Christianity plays a huge part in the traditional Arthurian legend, which high Middle Age writers magically teleported into their own time. But when you move the story back into the background where it would have taken place if it is has historical roots, late 5th and early 6th centuries, the religious picture becomes much murkier. 606 more words
Taking time out to do a little pimpage for a book I thoroughly enjoyed here--hope you don't mind. I had the pleasure of reading this book while it was still in the baby stages. The idea of a retelling of the Arthurian legend, but set in the far future, is not something I'd ever come across before. Better yet, C.N. Lesley came at it from truly unique angles--using a strong female perspective along with Arthur's POV, an alien culture, Merlin as you never imagined him and a future mankind didn't see coming. As the blurb says, this is not the legend that came before--this is what happens next.