From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, "an 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 destruction--but 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.
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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. Film and TV rights were acquired by the Imaginarium Studios. 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
“‘To be kin to a dragon,’ Nayimathun said, ‘you must not only have a soul of water. You must have the blood of the sea, and the sea is not always pure. It is not any one thing. There is darkness in it, and danger, and cruelty. It can raze great cities with its rage. It’s depths are unknowable; they do not see the touch of the sun. To be a Miduchi is not to be pure, Tané. It is to be the living sea. That is why I chose you. You have a dragon’s heart.’” Believe the hype people. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon is the real deal. I have seen many comments about being intimidated by the size of this book, but by the time I was finished I was wishing for even more. I adore this world that Samantha Shannon created. The characters and the dragons were all so fantastic and so interesting. I was hooked from the first page to the very last. This was a definite 5 star read for me. “‘You remember the first day we walked together. You told me about the lovejay, and how it always knows it’s partners song, even if they have been long apart,’ Ead whispered to her. ‘My heart knows your song, as yours knows mine. And I will always come back to you.’”
Loved it from beginning to end