The Priory of the Orange Tree

The Priory of the Orange Tree

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 loy A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has rule...

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Title:The Priory of the Orange Tree
Author:Samantha Shannon
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Priory of the Orange Tree
ISBN13
9781408883433
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:848 pages pages

The Priory of the Orange Tree Reviews

  • Maxwell
    Apr 04, 2016
    WOW. Where do I even begin with this book? Firstly, thank you to Bloomsbury for sending me an early copy of this book to read. But also how could you do this to me? Now I have to wait another month for everyone to get their hands on this so we can talk about it! Having been a fan of...
  • Melanie
    May 30, 2018
    I'm NOT DNFing... I'm just putting this down for now, because I just can't immerse myself in this story for some reason! But I promise to try again before the year is over! <3 Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...
  • Trish
    Apr 10, 2019
    People are divided about this book. Some people call it slow or even boring, others say that at least it needed some time to get going. I, personally, disagree. Yes, there is almost no action in the beginning (except for "someone" preventing a few assassins from killing a queen) but ...
  • Spencer Orey
    Apr 30, 2019
    I liked this, didn't love it. But wow did I sure race through it! 800 pages flew by pretty fast, so this book is doing something right. There's enough here that if you're thinking about reading this book, go for it. It's a compelling fantasy story and the world is intriguing. I do t...
  • Mariah
    Feb 11, 2019
    I just need it said that I've been calling this book "The Priority of the Orange Tree" for months, thanks for coming to my Ted Talk. XXXXXX ?All the world is a cage in a young girl's eyes.? XXXXXX I wanted to finish this yesterday because it was International Women's Day and ...
  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Apr 19, 2019
    I FINISHED THIS BIG OL' BOOK. My wrist is permanently sore and my back hurts from lifting this BUT it was WORTH IT for the epicness, the dragons,the friendships, the SHEER LESBIAN POWER contained within this book. ?She had not been human in that final hour. Just a paper lanter...
  • jessica
    Mar 30, 2019
    ?we will shake the world for our beliefs.? starting with me because, holy mother of dragons, I AM SHOOK. ...
  • Alice Oseman
    Mar 05, 2019
    I don't usually get along with high fantasy - heavy world-building tends to bore me and I don't really get any enjoyment from reading about wars/fights/political ploys. But this was just WONDERFUL. PRIORY does have fights and politics (and history and dragons and magic), but its heart ...
  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    Apr 17, 2019
    I DID IT ...
  • Charlotte May
    Jan 16, 2019
    This, my friends is why I love fantasy 5 stars ? ???? "I shall found a priory of a different sort, and no craven knight shall soil it's garden." Wow! I have no words. I am blown away, spellbound, enraptured in this incredibly beautiful and complex world. I thoroug...
  • Ben Alderson
    Jan 20, 2019
    One of the best books I?ve ever read. Rich in everything you could want and need in a fantasy. Please don?t sleep on this book. Just don?t. Read it. ...
  • Angelica
    Mar 09, 2019
    Me, trying to jump on this book's bandwagon before it's way too late: for all the hype it's receiving this book better pay my bills, cure my depression, and usher in an era of world peace. ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Mar 15, 2019
    UPDATE: $1.99 Kindle US 7/15/19 ******* LOOK OMG I love this book so damn much!! I have this special edition, the kindle and the Audio! I loved so much about this book, the world, the people, the dragons! Ead is one of my favorite characters! I?m looking forward to sav...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Apr 08, 2019
    "No woman should be made to fear that she was not enough." This is my favourite book of the year so far, hands down. ...
  • Samantha Shannon
    May 29, 2018
    Hiiiii, Goodreads. This is my new book. I'm thrilled to finally be able to tell you more about it. The Priory of the Orange Tree is an epic fantasy set in a world that is both like and unlike ours. I've been working on this book since 2015, and I've fallen in love with this sett...
  • Helena of Sparta ✰
    May 13, 2019
    Buddy read with my dragon-riding mate, Azrah! I?m quitting this at the halfway mark. I?m sorry, but this slump is killing me and this book isn?t helping whatsoever. For such a large and time-investing book, I should feel SOMETHING for these characters, but I don?t. I...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Feb 22, 2019
    As a huge Tolkien fan, and one who considers his writing to be the very best fantasy has to offer, I don?t often compare other books to his works (at least not in a positive way.) Simply because there is very rarely a good comparison to be made. Every great work of fantasy has felt s...
  • Nick
    Mar 23, 2019
    this had me at dragons ...
  • ☽ TheBibliotheque
    Jan 11, 2019
    DRAGON RIDERS. MATRIARCHY. REPRESENTATION. Or in other words, High Fantasy redefined. Yes, High Fantasy made feminist. Made diverse. This beast of a book blew me away in more ways than one. And definitely, in more ways than I would have ever expected. The Priory of the Orange Tre...
  • Kai
    Dec 16, 2018
    hit me with those 800 pages of high fantasy cause that's the only acceptable way to murder me fyi ...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Nov 20, 2018
    As an avid reader/devourer of novels, sometimes it feels like I'm ripping my soul into a new horcrux every time I add another book to my "all-time favorites" shelf. In fact, I'm not at all certain the human brain was meant to read, in such short order, so many novels gleaming out in je...
  • Tiffany Miss.Fiction
    Mar 05, 2019
    I LOVED IT! There's no other way to talk about this book. Best book of the year, best book in years. We get complex characters, we get political intrigues, we get dragons, we get magic, we get a compelling story, we get what i want from an epic fantasy book with predominant female ca...
  • Emily
    Mar 18, 2019
    Okay, so. I finished this behemoth. Was it good? .... I don't know. I enjoyed it for the most part. Certain aspects of this book absolutely SOARED. But overall it is waaaaaaaay too long, and the plot is a bit of a mess. The word that comes to mind is inelegant. Given how much space ...
  • Lex Kent
    Mar 17, 2019
    The hype surrounding this book is real. I started reading this book on Saturday morning and only stopped reading it to sleep. And while I devoured this book page after page, now that it if over I almost feel at a loss as to what to do next. I was so connected to the story and the chara...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Feb 26, 2019
    Epic battle between good and evil for the control of the world! Overall I really enjoyed this new fantasy book. The world was complex and interesting but since it's a standalone and that you're following 4 main POV it got quite overwhelming at times. Lots of names, places, histor...
  • Azrah
    Apr 05, 2019
    ?We may be small, and we may be young, but we will shake the world for our beliefs.? I'm not gonna lie, I feel fucking proud of myself for managing to make my way through this giant. I have been wanting to read this book for months and with every high rating I saw on my GR fee...
  • Teodora
    Jul 11, 2019
    Never let a cute cover and a nice synopsis fool you. This book might be the trap of your soul. Forever. I think that if I start this book now, my grandchildren would be there with me to witness the end (of the book and of mine, of course) ...
  • Aqsa (On Hiatus)
    Apr 21, 2019
    RTC Buddy Reading with awesome Azia. Loved every moment! My Thoughts as I Read: Part 1 Chapter 1: (view spoiler)[That was interesting. So many places and names all at once. I?ll need to not forget. (hide spoiler)] Chapter 2: (view spoiler)[Oh wow, Ead. I?m impressed...
  • Jennie Damron
    Mar 12, 2019
    Samantha Shannon has just written my favorite book of all time! Yes, this is the best book I have ever read. If I could give this book 10 stars I would. The world building is just impeccable. The characters, all of them, are well developed and show growth as well as fragility. The Drag...
  • Mary S. R.
    Mar 22, 2019
    4.94 EPIC STARS! the stuff of legend, a tale destined to be enshrined in song. ?I will give you the key to destroying all darkness.? ?Which is?? ?Knowledge? This is ?a brilliant, daring, and devastating jewel? and a unique, timeless, addicting, and rich dragon o...