The Circle Cast

The Circle Cast - Alex Epstein My only real issue with this book was that I wanted it to be longer. I wanted the whole story, and the book only covers "The Lost Years". Says so right in the title, but I still felt like I was cut off suddenly. The best parts of this book are the descriptions of magic. When Morgan casts the circle and calls upon the elements it reads beautifully. I believed it all the way, and the progression of her understanding and abilities, her connection with the source of power, it all rang true. It wasn't about arcane chants and rituals: "Was the magic in the gesture? Or was the gesture only supposed to focus her mind?" And what a mind Morgan has. The story isn't bogged down by the outer trappings of magic, and this made it stronger. I don't know if the author is planning a series, but I hope so. I'd like to find out what happens next in this version of the infinitely variable Morgan Le Fay/King Arthur story.