The Pale Dreamer is a recently published, ebook-only novella that acts as a prequel to The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. If you haven’t heard of The Bone Season yet, see why you should consider reading this series by clicking here. This novella was excellent, and turns out that it serves an even greater purpose than to simply be an entertaining story in The Bone Season world. Read on to see why.
The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon
Series: The Bone Season #0.5
Published by Bloomsbury Paperbacks on December 6th 2016
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy
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A dreamer is born – the exhilarating prequel to the ground-breaking, extraordinary Bone Season series
'Truly extraordinary and thrilling' Andy Serkis
In the perilous heart of Scion London, a dangerous and valuable poltergeist is on the loose – and it must be caught before chaos erupts on the streets of the capital. Here, the clairvoyant underworld plays by its own rules, and rival gangs will stop at nothing to win such a magnificent prize.
Sixteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working for Jaxon Hall, the most notorious mime-lord in the city. He thinks she is hiding a powerful gift, but it refuses to surface. Maybe this is the opportunity she needs to secure her position in his gang, the Seven Seals…
If you’ve already read The Bone Season Series:
Read this book to learn a bit about the back story of Paige Mahoney and how she becomes a part of the Seven Seals. Get a quick glimpse at your favorite gang, including a seemingly much less complicated Jaxon Hall, a younger Nick, and a less-tempermental Eliza. The gang is a lot smaller, and it functions differently. It’s fun to see how it had its origins.
That all being said, this story revolves around poltergeists, so not only is it interesting to learn more about them and their role in the clairvoyant word, you get the very dark back story of these spirits.
If you haven’t yet read The Bone Season Series:
Then this novella is for YOU!
I cannot think of a better way to introduce someone to this world: it’s short, you get to meet some of the important characters without being overwhelmed by lots of new name, and you’ll get exposure to some of the lingo and the workings of clairvoyant Syndicate without being so overwhelmed (**this point is huge! A lot of people get overwhelmed by The Bone Season initially. If you have already been that person or are worried you will be that person, just read this first!).
But wait, there’s more!
Thinking about diving into the world of The Bone Season? Join the official read-along via Goodreads. It starts today, but you can join whenever you’re ready! Click this link to get more information. The read along is to get ready for the release of The Song Rising (the third book in the series) March 7!
If you have already read the series and can’t wait for The Song Rising, you can pre-order it any number of places (including here). You get bonus swag if you pre-order now! Click here to claim some swag if you decide to pre-order (I’ve already claimed mine!). All you’ll need is proof of your pre-order.