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Lady Hotspur

Lady Hotspur

Tessa Gratton

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"I look forward to reading every Tessa Gratton novel we are lucky enough to have." --Robin McKinley

Inspired by Shakespeare's Henry IV, Lady Hotspur continues the saga of Innis Lear, centuries later, as revolution, love, and a betrayal corrupt the descendants of two warring kingdoms.

Aremoria has too long existed without magic. Ancient curses have found their voices again in hauntings and mysterious murders, nameless wizards are returning home, and the stars have only a single prophecy to give: the dragon, the lion, the wolf together will make Aremoria whole, or sunder it forever.

Hal was once a knight sworn to protect her future queen Banna. Yet, after a rebellion led by her own mother, she now holds the position as queen of Aremoria. Guilt and bloody memories plague her.

Isarna, known as Lady Hotspur for her temper and warcraft, has never been more lost. Unlike her former lover Hal, Hotspur never expected their love to have a happy ending as female heirs to powerful families. But she was blindsided by Hal's betrayal.

Banna has fled to Innis Lear to lick her wounds, heal her heart, and plot revenge against those who would usurp her crown.

War is hell--and so are other people.

Praise for Lady Hotspur

Praise for The Queens of Innis Lear:

“I adore this—rich, epic, blood-soaked—a glorious and grand sweeping fantasy.” —Kate Elliott, author of The Poisoned Blade

"Gratton's firstnovel for adults is a force to be reckoned with...A darkly rendered epic of oldmagic, hard hearts, and complicated choices." --Booklist, starred review

"Enthralling...something fresh, with a suitably tragic yetsatisfying ending."--Publishers Weekly

“A gloriously symphonic, thematically rich variation on the story of the daughters of Lear. The danger of seeking certainty makes this a tale for our time; the power of truth and mercy makes it a tale for all times.”—Karen Lord, author of Redemption in Indigo

"The Queens of Innis Lear is a spectacular book. This is a story about family and love, jealousy and destiny, with its roots in the earth and stretching to the stars. Beautifully written, it's full of complex characters who will break your heart and heal it again. An instant favorite, this is a book I'll return to again and again."—Kat Howard, author of An Unkindness of Magicians

"A welcome sight in the genre [and an] epic tale...Gratton achieves the rare feat of a Shakespeare adaptation that earns the right to exist." --Kirkus Reviews

"Messy, beautiful, and dark, darker than Shakespeare could have dreamed."—E. K. Johnston, author of Star Wars: Ahsoka

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Praise for The Queens of Innis Lear:

“I adore this—rich, epic, blood-soaked—a glorious and grand sweeping fantasy.” —Kate Elliott, author of The Poisoned Blade

"Gratton's firstnovel for adults is a force to be reckoned with...A darkly rendered epic of oldmagic, hard hearts, and complicated choices." --Booklist, starred review

"Enthralling...something fresh, with a suitably tragic yetsatisfying ending."--Publishers Weekly

“A gloriously symphonic, thematically rich variation on the story of the daughters of Lear. The danger of seeking certainty makes this a tale for our time; the power of truth and mercy makes it a tale for all times.”—Karen Lord, author of Redemption in Indigo

"The Queens of Innis Lear is a spectacular book. This is a story about family and love, jealousy and destiny, with its roots in the earth and stretching to the stars. Beautifully written, it's full of complex characters who will break your heart and heal it again. An instant favorite, this is a book I'll return to again and again."—Kat Howard, author of An Unkindness of Magicians

"A welcome sight in the genre [and an] epic tale...Gratton achieves the rare feat of a Shakespeare adaptation that earns the right to exist." --Kirkus Reviews

"Messy, beautiful, and dark, darker than Shakespeare could have dreamed."—E. K. Johnston, author of Star Wars: Ahsoka

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Tessa Gratton

TESSA GRATTON is the author of the Blood Journals duology, Gods of New Asgard series, and two books on writing fantasy for teen writers. She currently works for Serial Box Publishing as a lead writer on Tremontaine. She’s lived all over the world before returning to her prairie roots in Kansas with her wife. The Queens of Innis Lear is her debut adult fantasy novel.

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