Title: The Never King
Author: George Tyson
Publisher: The Bedwyr Press
Release Date: January 8, 2013
Enter Peter Quince, a professor of theology whose specialty is the old folk religions of the Celts – the so-called “Fairy Faith.” He’s recruited for a manhunt in which he quickly becomes the hunted. His flight to save his life takes him across a prehistoric landscape and climaxes in a shocking confrontation in the ruined castle in which King Arthur was allegedly born. Along the way, he must summon his old courage and confront his secret fear that he’s always been insane.
Quantum mechanics and a wizard’s prophesy, future weapons and ancient legends, mankind’s fate and an undying love for a crazy, beautiful woman – they’re all right here in The Never King.
What a nice surprise this book is! I wasn’t sure what to make of this book initially since I was expecting a bit of an Arthurian “redux” but this book was not anything like it. I enjoyed the writing, character development, action and mystery this novel invoked. A very unique story that takes place in the near future where our global social, political and planetary environment is at its ‘tipping point’ and how a mere historian encounters change in all aspects. If you are hoping for a retelling of the Arthurian legend and will be upset if its not a retelling then don’t pick up this book. However if you want a novel that has lots of action, intrigue, intelligence, magic, myths and more then, by golly, read this book. Fully recommend for most ages.
Rating: 4 stars
Content: Some violence
Source: Received this book via LibraryThing.com Member Giveaways.