The Future King: Pendragon
The Future King: Logres – Volume 1 Book 2
The ruling party, New National, is expanding its power. Their new anti-extremism cell, The New Moral Army, threatens all who stand in opposition to the regime. Under the guidance of Marvin, self-proclaimed Merlin, after-school club The Round Table is about to fight back. The year is 2053, and Britain begins to darken.
Teenager Gwenhwyfar must discover why The New Moral Army has taken her parents and what she can do to save them. Meanwhile, rival Morgan struggles to find her place among her peers. With Bedivere’s life hanging in the balance, a conflicted Arthur does what he can to keep the The Round Table alive.
Knowing that her only chance to save her parents is to discover more about the terrorist cell Free Countries, Gwenhwyfar searches for their leader. She must also navigate new dynamics: her wish for Arthur and Lancelot to make amends may soon be one she regrets. With the New Nationals infringing on rights and a general election fast approaching, this is the thrilling second book to volume one of The Future King series.
Reviews for The Future King: Logres 2 on Amazon…
“Continuing in the wake of Gwens Fathers arrest and the turmoil it left behind, this second installment moves to a darker place as more details of ‘Future Britain’ and the way it works emerge.
As an enthusiast for Arthurian legends I’m loving discovering little elements the Vulgate cycle and the Cistercian chronicles brought bang up to date, indeed blasted into the future to boot.
You may think you know how this story will end because of your knowledge of the tales but I’m betting the third instalment when it comes along will have a few shocks in store for us.
I for one am looking forward to it.“
“Logres 2 effectively blends everyday life and adolescent love with sleuthing and dealing with terrorist cells. The main characters are distinctive and well-defined, although the supporting cast is at times bewildering, and Gwen’s world is at once immediately recognisable and chillingly different. Looking forward to seeing everything resolved in the third episode!”
The Future King: Logres – Volume 1 Book 1
Britain, 2052. In a world of war, disease and hunger the UK stands alone as a beacon of prosperity under an all-powerful ruling party. Life at new school Logres seems promising for fifteen-year-old Gwenhwyfar, and quickly she falls for the handsome and intelligent Arthur. When Arthur’s rival, the rebellious Lancelot, returns after a suspension, her heart is soon divided. Realising that behind the UK’s prosperity lies unspeakable cruelty, Gwenhwyfar sets off on a path to dismantle everything the government stands for.
Contrasting relatable teenage anxieties with fears about society, and set in a disturbingly realistic dystopian future, The Future King: Logres brings the Arthurian legends to life.
Reviews for The Future King: Logres on Amazon…
“What this book does beautifully is describe and explain the world it is set in without you even realising it. You never have to read through a history or exposition explaining the background; you learn through the conversations, narrative and action of the story about the England that Gwenhwyfar and her friends and family live in. Set in a dystopian future that you fear could all to easily come to pass, with a well-written and engaging storyline and believable, intriguing characters, this book pulled me in and kept me hooked until beyond the last page.
With the hope that M. L. Mackworth-Praed has already started on the next instalment in this series, I strongly recommend that you read it yourself.”
“An outstanding work of dystopian fiction, The Future King: Logres centers around Gwenhwyfar, a high school student who seeks a right path as her world grows increasingly dangerous. Set in mid-21st century England, Gwen and her friends must navigate a turbulent and mysterious political scene, oppressive school conditions, and the intricate landscape of their personal lives to survive and hopefully fulfill their destinies. M.L. Mackworth-Praed creates a multi-layered and inventive story, based on the Arthurian legends, through concise and descriptive prose and a unique sensitivity to the elements of successful storytelling. The Future King: Logres is an amazing novel and a great literary achievement.”