“Hal West is that rarest thing: an authentic new voice. His book made me laugh and cry out loud. In the end, I was deeply touched.” ~ Bruce Wagner, Writer of Maps to the Stars
“In witty, spirited and intelligent prose, Hal West lays out a classic tale of alcoholic friendship and brotherhood, leavened by a starry-eyed West Coast romanticism. Knights of the Straight Table is beautiful. It’s also a stone gas.” ~ Matthew Specktor, Fiction Editor, Los Angeles Review of Books
Three hard drinking men of different backgrounds and circumstance, meet at the Kingdom, a Medieval-themed bar in Texas. Every night the trio lays waste to sanity's tightrope, sharing high-humored exploits of romance and life.
When fate's mad grip closes in, the Knights of the Kingdom struggle to claw their way from imminent defeat to redemption. The adventure is all for one and one for all as the high road to hell leads back home and penance comes to roost like karma with a double-edged sword.