I'm addicted to the Authurian legend, so I will read pretty much anything based on it. Hence, this book. "Forever King" is the first of a trilogy and I have not yet read the subsequent 2 books. I enjoyed this book, it was different and entertaining. It is not my favorite Aurthur legend spin-off (that would probably have to go to "Mists of Avalon"), but it was innovative and a new way to look at the "future" part of "once and future king." The book is relatively gritty but still contains a sense of wonder and magic. The villain of the piece is, for me, the most fascinating character. You very much want to hate him, and you do when it comes down to it, and while you do not find him particularly sympathetic, he and his actions are very understandable. If you are an Arthur fan, it is worth a look.