REVIEW: Spear by Nicola Griffith

Spear by Nicola Griffith is a gorgeous queer Arthurian novella out from Tor.com in April 2022. And if it sounds even the slightest bit like something you’d enjoy, this is a book to preorder now. It blew my mind as I read it on the day I received it. This slim volume manages to capture its reader and tell a complete story in just under two hundred pages, something which many longer books don’t achieve. This is accompanied by a beautiful cover and a series of interior illustrations by Rovina Cai, who is one of the best fantasy illustrators working right now. I could go on and on about how much I love seeing illustrations in books aimed at an adult audience, but that’s not what this review is about, so let’s just leave it at “they are beautiful and add to the story.”