King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court

King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court

by Kim Iverson Headlee
King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court

King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court

by Kim Iverson Headlee


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How sick are you of US politics? 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.

“Solidly 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949997057
Publisher: Pendragon Cove Press
Publication date: 07/04/2019
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, half a million honey bees, someone else's cattle, 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 midtwentieth century-seem to be sticking around for a while yet. Kim is a Seattle native and a direct descendant 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 Babushka 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 clamoring for attention. She has been a published novelist since 1999, beginning with the original editions of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster) and Liberty (writing as Kimberly Iverson, HQN Books, Harlequin).

Mark Twain began work on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in 1879-the same year the Yankee Hank Morgan departed for his sojourn in sixth-century Britain. The first edition was published in 1889 and features more than 200 illustrations by the man who later would become founder of the Boy Scouts of America, Daniel Carter Beard. These illustrations are now in the public domain, and a handful, all or in part, have been incorporated into King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court as an artistic homage to this classic edition of the first time travel story in all literature.

Table of Contents



A Word of Explanation

Chapter I: Crownsville

Chapter II: King Henry's Court

Chapter III: Knights of Crownsville

Chapter IV: Sir Kay and the Man Who Would Be Boss

Chapter V: An Inspiration

Chapter VI: The Eclipse

Chapter VII: The Tower

Chapter VIII: The Boss

Chapter IX: The Tournament

Chapter X: Beginning to Change Civilization

Chapter XI: The Queen in Search of a Baseball Club

Chapter XII: Slow Torture

Chapter XIII: Free Agents!

Chapter XIV: Defend the Banner!

Chapter XV: Sandy's Statistics

Chapter XVI: Morgan le Fay

Chapter XVII: A Baseball Banquet

Chapter XVIII: In the Queen's Dungeons

Chapter XIX: Baseball as a Trade

Chapter XX: The Ogres' Stadium

Chapter XXI: The Pilgrims

Chapter XXII: The Crocodiles

Chapter XXIII: Restoration of the Team

Chapter XXIV: A Rival Player

Chapter XXV: A Competitive Examination

Chapter XXVI: The President in the Newspaper

Chapter XXVII: The President and the Queen Travel Cognito

Chapter XXVIII: Drilling the President

Chapter XXIX: The Smallpox Hut

Chapter XXX: The Tragedy of the Big House

Chapter XXXI: Marco

Chapter XXXII: Dowley's Humiliation

Chapter XXXIII: Twenty-first Century Political Economy

Chapter XXXIV: Slavery as a Career

Chapter XXXV: A Pitiful Incident

Chapter XXXVI: An Encounter in the Dark

Chapter XXXVII: An Awful Predicament

Chapter XXXVIII: Sandy and the Lawyers to the Rescue

Chapter XXXIX: The Knights' Fight with the Yankees

Chapter XL: Three Years Later

Chapter XLI: The Dictum

Chapter XLII: War!

Chapter XLIII: The Battle on the Salisbury Plain

Chapter XLIV: A Postscript by the Scribe

Final P.S. by C.C.

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