The Priory of the Orange Tree - Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree

By Samantha Shannon

  • Release Date: 2019-02-26
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 393 Ratings


Get ready for Samantha Shannon's new novel, A Day of Fallen Night, coming in February 2023!

The New York Times bestselling "epic feminist fantasy perfect for fans of Game of Thrones" (Bustle).

AMAZON (Top 100 Editors Picks and Science Fiction and Fantasy) * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY * BOOKPAGE * AUTOSTRADDLE

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.


  • A return to reading

    By nellie9700
    I’ve always been a reader but lately it’s been more difficult for me to focus long enough to finish a book. This tome was a daunting feat for me to accomplish. It took me six months to read the first 200 pages but once I was fully immersed, it took me one day to read the next 400. This book is incredibly written and easy to read. The details of the story feel almost like a soap opera. The female characters and romance were particularly my favorite. 10/10
  • Obsessed!!

    By R Lenington
    This book is amazing. Kept me hooked all 800 pages. Samantha Shannon is an amazing author. The story came together so well. Love love love
  • An absolute delight

    By samurai rusk
    I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book. A true treat to have gone on that adventure. I only wish it didn’t end.
  • A great tale, though a bit rushed

    By St_Every_An
    This is a refreshing story with interesting characters, elements of our own world and fantastic beasts and mages. Some parts are rushed however, leaving you wanting just that bit more. Well worth a read though!
  • Wow.

    By BeccaWhatTheHecka
    Easily has become my favorite book. What a ride.
  • Fantastic story.

    By Cyn1774
    It has a little bit of everything. Some adventure, romance and intrigue.
  • amazing book- great sapphic rep

    By blah blah28
  • Astonishing

    By moviefan11235813
    This book is hundreds of pages long, but I could have read thousands. I think if you like Harry Potter, A Song of Ice and Fire, and Buffy the Vampire slayer, you will like this book. In fact, you will probably love it.
  • Amazing

    By T.wister
    Well-written epic fantasy with possibly the most diverse, textured characters I’ve ever read. 800-odd pages and I’m still dying for another glimpse of this world.
  • Confusing

    By JLO in Michigan
    I quit reading it after a couple chapters. I couldn’t keep the characters or the plot straight. I found it very confusing. Wish I could get my money back.