Today I am launching the blog tour for The Mime Order, which is now out on paperback! I’ve just started reading The Mime Order and it is fantastic – it really builds upon the world set in Bone Season on voyants, an alternate London ruled by Mime-Lords and the unusual Rephaites wanting to take over. I’ll be reviewing the book soon!
Read my review for The Bone Season here. (It was a 5 Star read!)
Samantha Shannon has provided the character biographies below on the key characters of The Bone Season. Having such a different variety of characters, species, clairvoyant types and of course, their favourite food are all fascinating and make for a great dynamic in the series.
Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London…
As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on the dreamwalker, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner. Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.
Paige Eva Mahoney (The Pale Dreamer; 40)
Birthday: 14 January 2040
Clairvoyant type: Dreamwalker
Clairvoyant order: VII – Jumper
Birthplace: Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Favourite food: Roasted chestnuts
Jaxon Hall (The White Binder)
Birthday: 18 June 2011
Clairvoyant type: Binder
Clairvoyant order: V – Guardian
Birthplace: Marylebone, London
Favourite food: Quails’ eggs
Arcturus Mesarthim (Warden)
Clairvoyant type: Oneiromancer
Clairvoyant order: Unknown
Birthplace: The Netherworld
Favourite food: Aura
Nicklas Alvar Nygård (The Red Vision)
Birthday: 30 October 2031
Clairvoyant type: Oracle
Clairvoyant order: VII – Jumper
Birthplace: Mölle, Sweden
Favourite food: Apple cake
Eliza Renton (The Martyred Muse)
Birthday: 15 June 2036
Clairvoyant type: Art medium
Clairvoyant order: III – Medium
Favourite food: Peanut brittle
The Mime Order is now out on paperback through Bloomsbury. $19.99.
About the Author
Samantha Shannon was born and raised in West London. From 2010 to 2013 she studied English Language and Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford, where she specialised in Emily Dickinson and Principles of Film Criticism.
In 2012 she signed a book deal with Bloomsbury Publishing to publish the first three books in a seven-book series, beginning with The Bone Season. Film rights to the novel were optioned by Andy Serkis’s London-based production company The Imaginarium Studios in 2012, and acquired by Twentieth Century Fox and Chernin Studios in October 2013. The Bone Season has been translated into twenty-nine languages. Its first sequel, The Mime Order, will hit shelves on 27 January 2015.
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Thank you to Bloomsbury and Samantha Shannon for this guest post!
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