The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree

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, secr...

Details The Priory of the Orange Tree

TitleThe Priory of the Orange Tree
Release DateFeb 26th, 2019
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
GenreFantasy, Adult

Reviews The Priory of the Orange Tree

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Oh my goodness, that was the definition of an epic fantasy. It was 800+ pages and I could barely lift the ARC to read properly, but none of that page time was ever wasted, SO much is packed into this story... the scope is seriously huge. I have no clue where to even begin at explaining the plot, but maybe that's not really necessary here. I'll just say if you're looking for a diverse, feminist high fantasy story with some truly impressive worldbu...
  • Maxwell
    WOW. Where do I even begin with this book? Firstly, thank you to Bloomsbury for sending me an early copy of this book to read. But also how could you do this to me? Now I have to wait another month for everyone to get their hands on this so we can talk about it!Having been a fan of Samantha Shannon's series, The Bone Season, and in general being a fan of fantasy novels, I was eager to read her latest novel, The Priory of the Orange Tree. I have ...
  • Ben Alderson
    One of the best books I’ve ever read. Rich in everything you could want and need in a fantasy. Please don’t sleep on this book. Just don’t.Read it.
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    ↠ 5 starsI'm still not over this book, which is a testament to how good it is. It's truly a tour de force, a big orange tome about dragons and strong women and quality lgbtq+ romance. I've got a whole review typed up, so a review is imminent . . . sometime soon.//So this is apparently around 260k words and I am ready to EMBRACE IT! Also DRAGONS?! EASTERN AND WESTERN INFLUENCES?! *screams continuously into eternity* 2019 is gonna be a good year ...
  • J.A. Ironside
    ARC Provided by Bloomsbury via NetGalley. Thank you so much to the publisher for the chance to read this early.Brilliant. Fabulous. All immersive. Devastating. AmazingEverything I hoped and thought it would be and so much more.Was what I said when I read this back in November 2018 and I stand by those comments. Since The Priory of the Orange Tree comes out next month, I think I'm now allowed to give a full review. So here goes.Priory is not a per...
  • Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)
    Originally posted on A Frolic Through FictionEveryone stay calm! I’m only reviewing my most anticipated read of the year. Cool cool cool. Yep. That’s happening.Set in a crumbling Queendom and world plagued with draconic threats, The Priory of the Orange Tree follows numerous perspectives in this epic fantasy world. Seriously folks – this book could be in league with the likes of Game of Thrones and The Name of the Wind. Get on it.This world...
  • idiomatic
    this gets 5* not because it is perfect but because i love it. which is the point of this godforsaken website, but it is paramount you know this is not perfect—it's a 4.5 or to be really exact, an 89%. "that is the most frustrating grade" YES.the fact that this is one book sounds impressive but is a totally arbitrary accomplishment because this SHOULD have been a duology or trilogy. as it is, this somehow manages pirates of the caribbean trilogy...
  • Lauren Elizabeth
    A WORLD DIVIDED. A QUEENDOM WITHOUT AN HEIR. AN ANCIENT ENEMY AWAKENS.This book completely destroyed me.I would first off like to mention that I have not read author Samantha Shannon’s international-bestselling series The Bone Season but if those books are just as well written as The Priory of the Orange Tree, then I will most definitely check those out as soon as I can. I knew going into The Priory of the Orange Tree that it was a highly antic...
  • BookishBotanist
    I don’t even know where to begin... I loved it. Thank you Bloomsbury Publishing for an ARC of this book! And Samantha Shannon.... just thank you. This book was everything. 🍊🌳🐉When this book gets released in February, you should all read it. Seriously. Just do it. You won't regret it! I know a lot of people will be hesitant due to how large it is but don't be intimidated by it's size- it is so worth it! In some massive books that I've ...
  • Andrew (BritBookBoy)
    This was spectacular from start to finish.
  • Syd (deertales)
    holy world building batman.the priory of the orange tree was an amazingly epic read - both in storytelling and page count. it was an awesome adventure of a story and i seriously cannot wait to grab myself the physical copy (and the map) when it comes out so i can revisit some scenes and characters over and over again.the characters! there is such an amazing and diverse cast of characters here, in age, gender, sexual orientation and backgrounds. s...