Rating: 4.5 / 5
I really loved my read of THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon recently and loved book two THE MIME ORDER even more, so was very excited to pick up the next in the series, THE SONG RISING! I love how each book picks up just where the last ended and keeps the momentum going.
THE BONE SEASON is set in a futuristic London with Victorian aesthetics. Clairvoyance (magic) is strictly forbidden and those who use it must fly under the radar forming underground gangs to make a living. In book one we followed Paige as she was arrested for her power and taken into captivity and everything after that is a total spoiler! It is therefore pretty impossible to say a lot about the plot of this book without giving anything away. Steer clear of synposes in general for this series because they definitely spoil earlier books!
This third book in the series again picks up moments after book two ended which was quite the moment to break on. I’m loving that I don’t have to wait long between installments, but dreading the day (which is coming soon) when I will be endlessly waiting for word of the next book’s publication with the rest of the fans.
Once again, the author explores complicated relationships and loyalties. There are new dangers for the clairvoyants and their way of life to learn about as well. Samantha Shannon does well at keeping the stakes high for all of the characters we’ve grown to care about!
With just one novella and one novel left to go in the published universe (and more to come on the distant publishing horizon), I am very invested in continuing on with the series!