IN STORE: Lev Grossman, author of The Bright Sword, in conversation with Hannah Whitten

Lev Grossman's author photo, copyright Beowulf SheehanHannah Whitten's author photoParnassus Books is thrilled to present an evening with Lev Grossman as he discusses his new book, The Bright Sword, in conversation with Hannah Whitten.

This ticketed event will take place IN STORE on Saturday, July 20th at 6:30 PM.


Each ticket is $38.25 and includes one general admission seat and one signed copy of The Bright Sword.

There will be a signing line following the event where you can have your copy of The Bright Sword personalized.

Additional copies of The Bright Sword and other titles by Lev Grossman will be for sale at the event while supplies last. These books can also be signed/personalized in the signing line. Attendees are also welcome to bring books from home to be signed.


There is ample, free parking in front of the store, as well as the lot and garage behind the store.

About the book:

"For anyone who's ever craved a seat at the Round Table. Utterly enchanting." --Rebecca Yarros, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fourth Wing and Iron Flame

"If you love King Arthur as much as I do, you'll love Lev Grossman's The Bright Sword, a fresh and engrossing take on the Matter of Britain featuring a colorful cast of Round Table knights who don't often get as much story time as they deserve. The creator of The Magicians has woven another spell." --George R. R. Martin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Game of Thrones

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Magicians trilogy returns with a triumphant reimagining of the King Arthur legend for the new millennium

A gifted young knight named Collum arrives at Camelot to compete for a spot on the Round Table, only to find that he's too late. The king died two weeks ago at the Battle of Camlann, leaving no heir, and only a handful of the knights of the Round Table survive.

They aren't the heroes of legend, like Lancelot or Gawain. They're the oddballs of the Round Table, from the edges of the stories, like Sir Palomides, the Saracen Knight, and Sir Dagonet, Arthur's fool, who was knighted as a joke. They're joined by Nimue, who was Merlin's apprentice until she turned on him and buried him under a hill. Together this ragtag fellowship will set out to rebuild Camelot in a world that has lost its balance.

But Arthur's death has revealed Britain's fault lines. God has abandoned it, and the fairies and monsters and old gods are returning, led by Arthur's half-sister Morgan le Fay. Kingdoms are turning on each other, warlords lay siege to Camelot and rival factions are forming around the disgraced Lancelot and the fallen Queen Guinevere. It is up to Collum and his companions to reclaim Excalibur, solve the mysteries of this ruined world and make it whole again. But before they can restore Camelot they'll have to learn the truth of why the lonely, brilliant King Arthur fell, and lay to rest the ghosts of his troubled family and of Britain's dark past.

The first major Arthurian epic of the new millennium, The Bright Sword is steeped in tradition, full of duels and quests, battles and tournaments, magic swords and Fisher Kings. It also sheds a fresh light on Arthur's Britain, a diverse, complex nation struggling to come to terms with its bloody history. The Bright Sword is a story about imperfect men and women, full of strength and pain, who are looking for a way to reforge a broken land in spite of being broken themselves.

About the author:

Lev Grossman is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy-- The Magicians, The Magician King, and The Magician's Land--which has been published in thirty countries and adapted as a TV show that ran for five seasons on SYFY. He is also a screenwriter and the author of two children's books, The Golden Swift and The Silver Arrow, and his journalism has appeared in Time, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, among many other places. He lives with his wife and children in New York City.

About Hannah Whitten:

Hannah Whitten has been writing to amuse herself since she could hold a pen, and she figured out sometime in high school that what amused her might also amuse others. When she's not writing, she's reading, making music, or attempting to bake. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, her children, a dog, two cats, and probably some ghosts.



Event date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215