Title: The Dawn Chorus
Author: Samantha Shannon
Series: The Bone Season #3.5
An ebook exclusive which bridges the story between the previous and forthcoming instalments of Samantha Shannon’s international phenomenon series The Bone Season
Paige Mahoney and Arcturus Mesarthim have arrived in the Scion Citadel of Paris. Exhausted by her efforts against Scion, Paige has no choice but to remain in hiding, away from the revolution she started, so she can heal and come to terms with her mental and physical scars.
In the confines of a safe house, Arcturus and Paige begin to reconnect after following separate paths for weeks. As they wait for contact from the mysterious Domino Programme – an espionage network operating in Scion – their present begins to mirror their past.
This was such an interesting short. So much happened at the end of Book three that left Paige in a very very bad way. This focuses on Paige’s recuperation both physically and mentally after the events of book 3.
It is refreshing to read a story that focuses on the darkness and how hard it is to repair after trauma. This is when Shannon’s style of focusing on the quiet moments really worked. The mixture of the flashbacks, both slow intimate moments, dark and fractured moments and the current pain all made for a powerful story that made me want to read book 4 even more.