The Story of Silence (Paperback)
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The Story of Silence (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 18/03/2021
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A knightly fairy tale of royalty and dragons, of midwives with secrets and dashing strangers in dark inns. Taking the original French legend as his starting point, The Story of Silence is a rich, multilayered new story for today's world - sure to delight fans of Uprooted and The Bear and the Nightingale.

"Utterly enchanting"
Publishers Weekly

There was once, long ago, a foolish king who decreed that women should not, and would not, inherit. Thus when a girl-child was born to Lord Cador - Merlin-enchanted fighter of dragons and Earl of Cornwall - he secreted her away: to be raised a boy so that the family land and honour would remain intact.

That child's name was Silence.

Silence must find their own place in a medieval world that is determined to place the many restrictions of gender and class upon them. With dreams of knighthood and a lonely heart to answer, Silence sets out to define themselves.

Soon their silence will be ended.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008352721
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"[Myers'] prose is utterly enchanting. Fantasy and historical fiction readers will delight in this mythical contribution to Arthuriana."
Publishers Weekly

PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORKS BY ALEX MYERS

"Remarkable."
New York Times

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“An epic, unique take on Arthurian fantasy”

I've long been a fan of Arthurian fantasies awash with knights, wizards, prophecies, medieval history and ill-fated heroes, but it's rare to find a book that so cleverly takes the tropes of the classics and... More

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“Chivalric Romance still has something relevant to say”

Podcast Breaking The Glass Slipper did an interview with Alex Myers (which I recommend giving a listen as it's very interesting), looking at Gender in the Chivalric Romance, in which the question was asked: does... More

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“Listen to this story....”

There was once, long ago, a foolish king who decreed that women should not, would not, inherit.
When a girl is born to Lord Cador( the Merlin-blessed fighter who bested a dragon) he secreted her away to be raised as a... More

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