In this fantasy comedy, Moxie grows up as a princess in Camelot — but not the one you know of. This Camelot is set in a hilarious parallel universe where the Knights of the Round Table play football and Guinevere coaches the team’s cheer leaders.
Moxie, more obnoxious than graceful, gets into rollicking adventures as she struggles to become an independent-minded, decisive woman. More
This fantasy comedy is a satiric coming-of-age-story like no other. Set against a backdrop of Camelot, but this Camelot is in a parallel universe
In Moxie’s Problem, Moxie, a teenage princess, leaves her father’s castle for the first time to travel to her betroth’s home. She is escorted by three Knights of the Round Table, Percivale, Gareth and Bors. Along the way Moxie is stunned by the real world, so different from life in the castle. For one thing, the knights ignore her demands and her commands. They expect her to sleep on the ground, get up at dawn and eat what they can catch or find. Moxie notices how independent they are. The knights do what has to be done whether it’s deciding on a route or fighting brigands. Moxie realizes she hasn’t been trained to do anything. She doesn’t have a life.
When Moxie finally meets her betrothed, she hates him on sight, refuses to marry him, breaks the engagement and demands the knights to escort her home. Percivale and the others are reluctant to spend more time with Moxie but finally agree.
Moxie and the three knights suffer through more adventures together as she gradually puts together a plan to make something of her life. Moxie decides she wants to be the queen after her father dies. But her father refuses to name her as successor. Her uncle also wants the crown and tries to eliminate Moxie’s competition.
Meanwhile, Camelot strives to defeat the vicious Saxons on the football field. Merlin, a wizard, investigates the ‘Magic of the Mind’ using primitive Rorschach charts and Stonehenge is a theater-in-the-round. Sir Tristan writes a play that sounds like something Shakespeare will write a thousand years later. The three knights when not escorting Moxie go on quests in Sherwood Forest and what is now Scotland.
In Moxie’s Decision, Moxie manipulates Percivale, Bors and Gareth into helping her join the Hero’s Guild so she can learn to become independent and use weapons. The Guild’s chief instructor, Harry the Murderer, is enraged that the Guild allows a woman to enroll and he vows to make her quit. Moxie struggles under the dual burden of the training and Harry’s cruelty.
Eventually, she graduates and leaves for her first adventure which is a trap prepared by her treacherous uncle who wants Moxie killed. She is rescued once again by Percivale and friends who tell Moxie her father died and left her the throne. With her far away, they explain that by now someone else has seized the crown and her inheritance has been stolen.
Moxie must decide to walk away from the throne or fight to reclaim it.
When not rescuing or helping Moxie, the knights have more adventures. Percival sails to Ireland to escort Isolde to King Marks court. He Percivale also leads a football invasion of Cornwall to rescue his beloved from Mark’s clutches.
Back in Camelot, King Artie worries about a Saxon threat and ponders how he can defeat the large army of Saxon invaders. Merlin grows more confused by the data produced by his Rorschach charts
If you enjoy how Douglas Adams changed your view of the universe, you will love how Princess Moxie upends everything you think you know about Camelot and coming of age stories.
This fantasy adventure is as delightfully funny as it is absurd.
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