Some legends never die--they are reborn. King Arthur as you've never imagined!
I've been chased my whole life. As an illegal immigrant in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I've always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur.
Now I'm done hiding.
My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.
When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.
"Once & Future is a sizzling, bold exploration of gender, power, and revolution. Its dynamic and diverse cast will inspire and delight readers. I loved every second!" - Jessica Khoury, author of The Forbidden Wish
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“In this intergalactic reimagining of Arthurian legend, a racially diverse queer and trans ensemble of characters leads the battle against the tyranny of capitalism. Capetta and McCarthy develop complex conflicts on multiple fronts…The women in the story grow together through their challenges with one another and learn from their differences. All hail this worthier-than-ever, fresh, and affirming reincarnation of the legendary king and her round table of knights which dazzles with heroic flair, humor, and suspense.”
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About the Authors
Amy Rose Capetta has spent half of her life writing and the other half in theaters. She studied acting at the Stella Adler Studio as a teenager, spent four years in a Shakespeare troupe, and holds a degree in theater arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as a master of fine arts in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Cory McCarthy [he/they] is the acclaimed, bestselling author of five published children’s books that have been translated into several languages and have appeared on the Bank Street, Barnes and Noble, Book Riot, and Tor best books list, as well the Amelia Bloomer list of feminist children’s fiction.They teach at Vermont College of Fine Arts and, like many of their characters, are a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
About Lauren Fortgang
Lauren Fortgang, a graduate of Fordham University’s Theater Program, is an actress, costume designer, and narrator. She has recorded everything from video games to textbooks. Her audiobook narrations have earned AudioFile Earphones Awards and placed her as a finalist for an Audie Award in 2014.