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The Priory of the Orange Tree

By Samantha Shannon
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon digital book - Fable

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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 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.

Length: 25 hours and 52 minutes

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169 Reviews

4.0
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes
Characters change and growDiverse charactersMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingAddictiveBeautiful settingImmersive settingMagical setting
Slightly Smiling Face“I feel like I may have set my expectations a little high in this one. First, I LOVED this world. The politics and world building in this book were insane. A little difficult to grasp initially, but once I was locked in, it felt really immersive! I loved that this felt so matriarchal. I originally did not care for Sabran, but after getting to know her, I loved watching her step into her power a bit more. However; I wanted MORE from Tanè and more dragons!! I really loved her and her story and I would have loved to get more from her. I connected with her almost instantly and loved her sisterhood forged with Nayimathun. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really get into a groove Ead. For some reason I struggled to connect there. I think that may also be why I was suuuper underwhelmed by the end of this book. It was built up SO MUCH and then ended so quickly. I wish we had less in the middle of the book and more at the end. Overall, a good experience!!”
Characters change and growDiverse charactersDescriptive writingMagical settingUnsatisfying ending
Slightly Smiling Face“This was a good detailed book. The storyline and world building was very thought out and a lot of detail was placed into this book. I am sad that there isn’t much talk about dragons (as much as I had hoped) and that a lot of the action was saved for the very end. Besides those two “negatives” the book was very good and I understand why the book was so long (for the story building and world building). If you enjoy politics, religion and a great story line- this book is for you!”
Characters change and growDiverse charactersBeautifully writtenMagical setting

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