By force alone

by Tidhar, Lavie,

Format: Print Book 2020
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A retelling of Arthurian myth from World Fantasy Award-winner Lavie Tidhar, By Force Alone .

Everyone thinks they know the story of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table.

The fact is they don't know sh*t.

Arthur? An over-promoted gangster.
Merlin? An eldritch parasite.
Excalibur? A shady deal with a watery arms dealer.
Britain? A clogged sewer that Rome abandoned just as soon as it could.

A savage and cutting epic fantasy, equally poetic and profane, By Force Alone is a magical adventure and a subversive masterwork.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Tidhar (Central Station) upends the Arthurian legends in this gritty, sardonic retelling. As the scavenger Gawain laments, "there are no good men" in this grim vision of Camelot: the cold, ruthless Arthur and many of his future knights ("the boys") get their starts as Londinium gang members; Guinevere leads her own merciless crew, ironically named the Choir of Angels; Merlin, a frustrated, would-be fae scientist, feeds on the power of others; and Lancelot, a Judean knight, follows a master he believes to be mad on a desperate quest. As the fae Morgan manipulates the events of their lives from behind the scenes, an unearthly Grail awaits in a bizarre, ever-changing land beyond even the fae's imaginations. Tidhar saturates this epic adventure with profanity, dark humor, sword-sharp twists, and unexpected moments of pathos. Readers who hold King Arthur dear to their hearts will be gratified by Tidhar's attention to detail amidst the innovation. This dark, imaginative take on a classic is sure to impress. Agent: John Berlyne, Zeno Agency. (June)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Arthur, -- King -- Fiction.
Merlin -- (Legendary character) -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :TOR,2020
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description 413 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781250753458
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