Once & Future

Once & Future

I’ve been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee 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.

No pressure.

Title:Once & Future
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null

    Once & Future Reviews

  • Emily May

    He apologized for breaking his promise not to use magic as he took down the guard with the needle. Then another apology -- "sorry, quite sorry" -- as he zinged the one holding Hex."Why are you being ...

  • ????? ?

    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...

  • Melanie

    ARC provided by Hachette in exchange for an honest review. “Buried in the trunk of the thousand-year-old oak was a sword.” I have a very big soft spot in my heart for Arthurian legend and I will...

  • Angelica

    Ok, so this book was hilarious. I had a stupid grin on my face the entire time. I was literally laughing out loud while reading, a very rare thing for me.And maybe that was the problem?This book was e...

  • Jessica ? ? Silverbow ? ? Rabid Reads-no-more

    A sci-fi retelling of King Arthur where King Arthur is a GIRL?!...

  • Charlotte May

    Library copy available for pick up Heck yes!!!!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? An...

  • Alana ? thebookishchick

    A Gender-bent King Arthur reimagining set in space with a cast full of LGBT+ rep, what more could we possibly need in 2019?Not a damn thing.When I received an e-mail from the publisher asking if I wou...

  • Malanie

    full review to comeThis book was................not as good as I hopedThere was so much representation. Gender rep (fluidity, they/them rep), Merlin is gay, King Arthur is a girl + she's *****PAN!!!**...

  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader

    I never knew I needed a queer feminist King Arthur retelling in space until I read this book!I only know the basics about King Arthur.  I haven't really read anything to compare this to, but this boo...

  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)

    Okay, wow, this was SO much fun and SOOOO very queer. Love....