Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
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Excalibur by Sanders Anne Laubenthal

I've never seen Arthurian legend set in Mobile, Alabama before. This book posits that a member of Arthurian lineage brought Excalibur to a new colony in the New World to hide it from the more pragmatic members of the family. Mobile is where that new colony was. Members of the old religion, many centuries old, are trying to take the Sword. This book has interesting ideas from Celtic/Arthurian legend, Christianity, and Mobile all wrapped up together. Sometimes this makes a bad book, but in this case, I enjoyed reading it. The way the old and new religions work together in the end is a bit unlikely (well, it's fantasy, it's unlikely in general), but held my disbelief in abeyance while I was reading. A light short read, worth picking up.
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