Today is my stop for the Gay Book Promotions Blog Tour for Young King Arthur and the Round Table Knights by Siryn Sueng. I’m so happy and honored to be a part of the tour celebrating this sweet retelling of the King Arthur legend with a queer twist!
Arthur is a very young and gay peasant boy who pulls Excalibur by mistake and suddenly finds himself being put on the throne of Camelot. In the midst of learning to be a king and step up to meet his new responsibilities Arthur’s feelings for one of his knights might be turning into a little more than just loyalty and camaraderie...
I really enjoyed this version of the legend with Arthur as a fifteen-year-old peasant boy who accidentally grips the Excalibur and finds himself thrown into a completely unknown world full of betrayal, conspiracies and threats to his life. Luckily though, his kind heart and moral compass soon helps him gain Merlin’s and the knights’ trust and friendship. Perhaps even more from one on them...
But the most wonderful twist is how the mighty mage Merlin is a hottie in this story. Like a real hunk showing of his muscular chest under the wizard cloak, but also so sweet and kind and sassy. I really love this version of Merlin!
The love story was perhaps a bit too fast for my full liking and at times it felt a bit construed, but all in all, this was a wonderful King Arthur-retelling with a unique twist. Highly recommended!
Thank you to Gay Book Promotions for the review copy and blog tour invitation! All opinions are my own and I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.
3.5 magical stars rounding up to 4
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Siryn Sueng is a writer of fantasy, paranormal, and even Sci-Fi genres. She’s married to a wonderful husband with a minion of two years. They have a full house with three adorable fur babies, Anubis -the mighty cat hunter- Kida -the momma bear- and Mishka -the loveable husky.
Siryn is a lover of games on a wide range of platforms. She plays on the PC, console, and hand-held devices including the phone. Japan is where she would love to visit sometime and is a huge inspiration to many of her projects. She’s a huge fan of Japan, including manga and anime. Siryn has even begun to dabble in comic/manga script writing. Future works in this will be posted on WebToon.
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