I took a risk buying this deck since there were no reviews on Amazon thus far - but I am very glad that I did. Before buying, I had heard that this deck was not recommended for beginners; however, this was in fact my first deck and I thought that the cards were wonderful.
They are a perfect size and have a nice feel to them; the art is amazing and I never grow tired of looking at them. I have owned them for almost exactly a year now, and they still remain as the only tarot deck I own - and probably will for a long, long time.
The mythical creatures are drawn beautifully and the lovely art allows you to 'see' a lot more; they open you up to many different interpretations rather than just being confined to the 'book' definitions of each card - which, after a few weeks, I almost completely dismissed. Although admittedly hard when I first started, I can now read them with ease, and it is safe to say that my friends are always shocked by how accurate the readings are.
If you are a beginner, I would recommend this deck. Unlike some decks, there is a lot more detail to these than just, say, a plain symbol. It is this that helps you remember the 'meaning' of each card - at least, until you become more comfortable with them (and also makes them a lot more interesting!).
These are beautiful! Bought them for Mother's day, she was delighted. The pictures are so majestic and finished to a high standard, delivered in good time and are a fraction of the price in comparison to those sold in 'rock' and 'magical' shops :) would highly recommend