The Priory of the Orange Tree

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

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THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

'The new Game of Thrones' Stylist

'Puts Samantha Shannon in the same league as Robin Hobb and George R.R. Martin. Shannon is a master of dragons' Starburst

'Epic fantasy with added dragons. A blockbuster' Guardian, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy

An enthralling, epic 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, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, 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.
  • Bloomsbury Publishing; February 2019
  • ISBN: 9781408883457
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: The Priory of the Orange Tree
  • Author: Samantha Shannon
  • Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing

In The Press

A tour de force, and my new absolute favourite epic fantasy

About The Author

Samantha Shannon is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Bone Season series. Her work has been translated into twenty-six languages. This is her fourth novel and her first outside of The Bone Season series. She lives in London.

samanthashannon.co.uk / @say_shannon