I view this deck as its own entity that draws from many influences, one the more predominant of which is the Thoth. Not a Thoth derivative, though.
I can't speak to the Hebrew letter associations, because I am no Kabbalist (or Crowley-ist), but the defining characteristic of the Thoth to me is the underlying concept of the New Aeon (which goes beyond just the imagery of the Aeon card). Whether or not the Sun and Moon counts in this regard is debatable, but as far as the Aeon/Judgement card is concerned, the imagery is certainly more closely related to more traditional systems than Crowley's.
I wouldn't say it's necessarily aimed at young readers, either. The artistic style is misleading - it's more "mature" than it appears at first glance.
With all that being said, I think these cards are beautiful, and I really like this deck.
I agree with whoever it was who said this deck falls firmly between the Thoth and the Rider. That is precisely how I view it within the context of my own collection.
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