It is a dark time for clairvoyants. Scion is in league with the Rephaim, an extraordinarily powerful, otherworldly race that intends to make humans its slaves.
In an unprecedented feat of bravery, Paige Mahoney has succeeded in leading a mass break-out from the brutal camp, Sheol I, where she and other clairvoyants were systematically imprisoned.
Paige is desperate to reach the safety of the London underworld, but the ruthless leader of the Rephaim, Nashira Sargas, is not likely to let her escape so easily.
This new edition contains an exciting preview of the sequel, The Song Rising
Hugely imaginative ― Independent on Sunday
A trailblazer for young talent . The way Shannon's characters shift, backstab and fall are as fascinating as the twists and turns of the plot ― Independent
Goes hell-for-leather, all poltergeists and grisly murders and pitched battles in the catacombs of Camden ― Sunday Times
Imagine The Hunger Games written by London's foremost psychogeographer, Iain Sinclair . Some of the best fight scenes I've read in donkey's years . Wherever she goes I will follow ― Scotland on Sunday
Shannon throws you into this rich, grimy near-future world ― The Times
Language as rich as a figgy pudding, the best terminology in the genre and gripping, edge-of-the-seat plotting to boot . Penny dreadful stories clash with electronic tablets. Victorian-style street gangs use their fabulous supernatural powers to call on poltergeists for their skulduggery ― Daily Mail
Paige escapes a brutal prison camp to face darkness and danger as the fate of the underworld unfolds ― Stylist
About the Author
Samantha Shannon is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Bone Season series. Her work has been translated into twenty-six languages. This is her fourth novel and her first outside of The Bone Season series. She lives in London.