From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, a trailblazing, epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons and the women who must lead the fight to save it.
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, Tane 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.
- Publication Date:
- 18 / 02 / 2020
- 129 x 198mm
The world of Priory is beautifully crafted to host a thoughtfully written story involving multiple characters whose stories start from the far edges of the continent. As they slowly work their way to face an old enemy who has awoken, some experiencing loss, love or both, before crashing into a fantastic climax that puts you at the edge of your seat. A must-read for enthusiastic fantasy readers. - Miranda (QBD)
Samantha Shannon is a brilliant and much needed new voice in high fantasy. The Priory of the Orange Tree has its roots planted firmly in traditional fantasy but blossoms into something fresh and unseen. A strong cast of female leads helps this stand out, but it's the depth and breadth of the epic story that really leaves a lasting impression - Rebecca (QBD)