by Kim Iverson Headlee
Morgan le Fay, 6th-century Queen of Gore and the only major character not killed off by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, vows revenge upon the Yankee Hank Morgan. She casts a spell to take her to 1879
so she may waylay Sir Boss
before he can travel back in time to destroy her world. But the spell misses by
300 miles and 200 years, landing her in the Connecticut ,
of 2079, replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings,
virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological marvels. Washington, D.C.
Whatever is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? Why, rebuild her kingdom, of course—two kingdoms, in fact: as Campaign Boss for the reelection of American President Malory Beckham Hinton, and as owner of the London Knights world-champion baseball franchise.
Written as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society, popular culture, politics, baseball...and the human heart.
I had so much fun reading this novel: I love the story of King Arthur and all of his legends. I was also very curious to see the world as it appeared in 2079: spectacular. It 's an interesting story, very funny, full of action, plot twists, humor and even a little romance.
Morgan Le Faye must absolutely stop Mark Twain before he ruined her world publishing his book but has missed to set the time machine and found herself in an even more distant future. A queen of the fifth century is suddenly living in 2079. But the queen is not discouraged, she runs an election campaign, faces a problem about love story and even buy a baseball team. In the meantime,she looks for the way to be able to return to her world in order to save her brother.
I love the novels of Mark Twain but I never read "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court". Now I'm looking forward to find it and read it. The illustrations are very beautiful, make this book even more amazing.
It's well-written, with a fast paced and addictive, a total page-turner. The plot is very well developed, the characters are lovable, a book really funny and enjoyable. I can not wait to read more of this author.
I recommend it to those who love Arthurian world and the stories with incredible time travel.
(from Chapter II: King Henry’s Court)
“Ah, Connecticut. Nay, fair Queen Morgan, that land lies many leagues to the north.” After nodding northward, King Henry spread his arms wide. “I bid thee well come to Crownsville, and I further bid thee and thy comely companion”—King Henry smiled at Lady Jane—“to join us at the feast anon.”
Queen Anne cast her liege husband a disconcerted glance but glided forward, smiling and extending both her hands toward me, which I did grasp warmly; and she said: “Aye, Queen Morgan, thou art ever well come to feast with us on this most glorious of Saturdays, the twenty-third day of September in the year of Our Lord fifteen thirty-four.”
If I could lay head to heel the bodies of every loser of every tournament in every realm since the birth of Our Lord, even should such a line compass the entire kingdom, ’twould not come nigh unto compassing my anguish upon hearing that my enchantment had missed its mark by more than three full centuries.
I concealed my dismay as I accepted the royal invitation.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.
Kim is a Seattle native and a direct descendent of twentieth-century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Lydia escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim’s novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband’s ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia.
For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles, and other novels under her imprint, Pendragon Cove Press. She has been a published novelist since 1999, beginning with the original edition of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0671020412).
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