The Priory of the Orange Tree

The Priory of the Orange Tree

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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.
Publisher: New York, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781408883464
Branch Call Number: SCI-FIC SHANNON 2019
Characteristics: 830 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm


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After 1,000 years of peace, whispers that “the Nameless One will return” ignite the spark that sets the world order aflame.

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Sep 23, 2019

This is a book with mostly female characters in a medieval-type world and not one of them is raped (it's not even hinted at!)... What more is there to say? 5/5. This book is huge but easy to read and the story comes together so well. Could not recommend it enough if you like fantasy.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Aug 14, 2019

An excellent high fantasy standalone. I loved the diverse representation in Shannon's well built fantasy world.

Jun 20, 2019

I loved this book so very much.. Finished almost half of it, and I loved the way how the secrets are gradually revealing.

Gr33nbird Apr 27, 2019

This is a solid, stand-alone fantasy book with a fairly typical good vs evil plot. It's refreshing in that it is feminist and that homosexual relationships are normalized. The world-building is good--the mythology, in particular, is interesting--but at times, the characters feel flat. Read this one if you liked the Neverending Story or want fantasy with equality.

Mar 28, 2019

The sheer scope of Shannon's storytelling is amazing. Gorgeously written, complex, and...there are dragons!


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