My reading tips this week the absolutely fabulous King Arthur and Her Knights by K.M. Shea. I totally adore this wonderful, amazing and humorous re-telling of the King Arthur legend with a twist; King Arthur is actually a woman! Now if that’s not a blurb to get you intrigued…
Modern day, twenty-something old, Britt Arthurs gets the shock of her life when she’s doing a literary tour with her friends in England and touches the famed Sword in the Stone and seconds later finds herself transported to Medieval England and the Arthurian legend. At first, thinking it’s a prank by her friends, then that she’s dreaming, she eventually accepts the fact that she has time-travelled and expected to play the role of King Arthur, who has disappeared. All the famous persons from the legend is here; Merlin, the knights, Lancelot and Guinivere… but their stories are all told from another perspective.
I absolutely adore it! K.M. Shea has managed to take this old legend and turn it into a sassy adventure, giving it a feministic touch and so much humor. It has a kind of Outlander-flair to it, in how modern day Britt has to adjust to the Medieval customs and how she does it with integrity, fighting for women’s rights and being totally bad-ass and, apparently a hell of a swords man (woman). This book has had me hooked since I read the blurb and it never let go. I binge-read all three books one late night, not able to put the story down. (The three books in this collection are kind of short though, so all three together is more the ‘normal’ size of a book.) I just love this unconventional twist, and the way K.M. Shea writes, it’s such a great take and so intriguing!
The only downturn was that I hadn’t understood that there were another collection of King Arthur and Her Knights-stories (6 books all together) so now I’m dying to get my hands on the second collection too to continue this amazing fairytale reading. And to see if my wish for a Britt-Merlin romance comes true…
All in all, I love this series and I cannot recommend it enough! A funny, sassy, magical, wonderful retelling of the King Arthur legend and a story about a strong woman and how passion, a sense of right and wrong, and a bad-ass attitude can make wonders and change the world!
Find out more about the book and the author here: K.M. Shea