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In the internationally best-selling The Bone Season, Paige Mahoney escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but now her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London. As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, 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 center 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. Will Paige know who to trust? The hunt for the dreamwalker is on.
©2015 Samantha Shannon-Jones (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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By Alex Levine on 02-28-15

Series maturing nicely!

I admit to have being undecided following the first book in the series, "The Bone Season." Though the alternate-historical world-building had its compelling aspects, I found the Rephaim a bit too gothic. That's still the case, but it doesn't matter, because like all good stories, this is now clearly a human drama, with the Rephaim merely part of the scenery. The alternate history is more vivid and plausible than ever, despite elements both counterfactual and supernatural; this London is eerily familiar.

A word needs to be said about the narrator, Alana Kerr. Hers is clearly the voice of protagonist Paige, Irish accent, weary compassion, and all. She does not have a huge expressive range, and sometimes distinguishing character voices can be tricky in dialogue. However, there is one moment in this narration that makes up for all the defects. Usually narrators simply "punt" when confronted with verse the reader is supposed to imagine as sung; they either just read the verse, or they improvise embarrassing half-melodies. Not so Ms. Kerr. I won't say any more about the scene here, except that it was deeply moving, demonstrating extraordinary musical and affective sensibility.

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By TN Woman on 02-17-15

I liked it as well as the The Bone Season

I don't love this series. There is still way too much going on to fully follow all the threads and all the characters. I liked the narrator better this time around. Maybe I have just gotten used to her. I will probably listen to the next book when it comes out, but I really need the author to start giving a better indication of where the story is going.

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By balacath on 07-28-16

Brilliant! Just brilliant!

Really enjoyed this book. Great pace and interesting plot. Great read. Easy to follow too I'd highly recommend

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By David Fox on 07-17-16

Cracking story line

Enjoyed the follow up to book 1, continuing as it were from exactly where it left off.
Lots of twists right up to the end , but oh no book 3 not yet published and it's a Series of 7 !!!

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By Deanna on 09-26-15

prepare to do nothing but listen

I loved it and could not put it down. Devoured in 3 days. 10 out of 10

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