The Bone Season

Samantha Shannon's novel has been turning so many heads that we here at The Bookloft have decided to see what all the hubbub is about!

The Bone Season takes place in 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.

It is raining the day her life changes for ever. 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.

In her debut novel Shannon, 21 years old and a recent Oxford grad, introduces a clever and mysterious premise with an original and interesting magic system. Though classified as both dystopian and fantasy, it manages to feel both realistic and fantastical- a gripping mix!

Critics have posited that the planned 7-book series is the next Hunger Games, or even the next Harry Potter. To this, Shannon says, “The J.K. Rowling thing has been a blessing and a curse. It got me some attention, which has been great because more people have found out about the book, but at the same time, I saw people on Twitter reacting: ‘Who does this girl think she is?’ The truth is, I don’t want to be the next somebody. I want to be the next me.”

Interested to see what The Bone Season is really like- and if it's for you? Come check out our stack of beautiful copies!