Previewing ‘The Priory of the Orange Tree’

The Priory of the Orange Tree is a classic fantasy epic, mixing the complications of competing governments and stringent court life with mystical dragons and a fascinating mythology. We follow multiple characters as their lives begin to converge, mashing warring cultures together as the world changes around them. Political intrigue abounds, pulling you into the drama of court life and the dangers of trying to rule a country where conspiracies are brewing.

Our lead characters come from different backgrounds, one on her way to becoming a noble warrior, one sitting at the hand of a mighty Queen. We also follow an old alchemist no longer in good graces and a young Lord bent on saving his country from dark deeds. Together, they weave a tale packed with magic, religion, and a fierce race of giant dragons. These beasts are beautifully imagined, with their sheer size and beauty on display. If you’re looking for a fantasy tale that promises a world of wonder, adventure, and danger, this is it.

The Priory of Orange Tree can be pre-ordered now! Just so you know, if you pre-order a copy of the book using the links below, Reviews & Robots will get a portion of the sale.

NOTE: I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I only publish reviews of books I enjoy, and this novel meets that criterion.


By Samantha Shannon
Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: February 26, 2019

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One Comment Add yours

  1. I can’t wait to check this one out. I absolutely love Samantha Shannon’s Bone Season series and was excited to see that she had something new coming out. Looks amazing!


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