bone Season I already started telling my friends to read it.
    You also inspire me to write again. I've always loved to write short stories, one-shots, but everytime I'd start something bigger the words wouldn't come. Your writing really inspired me, I'm writing again and I am so happy :) I really hope to meet you one day!
    I also love your blog, I'm so happy I found it and that you share so much with your readers :)
    You'll hear from me as soon as I have The Mime Order in my hands ;)
    Love, Melanie

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