- Available in: ebook and paperback
- Published: November 12, 2014
With Lance leading the way, the Knights of the Round Table have set out to convince the American people that amending the Constitution to protect children is right and just and long overdue. As the team travels from state to state, they are met with acceptance, indifference, and even hostility. But Lance’s popularity and mystique as The Boy Who Came Back, coupled with his innate charm, gradually sway more and more of the populace, not to mention state legislators, to their cause.
The journey becomes a rite of passage that propels the young people into adulthood, and solidifies Lance’s status as an iconic and influential figure.
But he’s uneasy. He knows Arthur is hiding something from him, something that will bring him great sadness. After The Excalibur Incident in Las Vegas, Lance becomes more and more certain that the future is one he won’t like, despite his stunning success at winning over some of the most intractable states.
Then comes the attack, sudden and brutal.
Now the Round Table is in disarray, and Lance must confront a cold-blooded killer who’s luring him into an obvious trap. But if he refuses the challenge, more loved ones will die, and everything he’s fought for will die with them. Surrounded by the diverse young knights who have become his family, Lance sets out to battle his enemy with the knowledge deep in his heart that only one of them will survive. Is this the end of the Round Table?
The Knight Cycle concludes…
“Bowler’s much anticipated conclusion is bittersweet, yet full of resonance…Bowler drives home that time is fleeting and only one thing matters—the people who fill up the days and hours of a person’s life. As King Arthur shares with Lance, “You have been the greatest gift I ever received, and you will live on in my heart for eternity.” Bowler succeeds in heralding how love endures when a person’s heart is truly given to another, expecting nothing in return, through the compelling guise of Camelot.”
“Michael Bowler is a master storyteller. He writes page turners that keep you emotionally involved right up until the end. I highly recommend reading all five of his King Arthur inspired books. You won’t be disappointed.”
– Tribute Books Mama
“This whole series was really great and after reading this book, and seeing the whole story, it really made me like even the other books seem better than they were when I first read them. Everything in the books just seemed to have a really good arc. The series had a great plot, and the plots within each individual book were good in and of themselves. The arcs that the characters went through were really interesting, and I just had a good time reading the books.”
– Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
“This final book is explosive in its unpredictability, daring in its adventurousness, and not to be overlooked, the touching intimacy between characters continues to grow until the final page. It is a testimony to romantic love, bravery, determination, and the power of friendship. Our hero, Lance, and the youthful knights, who are his friends, brothers, and sisters, must face what seems to be impossible, not knowing if they will live to see the next day. The novel Once Upon a Time in America is a compelling conclusion, befitting this intense series.”
– Kristen A. Remick on Amazon