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The Priory of the Orange Tree: 4 reasons to pick up this epic fantasy

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For me, and I do not doubt for many other readers too, this ticks every box. They know how to mask themselves. Ead has been sent by the Prioress to pose as one of Sabran's ladies, in order to be close enough to protect her from any harm. Niclays, strangely, is the character that I connected to the most. Lots of names, places, histories to follow but it gets better. Her council pressures her to marry so she can fulfill her and secure an heir.

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Book Review: The Priory of the Orange Tree

the priory of the orange tree

In a book unable to hook the reader with a protagonist on whatever grounds, mind you, there are also those we love to hate, ideal antagonists, right Darling? Initially being the keyword but we will come back to this. I experienced Dragons that fly with and without wings, Kingdoms that worship them and Kingdoms that do not. He found a precarious balance as a con man, but when a client offers him untold wealth to move a squadron of warships across an enemy wormhole, he must embrace his birthright to even try. The magic was interesting, if the language was weird star rot? In fact, I'm not at all certain the human brain was meant to read, in such short order, so many novels gleaming out in jeweled brilliance, and still be able to summon words to talk about them!. I feel we got to see a lot of Ead which I enjoyed because she was interesting to learn about. Shannon has created fertile narrative ground.

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The Priory of the Orange Tree (Audiobook) by Samantha Shannon

the priory of the orange tree

Every great work of fantasy has felt somewhat shallow in contrast to the deep pool of imagination he conjured with his words. Samantha Shannon has just written my favorite book of all time! We follow a large set of characters in a similar way to the A Song of Ice and Fire series. I can see myself returning to this story again in the future, and even though this is a standalone novel which I appreciate , I hope Shannon returns to this world to expand on the stories we only get glimpses of in Priory. Sabran's family line is revered for being the reason that the nameless one, one of the most terrifying and powerful dragons; has not returned to murder everyone, after first being bound by Saint Galian. Never confused as to who is who while listening. Suddenly Evie feels like she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon ðŸ“

the priory of the orange tree

The logic of the world, in this specific instance, just didn't make sense to me. My favorite part of the book by far was the religious politics. To say that I'm sad that this turned out to be a three star read for me is an understatement. All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world's preeminent dragon naturalist. I do think it had the potential to be much better.

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The Priory Of The Orange Tree

the priory of the orange tree

Let's just hope this is the wrong conclusion and it's not happening. Yet Gault, one of the elite Knights Archaic of Sor Sevier, is growing disillusioned by the crusade he is at the vanguard of just as it embarks on his Lord Aeros' greatest triumph. The conflicting cultures must try to set aside their differences and defeat the oncoming darkness or face the end of the world as they know it. Not everything is romantic, either. Just when she thinks her hope is gone she finds the Waning jewel stitched into her side and discovers her ancestor is Neporo a woman who was to be immortal until she died. We have court intrigue galore, reversals, twists, secrets, and mysteries at every turn.

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The Priory Of The Orange Tree

the priory of the orange tree

Instead, it's a matriarchy with lots of badass ladies. I don't even know where to begin. Love that it's just there and doesn't need to be commented on! Like an actual feminist kingdom in this world would have been super refreshing instead of this vaguely British thing where all our ideas about medieval patriarchy and oppression exist but where women can be Knights too. But that is what a really good book does to you so I have no complaints. Very much a stand-alone novel, Priory is an enthralling and complete read, but I still find myself hoping Ms.

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THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE

the priory of the orange tree

And in a book that's over 800 pages, that can make reading a slog at times. The stories she told steal the hours and pull the readers on journeys far longer than they could manage. Supplemental information can found on the author's. Hal loathes being a Prince; she's much more comfortable instated on the Throne of Misrule, a racous underground nether-court where passion rules all. Shannon's astonishing achievement is her ability to build new religions, histories, and conflicts and to exquisitely bring them to life. The Priory of the Orange Tree is a sprawling work, both in its global scale and in its propensity for stumbling about. Overall I really enjoyed this new fantasy book.

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