YA Lit at 92Y: Samantha Shannon in Conversation with Kendare Blake
Date: Sat, May 10, 2014, 7:30 pm
Venue: Warburg Lounge
Price: from $22.00
“A dazzlingly brainy, witty and bewitching tale of outrageous courage, heroic compassion, transcendent love and the quest for freedom ... the first in a thoughtful fantasy series by a brilliant young writer.” —Booklist
Join YA sensation Samantha Shannon (touted as “the new J.K. Rowling”) for a discussion on her debut bestseller The Bone Season with fellow writer Kendare Blake (author of theSleepwalk Society and the Cassie Lowood books)!
The Bone Season is set in the year 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford—a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.