The Winter King: A Novel of Arthur Topics for Discussion

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How are dynastic marriages portrayed in the novel? Do they seem a stable, profitable way of securing alliances? Pick one and discuss its ramifications in detail.

Who is the least tolerant character in terms of religion? Describe his or her views against the norms of that religion.

How does enigmatic and elusive Merlin unify the novel?

How do Christians and pagans differ in their views towards magic and superstition? How are they alike?

What is the legacy of the Roman occupation of Britain? What are the good and bad aspects?

Are the Saxon and Irish incursions into Britain motivated in the same ways? Discuss the manifestation of racism in the novel.

How is Queen Igraine of Powys used to keep the novel moving forward? How does she help delineate the character of Derfel Cadarn in the present day and as a participant in the...

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