Samantha Shannon's epic fantasy attracts foreign sales

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We are thrilled to share that translation rights in The Priory of the Orange Tree, the most anticipated high fantasy title for 2019, by the internationally bestselling author Samantha Shannon, have sold to SQN in Poland, Host in the Czech Republic and after two strong pre-empts, will also be published by Penhaligon in Germany and Roca in Spain. The book continues to attract a great deal of foreign interest.

Bloomsbury will publish 26th February 2019, it will be their super-lead title. The Priory of the Orange Tree reveals an epic world on the brink of war with dragons, and the women who must lead the fight to save it.

Samantha Shannon is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of THE BONE SEASON SERIES and one of the most exciting writers of her generation. THE BONE SEASON SERIES has sold over 500.000 copies globally and has been translated into 26 languages. Film and TV rights for THE BONE SEASON SERIES have been acquired by Imaginarium Studios. This is her first novel outside the series.

You can watch the book trailer HERE.  

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 all her life to be a dragonrider, 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.