The Priory of the Orange Tree (Paperback)

By Samantha Shannon

Bloomsbury Publishing, 9781635570304, 848pp.

Publication Date: February 18, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/26/2019)

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From the bestselling author of The Bone Season, an epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons-and the secret society tasked with stopping it.

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 ensure the continuation of her bloodline. But as she clings to her independence, assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has converted to the Six Virtues and risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she will never be truly at home in Inys. As she dutifully goes to the sanctuary each day, Ead keeps a watchful eye on the queen, protecting her with forbidden magic.

Yet even she cannot keep Sabran from harm indefinitely. Dragons are encroaching on Inysh lands for the first time in centuries, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and an age-old force is stirring that no mandate can keep at bay.

About the Author

Samantha Shannon was born in West London and started writing at the age of fifteen. She studied English language and literature at St. Anne's College, Oxford. The Bone Season, the first in the series, was a New York Times bestseller and was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Film rights were acquired by the Imaginarium Studios and 20th Century Fox. The Mime Order, the second in the series, was also a New York Times bestseller. Her work has been translated into twenty-six languages.

Praise For The Priory of the Orange Tree

“A great imagination at work.” —People on THE BONE SEASON

“A dystopian thriller that delivers.” —Salon on THE BONE SEASON

“An amazingly rich and unruly underworld . . . Paige makes great strides as a memorable character.” —USA Today on THE MIME ORDER

“Shannon has continued to build on this imagined world with intricacy, and Paige's voice comes through to deliver a suspenseful story.” —The Washington Post on THE MIME ORDER

“Shannon now has proven staying power. Her fans will be calling for more.” — on THE MIME ORDER