This is probably my favourite series of books based on the Arthurian legends. Istead of having Merlin as some omnipotant sorcerer, you see him as a mare human with great magical abilities, following on a journey of discovery from childhood to old age, of love, death, prophecy and above all the birth of a legend.
Unlike the The three books that make up the Merlin Trilogy (The Crystal Cave, The hollow Hills and The Last Enchantment) The Wicked Day tells the story of the life of Arthurs son Mordred. It is the conclusion of the saga, ending in the legenary story of the deaths of Arthur and Mordred.
Although i loved the Merlin Trilogy, i felt that this novel let the whole story down.
I still give them
8 3/4 out of 10.