It’s not always easy to fill those bingo categories that specify an author’s age, but in this case, it was easy because the publisher put the year this author was born into her bio at the back of the book. Thank you! My author is Samantha Shannon, who is 27, and I think the reason it’s so easy to find her age is because her writing achievements to date are really quite remarkable for someone so young.
An author under the age of 35:
Epic fantasy just got a new masterpiece added to its shelf! The Priory of the Orange Tree is Samantha Shannon’s first foray into fiction outside the world of The Bone Season series, and she has hands down proven that she has everything it takes to build worlds, bring them crashing down, and piece them all back together again. The Priory of the Orange Tree is epic in scope and length, clocking in at just over 800 pages, but once the scene was set, my attention never wavered. This is fantasy with an adrenalin shot of feminism, a world where women take centre stage, lead and fight, rule and usurp, win and lose, but always, without fail, never stand in the shadow of a man.
For 2019, I’m teaming up with Mrs B’s Book Reviews and The Book Muse for an even bigger, and more challenging book bingo. We’d love to have you join us. Every second Saturday throughout 2019, we’ll post our latest round. We invite you to join in at any stage, just pop the link to your bingo posts into the comments section of our bingo posts each fortnight so we can visit you. If you’re not a blogger, feel free to just write your book titles and thoughts on the books into the comments section each fortnight, and tag us on social media if you are playing along that way.