Adventure / Survival
Danger / In Peril / On the Run
Friends to Lovers
Rich Girl / Poor Girl
Saving the World
Medium (sex scenes are included and may use mildly graphic description)
Clergy / Priest / Rabbi / Nun
Royalty / Aristocrat
Fantasy or Fictional Setting
Big City / Urban
Castle / Palace
Kingdom / Realm
Sexual / Gender Identity:
Bi or Pansexual
war, mild violence
The Priory of the Orange Tree
The Roots of Chaos, Book 1
By Samantha Shannon
A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens.
The New York Times bestselling “epic feminist fantasy perfect for fans of Game of Thrones” (Bustle).
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY:
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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.