In the final weeks of Arthur’s reign, he must deal with the love affair between his best friend and his wife, his illegitimate son’s revolts, and what’s best for his kingdom.
All roads converge in The Candle in the Wind. Arthur’s past catches up with him as his only son seeks to destroy him and Lancelot and Guinevere’s betrayal is forced to surface. It’s a tragic end to a fantastical story, with a muddled sense of revenge and justice. Arthur is no longer the innocent idealistic Wart of boyhood, but instead, seems to be unable to handle the difficult decisions he is faced with, whether referring to his wife, his friends, his son, or his kingdom.
“Do you think that they, with their Battles, Famine, Black Death and Serfdom, were less enlightened than we are, with our Wars, Blockade, Influenza, and Conscription?”