HAPPY SATURDAY and welcome to my stop for The Mime Order Blog Tour. Thank you to the wonderful people over at Bloomsbury Australia for inviting me to participate in one of my favourite fantasy reads of 2013. Read my review for The Bone Season here.
I’ve been waiting anxiously for The Mime Order to come out for over a year, and I’m happy to say it’ll be available on 27 January 2015, so you can all catch up with the awesome characters and world created by Samantha Shannon.
Today I will be sharing an extract from the book. Make sure you follow the Australian blog tour for the first two parts, because mine is smack bang in the middle! But that’s not all! Bloomsbury Australia have also organised TWO awesome promotions. Fancy chatting with the one and only Samantha Shannon on Skype? Well now you have the chance to make that happen! Make sure you enter the competition once you’ve read the excerpts, you wouldn’t want to miss out on such an awesome opportunity!
Follow the blog tour
January 22, 2015
Behind The Pages
January 23, 2015
Speculating on SpecFic
January 24, 2015
Thoughts By J
January 25, 2015
My Reading Dress
January 26, 2015
Fiction in Fiction in Fiction
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The Mime Order – AU Blog Tour – Teaser Chapter Extract 3
Thoughts By J
The idea of taking a large group of people through a decaying, lightless tunnel system didn’t seem sensible. They were all weak, hungry and exhausted; we needed to move fast. ‘There must be a station under the Tower,’ I said. ‘They wouldn’t use the same station to transport voyants and Scion staff.’
‘That’s a long way to walk for a hunch,’ Nadine cut in. ‘The Tower’s miles away from the Archon.’
‘They keep voyants in the Tower. It makes sense to have a station underneath it.’
‘If we assume there’s a station at the Tower, we need to time the alarm carefully,’ Nick said. ‘Any ideas, Dani?’
‘How can we identify where we are?’
‘Like I said, I don’t know this tunnel system.’
‘Take a wild guess.’
She took a little longer than usual to answer. Her eyes were ringed with bruises. ‘They . . . might have put markers on the lines so the workers didn’t get disorientated. You find them in Scion tunnels. Plaques stating the distance to the nearest station.’
‘But we’d need to get off the train to see those.’
‘Exactly. And we’ve only got one shot at stopping it.’
‘Sort it out,’ I said. ‘I’ll find something to set off the alarm.’
I left them to debate and walked towards the next carriage. Jaxon turned his face away. I stopped in front of him.
‘Jaxon, do you have a lighter?’
‘No,’ he said.
The train’s sections were separated by sliding doors. They couldn’t be sealed shut; nor was the glass bulletproof. If we were caught in this thing, there would be no getting away.
A crowd of faces looked up at me. The surviving voyants, all huddled together. I’d hoped Julian might have boarded when I wasn’t looking, but there was no sign of my co-conspirator. My heart clenched with grief. Even if he and his unit of performers survived the rest of the night, Nashira would have them all trimmed at the neck by sunrise.
‘Where are we going, Paige?’ It was Lotte, one of the performers. Still wearing her costume from the Bicentenary, the historic event we’d just ruined with our escape. ‘London?’
‘Yes,’ I said. ‘Look, we’re going to have to stop the train early and walk to the first exit we find. It’s heading for the Archon.’ There was an intake of breath, and wild looks were exchanged. ‘That doesn’t sound safe,’ Felix said.
‘It’s our only chance…’
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Annnd that concludes my stop for The Mime Order blog tour. Thank you to Bloomsbury Australia again for organising such an awesome tour! Make sure you check out the final two stops for the last two excerpts to the story and then run out and grab your copy of The Mime Order ASAP!
I will be reading The Mime Order next week, so come back for my review soon. Or I may be too stunned by its awesomeness to form a coherent review…who even knows!
Thanks for stopping by! xx