I stumbled on this series by sheer accident or rather luck. The first book was so good, I took a chance on another. The characters are well developed..Show More » and the heroin and antagonist stories are told in parallel. Robin Hood makes an appearance as an Earl, along with a new Pendragon and the reappearance of Excaliber. The narration is very, very good with definitive differences in character inflections. Don't skip the epilogue!