'A marvelous mythology remix for teens who enjoy action-packed speculative fiction and genderqueer romance.'
Once & FutureAmy Rose Capetta Cori McCarthy
A new King Arthur has risen and she’s got a universe to save
Coming to terms with your identity is always difficult. But for Ari, the 42nd reincarnation of King Arthur, it just got a whole lot more complicated. Gender-bending royalty, caustic wit and a galaxy-wide fight for peace and equality all collide in this epic adventure.
With an awkward adolescent Merlin and a rusty spaceship, this is the Arthurian legend as you have never before seen it.
'A rip-roaring, no holds-barred, gloriously queer reinvention of Arthurian legend.'
'Oh my goodness, I loved it so much! Utterly compelling, brilliantly witty, and delightfully queer, I absolutely raced through it and loved every second. It was so refreshing to see LGBTQIA characters front and centre of the plot, being the heroes and saving the day. And the humour is sharp and genuinely funny – who doesn’t love a barbed Spice Girls reference?!'
'Like White’s The Once and Future King, this manages to be exciting, earnest, and funny, and Capetta and McCarthy unapologetically take jabs at our current political climate.'
‘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.’
‘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.’
'Fun and fearless, this story romps right across the galaxy and into your heart.'
'If a gender-bent retelling of King Arthur sounds as good to you as it does to me, then you’ll definitely want to add this one to your list.'
‘A smart reclamation of well-worn mythology.’
‘The inclusive, gender-bent King Arthur retelling that your bookshelf has been missing... An adventure of epic scale.’
‘Pointedly funny and deftly topical; an effortless Arthurian update with heart in all the right places.’