Carly Stevens Live at Colorado Springs


Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Carly Stevens to our Colorado Springs location on May 26th at 6pm! She will be reading from and signing her book, Laertes: A Hamlet Retelling! This event is free to the public and no ticket is required for entry.



Set in 1920s Europe, this poignant dark academia novel sheds new light on Shakespeare's masterpiece, finally allowing Laertes to tell his side of the story.

Laertes Belleforest lives two lives: a wild, passionate one with his best friends studying Classics in Paris, and a stifling existence in the Danish court where the mercurial prince Hamlet constantly overshadows him

Now in his last year at university, Laertes must decide the kind of man he will become. But who is he, apart from the huge personalities that surround him and the secret guilt that haunts him?

When tragedy rocks Denmark, Laertes' questions are forced into focus. Like a Greek play, his story hurtles through love and wine, ghosts and revenge, toward inevitable catastrophe.



Carly Stevens’ life revolves around stories.

At six, she started writing.

At ten, she read and wrote stories all the time.

At fourteen, she read The Lord of the Rings and fell in love with fantasy.

At sixteen, she finished her first novel (not a bad plot concept, but cringy execution!)

At eighteen, she chose English as her college major.

At twenty-three, she became an English teacher.

Soon, she decided to make her childhood dream of becoming a fantasy novelist a reality!

Laertes: A Hamlet Retelling By Carly Stevens Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950041176
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Carly Stevens - July 29th, 2022

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Location: Colorado Springs