I know I’m a little late with this post but life just got in the way!
I’m re-reading the series in anticipation of the release of The Song Rising (The Bone Season #3) with the help of Bloomsbury Australia!The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon
Published: January 27th 2015 by Bloomsbury Sydney
Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy
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Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London...
As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on the dreamwalker, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city's gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner. Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.
I definitely read The Mime Order more carefully than I had the first time. I picked up a lot of nuances I’d missed and knowing how it ends certainly shone a different light on the things a certain character said and did. The Seven Seals were a delight, and I paid more attention to the Sheol-I survivors this time around, but the highlight of this novel for me is Paige. Her journey is incredible and I’m loking forward to seeing where the series takes her.
There is still, however, not enough Warden!
I understand how things fit together a lot more, and in particular, I feel I understand Warden’s history lesson better because The Bone Season was fresh on my mind. This story-world is rich and complex, and I have a feeling that I’ll be discovering new things on my tenth reading as well.
I think it’s been beneficial to read the series again in preparation for The Song Rising. There are so many details and questions that intrigue me, and I’m looking forward to the next book!