A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens…
From Samantha Shannon, bestselling author of The Bone Season, and Bloomsbury Publishing comes The Priory of the Orange Tree, an epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons—and the women who must lead the fight to save it. We’re excited to reveal the stunning cover below, illustrated by Ivan Belikov and designed by David Mann.
The Priory of the Orange Tree publishes February 26, 2019. From the catalog copy:
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.