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The Priory of the Orange Tree
- By: Samantha Shannon
- Narrated by: Liyah Summers
- Length: 25 hrs and 52 mins
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.
Great story let down by poor narration
- By Aimee on 07-03-19
Expansive, engaging story
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are well-rounded and engaging, flawed and human, despite the fantastical story. There is so much great adventure here, with dragons, pirates and some romance, too.
I enjoyed the narration, and found the different accents for characters from different places a helpful anchor for remembering information about each character. I would say, however, that at times some of the voices are a little bit hammy, and the fairly frequent mispronunciation of words tended to pull me out of the otherwise engrossing story.