Description: The Witch in the Wood, the second in the tetrology based on the life of King Arthur (The Once and Future King), introduces an element of farce into the Arthurian legend. The lady of the title is none other than Queen Morgause of Lothian and Orkney — a woman of undeniable if slightly synthetic charm. The action of the story shuttles back and forth between Merlyn (Arthur's tutor) and Arthur at Carlion and the Battle of Bedegraine and Mr. White's inspired lunacy at Lothian. The Witch in the Wood is just as funny and probably just as profound as The Sword in the Stone, but, like its predecessor, it is really indescribable.
This book was renamed The Queen of Air and Darkness when it was published as a part of The Once and Future King in 1958.