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Shannon, Samantha - The Bone Season

Shannon, Samantha - The Bone Season

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In the aftermath of the War of Kinds, humanity has been subjugated by the Automae, exquisitely crafted beings designed to serve as playthings for the Royals. Amidst this oppressive regime, Ayla, a defiant human servant, harbors a burning desire for vengeance, yearning to avenge her family's death by eliminating the Sovereign's daughter, Lady Crier.

Crier, an Automae designed for perfection, is destined to inherit her father's reign. However, her carefully constructed world begins to crumble as she finds herself betrothed to Scyre Kinok, a man shrouded in secrets. As Crier delves into the depths of her father's rule, she uncovers a shocking truth that shatters her beliefs about the Automae and the war they waged.

Ayla and Crier's paths collide, and their destinies intertwine in a web of love, betrayal, and revolution. Together, they must confront the legacies of the past and forge a new path for the future.

LGBT Themes:

The Bone Season: The tenth anniversary special edition explores themes of same-sex attraction and the challenges faced by individuals who defy societal expectations of love and relationships. Ayla and Crier's developing bond, amidst a world that often views their connection as taboo, adds a layer of complexity and emotional depth to their journey of self-discovery and rebellion.

Blurb:

Venture into a captivating world where love defies expectations and revolution ignites. The Bone Season: The tenth anniversary special edition is a mesmerizing tale of forbidden love, rebellion, and the power of self-discovery, infused with elements of gothic horror and vampire lore.

In a realm scarred by conflict and shrouded in mystery, Ayla, a fierce and determined human girl, harbors a deep-seated desire for vengeance. Crier, an Automae designed for beauty and grace, finds herself questioning the very foundations of her existence and the truth behind the war that has shaped her world. As their paths converge, an unlikely bond blossoms, threatening to unravel the intricate tapestry of their world and challenge the very essence of their beings.

The Bone Season: The tenth anniversary special edition masterfully blends the allure of fantasy with the poignant struggles of identity and belonging, all set against a backdrop of gothic horror and vampire mythology. Prepare to be captivated by its intricate worldbuilding, its complex characters, and its exploration of themes that resonate deeply with our own world, including the power of love to transcend societal boundaries.

Relevant Tags:

Fantasy, Dystopian, Young Adult, Gothic Horror, Romance, LGBT+, Coming of Age, Adventure, Dark Fantasy, Vampires, Forbidden Love, Revolution, Found Family, Identity, Self-Discovery, Prejudice, Acceptance, Love Conquers All

Awards & Recognition:

  • Several Goodreads Choice Award nominations
  • Positive reviews from critics and readers alike
  • Celebrate the tenth anniversary of The Bone Season, a captivating fantasy series by Samantha Shannon
  • Delve into a darkly captivating realm where love defies expectations and revolution ignites amidst a backdrop of gothic horror and vampire lore
  • A mesmerizing tale of forbidden love, rebellion, and the power of self-discovery, infused with elements of gothic horror and vampire lore

Critical Acclaim:

  • "A must-read for fans of dark fantasy and gothic horror." – The Guardian

  • "A captivating and thought-provoking tale of love, loss, and the power of the human spirit." – The Independent

  • "A richly imagined world and a story that will stay with you long after you finish reading it." – Booklist

Further Reading:

  • For fans of fantasy and gothic horror, check out other works by Samantha Shannon, such as The Priory of the Orange Tree and Bring Down the Heavens.

Title: The Bone Season: The Tenth Anniversary Special Edition

Author: Samantha Shannon

Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance

Pages: 512

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Release Date: August 2023

Dimensions:

  • Weight: 812 grams
  • Size: 243.0 millimetres x 162.0 millimetres x 47.0 millimetres
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