Spear

Spear

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"Spectacular--I've been waiting years for this book to exist." --Maria Dahvana Headley, author of Beowulf: A New Translation

If Le Guin wrote a Camelot story, I imagine it would feel like Spear: humane, intelligent, and deeply beautiful. It's a new story with very old bones, a strange place that feels like home. --Alix E. Harrow, author of A Spindle Splintered

She left all she knew to find who she could be . . .

She grows up in the wild wood, in a cave with her mother, but visions of a faraway lake drift to her on the spring breeze, scented with promise. And when she hears a traveler speak of Artos, king of Caer Leon, she decides her future lies at his court. So, brimming with magic and eager to test her strength, she breaks her covenant with her mother and sets out on her bony gelding for Caer Leon.

With her stolen hunting spear and mended armour, she is an unlikely hero, not a chosen one, but one who forges her own bright path. Aflame with determination, she begins a journey of magic and mystery, love, lust and fights to death. On her adventures, she will steal the hearts of beautiful women, fight warriors and sorcerers, and make a place to call home.

The legendary author of Hild returns with an unforgettable hero and a queer Arthurian masterpiece for the modern era. Nicola Griffith's Spear is a spellbinding vision of the Camelot we've longed for, a Camelot that belongs to us all.

Author: Nicola Griffith
Publisher: Tordotcom
Published: 04/19/2022
Pages: 192
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.00w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781250819321

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 11/01/2021 pg. 17
Publishers Weekly 12/13/2021
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2022
Booklist 03/15/2022 pg. 55
Shelf Awareness 04/19/2022

About the Author
Nicola Griffith (she/her) is a dual UK/US citizen living in Seattle. She is the author of award-winning novels including Hild and Ammonite, and her shorter work has appeared in Nature, New Scientist, New York Times, etc. She is the founder and co-host of #CripLit, holds a PhD from Anglia Ruskin University, and enjoys a ferocious bout of wheelchair boxing. She is married to novelist and screenwriter Kelley Eskridge.