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By A Customer
This review is from: The Iron Grail (Merlin Codex) (Hardcover)
This book follows on almost immediately from Celtika and continues the adventures of Merlin and his friends and enemies who were encountered in the previous novel. Initially this one drags but like other Holdstock books gets much better once a quest has been embarked upon. By having a sometimes unreliable narrator who keeps things from the reader the book is reminiscent of Gene Wolfe. This is a good thing, as is the character of Merlin who's quite different from your standard fantasy wizard. While not as good as Mythago Wood (very few books are) this is an intelligent, sometimes thought-provoking novel that I enjoyed and I'll certainly buy the next one in the series.