The New York Times bestselling "epic feminist fantasy perfect for fans of Game of Thrones" (Bustle).
A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.
The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destructionbut assassins are getting closer to her door.
Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.
Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.
Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.50(d)|
About the Author
Samantha Shannon studied English Language and Literature at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. The Bone Season, the first in a seven-book series, was a New York Times bestseller and the inaugural Today Book Club selection. The Mime Order followed in 2015 and The Song Rising in 2017. Her work has been translated into twenty-six languages. She lives in London.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Priory of the Orange Tree is such an incredible book, Samantha Shannon has created something truly special with this novel. I finished Priory about a week ago and I'm still in awe. This high fantasy epic is one of my favorite books I've ever read, everything was incredible. From the characters to the setting to the politics to the friendships to the romance, Shannon absolutely nailed it. It took me two weeks to read but I looked forward to picking it up every single day. The world-building was so detailed and well-thought out. Plus there are dragons, which just is the icing on the perfectly written cake. If you’re a fantasy fan, this is one to definitely not miss. Even though this one is a standalone and everything was wrapped up, I‘m hoping that Samantha Shannon writes more in this world because I love it so much. *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This books is epic! Yes, it’s long, but the story is so lush and the word building is so top notch that will be glad for every single one of the pages. The story follows four main characters, but there are wonderful side characters, as well. And dragons!!!! Talking dragons! So good.