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 Paige, 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 center 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. 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.
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True to its predecessor, The Mime Order (TMO) was a slow read. While we do not get as much information dumps as we did with The Bone Season, TMO's story moves at a sloth's pace.
We pick up right where The Bone Season (TBS) left us so there is no need to guess what happened between where one left off and the other one picked up. The downside? TMO had 501 pages that could have been full of epic battles, adventurous endeavors, lots of Warden/Paige action...but it fell flat. I get that TMO takes place in London while TBS took place at Sheol I but, do we really need 300+ pages of world building to get anywhere?
ALL IN ALL -Paige is still a bad ass, if not more. Granted, she could have stood up for herself on more than one occasion (take for instance that one time when Hector and his gang jump her in the middle of town and she just stands there) but given the situations she got herself into I wouldn't have faired any better than she did. So...I cannot be so harsh...
I liked this much better than The Bone Season. There seemed to be a clearer plot line and things move along at a little better pace. But it is still slightly slow in places to the point I almost started skimming and there is a ton of world building still happening that might have got a little bogged down with details.
Paige is growing on me but the majority of the reason I don't totally love this book is her. She is young and growing but for some of this I think she is so naive and makes choices that I clearly see will get others killed later. However by the end of this book I was totally starting to really like her character a lot more and maybe she is actually learning from the mistakes she made.
Warden is still my favorite character and I find him to possibly be the most interesting character in the book. I really want to know more about him and some of the dynamics of the Rathem. Jaxon is another...
Shannon's second book of the Bone Season series is an excellent sequel. Not at all formulaic in terms of plot structure. The story has grown in scope while at the same time, focusing on one particular part of the overall book world - the syndicate.
Paige has escaped Sheol I but finds herself the most wanted criminal in London, as well as the target of the Raphiam leader. Warden is no where to be found, leaving her survival riding on Jaxson Hall and his crew, but the relative safety the mime lord can provide comes at a cost -- she cannot reveal what she knows of Scion's connection with the Rephaim or even talk of their existence.
The novel takes the reader deep into the syndicate, revealing it's twisted politics and customs while fleshing out the world of the Voyants. Paige learns more of her abilities, allies with new characters, and must decide where her loyalty lies all complicated by the fact that Paige lives in a world where hiding who...
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