“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly meme where I post about an upcoming book that excites me. It’s currently hosted by the blog Wishful Endings.
I’ve been unbelievably excited about Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy ever since I heard that it was a queer, YA, gender-bent, sci-fi retelling of Arthurian legend.
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.
If you follow this blog, you probably know I’m always interested in queer science fiction and fantasy. You might also know that I took a class on King Arthur last semester. So this book? Something I 100% need to read. Its release date can’t come soon enough.
Once & Future is released on March 5th, 2019.