This will have SPOILERS.
I am really loving this series. At the beginning, as much as I adored Guinevere and I was fascinated by Morgause and Winfred as villains, I was also a bit put off by Arthur. I still am not loving Arthur but I am glad of how he is turned out. This is probably the most complex and realistic portrayal of him I have ever read as much as he is a bastard.
Things I really loved:
All the children. As soon as I found out Winfred was pregnant and Guinevere was too I started wondering who was what and who and whose children was Mordred. And then CERDIC. I really did not expect that but it a marvelous surprise. There is also Amr. I can’t wait to find out what will happen to Amr and if Arthur will have to bury him himself. And if Arthur and Morgana (or Morgause? But now I guess it’s Morgana) will conceive Mordred.
Guinevere. She is amazing and it’s a wonderful novelty to see a portrayal of her as a mother. Also, I like her relationship with Arthur, she gives as much as she takes and he gives.
Winfred. A new villain that I am liking a lot.
No Merlin! I have nothing against Merlin- I mean, not a lot, but it is almost reassuring to read a novel where there is no magical wizard with all the answers alongside Arthur. Here Arthur had to do all the work on his own.
Cei. Him ans his wonderful boots and smile. He looks dashing and he is Arthur’s bff as he should be. Thank you, Hollick. I wonder if they’ll be together or something will happen between them and their conflicting opinions. I loved also the fact that Cei acts a lot like Arthur’s morality.
Saxons and Guinevere learning that Saxons are not the evil monsters they seemed.
Things I really didn’t like:
The fact that all women but Guinevere are ‘bitches’ who hurt men. Igraine with Arthur, Roxena with Vortigern, Winfred with Arthur, Morgause with Arthur and Lot. I wish there were more female characters neutral....Continua