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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author and includes a bonus PDF of detailed notes.

A spellbinding and subversive queer recasting of Arthurian myth by the legendary author of Hild

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.

Nebula and Lambda Award-winning author Nicola Griffith returns with Spear, a glorious queer retelling of Arthurian legend, full of dazzling magic and intoxicating adventure.

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor.com. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Nicola Griffith (P)2022 Macmillan Audio
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Gorgeous Prose and a must-read Queer retelling

I loved this book! it's refreshing to see a new take on Arthurian Legend.

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A joy to read, a gift—pure magic: all the things we want from Arthur and his knights. And the language? Like cold, clear, water. A book to treasure for my life.

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a different slant on Arthurian story

loved listening, practiced Welsh adds to story. love new interpretations of old legends. well researched

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very very good

I'm just sorry it wasn't five hours longer. Nicola Griffith is an excellent narrator. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook.

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Beautiful, lyrical, absolutely perfect.

Like all Griffith’s books, this was absolutely stellar. The lilt of the language was transporting, and the characterization brilliant.

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Queer Camelot (Caerlyon) yes please

Loved this bit of Arthurian magic that tinkers round the edges of the canonical stuff in a way that puts the queer and the magic back in. Great if you're into Arthurian stuff/fantasy but also so solid in the medieval research and not so misty that it's great if you're just into historical fiction. And perfect if you just want queers inserted into the stories that you've lived with all your life. And perfect while you're waiting for the follow-up to Hild.