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Thursday, January 2, 2020

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

How sick are you of US politics? How doomed is the world because of who has claimed the Oval Office throne—er, chair?
Refresh your spirit 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.

Description:

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, D.C., 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.

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 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. 

**On Sale for only 99 cents!!** 

About the author: 
Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, 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 mid-twentieth century--seem to be sticking around for a while yet.

Kim has been a published novelist since 1999 with the first edition of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster) and has been studying the Arthurian legends for nigh on half a century. 

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16 comments:

lildevilgirl22 said...

This book sounds good

Sharon E said...

Nice cover and I really liked the description of the book. Looking forward to reading. Thanks.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

Dale Wilken said...

Sounds really great.

kim hansen said...

Sounds like a good read.

Mary Cloud said...

No questions. The cover is interesting.

katieoscarlet said...

Intriguing and quite unique story line. Looking forward to reading.

DebP said...

This sounds like an interesting spin on the story. I'd enjoy reading it.

Bea LaRocca said...

I love the cover and synopsis! This sounds like a great read. Thank you for sharing the book details

Ellie Wright said...

Sounds like a great book. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Jennifer L. said...

I love the cover. It looks like a book I'd enjoy.

Nancy Payette said...

Great cover

Kim Iverson Headlee said...

Thank you for hosting KASIWC (http://getBook.at/KASWIC_by_Mark_Twain_and_KIH_Kindle) on your blog, and it’s on sale for $0.99!

tetewa said...

Like the cover, sounds good!

magic5905 said...

Sounds good.

Bridgett Wilbur said...

Great cover.