Sword in the Stars

Pages: 368
Imprint: Rock the Boat

Sword in the Stars

Amy Rose Capetta, Cori McCarthy

A genderqueer romance of intergalactic proportions. The brilliant sequel to Once and Future
9781786077011 (7 Apr 2020)
RRP £8.99

The Book

A genderqueer romance of intergalactic proportions. The brilliant sequel to Once & Future

To save humanity's future, Ari, Merlin and the Knights of the Rainbow must pull off a heist thousands of years in the past, and travel back in time to the unenlightened Middle Ages to steal King Arthur's Grail.

But the time travellers must tread carefully. If they come face-to-face with the original Arthurian legend, it could alter the course of history. It's a risky game of lies and chivalry for Ari, while Merlin confronts his nemesis, unravelling the dark truth about his wizard origins in this galaxy-altering conclusion.

Additional Information

Pages 368
Imprint Rock the Boat


About the Author

Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy met while earning MFAs in Writing for Children & Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. In 2015 they co-founded Rainbow Boxes, which crowdsourced enough money to send inclusive fiction to shelters and community libraries in every US state. Every spring they host the only LGBTQIA #ownvoices YA & children's writers retreat in the US. They live in Vermont with their young son, Maverick. They are the authors of Once and Future.


Praise for Once and Future:

‘When I read Once and Future, a bold unexpected re-telling of King Arthur as an immigrant teenage girl, I knew it had all the same thrilling elements that would make the legend…a modern favourite once again.' James Patterson

‘The inclusive, gender-bent King Arthur retelling that your bookshelf has been missing... An adventure of epic scale.' B & N Teen Blog

‘A marvelous mythology remix for teens who enjoy action-packed speculative fiction and genderqueer romance.'

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

‘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, humour and suspense.'

Kirkus (starred review)

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