No one remembers Gaheris when they talk about the Orkney clan, and he likes it that way. But then, without any intent on his part, that all changes. Against every expectation, Gaheris finds himself up to his neck in intrigue, deception, violence, murder, and old secrets. Clouds gather over Camelot, threatening to destroy all that Arthur and Guenever have built, and Gaheris may be all that stands between Arthur's noble kingdom and disaster.
Award-winning fantasy author and mediaeval historian Kari Sperring has woven a powerful tale of passion and intrigue featuring some of the lesser known members of King Arthur’s court. Opening with a new short story and following with four sequential novellas, two of them previously unpublished, The Book of Gaheris charts the life of one of the least recognised but most significant knights of the round table.
The book closes with an afterword by the author detailing the background and motivation that lies behind this portmanteau work.
“Astute, emotional, precise, steeped in lore, The Book of Gaheris is a splendid addition to the great Arthuriana storyworld as it compassionately and adeptly opens up a new angle on lesser known and equally compelling characters.” – Kate Elliott
“Gaheris is a neglected character in the Arthurian cycle, here triumphantly brought to life in these four linked novellas. This vividly rendered version of the Arthurian world of the high Middle Ages is interwoven with magic and mystery of the far past. The book’s freshness and originality will certainly ensure its permanent place in the canon of Arthurian fiction.” – Cherith Baldry
“Beautifully written, with characters I won't soon forget – The Book of Gaheris is a wonderful addition to the Arthurian canon.” – Judith Tarr
“This is medieval make-believe at its breathless best… Not everyone brings this much compassion, insight and charm – The Book of Gaheris will buzz all fans of the once and future king and lovers of high fantasy.” – Aurealis
“There is magic, peril and adventure on a par with the best tales in the mythos, but the stories shine most with their vivid and authentic characterisations, letting the reader truly get to know the heroes in the legendary court of Camelot.” – James Bennett
"Kari Sperring's prose is fluid and elegant, her research into the original sources (recounted at the end) is impeccable. I love this book." – Jacey Bedford in Jacey’s Journal
“I love tales about the lesser-known members of the Round Table, so was excited to get this story. It was soo good!” – LibraryThing reviewer
Available as a paperback, an ebook, and as a special edition hardback limited to just 50 numbered copies, each signed by the author.