I have read several adaptations of King Arthur, but The Secret of Excalibur is a fast-paced, urban fantasy by Sahara Foley. She has created a sci-fi theme that is intriguing, and the main characters - who are not afraid to speak their minds or express their feelings - narrate it. She writes very nicely and allows all her characters to participate in the drama, whether it is a big scene or a minor one. This strengthened the story, which has witty dialogue and adventure. Just when you get comfortable with the events unfolding, Sahara Foley pulls another creative twist without warnings or previous hints that divert The Secret of Excalibur onto a new route. Although the conclusion is unexpected as well, I still liked it and recommend this entertaining book. - 5 star review by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite
If you come to think of it, Sahara Foley, author of The Secret of Excalibur, is a literary magician. It's a wonderful page turner right from the beginning: when a cocky yet endearing Arthur Merlin exhibits his superpowers, it makes us want to read more. She writes a very compelling narrative, tickling the fancy of adult readers - it almost feels like she brings back the magical air of childhood stories in The Secret of Excalibur. It's an adventure readers will not want to miss out on. The characters in this book are well defined and the main protagonist is easy to empathize with, that is, many of us would like to be transformed from an average human being into one with special abilities who can save the world. Extremely consistent with a clear theme, this book is certainly an enjoyable read! - 5 star review by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite
The characters are mismatched, yet have a great chemistry and a lot of unexpected depth. The plot is metered and springs unexpected turns that just really work, even the really, really unexpected ones. The book is odd, and it just works, really going above expectations from what a quick blurb can give you.
... the bottom line is that it's cracking good fun. It's a silly story that draws on all sorts of different sources to make a lightly absurd urban fantasy that really tickles your funny bone without becoming too exhausting or overplaying the comedy. It's clear that the author had a lot of fun writing the book, which easily transfers from the page to any receptive reader. It's hard to fault anything that really is so fun to get into, groan-inducing as it can be here and there. It's King Arthur meets James Bond and Foley hits the right notes in the mix. - 4 star review from Self-Publishing Review.
About the Author
Born and raised in Omaha Ne. I met the love of my life here and we were together for 30 years before he passed on 12-25-12. The stories that I'm publishing are his brain children. He loved writing, but never had any luck getting his stories published back in the late 1980's and early 1990's. So now, with the advent of self-publishing and him glaring over my shoulder, I'm finally able to bring his children to life for the world of readers. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. He had a wonderful but dark imagination. So much of himself and me are in these characters. As authors our recognition comes from readers and their reviews. So please leave a review, whether good or bad, when done. They will be very much appreciated. Thank you.