The first review of my novel just came in, courtesy The Toronto Star
Montrealer Alex Epstein explores the youth of infamous Morgan, King Arthur’s half sister (and ultimately his nemesis), in The Circle Cast: The Lost Years of Morgan le Fay (Tradewind, 300 pages, $12.95, ages 13+). Shipped off for safety when her father is murdered and her mother taken by Uther Pendragon, Morgan lives in exile in Ireland. First welcomed, then enslaved, she develops her gift for sorcery wherever she is — even for a time in a small Christian community. Revenge for her father’s death is her sole desire, and to that end she turns magical knowledge, lust, love and all her abilities as a strategist of war. This has the darkness of Celtic magic — not fanciful, period romance — and a poetic terseness that suits its stern, passionate hero.
I am pretty happy with that!
UPDATE: Just spoke with the printer. Books are already on their way to stores. They should be at
stores in the East by Wednesday, which means I would guess they ought to be in
stores by Monday.
UPDATE: Now available at Amazon.ca.
Labels: The Circle Cast