Waiting on Wednesday 06/06/18
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!
Looks like Samantha Shannon is taking a little departure from her usual work with this upcoming epic fantasy novel, and to be honest, since I’m not really feeling the The Bone Season series anymore with its weird mix of paranormal and dystopian vibes (I haven’t even read the latest book), I’m kind of curious to see what she will bring instead to my favorite genre. At almost 900 pages, The Priory of the Orange Tree is going to be quite a tome, which admittedly makes me feel a bit intimidated but also excited at the same time.
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.”