A review by westerdrumlins
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Maybe 3.5⭐

I'm still not really sure how to review this one - one one hand it took me so so so long to get into it, and I still didn't feel invested when I was a good chunk through, but on the other, I was thinking about the world and characters when I wasn't reading. I will say, I was expecting more dragon content. I think a reread will be needed to fully immerse myself in this world and appreciate all the little details which were lost somewhat due to me reading it over the course of a few months.

Content warnings include:
<spoiler > Miscarriage and infertility, violence, death, religious bigotry, incest, confinement.