The Countdown Begins

We're just over a month away from The Song Rising. I can't quite believe, after all this time, that we're suddenly so close – I've never been more excited to share a book with the world. Scion looks forward to welcoming you all back. 

I'm just popping my head in today to give you a roundup of things you should know before release day.

– The signed Collector's Edition of The Song Rising is still available from Barnes & Noble or Books-a-Million in the US, as well as Amazon UK and other retailers. If you'd like one, it's a good idea to get your order in as soon as possible, as these editions are limited. Links are hereRemember, this edition is the only way to get a hardback with a cover in the original styles.

– If you pre-order any edition of The Song Rising, you're entitled to some amazing free tattoos and buttons. See here for details.

    – The Standard Edition of The Song Rising, the white hardback, will have sprayed orange pages. They look beautiful.

    – I've just put up a few of my tour dates for the UK and US here. More to come.

    – For a chance to join me at my book launch in Edinburgh, you can enter Bloomsbury's competition here

     – If you fancy rereading The Bone Season and The Mime Order before the third book comes out, there are several readalongs happening on social media at the moment. Bloomsbury is running one on Goodreads here; several wonderful Instagrammers have banded together to #ReadTBS on Instagram or Twitter (details here), and if Tumblr is your thing, the lovely Books and Cookies is running one here. It's not too late to join in with any of these.

    – If you don't have time to re-read the first two books before March, here's a little toolkit to help you jump straight back into Scion: [x

    – The Spotify playlist for The Song Rising is officially complete! Listen here.


    1. Dear Samantha Shannon,

      my name is Lucie, as 'Lucy' in English, I am from Czech republic and I am a very big fan of you and your books!

      Now I read The Mime Order and it is as magnificent as The Bone Season. I love Paige, she has really interesting character, and also Warden, because he is... well, simply Warden :D

      I have accidentally came across this website and I am enthusiastic I can ask you one question, which troubles me. There is one scene in The Bone Season, where Warden is telling to Paige, that 'the mind of amaurotic people is like water and the mind of clairvoyants is like oil.' After that he said the mind of Rephaim is like fire. So oil and water can not merge and fire with oil creates a blast... but what about fire and water? It means... love between amaurotic man and Rephaim will destroyed the Rephaim? As well as water extinguishes fire...

      You can write me an answer to e-mail if you want to :)

      I wish you much success, not only in writing!



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