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Ari Helix has been an illegal immigrant in the galaxies for as long as she can remember. But when her spaceship crashes on Old Earth and she pulls a magic sword from an ancient willow, her destiny becomes set in stone.
As the forty-second reincarnation of King Arthur she must save humanity from tearing itself apart, with only the help of an adolescent wizard named Merlin.
This female king must battle for her right to be herself, take down totalitarian governments and unite the world. How hard could that be?
About the Authors
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.
"A marvelous mythology remix for teens who enjoy action-packed speculative fiction and gender-queer romance."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Recommended to fans of Avalon High by Meg Cabot and Damar by Robin McKinley... A must-have for young adult collections."
School Library Journal (starred review)
"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."
Kirkus (starred review)
ISBN: 9781786076540 ISBN-10: 1786076543 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 368 Published: 3rd June 2019 Publisher: Oneworld Publications Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.34