Once & Future – book review

Once & Future
Once & Future #1
by A.R. Capetta
Arthurian Legend readalike
Science Fiction
* * * Stars (Pretty good)

Each time Arthur fails to fulfill his prophecy, he is reincarnated (along with all of his compatriots – Lancelot, Guinevere, etc.) and the cycle begins again. This time the spirit of Arthur lives on in teenage Ari, who is both orphaned and exiled from her homeworld when the all-powerful corporation, Mercer, seals the planet off from the rest of the universe. Years later she discovers Excalibur on a deserted Earth and, accompanied by a teen Merlin (he ages backwards) as well as her knights, she gradually and grudgingly takes on the challenge of saving humanity from Mercer. Lots of gender-bending fun in this Arthurian romp through space and time! For older teens.

Reviewed by YA Librarian

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