I just tore open the box and dove into this new deck and it is everything I had hoped. The artwork is luscious, the book is very, very well done and the organza bag is delightful. Can you tell I am just a little bit smitten with this deck?
I have gone through the deck a couple of times and after this initial "looking over" I did not have any negative feelings about any of the cards. The artwork is totally mouth watering, each card is just spectacular and I am lusting for a big print of quite a few of the majors.
The minors are more so in the RWS style and more of a watercolor with pen and ink overlay, but it works! The majors should be more lush and opulent and i can see why the artist created the deck in this way. The minors round out the majors. Any beginner could pick up this deck and learn to read with it very, very quickly. A more seasoned reader will enjoy the new tales of Welsh mythology (many of somewhat familiar) and will quickly see how the myths blend into the tarot symbolism.
This deck is destined to capture the hearts of readers, collectors and enthusiasts alike! BIG BIG recommendation!