The Priory of the Orange Tree (The Roots of Chaos, nr. 1)

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THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'The new Game of Thrones' Stylist'Puts Samantha Shannon in the same league as Robin Hobb and George R.R. Martin. Shannon is a master of dragons' Starburst'Epic fantasy with added dragons. A blockbuster' Guardian, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy An enthralling, epic fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons - and the women who must lead the fight to save it.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 to be a dragonrider since she was a child, 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.

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ISBN-13: 9781408883358
ISBN-10: 140888335X
Pagini: 848
Ilustrații: 1 double-spread illustrated map, 2 x single spread maps
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 59 mm
Greutate: 0.65 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Publishing
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Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

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Victor Tanasa a dat nota:

DNF @ page 152 / 830. Beautiful cover, terrible novel. I couldn't get used to the writing, it felt very choppy and had zero flow. Most of what I've read went something like this: "This was no ghost. It was an outsider. She had seen him, and he could not been unseen". It's slow and while that's not necessarily a bad thing, the book is not keeping me interested either. There's almost no showing, only telling. Characters jump into info-dumping mode so inorganically that it's cringey and the worst part is that the world building does nothing to influence the action or characters. Besides the "bad guy is waking from sleep and is out to rule the world", it's just history for history's sake. All the characters are flat and just plain boring. They're also inconsistent in the way they talk, alternating between modern and Shakespearean speech. Oh, and they have some very unrealistic responses to situations. Very easy to put down. Stay away.

Firru . a dat nota:

Epic battle between good and evil for the control of the world! Overall I really enjoyed this new fantasy book. The world was complex and interesting but since it's a standalone and that you're following 4 main POV it got quite overwhelming at times. Lots of names, places, histories to follow but it gets better. The magic system was great, the plot was intriguing and so were most of the characters. Also, dragons, pirates and magic. Need I say more?! I would love to read more adventures in this world! The other things that bothered me were fairly minor but I'm curious to see if anyone else felt the same. Every time a character died, even when it was one that I liked, I felt quite detached from it because it was sudden and it didn't feel like it brought a lot to the story. It felt like the authors needed a few of them to perish since this book is about an epic war. The writing during the battles also didn't really work for me but I'm having trouble pinpointing exactly why. All I know is that it was one of the weaknesses of the book. Lastly, the battle at the end that we wait for throughout the whole book was... very quick and lukewarm.

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The Bone Season and The Mime Order were both New York Times bestsellers. To date, Bloomsbury has sold over 450,000 copies of Samantha Shannon's books globally, and they have been translated into 26 languages

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Samantha Shannon


Shannon satisfyingly fills this massive standalone epic fantasy with court intrigue, travel through dangerous lands, fantastical religions, blood, love, and rhetoric
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
The new Game of Thrones. Escapism at its finest - Shannon, we salute you
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
A magnificent epic . Crammed with subversion and feminism, and written with tough, poetic assurance
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
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
An entirely fresh and addicting tale . A celebration of fantasy that melds modern ideology with classic tropes. More of these dragons, please
A masterpiece of intricate world-building with the depth, complexity, heart and soul of a timelessly relevant classic. Brilliant, diverse, feminist, subversive, thought-provoking and masterfully told, The Priory of the Orange Tree is epic fantasy at its finest. The scope of the book is staggering, as is Shannon's deft command of language ... An absolute must-read
Nothing short of extraordinary. An audacious, ambitious, sprawling epic, set across a world like no other, The Priory of the Orange Tree takes everything you think you know about high fantasy, rips it apart and remakes it ... Nothing short of game-changing ... An absolute masterclass in story telling, from one of the most exciting and innovative fantasy writers alive today. With it, Samantha Shannon has set the bar stratospherically high. This is the book of 2019
The Priory of the Orange Tree feels like a feminist successor to The Lord of the Rings - something I don't say lightly. Epic and awe-inspiring in its scope, its rich, diverse world captivated me. I loved each complex narrator, all wonderfully human heroes and anti-heroes, and adored sinking into the world Samantha Shannon has created with such heart and beauty. This deserves to be as big as Game of Thrones ...An expertly woven saga that feels very relevant for the contemporary world we live in
An epic fantasy destined to be a classic. A world crafted with such intricacy and detail, I had to remind myself it was not a real place. The Priory of the Orange Tree is one of those rare novels that captures your imagination so completely you will read it over and over, until the cover cracks and the spine breaks
Move over, Tolkien - you had a good run, but it's high time fantasy had a Queen
There is no doubt that Samantha is the real thing . A born storyteller
Shannon's brilliance is that she is not afraid of change, both for her characters and her setting . A name to watch
Samantha Shannon has a hugely inventive talent and an imagination with seven league boots
An astonishing achievement. The roots of Shannon's world lie in real history, but its branches stretch far into the imagination. Many authors can paint different names onto familiar concepts; Shannon goes further, building new religions and histories and conflicts, with all the rich detail necessary to bring them to life
Shannon satisfyingly fills this massive standalone epic fantasy with court intrigue, travel through dangerous lands, fantastical religions, blood, love, and rhetoric