The Mime Order (The Bone Season)
Coming in May 2024: A stunning repackage, and updated text, of the second novel in the New York Times bestselling Bone Season series.
It is a dark time for clairvoyants in London. Scion, the ruling government, is in league with the Rephaim, an extraordinarily powerful, otherworldly race that intends to make humans its slaves.
Paige Mahoney may have succeeded in leading a mass break-out from the brutal camp, Sheol I, where she and other clairvoyants were systematically imprisoned, but she hasn't truly escaped. As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on page, and the ruthless leader of the Rephaim sets out in pursuit, Paige must find safety in a London underworld and a clairvoyant community that is beginning to crumble.
Praise for The Mime Order (The Bone Season)
“An intoxicating urban-fantasy series . . . Shannon's haunting dystopian universe is rich in detail, consistent, suffused with familiar afternotes . . . Like Paige Mahoney, Shannon now has proven staying power. Her fans will be calling for more.” —NPR.org
“A gripping sequel.” —US Weekly
“If anyone was wondering how Shannon would stretch this story into seven books, the gut punch of the last line in The Mime Order will instead have them on tenterhooks for the next five.” —USA Today
“Shannon creates vividly dilapidated, macabre, and mysterious worlds . . . The nonstop, often eerie action is riveting . . . A Clockwork Orange meets A Tale of Two Cities meets Harry Potter in this clever, caring, and spellbinding tale, which promises more to come . . . as Shannon's exceptional fantasy saga continues.” —starred review, Booklist
“[The Mime Order] will solidify the series' rightful place among the best of fantasy, sci-fi and dystopian fiction.” —Shelf Awareness
“Full of the action, turns, and surprising revelations that readers have come to expect from Shannon, this new installment ends on a wholly unexpected twist.” —Library Journal
“Shannon's world-building is original and intriguing, especially the complex, almost mythic voyant underground.” —Publishers Weekly
“Her legion of fans will once again be here for the propulsive plot.” —Kirkus Reviews
“With a unique plot, impeccable world-building and important character connections, The Mime Order outshines its predecessor and becomes an intelligent, adventurous read.” —Deseret News