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Bagley Public Library SF GRI (Text) 33500013593322 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library SF GRI (Text) 33500013593330 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250819321
  • ISBN: 1250819326
  • Physical Description: 184 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Tordotcom, 2022.

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General Note:
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Summary, etc.:
"The girl knows she has a destiny before she even knows her name. She grows up in the wild, in a cave with her mother, but visions of a faraway lake come to her on the spring breeze, and when she hears a traveler speak of Artos, king of Caer Leon, she knows that her future lies at his court. And so, brimming with magic and eager to test her strength, she breaks her covenant with her mother and, with a broken hunting spear and mended armour, rides on a bony gelding to Caer Leon. On her adventures she will meet great knights and steal the hearts of beautiful women. She will fight warriors and sorcerers. And she will find her love, and the lake, and her fate"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 March #2
    This gender-bent retelling of the Percival legend is rooted in the history of sixth-century Wales. Peretur's earliest years are spent with her mother in a magically protected valley, but she dreams of joining the wider world and finding a name that fits her. One day she encounters a group of knights and secretly rescues them from an ambush with her preternatural quickness and ability to anticipate movement. When she finally travels to Caer Leon to join the Companions of Arturus, she discovers that Arturus has no trust for a stranger who emanates wild magic. Peretur finds herself much more at ease with the enchanter Nimuë, who aids the young warrior in her quest to discover the truth about her past and secure a mythical cup. Many of the references in this fast-moving tale may be familiar, including the Lady of the Lake, the Grail, Merlin, Lancelot and Guinivere, and Arthur himself, as well as the Irish Tuatha Dé Danann. Readers will appreciate this sparkling interpretation of Arthurian legend, which combines interesting historical detail with appealing, inclusive characters in a genuinely delightful way. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Magic > Fiction.
Heroes > Fiction.
Fate and fatalism > Fiction.
Knights and knighthood > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
FICTION / LGBTQ+ / General
FICTION / Fantasy / General
Fate and fatalism.
Knights and knighthood.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Lesbian fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

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