Great story. A real page turner. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. I really didn't know how to answer the question about violence, as there is more violence on day-time TV by far than in this book. Although there is some death it is only part of the story and there is not much of it at that. Wisdom and Truth and the search for them is the main theme of the story, and the return of them to a society which has lost sight of wonderment, joy and meaning, leaving only the empty husk of lives lived in quiet desperation. A commentary on our society which often seems to have gone off the rails, and more importantly, how to get back.
This was a really good book, I gave it to my dad when I was finished reading it. The end seemed a little slapped together, compared to most of the book, and didn't make a lot of sense. Worth reading anyway.
Not as riveting as "The Way of the Wizard", Mr. Chopra's first tale of Merlin's teachings, but the context is more contemporary. The lessons are easy to internalize, the magic of Avalon something we all need to strive for. Paradise in the making!
Deepak has always been a wonderful writer, but his style of prose in this book is simply magical. The way he weaves the lessons of Merlin and Camelot into his unique re-telling of this ageless story is both captivating and brilliant. A wonderful reminder that we all have the power of Merlin within.