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King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court

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Are you sick of US politics? Afraid of what will happen to America because your chosen candidate didn’t prevail? Do you believe the world is doomed regardless of who has claimed the Oval Office throne—er, chair?

Refresh your spirit and allay your fears by laughing along with what Mark Twain might have written about today’s political falderal.

“Entertaining.” –Publishers Weekly.

WINNER 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Science Fiction & Fantasy.

Morgan le Fay, sixth-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 Connecticut 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 Washington, DC, of 2079, replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings, virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological marvels.

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.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 15, 2016 – In this offbeat sequel to Mark Twain's classic A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, written in a credible pastiche of Twain's style, Queen Morgan le Fay travels forward in time in an effort to prevent the events of Connecticut Yankee from occurring. Having overshot her mark and landed in 2079 America, Morgan settles into her new life, promptly getting involved in American politics as a reelection consultant for President Malory Beckham Hinton. Morgan also busies herself with baseball, quickly purchasing the London Knights and taking them to victory against rival teams such as the Connecticut Yankees. As she pursues her goal of making Hinton president for life and addressing the inadequacies of Congress, she enjoys an on-again, off-again romance with Sandy Carter, her baseball team's general manager, but she never loses sight of her intention to return home to Arthur's court. Headlee evokes the spirit of the original book, but the plot meanders through its obsessions with baseball and politics, spending too much time on minutiae while hand-waving away larger details. It's a solidly entertaining tale, but it lacks Twain's spark. (BookLife)
King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court
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  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Published: Nov 01, 2014
  • Publisher: Lucky Bat Books
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 295 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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