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The Priory of the Orange Tree (The Roots of Chaos, #1)

By Samantha Shannon
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Publisher Description

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.

816 Reviews

Thumbs Up“This has been a slow read for me but I’m enjoying it. Guess I’ll have to pass on the next book so I can finish this one.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growLikable characters
Thinking Face“This book has been on my TBR since it’s release. I was very hyped for it especially with all the reviews on social media. But boy was I disappointed. For an 800+ page book it felt like the plot and the characters were not fleshed out. The slow parts were SLOW and then the action was often cut short with a fade to black and the described chapters later through boring monologues. The plot was interesting but the execution was disastrous.”
Creative settingBad writingCharacters kept making same mistakesDense writingObstacles overcome too easilyPredictableRushed endingUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying endingUnsatisfying plot
Slightly Smiling Face“This book was very ambitious especially for a standalone fantasy but I think it worked out very well. The plot was believable, well thought out, and addictive. The characters were also fantastic with some of them showing real growth throughout. I did find the ending very rushed though for something that had so much buildup.”
Characters change and growDiverse charactersMorally ambiguousBeautifully writtenAction-packedComplexBeautiful settingMagical settingPoliticalRushed ending
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“Hot damn, this book was freaking amazing. Women being badasses and getting shit done? This book is it! Loved how the stories all played together across the realms and finally came together to reach resolution. Only complaint is the final conflict seemed a bit rushed but honestly I loved the characters so much it didn't bother me too much to take away from the experience. Must read!”
Characters change and growHeroic figuresMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenAction-packedBeautiful setting
Thumbs Up“Starting this book is not easy. There are so many characters and they are multiple point of view. In the end, it is worth it, but of you are not fan of politics, it might not suit your taste. Very feminist too.”
Diverse charactersLikable charactersPolitical

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