The Secret of Excalibur by Sahara Foley is a delightfully entertaining, though unbelievable, science fiction tale. Arthur Merlin has abilities that no other human has. He’s been experiment with, and all attempts by government agencies to control him have utterly failed. He is drawn to England and there the adventure begins. You think you know what he will find, then you realize it’s going to something else, all to find out neither happens as you expect. The story only seemed predictable.
I had a few giggles while reading the book. There was one time the authors status as a Midwesterner really peeked through. She compared some food in England with the Midwest’s Runza food phenomenon. Only a native, or someone who lives in a limited region of the Midwest USA, would understand the reference.
I did find a few things that editing missed; a couple places where the wrong word was used but it was spelled so close to the intended word that I knew what was meant and didn’t let it ruin my enjoyment. If it were a movie I’d say it was one of those grade B science fiction stories that are entertainingly unbelievable. Cotton candy for the brain, which is also how I describe books like The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
If you’re in the mood to curl up on the couch and do some light reading this one will fit the bill.