Welcome to a brand new segment in which I highlight an upcoming release. Sound like fun? Great, let’s get going!
The book I am here to draw your attention to today is none other than Samantha Shannon’s upcoming adult high fantasy,
The Priory of the Orange Tree.
You may have seen those monstrous ARC’s that were floating around BEA a couple of weeks ago, and I am insanely jealous of anyone who was lucky enough to get their hands on one!
From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, a trailblazing epic fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons—and the women who must lead the fight to save 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 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.
I absolutely adore The Bone Season, and it’s sequels so far, so I cannot wait to see what Shannon does with this fantasy world, whose plot is based on the English legend of Saint George and the Dragon.
I also want to let you know about the pre-order offer than Bloomsbury have going on at the moment. Just to clarify, I gain nothing from telling you this, and this is not an affiliate link, I am simply sharing public information in case you’ve yet to hear about it.
If you are in the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia, Canada, or New Zealand, they you can send in proof of your pre-order via this link, and receive a Priory poster.
I have already done so, and am super excited to have my own copy of the poster, because the artwork is absolutely stunning. And I hope that if you think you might like this book you’ll take advantage of this awesome offer while you can!
Are you interested in reading Priory, and if so have you pre-ordered it? If not, then what is your favourite high fantasy, and I mean the highest of fantasies, you’ve read recently?
Thanks for reading!