Nicola Griffith returns with a queer recasting of Arthurian legend with Spear, the story of a young woman, a Grail quest, and love. Many know Griffith from her fabulous Hild, the story of the seventh-century saint, and while Spear travels some of that same landscape, it is definitely flush with magic and dragons. Marvelous stuff!
—A Good Book, Sumner, WA
This slim novel did what I thought was impossible: remake the hoary old Arthurian myth into something powerful and new. Spear succeeds brilliantly as a magical Romance with a capital R, but even more so as a realistic adventure story that inhabits the past like a native and represents it in all its rich diversity.
—James, Madison Books, Seattle, WA