A Day of Fallen Night - The Roots of Chaos (Hardback)Samantha Shannon (author)
The engrossing prequel to the bestselling The Priory of the Orange Tree delivers more character-driven, emotionally complex adventure and intrigue as the eruption of the Dreadmount brings three formidable women to the fore.
Tunuva Melim is a sister of the Priory. For fifty years, she has trained to slay wyrms - but none have appeared since the Nameless One, and the younger generation is starting to question the Priory's purpose. To the north, Sabran the Ambitious has married the new King of Hroth, narrowly saving her queendom from ruin. Their daughter, Glorian, trails in their shadow - exactly where she wants to be. Meanwhile, the dragons of the East have slept for centuries. Dumai lives in a Seiikinese mountain temple, where celebrants strive to wake the gods from the Long Slumber - but someone from her mother's past is coming to the mountain for her.
When the Dreadmount erupts, bringing with it an age of terror and violence, these women must rise to protect humankind from a devastating threat. Sweeping and epic, A Day of Fallen Night returns readers to the world of The Priory of the Orange Tree.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 880
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
Praise for The Priory of the Orange Tree:
'A tour de force, and my new absolute favourite epic fantasy' - Laini Taylor, author of Strange the Dreamer
'Sensual... Majestic... Blending politics with high adventure and the epic with the intimate, the narrative builds like a tidal wave before sweeping towards an awesome, climactic finale' - Daily Mail
'I have been waiting my whole life for this fantasy. It's the kind of book you never want to end. Utterly unique, wild, and rich. Sheer perfection' - Lisa Lueddecke, author of A Storm of Ice and Stars
'Allow me to introduce your newest fantasy obsession... Remarkably fresh and frankly fearless... Works so well as an intricately realised and feminist fantasy that one might even be tempted to dub Samantha Shannon 'The female George R.R. Martin'... As with the best of fantasy, The Priory of the Orange Tree feels less like a book than it does an experience, a true sojourn into a rich and terrible new world' - Hypable
'The Priory of the Orange Tree is a brilliant, daring, and devastating jewel. Samantha Shannon has crafted an incredible world full of depth and danger, with characters I would follow to the ends of the earth. It was a privilege to read, and I'm in awe of her talent. I can't wait for the rest of the world to experience this book' - Victoria Aveyard, author of the Red Queen series
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A BIG thank you to Netgalley and Bloomsbury Publishing for the opportunity to read this arc.
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“High Fantasy at it's finest”
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A Day of Fallen Night is an amazing piece of high fantasy with good queer representation.
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