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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon, published in hardback by Bloomsbury, priced �12.99 (ebook �7.25). Available now.  PA Photo/Bloomsbury.

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon, published in hardback by Bloomsbury, priced �12.99 (ebook �7.25). Available now. PA Photo/Bloomsbury.

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Big things are expected from this debut novel from 21-year-old Samantha Shannon, who came up with the idea for The Bone Season while on an internship with a literacy agency in London.

Set in 2059, the book’s heroine, Paige Mahoney, is a clairvoyant, employed within the criminal underworld of Scion London to break into people’s minds.

That is, until she is attacked and transported to a mysterious, secret city. Here, she is taken on as a slave, but remains defiant against her keepers as she fights to discover the truth about the world she is living in.