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Morgan Is My Name
One of National Book Tokens' 23 Books to Read in 2023
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About The Book
One of National Book Tokens’ '23 Books to Read in 2023'
An atmospheric, feminist retelling of the early life of famed villainess Morgan le Fay, set against the colourful chivalric backdrop of Arthurian legend.
When King Uther Pendragon murders her father and tricks her mother into marriage, Morgan refuses to be crushed. Trapped amid the machinations of men in a world of isolated castles and gossiping courts, she discovers secret powers. Vengeful and brilliant, it's not long before Morgan becomes a worthy adversary to Merlin, influential sorcerer to the king. But fighting for her freedom, she risks losing everything – her reputation, her loved ones and her life.
- Publisher: Magpie (June 15, 2023)
- Length: 352 pages
- ISBN13: 9780861545209
Raves and Reviews
'Top marks all round for an enthralling new take on the Arthurian legend, beautifully written… The start of what will be a classic trilogy.'
– The Times
'This is the Arthurian legend as you rarely see it: told not by Uther, Arthur or Merlin, or indeed their male champions, but by the complicated woman they condemned. Keetch's Morgan is vulnerable, courageous and defiant. She makes the legend hers, and I can't wait to accompany her on the next part of the journey. For lovers of the untold story, Morgan Is My Name is a convincing and compelling read.'
– Lucy Holland, author of Sistersong
'Evocative, haunting and utterly addictive, this is a book to lose yourself in.'
– Tracy Borman, author of The King's Witch
Keetch’s Morgan does not disappoint … literally fire and a perfect harbinger of the woman Morgan is destined to become!’
– Stacey Thomas, author of The Revels
‘Transporting… I was swept up in the quiet magic of it all (Sophie is a superb writer!) and found myself rooting for the ever-strong protagonist Morgan as she refuses to bend to the will of men in her life.’
– Image Magazine
'Compelling and poignant, Sophie Keetch’s prose is as mesmerizing as the ocean’s tides, illuminating Morgan’s life with a deft and attentive hand. Built on the bones of exquisite longing and unsung power, Morgan Is My Name portrays a woman forging her own path and reclaiming her story. A stunning delight.'
– Rebecca Ross, author of A River Enchanted
‘A very real, passionate retelling of Morgan’s story, with detail about political and magical lives, and the women who are such a vital part of the tale.’
– Tamora Pierce, author of the Protector of the Small quartet
'Sophie Keetch takes us to a familiar destination—Camelot—on a brand-new road. Morgan Is My Name has magic, mythology, Merlin, and a Morgan le Fay we’ve never met before. Here, we meet a heroine who staunchly refuses to diminish herself while negotiating the world of powerful and cruel men. With twists and turns around every bend, you will love the journey of this book as much as its destination.' Sharon Emmerichs, Sunday Times bestselling author of Shield Maiden
'Morgan Is My Name is a powerful reimagining of the origins of Morgan le Fay, infusing the familiar tales of Arthurian legend with a fresh voice, profoundly human characters, and an atmosphere both wistful and deliciously ominous. This book felt like a warm hearth in a lonely castle by the sea, and I loved every sentence.' H.M. Long, author of Hall of Smoke.
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