Source: From Netgalley and Disney Hyperion in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.
Series:The Camelot Code #1
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: November 20, 2018
Young King Arthur accidentally time travels to the 21st century and googles himself, discovering the not-so-happily ever after in store for him once he pulls the sword from the stone. He decides he'd much rather stay here--and join the football team instead. Now modern day gamer geeks Sophie and Stu, with the help of Merlin, find themselves in a race against time to pull a Camelot-size caper--get that sword pulled from the stone and the stubborn once and future king back to the past where he belongs. While Arthur takes on the role of wide-receiver in an attempt to save the football team from a losing season, Sophie and Stu sword-fight, joust, and horseback ride their way through Camelot as they fight to save the timeline. If they fail, the world as they know it (not to mention the existence of pepperoni pizza!) will cease to exist forever.
This was a very fun adaptation of the story of King Arthur. The book alternates between Camelot and the modern era and young King Arthur and a group of 21st century kids have to restore his story. I really enjoyed this book, it was full of adventure and the characters were a lot of fun.
Sophie and Stu are 21st century kids, who also happen to be online gamers playing a game about Camelot. In Camelot, Arthur accidentally loses something magical and very important to his future goals as King and he loses it in a well that time travels it away to the 21st century. Sophie has to go back and forth between the realms to held find the item AND then convince Arthur of his fate.
I liked the story so much, it was a very cool concept to have this mix between old and new and adapt the story of King Arthur for this age group. There was so much going in in the adventure and with the various points of view that the reader is kept very involved from all angles and is really immersed the whole time.
This is a series too, so there is more fun to come and I think these are going to be great for learning about King Arthur and his trials but also as great adventure books, comparable to the Percy Jackson series.