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Half Sick of Shadows

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Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian
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Jul 06, 2021 | ISBN 9780593200513

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“Laura Sebastian is the next Madeline Miller. In Half Sick of Shadows, she frames the famous legend of King Arthur through the eyes of seer Elaine, the tragic Lily Maid who flowers into much more than a passive doomed oracle. Leading the women of Camelot into taking control of a legend long dominated by knights and kings, Elaine weaves past truths and possible futures into a fierce, fresh, lyrical tale that will enthrall until the last page.”–Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Huntress

“Magical, haunting, unique–Sebastian is a splendid new figure on the adult scene! This is something special, readable, and real, magic and all. I haven’t been so excited about an Arthur book since I read The Once and Future King (I was 11).”–Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Half Sick of Shadows is a powerful, brilliant retelling of the Lady of Shalott. This is a book I wish I had written.”–Anne Bishop, New York Times bestselling author of The Queen’s Weapons

“This bold reimagining of the Arthurian story, told from the viewpoint of seer Elaine, gives the women of the legend a new depth and agency. Half Sick of Shadows is rich in magic and full of surprises.”–Juliet Marillier, national bestselling author of The Harp of Kings

“This captivating and moving tale—centered around powerful Morgana, impulsive Guinevere, and troubled Elaine—explores how friendship both binds and breaks under pressure, especially once these three women start to question why they must sacrifice themselves to fulfill Arthur’s destiny.”–Booklist (starred review)

“Sebastian’s adult debut is filled with historical leanings with a feminist twist. Themes of friendship, fate, and morally gray decisions made for greater good are at the forefront of this Arthurian retelling.”–Library Journal (starred review)

“A thoughtful, crisp take that brings just the right amount of newness to the timeless legends readers know and love.”–Kirkus

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