Book Of The Week
I received an ARC of The Priory of the Orange Tree last fall. And I never read it. I tried to on multiple occasions but I was a little overwhelmed. Which is funny, to me at least, because I've read Sherrilyn Kenyon with no problem at all and a lot of her books are 800+ pages. I think my biggest problem getting started with this book was the fact that Samantha Shannon is a new to me author and I was a little nervous about investing so much time into this ginormous book and then not liking it. But if I never read it how would I know if I did or didn’t like it? But I was still too intimidated to read it. (this is what it’s like inside my head, by the way)
I finally decided to sit down and commit to this book this spring and then something awesome happened and old friend of mine asked me to do a buddy read of this book with her and a couple of her friends! Now I have a set schedule and have to have read to a certain part of the book every week. I may actually get this freaking book done!!!!
In other words, this book is not so much The Book Of The Week so much as its The Book Of The Month!
Title: The Priory of the Orange Tree
Author: Samantha Shannon
Publication Date: February 26, 2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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.