I liked this book better than I did Arthur – I think by concentrating on one time period, it served the story better. Arthur looked at three distinct periods in his life, and became a little disjointed because of it. It’s a shame the author hadn’t decided to go this route in the first place.
It was also a little less overly Christian. I don’t know – the idea of a fully Christian Merlin just really rubs me the wrong way – but it just doesn’t seem as in your face in this book as the others.