It won't hurt to know the tale of King Arthur before reading Lang's novel, but those who don't will still enjoy the story. Despite the contemporary title and cover art, the action mostly takes place in Camelot, which Lang clearly loves. An unexpected twist at the end will leave readers wanting a sequel.
Merlin transports Gwen to Camelot just before the battle that destroys it. Reunited with Arthur, who is also plucked out of time, Gwen must replay life as his queen. To save Camelot, she must convince Arthur that she's true and faithful. Things look good until Lance -- Sir Lancelot -- arrives. With time running out and Mordred running amok, it looks as though Camelot will end this time around too. (Triskelion, Sep., 312 pp., $6.99)