Book Review: “Merlin’s Blade” by Robert Treskillard

May 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Robert Treskillard in his new book “Merlin's Blade book coverMerlin’s Blade” Book One in the Merlin Spiral Series published by Zondervan takes us into the life of Merlin.

From the back cover:    Merlin’s Greatest Weakness Could Become His Greatest Strength

When a meteorite crashes near a small village in fifth-century Britain, it brings with it a mysterious black stone that bewitches anyone who comes in contact with its glow—a power the druids hope to use to destroy King Uthur’s kingdom, as well as the new Christian faith. The only person who seems immune is a young, shy, half-blind swordsmith’s son named Merlin.

As his family, village, and even the young Arthur, are placed in danger, Merlin must face his fears and his blindness to take hold of the role God ordained for him. But when he is surrounded by adversaries, armed only by a sword he helped forge, how will he save the girl he cherishes and rid Britain of this deadly evil … without losing his life?

Just say the two words, Merlin and Arthur and, immediately you know you are in for a good time reading the story.  Mr. Treskillard knows the legend and he has done an admirable job of bringing Merlin to life.  This is not the Merlin we are accustomed to from the books and movies.  No, this Merlin is half blind which works out in his favor considering that everyone else, who can see, is under the power of this meteorite that the druids are using to enslave everyone. “Merlin’s Blade” is an epic battle between good and evil.  Mr. Treskillard has done an incredible job of bringing his characters to life and we root for them to win against overwhelming forces.   “Merlin’s Blade” is a wonderful, interesting story with power and depth that will keep you flipping pages.  I am most definitely looking  forward to the next book in the series.

May Tour Links:

*Merlin’s Blade –
Author blog
Author’s website

Participants’ links:

Noah Arsenault
Beckie Burnham
Keanan Brand
Jeff Chapman
Laure Covert
Pauline Creeden
Emma or Audrey Engel
April Erwin
Victor Gentile
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Nathan Reimer
Chawna Schroeder
Kathleen Smith
Jojo Sutis
Robert Treskillard
Steve Trower
Phyllis Wheeler
Shane Werlinger
Nicole White

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Disclosure of Material Connection: In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for this review.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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