Lady Hotspur


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Tor Trade
Publish Date
6.1 X 9.2 X 1.7 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

TESSA GRATTON is the author of adult Science Fiction Fantasy titles The Queens of Innis Lear and Lady Hotspur from Tor Books, as well as the original fairy tales Strange Grace and Night Shine from McElderry Books. Her YA series and short stories have been translated into twenty-two languages. Though she has lived all over the world, she currently resides alongside the Kansas prairie with her wife.


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"Gratton takes Shakespeare to the sharpest, darkest, and most beautiful edge, perhaps where it should've existed all along." --Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times Bestselling author of The Belles

"Thrilling, heartwarming, and original, LADY HOTSPUR is a glorious epic." --Karen Lord, author of Redemption in Indigo

"Any Game of Thrones fans should add this to their TBR right away!" -The Nerd Daily

"The types of women we need to see more of in the fantasy genre." --Culturess

"The wondrous worldbuilding, strong female leads, and plot filled with regicide, regrets, prophecies, and magic create an intricate and layered story of honor, family, and love." -Library Journal (starred review)

"A tale about love, family, and creating space for your own story." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"This epic fantasy will delight readers, especially those looking for LGBTQ representation in the genre." --Booklist

"Gratton's lush world is full of magic, mischievous spirits, and otherworldly rituals." --Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Queens of Innis Lear:

"Thoroughly engaging." --New York Times

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

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

"Enthralling...something fresh, with a suitably tragic yet satisfying 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