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Samantha Shannon

Author of The Priory of the Orange Tree

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About the Author

Includes the name: Shannon Samantha

Image credit: Mark Pringle


Works by Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree (2019) 5,095 copies
The Bone Season (2013) 2,883 copies
A Day of Fallen Night (2023) 949 copies
The Mime Order (2015) 879 copies
The Song Rising (2017) 532 copies
The Mask Falling (2021) 288 copies
The Pale Dreamer (2016) 102 copies
The Dawn Chorus (2020) 47 copies

Associated Works

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy (2017) — Contributor — 474 copies


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Yes... Everything you want in world building, great and diverse characters, danger, love, hard decisions!
decaturmamaof2 | 89 other reviews | Nov 22, 2023 |
I'm ... well i'm disapointed. I feel like this was so hyped up! It was supposed to be so good! And the story is INCREDIBLE. But I had NO investment in any of the characters at all. Kit died and i just kinda shrugged and moved one. Tane won her battle and ididn't care any more than when she was banished from the miduchi. That was just no life in the characters. I couldn't get into it despite how truly AMAZING this story was. Overall, just a bit disapointed.
sedodge | 89 other reviews | Nov 15, 2023 |
I really give this 3.5 stars. I started out with 4 but had to remove a star.

I don't even know how to start this review...

I guess I'll start with the subject matter...ghosts, parapsychology, 'giests, it's got it! That was what brought me to the book in the first place. But, I felt like I was just throw into this world too quickly w/out enough explanation.

But, I got through it and figured out what most of the new terms meant not realizing there was a glossary at the back of the book since I was reading the Kindle edition.

That said, I'm still confused. Can someone tell me...how does throwing a "spooled" ghost at someone hurt them? Why would that ghost want to hurt them unless it was one your ghosts?
There's never really much or any talking to ghosts in this book but there they are all the time. So, do people talk to ghosts or just use them to hurt other people?

And, can we have authors stop writing books as if they are movies? I just want a book that ends with an ending and not with a cliffhanger that makes me wait a year or two for another book and that is written completely for a movie from the get go. Ugh!

But, again, I liked the essence of the story. I thought a bit too much time (at least 3/4) of the book was spent on Paige's hatred of what was so clearly a "warden" that wasn't going to do her harm and who didn't hate her.

What did you guys think?
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ankhamun | 145 other reviews | Nov 2, 2023 |



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