Ive been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, Ive always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur.Now Im 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.No pressure....
|Title||:||Once & Future|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
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Once & Future Reviews
Buddy Read with my Sista Alana
Wow this is everything Gay that I needed. Consider me obsessed.
Once & Future, a retelling of the legend of King Arthur and set in space, is a great read, although it wasn't quite as gripping as I'd hoped. I feel this will be a book you'll either love or hate with little to no middle ground. It certainly has a lot going for it - magic, romance, love, corruption, the obligatory evil corporations and a diverse and wonderful LGBTQ+ cast. All the famous characters from the original tale are here but are given a makeover - for instance, Merlin is gay and King ...more
Library copy available for pick up
However I did promise myself I wouldn't read this until I finish The Once and Future King which has been on my currently reading since last November? And I'm about half way through but haven't picked it up in like 2 months because I suck.
full review to come
This book was................
not as good as I hoped
There was so much representation. Gender rep (fluidity, they/them rep), Merlin is gay, King Arthur is a girl + she's *****PAN!!!****** (feels the feeling of being represented in a book c: c: c: c: c: ) and this book basically flips off capitalism with a magical middle finger. I mean. The MC is an undocumented immigrant ready to defeat evil or die trying.
And that's just. I felt like whooshing into outer space with my love for ...more
lmao “crash-lands on Old Earth” “the newest reincarnation of King Arthur” “Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager” this synopsis just got wilder and wilder ahahahah count me in
If you aren’t someone an evil capitalistic corporation wants dead for being the on-the-run refugee who ignited a galactic revolution with the help of a cranky wizard, a mythical sword and a group of knights.... are you really living?
So, what’s this book about?
When Ari, a refugee from an Arab-settled planet, draws Excalibur from a tree on Old Earth and an ancient cycle shudders to life, that was only the tinder. The spark comes when Ari is dubbed the 42nd incarnation of king Arthur by Merlin, t ...more
I came into Once & Future with as few expectations as possible. And I walked out with so many high expectations for the next novel (!!!).
Before starting this, I saw some mixed ratings floating around, and made the wise decision of scrolling past them on Goodreads as quickly as I could to stop that from harming my reading experience. (My mood is very impressionable, unfortunately.)
And although I think Once & Future had its flaws—it was also pretty damn good. I had fun, and there ...more
I’m not even sure how to approach writing about this book, because it is so ambitious. Once & Future is a queer, sci fi retelling of the Arthur myth, with a female Arthur. It’s somehow simultaneously dystopian, sci fi, and fantasy. Also, it's SO QUEER. Almost the entire cast is queer! m/m and f/f relationships, a non-binary character (they/them pronouns), and an asexual character!
I loved this book. It is epic and feminist and queer. It’s about resistance and survival, making connections and ...more