Can’t Wait Wednesday - The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, originally hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Since Jill is no longer hosting it, I'm joining Can’t Wait Wednesday movement over at Wishful Endings.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Expected publication:  February 26, 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing

From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, 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.

"Spellbinding . . . This extraordinary saga includes heroism, romance, friendship, pirates, plague, diplomacy, and, of course, dragons . . . with broad appeal for fans of the epic and readers of Zen Cho, Naomi Novik, and V. E. Schwab. Highly recommended." --Booklist, starred review

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.

Pirates, plague, diplomacy, and dragons? This whole thing sounds utterly fantastic. Anxious to give it a read.


  1. I'm curious about this one but want to see some reviews before I bring another door stop into the home :) Seriously, it's huge right?

  2. I saw this book a few weeks ago and thought the cover was stunning but never read the synopsis. This sounds like such an epic story. Great Pick!

  3. Sounds interesting! Hope you enjoy. I'm a new follower/subscriber. Here's my Can't Wait Wednesday post if you'd like to stop by! Happy reading :-)

  4. I'm looking forward to this one too, though given the high page count, it's probably going to be an audio listen for me.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  5. I'm super excited for this one, honestly! I read a preview chapter and I just want the full thing already.


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