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The Priory of the Orange Tree - Part III, Chapters 38-43 Summary & Analysis

Samantha Shannon
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Part III opens with a quote by Shakespeare that includes that “meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven” (405). Chapter 38 is titled “East.” Tane is now at Feather Island. An elder named Vara summons her. Tane lives in the smaller hall of the facility, called Vane Hall. One thing Tane has learned is that the dragons of the West depend on fire, which “required constant feeding” (408). By contrast, the dragons of the East are dependent on water which is why they continue to exist and will continue after everything else is gone. Tane is sad and often struggles with pain from an injury on her side. She does not know how she got the injury. She goes through her days but “her gaze was always in a world where Susa still lived” (409). Vara tells Tane the story of a Shadow-girl who died...

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