Dubbed "The New J.K. Rowling," author Samantha Shannon created a buzz when it was announced that UK publisher Bloomsbury had bought the first three books in her seven book series in a very generous deal. Shannon's first novel, The Bone Season, is a dystopian paranormal adventure that follows heroine Paige Mahoney, a clairvoyant working in London's gritty underbelly, until she's kidnapped and brought to Oxford, where her life changes forever. Intrigued by this new series, we asked the author to share some details about her September debut.
Oxford is a familiar name. You might know it as the place where people read books, engage in strange traditions and pore zealously over illegible fragments of Old English; or you might just know it as the place where the dictionary comes from. In The Bone Season, however, it’s a place where people go to die.