The Mime Order

The Mime Order

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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Fugitive Paige Mahoney flees Scion while Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare for a rare assembly of the clairvoyant community that is clouded by dark secrets, the emergence of the Rephaim, and an elusive Warden.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2014
ISBN: 9781620408940
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Set in a bleak, dangerous near-future rife with violence and organized crime, this gritty science fiction novel will appeal to fans of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange.

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Jul 28, 2016

Preface mentioned starting from the middle and working out... well, yes. I am looking forward to the next volume but seriously, who edited this work. Disjointed and "from the middle" worth a read, kinda -

Mar 30, 2016

Loved this follow up from the "Bone Season". My only gripe is how desperate I am for the next book in the series!

ChristchurchLib Mar 21, 2016

Having spearheaded a daring escape from Sheol I, a prison camp for Britain's clairvoyants run by the otherworldly Rephaim, fugitive Paige Mahoney returns to London -- and her Mime Lord (boss), Jaxon Hall -- while hiding from Scion, England's authoritarian puppet government. With most of society under Scion's control, Paige's only hope of defeating the Rephaim is convincing the leaders of London's criminal syndicate to mount a resistance. But in-fighting among the various Mime Lords prompts Paige (and her few allies) to take drastic action. Due to this series' intricate plotting, detailed world-building, and rapid-fire underworld slang, newcomers to the series should start with The Bone Season.

Feb 07, 2016

The fantastic follower to the Bone Season is here and it's superb, even more taughtly written and engaging than the first. Paige and a handful of fugitives have escaped Sheol I and are back in London. On a mission to tell London of the Scion and Rephaim alignment, she is seemingly stymied by her Mime-lord Jaxon at every turn. The Binder has other concerns with the upcoming scrimmage to determine the new Underlord of the Voyants and he needs the Pale Dreamers unwaivering support.

Usually the middle books of a trilogy seem to slow a bit, but I found this book to be incredibly engaging. More than once I was glancing at the 2am clock thinking one more chapter! I came across this series after hearing that Andy Serkis' Imaginarium has the rights to produce the movies. Although I'm not a huge fan of the netherworld genre, this series has absolutely captured me.

Jul 12, 2015

The world of clairvoyant mobsters is fascinating and I enjoyed the struggle Paige went through as she tried various ways to let the knowledge of Rephaim out into the Underworld. I loved reading about the relationship between Paige and Jaxon which makes up the heart of this book. There is plenty of action as well.

Jun 25, 2015

I forgot how much I loved these characters after The Bone Season and while waiting for the next book in the series. I won't forget before the next book!

KateHillier May 03, 2015

Quite a different book from the first one but it picks up right where we left off - the escape has happened and now Paige has to figure out her next move. Her mime-lord, Jaxon is eager to have his mollisher back and he is also eager to gain power over all of the Syndicate. Paige finds herself wanting the power as well but for completely different reasons: Jaxon is not very interested in spreading the word about Paige's experiences and with the real power behind Scion.

It's a slow burn of a book. I wasn't burning through the pages as far as the other book and near the end I felt a bit tired but nothing is inconsequential here. There's not too much in the way of filer scenes and there is painstaking work being done here when it comes to setting up everything. I'm certainly going to be picking up book three given the cliff hanger ending we've been handed.

Apr 07, 2015

This is not Steampunk.

Feb 15, 2015

as good if not even better than the bone season. I will follow this journey through all 7 books.

Feb 05, 2015

The Bone Season won me over with its rich worldbuilding and fascinating characters, but this second book brings the plot together in a more cohesive manner. It starts out slow, and doesn't really pick up until the halfway mark, but it definitely ends with a bang. Can't wait for the third book.

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