Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights books soon to be released, the ones we’re excited about but haven’t read yet. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings, and was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine. Y’all can check out all of this week’s Can’t-Wait Wednesday posts here.

Title: A Day of Fallen Night

Author: Samantha Shannon

Genre: Fantasy

Publication Date: February 28, 2023

Publisher: Bloomsbury


The stunning, standalone prequel to the New York Times bestselling The Priory of the Orange Tree.

Tunuva Melim is a sister of the Priory. For fifty years, she has trained to slay wyrms – but none have appeared since the Nameless One, and the younger generation is starting to question the Priory’s purpose.

To the north, in the Queendom of Inys, Sabran the Ambitious has married the new King of Hróth, narrowly saving both realms from ruin. Their daughter, Glorian, trails in their shadow – exactly where she wants to be.

The dragons of the East have slept for centuries. Dumai has spent her life in a Seiikinese mountain temple, trying to wake the gods from their long slumber. Now someone from her mother’s past is coming to upend her fate.

When the Dreadmount erupts, bringing with it an age of terror and violence, these women must find the strength to protect humankind from a devastating threat.

Intricate and epic, Samantha Shannon sweeps readers back to the world of A Priory of the Orange Tree, showing us a course of events that shaped it for generations to come.

My thoughts:

I’ve never read The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon’s first book. It’s been on my radar, I just haven’t made time for it. But this one sounds compelling. Since it’s a prequel, I may start with it first, then move on to Priory. What do y’all think?

And what upcoming release are you excited about? Share in a comment!

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3 Responses to Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon

  1. Majanka says:

    This book looks amazing. What a beautiful cover.

    My WoW post.

  2. The cover is outstanding! I really enjoyed Priory – and this sounds equally good. HOpe you enjoy it.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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