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Once and Future

Sword in the Stars

The second book in the epic Once & Future duology. To save the future, Ari and her Rainbow knights pull off a heist...thousands of years in the past.

Ari Helix may have won her battle against the tyrannical Mercer corporation, but the larger war has just begun. Ari and her cursed wizard Merlin must travel back in time to the unenlightened Middle Ages and steal the King Arthur’s Grail—the very definition of impossible.
It’s imperative that the time travelers not skew the timeline and alter the course of history. Coming face-to-face with the original Arthurian legend could produce a ripple effect that changes everything. Somehow Merlin forgot that the past can be even more dangerous than the future…

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USA/Canada: Jimmy imprint at Little, Brown (April 2020)

The Author

Cori McCarthy

Cori McCarthy studied poetry and screenwriting before earning an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Kirkus called their debut YA novel, THE COLOR OF RAIN, “[an] elegantly written and emotionally cathartic page-turner.”

Their second novel, BREAKING SKY, is in development to become a film at Josephson Entertainment, while their third title, YOU WERE HERE, is a contemporary mixed-media novel containing graphic novel sections and word-art poetry. Their fourth title, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, releases from Sourcebooks Fire in 2018, followed by a duology written with their partner, Amy Rose Capetta, entitled ONCE & FUTURE, which publishes in 2019 and 2020.

In 2021, Cori’s first picture book will be released from Candlewick, a biography of the inspiring Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran, entitled HOPE IS AN ARROW.

Like many of their characters, Cori is a member of the LGBTQ+ community.


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