When young Arthur of Camelot accidentally time-travels to the 21st century and Googles himself, he discovers the not-so-happily ever after in store for him once he pulls the sword from the stone. Yes, he'll go from squire to sovereign basically overnight, but he'll also lose the love of his life to his best friend and eventually die in battle. What's a once-and-future king to do? Easy: stay in the future, where he'll actually have a future-and join the football team instead.
Now, with the help of the great wizard Merlin, modern-day gamer-geeks Sophie and Stu find themselves in a race against time to get that sword pulled from the stone and the stubborn soon-to-be-king Arthur back to the past where he belongs. Complicating the plan? Lady Morgana-Arthur's sister and greatest enemy-has traveled to the future as well, determined to take Arthur out and seize the throne. Can Sophie and Stu use their gaming abilities to defeat the evil Morgana and set the timeline right? With the very existence of their friendship, their families, and the world as they know it (including pepperoni pizza!) at stake, they'll use every skill, power-up, and cheat code they know in their quest to save the day.
About the Author
Mari Mancusi always wanted a dragon as a pet. Unfortunately, the fire insurance premiums proved a bit too large and her house a bit too small, so she chose to write about them instead. Today she works as an award-winning young adult author and freelance television producer, for which she has won two Emmys. When not writing about fanciful creatures of myth and legend, Mari enjoys traveling, cosplay, snowboarding, watching cheesy (and scary) horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure--playing videogames. A graduate of Boston University, she lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Jacob, daughter, Avalon, and their two dogs. Visit her at marimancusi.com or follow her @marimancusi.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Camelot Code, Book #1 The Once and Future Geek based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I have read so many versions of Camelot and King Arthur with so many adaptations and new twists to the tale as we know and this book ranks in the top of what I read so far. I am a huge fan of time travel stories and the mischief they all get themselves into changing the test of time. This book reminded me of a Disney movie that came out in the 1990's called A Kid in King Arthur's Court and this book reminded me a lot of that movie so it was refreshing to recollect memories of that movie. Very enticing to the point that it will pull you in immediately and not want to stop reading.
Such an adorable story, I devoured it in one sitting and cannot wait for the next book in the series!! Perfect for young readers and reluctant readers. Also, very fitting for either a boy or a girl. Would make an awesome holiday gift.