A Day of Fallen Night (The Roots of Chaos) (Hardcover)
The stunning, standalone prequel to the New York Times bestselling The Priory of the Orange Tree.
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, in the Queendom of Inys, Sabran the Ambitious has married the new King of Hróth, narrowly saving both realms from ruin. Their daughter, Glorian, trails in their shadow – exactly where she wants to be.
The dragons of the East have slept for centuries. Dumai has spent her life in a Seiikinese mountain temple, trying to wake the gods from their long slumber. Now someone from her mother's past is coming to upend her fate.
When the Dreadmount erupts, bringing with it an age of terror and violence, these women must find the strength to protect humankind from a devastating threat.
Intricate and epic, Samantha Shannon sweeps readers back to the world of The Priory of the Orange Tree, showing us a course of events that shaped it for generations to come.
About the Author
Samantha Shannon is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Bone Season series. Her work has been translated into twenty-six languages. Her fourth novel, The Priory of the Orange Tree, was her first outside of The Bone Season series and was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in London. samanthashannon.co.uk / @say_shannon
“A mesmerizing diversion for a cold February weekend.” —Washington Post on THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE
“Epic feminist fantasy... with queer representation on the page, complex female characters, and a fantastical world that rivals Westeros, the pages simply fly by. Shannon has taken the fantasy epic and breathed new life into it, allowing women's stories to take center stage where they belong, even in a world nothing like our own.” —BuzzFeed on THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE
“The world building alone is a masterpiece, with religions, different lore and histories, as well as differing societal norms seeping into the pages of the book, coating it in a rich, spellbinding tale that takes hold of the reader and doesn't let go… I didn't know how hollow Fantasy felt until The Priory of the Orange Tree filled that void.” —Hypable on THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE
“A masterpiece of intricate world-building with the depth, complexity, heart and soul of a timelessly relevant classic.” —Karen Marie Moning, #1 New York Times-bestselling author on THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE