Hardback The priory of the orange tree / Samantha Shannon.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Circus,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781408883464 (hbk.) :
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.
830 pages : illustration (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
I loved this book, loved the LGBT representation, found the world building really engaging and developed, loved the vibe