The Priory of the Orange Tree

The Priory of the Orange Tree

Bloomsbury Publishing
February 26th 2019
February 21, 2020 March 1, 2020

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.

About the book

The world of this book is divided into two: the west and the east. These two continents are different, both in culture and races, and in dragons. In the West, dragons are hated and everyone is afraid that the Nameless One will return to life, a dragon that was the terror of the world a thousand years earlier. In the east dragons are revered as if they were gods and are totally different from “sleeping dragons”. Because a thousand years earlier the Nameless One was defeated and sent to the Abyss, a sea that lies between the two continents and thanks to that all the other western dragons have fallen as if in hibernation.

We follow the events of a queen of the West and it is said that as long as her lineage exists, the Nameless One cannot return and those of an oriental girl who is about to become a Guardian of the Seas, but due to a westerner who arrives on the island where she lives from the sea, she risks of being legally prosecuted.

In this book there is also the plague which is a disease brought on by western dragons. The east is immune to it (or rather there are no cases) and for this reason if western illegal immigrants are found to land on the eastern soil, they are put to death.

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