Tucson Festival of Books

Samantha Shannon

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Samantha Shannon is a New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author. In 2013, at the age of 21, she published "The Bone Season," the internationally bestselling first installment in a seven-book series of fantasy novels. Its first sequel, "The Mime Order," was published in 2015, and the next, "The Song Rising," in 2017. The fourth installment, "The Mask Falling," is her most recent work, published in 2021. Her first book outside the series, "The Priory of the Orange Tree," was a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards 2020. Its prequel, "A Day of Fallen Night," will hit shelves in February 2023. 

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Scheduled events:
Crafting Epic Fantasy Worlds
Creating an entirely new world from thin air takes time, research and work. Where does the author start? Let's ask Owen King, Jonathan Maberry and Samantha Shannon!

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Owen King, Jonathan Maberry, Samantha Shannon
Moderator: Victoria Salajko

A Day of Fallen Night
A Roots of Chaos Novel
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Bloomsbury USA
February 2023
ISBN 9781635577921
880 pages
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The Mask Falling
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Bloomsbury USA
March 2022
ISBN 9781635570335
528 pages
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