Not since the original Once and Future story by T.H. White has the King Arthur legend gotten such a wonderful and meaningful facelift, because under the skillful pen of the Capetta/McCarthy duo this tale has finally come to reach out to modern readers. Because this time, King Arthur (#42 in the reincarnation cycle) is an immigrant woman on the run from a corporation that pretty much owns the galaxy. And her knights? Just as diverse and inclusive - Merlin (aged backwards and now at the precarious age of 17) finds the fact he's gay a non-issue amongst a crew that has a bisexual, two pansexuals, a demi-gender and non-binary member amongst them. And this wonderful blend of Arthurian lore and space opera epic moments will have you turning pages light speed fast just so you can see how it all works out. As first book in a duology, there's definitely some loose ends, but book one is a solid and fun ride with a crew that's earned the moniker amongst the authors as the Knights of the Rainbow. Pick up Excalibur with this crew and enjoy the Arthurian legend remixed for the future.
Resets the Arthurian legend in outer space, with King Arthur reincarnated as seventeen-year-old Ari, a female king whose quest is to stop a tyrranical corporate government, aided by a teenaged Merlin.