Read and reviewed in October, 2010. Released later
I've had it a long time, and finally picked it to slip in my purse and read at dr.'s offices, etc. It was rather slow going, and not very interesting in parts. Some of was written in the sixth century A.D. style of speaking, composed of run-on sentences and many unfamiliar words.
It was a satire of societies founded on heritage and favoritism, as opposed to those founded on democracy and equality. There was a lot of violence and inhumanity to the lower classes included.
I might have appreciated it more if I were more familiar with the legends surrounding King Arthur's court and Camelot.