Fortune twists in the strongest hands. This is no repeat; this is what happens next.
A man, once a legend who bound his soul to his sword as he lay dying, is now all but a boy nearing the end of his acolyte training. Stifled by life in the undersea city of Avalon, Arthur wants to fight side by side with the air-breathing Terrans, not spend his life as servant to the incorporeal sentient known as the Archive. Despite the restrictions put on him by Sanctuary, he is determined to help the surface-dwellers defeat predators whose sole purpose is to ensure their own survival, no matter the cost.
Ashira, War Maid and princess of the surface-world, is ready to sacrifice her life to defend her kin, but when she is betrayed and cast out of the life chosen for her, she must choose whether to die with honor or become one of the creatures her kinsmen fear and loathe.
Following two threads of time, CN Lesley’s new incarnation of the Arthurian tales of old delivers the perfect blend of science fiction and fantasy.
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Shadow Over Avalon
Anything with the word "Avalon" in its title is going to pique my interest. This futuristic sci-fi novel about Arthur is no exception. In this rendition, Arthur lives beneath the sea in an advanced society of Avalon. His interest lies in the world above, however, where a woman named Shadow leads a rebellion. Little by little, as Arthur hooks up to the Archive, an intelligent computer system, her story unfolds.
The author has done a tremendous job world building and the characters are alive. The complex plot will keep you guessing what is going to happen. This is not your throw-away book. You'll want to keep this and read the entire series, then go back and read it again.