They are out hawking, and Guenever makes a mistake in her task of helping Lancelot with his hawk. With memorable characters like Merlin and Owl and Guinevere, beasts who talk and men who fly, wizardry and war, The Once and Future King has become the fantasy masterpiece against which all others are judged, a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.
Thirdly, I felt like this was a very moral and philosophical book. The Orkney brothers, including Mordred, repeatedly use Guenever and Lancelot's adultery as an excuse for forwarding their own resentments, until finally all loves and friendships have been sacrificed.
It's been a while since I read a serious chunkster like that besides Harry Potter, which somehow in my mind doesn't really count But, you should read it. My heart ached for Arthur, for what he had and for what he lost.
Then my book club chose this as our month This book terrified me, on many levels.