Volume 3 with Viviane is the only part worth reading and that takes place in the last 100 pages of this book. I was really disappointed with the characters and the plot in the first two volumes. None of the stories relate to each other, but MZB tries to tie them together with reincarnation (who cares though? It's not crucial to the plot).
None of the prequels to "Mists" were very strong, they don't even compare. Unless you like reading about Roman history, endless descriptions of religious rituals, doomed love, and bland characters, it's best to just stick to the brilliance that is The Mists of Avalon. You're not missing anything with the prequels at all....Continua
This is another "prequel" to The Mists of Avalon. Mists was excellent, Forest House was enjoyable, but this one was just a little disappointing. Not bad - just not as good as the others.