This is an amazing set.
I received it years ago as a gift. The artwork is well done, very well executed with extensive care in detail painting.
The cards have a lilac border and a purple back with a golden labyrinth in the middle and white stars.
The paintings are exquisite and you can see that the artist took pains to make them not only beautiful but reflective of the mood of the card. She researched arthurian legends and celtic myths extensibly and that is reflected in her work. She was very thorough.
Although, i love this deck i cannot read with it.
The imagery is too detailed, to structured to let the intuition guide one to the meaning of the card. This probably could have been solved with bigger sized cards (as always llewellyn does not care about it). They are 11,7 cm high and 7 cm wide. They shuffle well and for one the publisher wasn't stingy in the thickness, which is average. Still, i think they should be just a little thicker. Each one has it's name (like ten of spears) on top and on the bottom there is the name of the scene depicted (the green knight).
However, some cards have scenes that do not seem to be connected with the meaning of the card. I found myself looking puzzled about half a dozen cards and had to use the book.
The book is very well written, in a good clean style, accessible to all. There is lots of information, which includes a description of the card, why it was chosen and it's meaning. It is one of the best companion books published out there.
This is the best deck within the arthurian theme.
I'm considering giving it to a friend, because i'm not interested in collecting decks and if i don't use it, i don't need it. Still, this deck is so beautiful, that i'm having difficulty parting with it.