The Priory of the Orange Tree

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A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens.



'Epic' Guardian

'Majestic' Daily Mail

'The new Game of Thrones' Stylist



An enthralling, epic fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons - and the women who must lead the fight to save it.



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...

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
26 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
848
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bloomsbury Publishing
SELLER
Bookwire Gesellschaft zum Vertrieb digitaler Medien mbH
SIZE
6.3
MB

Customer Reviews

FantasyFanatix ,

Tired

3.5/5

I don’t know how to feel about this book to be honest. I’ll admit I enjoyed it but it was definitely hard to swallow. Not just because it was a HUGE book but because of the way it was written.

I love history. I’m an avid fantasy fan and I’m well versed in myth, legends and fairytales. Despite that, this book was so challenging to get into to.

What I loved:
This book is a world. A magical, intricate, beautiful world. The author has histories ready, deep courts and powerful characters. I loved the alternating religions, the relationships and how she weaved it all together.

She was super creative with how she linked everything and I especially enjoyed Sabran and Eads story.

What I disliked:
I was confused… a lot. Where is that place again? Who is this person? How does this relate to anything? Even after reading it all, she would name a place or person and I’d have to rattle my brain to figure out what was happening. This book requires focus. A LOT of focus and as such took me a while to read.

Whilst I did enjoy the story, I can only bring myself to give it 3.5 stars. Mainly because it was information overload and a challenge to read. Realistically this should have been a series or a Duology. That way we could slowly learn the characters and country without overloading the reader.

It’s good. But it’s a commitment.

And I still don’t know if I’ll read the sequel.

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