The Song Rising (The Bone Season #3) (Paperback)

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The Song Rising (The Bone Season #3) (Paperback)

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The magnificent third book in the New York Times bestselling Bone Season series, now updated with the author's preferred text and a gorgeous new design.

Following a fierce battle for the Rose Crown, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over the clairvoyant syndicate of London. But with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilizing the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.

As Paige rallies her army of criminals, she continues to meet in secret with her former enemy, Arcturus Mesarthim. Should they be discovered, the fragile alliance with the Ranthen will fail.

But all bets are off when Scion introduces Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for clairvoyants. Now Paige must race against the clock to stop her reign ending in blood.

Samantha Shannon is the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Season and The Roots of Chaos series. Her work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. She lives in London. samanthashannon.co.uk / @say_shannon

Product Details ISBN: 9781639733477
ISBN-10: 1639733477
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: The Bone Season

“This is an ebullient, gloriously complicated fantasy . . . Shannon unravels her tangled tale in galloping prose . . . Very satisfying.” —Daily Telegraph

“Like treasures unearthed by mudlarks, Samantha Shannon's alternative world is studded with fabulous language: mime queens and mime lords have their mollishers; gutterlings jostle with amaurotics in the meatspace; the country groans under the rule of the Scion Republic. With a sharp eye on the politics of identity, Shannon transports us into a world where the oppressed are pitted against one another in the struggle for survival.” —Daily Mail

“Never less than captivating. A tantalizing, otherworldly adventure with imagination that burns like fire.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Shannon's exploration of a futuristic, perilous Europe remains engaging and evocative . . . The narrative is fueled by a constant sense of tension, as well as both internal and external conflict.” —Publishers Weekly

“Evocative, smart, and exciting . . . Shannon vividly and purposefully realizes each meticulously detailed setting, from London's underground to outposts in Scotland, while infusing her imaginative, passionate, and gripping saga with profound insights into humankind's long, bloody history of tyranny and the radiant ones who zealously fight for freedom and justice.” —Booklist

“Fans will be rewarded with more character backstory, and new double agents on both sides of the insurgency . . . [The Song Rising] mirror[s] current debates on immigration, violence, and equality. It is within the descriptions of this clairvoyant world that Shannon's writing shines.” —Library Journal

“[Shannon] captures the city [of Edinburgh] with a particular kind of precision, especially the relationship between power and strength, and those who benefit from neither . . . This series of books [is] easily the most politically engaged of any of the contemporary dystopian fantasies.” —Scotland on Sunday

“The third book sees feisty heroine Paige Mahoney take on the dangerous role of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population.” —The Daily Express

“[Samantha Shannon's] brilliance is that she is not afraid of change, both for her characters and her setting . . . The 25-year-old remains a name to watch.” —The Independent