It’s been forever (a month) since the last one of these. (Sorry.) I really do love doing these, but since I started doing Weekly Wrap-Ups consistently, I haven’t had as much time to do Majestic Mondays as I’ve wanted.
Because of this, I’ve decided that some adjustments have had to be made. So, instead of highlighting three book covers, I’ve made the decision to go back to covering individual book covers, similar to my original Majestic Monday post.
For those who don’t know (since it’s been a while), Majestic Mondays are when I highlight an awesome looking book cover, and talk about what I like about it.
This week, I’m talking about a fantasy book that you might have heard of: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Series: The Roots of Chaos (#1)
Length: 848 pages
Genres: Fantasy, LGBTQIA+, Fiction
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: February 26, 2019
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.
Book Cover Rating: 🍊🍊🍊🍊 • 4 / 5 oranges
So, I personally, will never read this book – for various reasons – but that doesn’t mean I can’t admire the cover. And highlight the book for those who might be interested, the few who read this blog.
First off, I absolutely love the dragon. I love how it’s blue and contrasts perfectly with the orange background. Secondly, I really like the way that the tower the dragon is twined around looks too. Ancient, mildly weathered, and important looking.
I also love that the background is actually orange. I know, I know, the title has the word orange in it, why wouldn’t the cover? But you’d be surprised – some covers just don’t take the hint. And Priory’s cover looks gorgeous to boot.
I also really like how, if you look closer, the backdrop has two shades of orange! And one of them looks like a tree moving in the breeze or something! So there’s literally an orange tree on the cover! I love it when a cover is good.
What do you guys think of the cover? Have you read The Priory of the Orange Tree? What did you think of it?
Thanks for reading, and have an amazing day/night! Join me next week for another Majestic Monday. That’s right, they’re here to stay this time!
See ya ~Mar