The Never King by George Tyson opens with an iconic scene from the Arthurian legends: the pulling of the sword from the stone. But rather than taking place in early Britain or in some undefined time in the Middle Ages of romance, it occurs at a time in the near future at a carnival in Cornwall. In this case, the sword—which has been cut off and super-glued to a stone—is part of a rigged carny game. But a man named Arthur wins the game when he mysteriously pulls not the truncated sword of the trick but a complete sword from the stone. READ the FULL REVIEW.