Review | The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

prioryTitleThe Priory of the Orange Tree (2019)
Author: Samantha Shannon
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Read: 3rd – 28th March 2019
Genre: fantasy
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

“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. (Synopsis from publisher)

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