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Shannon, Samantha - A Day of Fallen Night

Shannon, Samantha - A Day of Fallen Night

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Tunuva Melim is a sister of the Priory, a formidable order of warrior nuns tasked with defending the world from monstrous wyrms. For decades, she has diligently trained to slay these creatures, but they have been absent for many years. Now, a new threat looms, and Tunuva must confront the dragons of the East, ancient and powerful beings who slumbered for centuries.


In this captivating prequel to Samantha Shannon's New York Times bestseller, "A Priory of the Orange Tree," readers are transported back to a world of magic, dragons, and political intrigue. Tunuva, a formidable warrior and devout sister of the Priory, finds herself at the heart of a dangerous prophecy. As she delves into the ancient history of her order and encounters a mysterious stranger, she must question everything she has ever known and confront her deepest fears.

LGBT Themes:

  • Explores the complex dynamics of gender identity and sexuality in a fantasy world
  • Features a lesbian protagonist who embraces her identity and fights for her freedom
  • Depicts a diverse cast of characters with varying sexual orientations and gender expressions

Relevant Tags:

LGBTQ+ fiction, fantasy, dragons, high fantasy, lesbian fiction, gender identity, coming-of-age story

Awards & Recognition:

  • Nominee for the Goodreads Choice Award for Fantasy in 2024
  • Praised for its rich world-building, compelling characters, and intricate plot
  • Described as "a masterpiece of fantasy" and "a must-read for fans of the genre"

Title: A Day of Fallen Night

Author: Samantha Shannon

Genre: Fantasy

Pages: 880

Publisher: Bloomsbury UK

Release Date: January 18, 2024

Weight: 590 grams

Size: 129 x 200 x 57 mm

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