Sword Stone Table: Old Legends, New Voices

Swapna Krishna, Jenn Northington
fantasy, anthology
Sword Stone Table: Old Legends, New Voices - Swapna Krishna, Jenn Northington

Edited by Swapna Krishna and Jenn Northington.

Featuring stories by a bestselling, cross-genre assortment of the most exciting writers working today, an anthology of gender-bent, race-bent, LGBTQIA+, and inclusive retellings from the vast lore surrounding King Arthur, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table.

Here you’ll find the Lady of the Lake reimagined as an albino Ugandan sorceress and the Lady of Shalott as a wealthy, isolated woman in futuristic Mexico City; you'll see Excalibur rediscovered as a baseball bat that grants a washed-up minor leaguer a fresh shot at glory and as a lost ceremonial drum that returns to a young First Nations boy the power and the dignity of his people. There are stories set in Gilded Age Chicago, '80s New York, twenty-first century Singapore, and space; there are lesbian lady knights, Arthur and Merlin reborn in the modern era for a second chance at saving the world and falling in love — even a coffee shop AU.

Brave, bold, and groundbreaking, the stories in Sword Stone Table will bring fresh life to beloved myths and give long-time fans a chance to finally see themselves in their favorite legends.

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Release date: July 13, 2021
Genres: fantasy, anthology
Tags: arthuriana
Expectation rating: 7.50/10
Total ratings: 2
Updated: July 13, 2021