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The Story of Silence

Alex Myers

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Voyager
30 June 2021
A knightly fairy tale of royalty and dragons, of midwives with secrets and dashing strangers in dark inns. Taking the original French legend as his starting point, The Story of Silence is a rich, multilayered new story for today's world - sure to delight fans of Uprooted and The Bear and the Nightingale. Utterly enchanting Publishers Weekly There was once, long ago, a foolish king who decreed that women should not, and would not, inherit. Thus when a girl-child was born to Lord Cador - Merlin-enchanted fighter of dragons and Earl of Cornwall - he secreted her away: to be raised a boy so that the family land and honour would remain intact.

That child's name was Silence.

Silence must find their own place in a medieval world that is determined to place the many restrictions of gender and class upon them. With dreams of knighthood and a lonely heart to answer, Silence sets out to define themselves.

Soon their silence will be ended.
By:   Alex Myers
Imprint:   Voyager
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   330g
ISBN:   9780008352721
ISBN 10:   0008352720
Pages:   464
Publication Date:   30 June 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alex Myers is a writer, teacher, and speaker. Born and raised in Paris, Maine, Alex was raised as a girl (Alice) and left Maine to attend boarding school at Phillips Exeter Academy. At Exeter, Alex came out as transgender, returning his senior year as a man after attending for three years as a woman, and was the first transgender student in that Academy's history. After Exeter, Alex earned his bachelor's at Harvard University, studying Near Eastern Languages and Civilisations. Alex was also the first openly transgender student at Harvard and worked to change the University's nondiscrimination clause to include gender identity. Subsequent to earning a master's degree in religion at Brown, Alex has pursued a career in teaching, as a transgender advocate, and as an active journalist contributing to the Guardian, THEM and other publications. He currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two cats. The Story of Silence is his first book for Voyager.

Reviews for The Story of Silence

[Myers'] prose is utterly enchanting. Fantasy and historical fiction readers will delight in this mythical contribution to Arthuriana. Publishers Weekly PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORKS BY ALEX MYERS Remarkable. New York Times


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