The year is 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.
The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine and also introduces
an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming
imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in
this riveting debut.