The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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The Bone Season
Cover of The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Author(s) Samantha Shannon
Published August 20, 2013
Publisher Bloomsbury USA
Genre(s) Fantasy
Age group Adult

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon is an adult fantasy novel, originally published on August 20, 2013. It is the first book in The Bone Season series.

Trigger Warnings

  • Blood
  • Child death (past)
  • Death
  • Emesis
  • Gore
  • Gun violence
  • Holocaust
  • Kidnapping
  • Medical content
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Slavery (including master/slave relationship)
  • Torture
  • Violence
  • Xenophobia


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Demisexual main character
  • Gay side character
  • Asexual character
  • Pansexual love interest
  • Queer side characters including a trans woman who becomes a main character in Book 3
  • Non-binary character in Book 4


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