The Call of Destiny (Return of Arthur)
by Alan Fenton
Dovecote Press Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781904349785
Date: 30 March 2010 List Price £8.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Alan Fenton delivers a hefty two part re-imagining of the Arthurian legend set in the contemporary 21st century world - I like this idea not least because it highlights the evergreen nature of the Arthur mythos, a story open to continual reinterpretation. Book one is The Call To Destiny - a solid mass market paperback edition published by Dovecote Press (who oddly have no mention of this release on their web site! #PRFail!.
"It is said that in times of trouble King Arthur will return.
In the new millennium the world is sliding into chaos, its stability threatened by evil men engaged in the ruthless pursuit of of global domination. The brilliant scientist Merlin, takes under his wing the newborn Arthur, illegitimate son of a leading politician. Guided by Merlin, the boy grows to manhood, becoming a renowned soldier and natural leader. But will he have the courage to fulfil his destiny?"