Lady Hotspur

by Gratton, Tessa,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 12 copies
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Tessa Gratton's Lady Hotspur is a sweeping, heart-stopping Shakespearean novel of betrayal and battlefields and destiny.


This is the motto of the Lady Knights--sworn to fealty under a struggling kingdom, promised to defend the prospective heir, Banna Mora.

But when a fearsome rebellion overthrows the throne, Mora is faced with an agonizing choice: give up everything she's been raised to love, and allow a king-killer to be rewarded--or retake the throne, and take up arms against the newest heir, Hal Bolingbrooke, Mora's own childhood best friend and sworn head of the Lady Knights.

Hal loathes being a Prince; she's much more comfortable instated on the Throne of Misrule, a raucous underground nether-court where passion rules all. She yearns to live up to the wishes of everyone she loves best--but that means sacrificing her own heart, and so she will disappoint everyone until the moment she can rise to prove those expectations wrong.

And between these two fierce Princes is the woman who will decide all their fates--Lady Hotspur, the fiery and bold knight whose support will turn the tides of the coming war.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When the saints are singing and the restless are reclaimed, the dragon will burn, the lion will break, and the wolf will choose the end. Thus states the prophecy that looms throughout Gratton's latest. Banna Mora, the dragon who burns with vengeance, is plotting to take back the crown that was stolen from her. Prince Hal, the Lion Prince, wishes only to be her true self with her people and with the woman she loves. Lady Hotspur is the Wolf of Aremore, a lady knight so ferocious that nothing can stand in her way, except for duty and honor. After a rebellion tears the crown away from Banna Mora, Hotspur must choose which side she will stand on: that of the usurped heir or that of the new heir and her true love, Prince Hal. This epic fantasy will delight readers, especially those looking for LGBTQ representation in the genre. It is set over a century after the events of The Queens of Innis Lear (2018), though this story of magic and love can be read as a standalone.--LynnDee Wathen Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Gratton returns to the expansive world of The Queens of Innis Lear with this intricately layered fantasy, a loose, gender-bent adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV. A prophecy predicts disaster for three closely entwined women in the kingdom of Aremoria. When Hal's mother overthrows the king, Hal is expected to transition from hard-living Lady Knight to respectable heir to the throne. Hal's best friend, Banna Mora, daughter of the conquered king, is exiled. Lady Hotspur, Aremoria's fiercest warrior, is as devoted to her country as she is to her lover, Hal, and dear friend, Banna Mora, but knows that the demands of status will force her and Hal to part eventually. Hal is focused on avoiding responsibility, drinking, and finding ways to be with Hotspur, while jealous Banna Mora schemes to take Aremoria back. Hotspur is forced to choose between her reckless lover and the ruler she thinks would do right by her kingdom. Gratton's lush world is full of magic, mischievous spirits, and otherworldly rituals. Readers won't have to be familiar with either the previous book or the source material to appreciate this well-crafted, if over long, fantasy. (Jan.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Kings and rulers -- Fiction.
Knights and knighthood -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description 592 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780765392497
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