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Par / By Nicola Griffith


[FR] L’auteur légendaire de Hild revient avec un héros inoubliable et un chef-d’œuvre arthurien queer pour l’ère moderne. La Lance de Nicola Griffith est une vision envoûtante du Camelot auquel nous aspirons, un Camelot qui nous appartient à tous.


[EN] 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.


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Elle a quitté tout ce qu’elle connaissait pour découvrir qui elle pouvait être…

Elle grandit dans la forêt sauvage, dans une grotte avec sa mère, mais des visions d’un lac lointain lui parviennent au gré de la brise printanière, parfumées de promesses. Et lorsqu’elle entend un voyageur parler d’Artos, roi de Caer Leon, elle décide que son avenir se trouve à sa cour. Alors, débordant de magie et impatiente de tester sa force, elle rompt l’alliance avec sa mère et part pour Caer Leon sur son hongre osseux.

Avec sa lance de chasse volée et son armure réparée, elle est une héroïne improbable, non pas une élue, mais une personne qui se forge son propre chemin. Enflammée de détermination, elle entame un voyage de magie et de mystère, d’amour, de luxure et de combats à mort. Au cours de ses aventures, elle volera le cœur de jolies femmes, combattra des guerriers et des sorciers, et se trouvera un endroit qu’elle pourra appeler son chez-soi.


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.

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Auteur.rice / Author

Nicola Griffith (elle/il) a la double nationalité britannique et américaine et vit à Seattle. Elle est l’auteur de romans primés, dont Hild et Ammonite, et ses travaux plus courts ont été publiés dans Nature, New Scientist, New York Times, etc. Fondatrice et co-animatrice de #CripLit, elle est titulaire d’un doctorat de l’université Anglia Ruskin et s’adonne à de féroces combats de boxe en fauteuil roulant. Elle est mariée à la romancière et scénariste Kelley Eskridge.


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.


“A pleasure to follow [and] a lovely flexing of Griffith’s strengths in short form.”
The New York Times

“Spear is a fantastic excuse to dig into Arthurian legend, and it stands on its own as an enthralling read―an instant classic, born of classics.”
Chicago Review of Books

“[A] beautiful, atmospheric novella, a queer retelling of an age-old myth that is a wonder to behold.”
―Kerry McHugh, Shelf Awareness (starred review)

“Readers will appreciate this sparkling interpretation of Arthurian legend, which combines interesting historical detail with appealing, inclusive characters in a genuinely delightful way.”
―Anna Mickelsen, Booklist

“Written in a lovely lyrical style . . . Spear is a wonderful story to behold.”
Manhattan Book Review

“Spear proves clever, surprising, and even strikingly original, a descriptor I wouldn’t use lightly of Arthurian literature.”
―T.S. Miller, Strange Horizons

“Mesmerizing . . . A lyrical bildungsroman drenched in the natural world [turns into] a fast-moving, violent suspense tale with stakes that are at once epic and personal . . . A marvelously concise epic that is entirely Griffith’s own.”
―Gary Wolfe, Locus

“Spear is more than adventure and romance; it’s also a rumination on what it means to ‘belong’ to someone else. How much of who we are is where (and whom) we came from? And how much is who we’re desperate to become? What if our destiny calls us away from a person who feels like we’re their destiny? What do we owe to those who love us? And what do we owe to ourselves? Griffith examines these ― very queer ― questions with both deftness and gravitas.”
―Heather Hogan, Autostraddle

“There is magic in Nicola Griffith’s words. Prepare to be enchanted.”
―John Scalzi, author of The Kaiju Preservation Society

“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. It’s exactly what I needed.”
―Alix E. Harrow, author of A Spindle Splintered

“Nicola Griffith braids the Percival tales to her own ferocious imagination, and the results are spellbinding. Her novel is a reclamation of the touchstones of Arthurian myth―skewering received notions with the sharp point of her pen. If that sounds too theoretical, let me also say that it’s a screamingly hot canon-queering epic filled with bloody battles, and world-shaking magic. Spear is an unprecedented and spectacular investigation of the Matter of Britain. I’ve been waiting years for this book about the once and future everyone else to exist.”
―Maria Dahvana Headley, author of The Mere Wife and Beowulf: A New Translation

“This fresh, emotionally immediate queer spin on the medieval tale of Percival and the Holy Grail reaffirms Griffith as a consummate storyteller . . . Steeped in period texture that brings remote history fully into the present, and lushly illustrated by Rovina Cai (The Seventh Raven), this tale of destiny, belonging, and home is a genuine pleasure.”
Publishers Weekly

“Breathtaking. Nicola Griffith knows what she’s doing.”
―Jo Walton, author of Or What You Will

“Gorgeous . . . This slim volume manages to capture its reader and tell a complete story in just under two hundred pages, something which many longer books don’t achieve . . . I spent most of 2020 reading every Arthurian retelling I could get my hands on, and believe me when I say that Spear is truly one of the best.”
―Fabienne Schwizer, Grimdark Magazine

“Set against the backdrop of King Arthur’s court, Nicola Griffith’s Spear is at once intoxicating, brutal, and entirely compelling. Readers will want to race through the novella to uncover the main character’s destiny as she fights to understand her place in the world, but they will linger over every word of Griffith’s lush prose. Fans of Camelot won’t want to miss this gorgeous take on the Percival legend.”
―Swapna Krishna, co-editor of Sword Stone Table

“Just dazzling!”
―Bruce Holsinger, author of The Gifted School

“A mesmerizing tale that manages to be both epic and immersive in a short, intimate span, Spear gives us a vivid hero, a daring quest, and a clear-eyed reimaging of Arthurian legend.”
―Malka Older, author of State Tectonics


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