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Fiction and Excerpts [1]

Fiction and Excerpts [1]

Every King Arthur Retelling Is Fanfic About Who Gets to Be Legendary

King Arthur stories are experiencing a recent resurgence in popular media, with The Green Knight starring Dev Patel announced in 2020, Cursed on Netflix, and several new Arthur-inspired books on shelves and on the horizon. Like clockwork, with each announcement of a new Arthurian tale, there come inevitable calls for “authenticity.” Within hours of the trailer for The Green Knight dropping last year, people took to Twitter to discuss the significance of Patel’s casting, and plenty of commenters began asserting that Patel’s inclusion was ahistoric, even though people of color existed and participated in the world of the medieval era. They claimed the film was not “true” to the legend.

[I reflexively tweeted the following…]

Read an Excerpt From Legendborn, a Contemporary YA Fantasy

Sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A program for bright high schoolers seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus…

We’re excited to share an excerpt from Legendborn, a contemporary YA fantasy from author Tracy Deonn—publishing September 15th with Margaret K. McElderry Books.

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