Some main topics of discussion were:
- the author's personal beliefs about religion and how they influenced the book
- the difference between this story and the standard King Arthur tale
- the conflict between doing your duty, doing what is right and doing what you want to do - which characters did we admire?
- English history in general and the druidic culture specifically
I was very proud of the girls for making it through this long (and to some, very hard) book. Seven of us participated in the discussion and we voted as follows: 2, 6, 8, 9x2 and 10x2. The official rating was 7.7. I was pretty impressed - I thought they were really going to hate it!