Wednesday, June 3, 2009
This book is for those with an interest in the King Arthur legend. This is the second book in the series. To me, the series' virtue is in the way it portrays the mythological characters. They are shown as real people. Arthur is a drunk. Merlin a scientist, not someone who performs magic. And the others are similarly human. The court and all of international relations are filled with intrigue.
Arthur often loses sight of his desire to set up a just, united kingdom. He is weak and full of self-pity.
This particular book, based around Guenevere's birthday party, was too slow. It took too long for things to develop to hold my interest.
To see more complete information about the book from someone who liked it, click here and scroll down to the May 28, 2009 review in the list.