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A Day of Fallen Night (The Roots of Chaos, #0)

By Samantha Shannon
A Day of Fallen Night (The Roots of Chaos, #0) by Samantha    Shannon digital book - Fable

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Publisher Description

In A Day of Fallen Night, Samantha Shannon sweeps readers back to the universe of Priory of the Orange Tree and into the lives of four women, showing us a course of events that shaped their world for generations to come.

Tunuva Melim is a sister of the Priory. For fifty years, she has trained to slay wyrms – but none have appeared since the Nameless One, and the younger generation is starting to question the Priory's purpose.

To the north, in the Queendom of Inys, Sabran the Ambitious has married the new King of Hróth, narrowly saving both realms from ruin. Their daughter, Glorian, trails in their shadow – exactly where she wants to be.

The dragons of the East have slept for centuries. Dumai has spent her life in a Seiikinese mountain temple, trying to wake the gods from their long slumber. Now someone from her mother's past is coming to upend her fate.

When the Dreadmount erupts, bringing with it an age of terror and violence, these women must find the strength to protect humankind from a devastating threat.

139 Reviews

Loudly Crying Face““Knowing you walk alone is enough.” Just beautiful! For some reason I found this to be more heartfelt than Priory. Perhaps that is because it takes place during the Grief of Ages which is reflected on the characters experiences. I really enjoyed learning more about the world especially the events and moments that have shaped the traditions of future generations. I loved Glorian’s story because we discover why she was talked about so highly in the West in Priory. Hope there is more to come!”
Characters change and growDiverse charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingBeautiful settingImmersive setting
Loudly Crying Face“One of my favorite reads of the year! Dumai and Glorian is the duo we didn’t know we needed. There will forever be a hole in my heart from this book. I love it so much.”
Diverse charactersLikable charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readSuspensefulMagical settingHeartbreaking
Loudly Crying Face“This book was absolutely gorgeous and has devastated me in unspeakable ways. I fear a part of me belongs to Tunuva Melim forever and I will never get it back.”
Characters change and growLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenAction-packedComplexHeartbreakingMagical settingHeartbreakingThought-provoking
Expressionless Face“I want to preface this by saying I liked the book. It was an enjoyable read but all I have to say of it a criticisms. The pacing was not it, it was probably 400 pages longer than it needed to be. there was no rise and fall of adventure (cut to black), and having read priory it was incredibly predictable from early on. Liked it but would not read again.”
Diverse charactersDescriptiveMysticalPredictableUnengaging characters
Thumbs Up“I’m really glad I picked this book up and read it, but it didn’t hold my attention as much as other Samantha Shannon books have done. I think it was because the different points of view were too disparate, but once they started coming together I felt more engaged. I would definitely recommend this if you enjoyed the Priory of the Orange Tree - but maybe re-read Priory first to refresh your memory on the settings etc. Even though I didn’t do the re-read I was still mostly able to follow.”
Reviewed in:House of Wind
Characters change and growDiverse charactersLyricalPoeticComplexSuspensefulImmersive settingMagical settingToo long

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