Entertainment Weekly got the exclusive on the book cover to Samantha Shannon‘s sequel to The Bone Season, The Mime Order. As it usually is with a series, it does have a familiarity to The Bone Season.
Samantha also answers a few questions regarding the series:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Tell us a little bit about what this new cover symbolizes.
SAMANTHA SHANNON: I can’t say a great deal about the combination of images without spoiling the plot, but both the moth and the flower both appear in the first book, so you should have some idea of what they mean.
I know you’ve outlined the whole series, but did you find yourself diverging from the plan when you were actually writing the second installment?
Almost immediately. The major events I planned have still happened, but lots more have been added or changed. As with the first book, Paige sometimes pulled against me and forged her own path.
Do you feel like you got some of the world-building out of the way in the first book so now you have freedom to really dive into the plot?
Yes. Most of the foundations were laid in The Bone Season, so I don’t need to explain how the “magic system” works. I was also able to focus more closely on exploring the Scion Citadel of London, where Paige lives with her gang. I wasn’t able to stay there long in the first book.
I know you can’t give us any specifics, but will there be some devastating deaths?
Depends what you mean by “devastating” . . .
I’m definitely excited for this second book as a lot of the world building was somewhat exhaustive, for me at least, and I really want to get more into the character development as well as the progress of this world for Paige and the rest of her people.
Are you excited about The Mime Order? Have you read The Bone Season?
Read the full article at Shelf Life | EW.com.