The Song Rising by Samantha ShannonThe Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

The Song Rising

bySamantha Shannon

Hardcover | March 7, 2017

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The magnificent new book in the New York Times-bestselling series: a fantastic tale of rebellion and courage against enormous odds.

Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population.

But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilizing the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.

Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it . . .

Samantha Shannon was born in West London in 1991. She started writing at the age of fifteen and studied English language and literature at St. Anne's College, Oxford. The Bone Season, the first in a seven-book series, was a New York Times bestseller and the inaugural Today Book Club selection, and was named one of Amazon's Best Books o...
Title:The Song RisingFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:384 pages, 9.44 × 6.39 × 1.24 inShipping dimensions:9.44 × 6.39 × 1.24 inPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1632866242

ISBN - 13:9781632866240

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner This series just keeps getting better and better - the 1st book was a little hard to absorb but the storyline is now flowing a lot smoother and a great page turner. Action and adventure and great world building. Unfortunate that we have to wait until 2019 for the 4th installment!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner This series just keeps getting better and better - the 1st book was a little hard to absorb but the storyline is now flowing a lot smoother and a great page turner. Action and adventure and great world building. Unfortunate that we have to wait until 2019 for the 4th installment!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE This is my favourite fantasy series. I got the special edition cover to match the rest of my books but this book was probably the best of the 3 so far! It was so full of action and emotion and character development. I just can't get enough! Patiently waiting for the next one!
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This series just gets better with each book! I've said it before, and I'll say it again this series is honestly one of my all time favourites! I just love how each book we get something completely different! book one was the prison break, book two was a murder mystery and book three is a heist. I can honestly say I can never predict where the book is going, and that makes it so exciting! especially all the twists :O Paige is one of my all time favourites she is so strong, but she still makes mistakes along the way! This book was short compared to the previous two, but still managed to pack quite a punch! and after that ending, I'm really excited to see what happens in the next book! Now the tortures wait for the fourth book begins :(
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GIVE ME MORE WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIN? I have spent the better part of two weeks reading EVERYTHING that has been released about Paige Mahoney and her world and now I have no idea what to do with myself. I’ve been stalking and screenshotting EVERYTHING Samantha Shannon has been saying about book 4 because I NEED IT LIKE I NEED LIFE (and apparently it’s full of #Paiden ANGST and we LEARN MORE ABOUT WARDEN AND HELLO? *Throws money at it*) The Song Rising picks up right after the ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING REVELATION at the end of The Mime Order (WHY CERTAIN CHARACTER WHY?) with Paige reeling from the truth, conflicted about her feelings about Warden and trying to understand her new role in the Syndicate. Let’s get down to it: 1. THE BEGINNING AND THE END WERE ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT: You couldn’t imagine a more perfect start to this book – it was all adrenaline, all power and a whole new order in the Criminal Syndicate of London, AND THAT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING. The Ending pretty much wrecked me. I read over 150 pages this morning, ignoring EVERYTHING else around me and AAAH. No spoilers, but AAAAH. 2. THIS IS MORE POLITICAL THAT THE REST OF IT: I suppose you could call this book the beginning of a political revolution, moving away from London and to Manchester and Scotland and the ending takes all our favourite characters out of the heart of the Scion Empire and into the rest of Europe. It was highly political in the way that Paige met different leaders of the Voyant network in different cities, the MILITARY came in as did military strategy and there were so many mind games being played. I liked it, but it did take some getting used to. 3. THE MIDDLE SORT OF DRAGGED: I think when Paige was in Edinburgh, for the FIRST TIME EVER, this series sort of dragged a little. I felt like there were too many new characters, almost all of them SO SO STUBBORN. It was JUST a little, and picked up again twenty to thirty pages in, but it was still there. 4. PAIDEN WILL FOREVER BE MY OTP: HANDS DOWN, BEST. FICTIONAL. COUPLE. EVER. Or you know, not a couple but seriously, I ADORE HOW THE BOTH OF THEM WORK TOGETHER and how intensely they feel for each other and how their different powers work in sync when they’re together and AAH. I love their ability to just GET one another and the fact that Warden said that Terebell USED to be his mate because… 5. THIS SERIES IS ONLY THE BEST-EST OUT THERE: Hands down, NO OTHER SERIES has such BRILLIANT Worldbuilding and characters and POWER like this one does. I love the brutality in this dystopian/ fantasy world as well as the chemistry. This book shows you SO MUCH World and Character Development that it feels SO SO REAL AND CAN I HAVE MORE PLEASE? I want nothing more than to dive into the next book in the series, and it kills me that I have to wait! A heart wrenching, addicting, intense series with some of the best characters in a world that keeps getting better. I can’t wait for everything that is to come in this series, and I could not recommend it enough! A MUST READ FOR ALL DYSTOPIAN FANS – this series is everything you never knew you were waiting for.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great addition to the series A great read! I'm looking forward to what will come next for Paige and the Mime Order.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great addition to the series I guess in a seven-book series there are bound to be one or two that suffer from Middle Book Syndrome. This was great, and I loved returning to Paige's world, but it wasn't until the very end that I felt it pushed the series forward in the way and at the pace that the other books did. I felt like it was somewhat Paige-centric - I missed a lot of the other characters and their development. Overall, though, I really enjoyed it, and I'm excited to see where it goes from here!
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EPIC *Review contains spoilers from the previous book in the series. The Song Rising was so action-packed and intense it left me breathless and still thinking about it long after I finished reading. This third installment might be my favourite of The Bone Season books yet. Ms. Shannon brings The Bone Season story to a whole new level diving even more deeply (yes, there is more) into the worlds. Our beloved characters continue to fight the evil that wants to take over the human world and rid the world of the Clairvoyants. Senshield has become an even bigger threat than before. As if that's not enough, ScionIDE, which is essentially Scion's army, marches into the picture. We learn just how far Scion's reach is, how much control it has over other countries and what its plans may be for the future. Essentially every clairvoyant life is at stake. Paige is now Underqueen of the syndicate. Every bad decision she makes, every wrong move she takes gets scrutinized. Moreover as The Mime order is still a fragile alliance, she faces displeasing the Rathens and losing their support if she doesn't prove herself capable and worthy of their time. This girl cannot catch a break but never underestimate Paige Mahoney. She believes in her cause, fights hard for it and stops at nothing to achieve her goals. She never takes the easy road but always makes it to the end no matter what state she's in. Nobody can say she's not strong or loyal or resilient. She's all of those things and more. I admit I still get confused by the huge cast of characters. But it's also interesting to learn how some are connected to another. Each person has their own backstory and secrets which serves a purpose to the story as a whole. There are definitely surprises and shocks so be prepared. Though in my opinion nothing beats Jaxon's betrayal at the end of The Mime Order. It was a major blow that we can all agree has us treading more carefully over which characters we can trust. I for sure looked closer at each characters' speech and behaviour in The Song Rising. One can never be too careful when it comes to this series. Paige and Warden moments give me life. Their forbidden relationship is fraught with danger and fear of discovery. It remains delicate for the foreseeable future making their romance even more delicious and thrilling. Not to mention they make a formidable pair. Even though it's probably too early to start begging, I would really like to see them work out. Please Samantha Shannon! A tiny spoiler that The Song Rising doesn't end in a cliffhanger. Hallelujah! I'm very satisfied with how the storyline in this book wraps up. Not everything's tidied up but you can tell Ms. Shannon is introducing a whole new chapter to the series. I'm already imagining the possibilities. I can't wait to see what's on the horizon for this series! I'm nervous but oh so excited! Join in now on this supercharged unstoppable ride that is The Bone Season series. Every book will take your breath away.
Date published: 2017-03-28

Editorial Reviews

"This is an ebullient, gloriously complicated fantasy . . . Shannon unravels her tangled tale in galloping prose . . . Very satisfying." - Daily Telegraph"Like treasures unearthed by mudlarks, Samantha Shannon's alternative world is studded with fabulous language: mime queens and mime lords have their mollishers; gutterlings jostle with amaurotics in the meatspace; the country groans under the rule of the Scion Republic. With a sharp eye on the politics of identity, Shannon transports us into a world where the oppressed are pitted against one another in the struggle for survival." - Daily Mail"Never less than captivating. A tantalizing, otherworldly adventure with imagination that burns like fire." - Kirkus Reviews"Shannon's exploration of a futuristic, perilous Europe remains engaging and evocative . . . The narrative is fueled by a constant sense of tension, as well as both internal and external conflict." - Publishers Weekly"Evocative, smart, and exciting . . . Shannon vividly and purposefully realizes each meticulously detailed setting, from London's underground to outposts in Scotland, while infusing her imaginative, passionate, and gripping saga with profound insights into humankind's long, bloody history of tyranny and the radiant ones who zealously fight for freedom and justice." - Booklist"Fans will be rewarded with more character backstory, and new double agents on both sides of the insurgency . . . [The Song Rising] mirror[s] current debates on immigration, violence, and equality. It is within the descriptions of this clairvoyant world that Shannon's writing shines." - Library Journal"[Shannon] captures the city [of Edinburgh] with a particular kind of precision, especially the relationship between power and strength, and those who benefit from neither . . . This series of books [is] easily the most politically engaged of any of the contemporary dystopian fantasies." - Scotland on Sunday"The third book sees feisty heroine Paige Mahoney take on the dangerous role of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population." - The Daily Express"[Samantha Shannon's] brilliance is that she is not afraid of change, both for her characters and her setting . . . The 25-year-old remains a name to watch." - The Independent