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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Merlin’s Blade by Robert Treskillard (Review)

Merlin’s Blade (The Merlin Spiral)

By Robert Treskillard 

(received for review purposes)   

Genre- Juvenile Fiction / General

Published by- Zondervan

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 428

Age Group- Teens

Physical description of book- paperback, list price $9.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-73507-6

Merlin’s Blade, by Robert Treskillard, takes place in fifth-century Britain.  The druids are taking advantage of a powerful black rock that fell with a meteorite to overpower the people of the village.  The meteorite harms the Christian faith which has been gaining new followers.

In this village lives a half-blind, young man, Merlin.  Merlin has to use his blindness to his advantage to save his family, village and the Christian faith in Britain.  Will he succeed?

Some extras are maps, pronunciation guide, and glossary.

Click here for a sample.

About the author- Robert Treskillard currently lives in Missouri with his wife and youngest child.  He has a BA in Biblical; Theological Studies.

My thoughts- Merlin’s Blade, by Robert Treskillard, was about some of my favorite subjects Merlin, druids, and King Arthur.

Although this book had over 300 pages, it was a great read.  I know adults will enjoy this book as will young adults.  The readers will also like the extras like the maps, pronunciation guide, and glossary, like I did.  When I am reading books that contain unfamiliar words, I really enjoy knowing how to say them and what they mean.

This story is a different version than the usual Merlin and King Arthur story and I thought it was great.  My favorite part was the strength of Christianity and its clash with the druids.  The meteorite and the power it held over people (with the druids help) represented to me, Satan and things in our daily lives that can control us.  We all need to be mindful of what we focus on.  I was proud of Merlin and his strength, he was even half-blind and young.

I recommend Merlin’s Blade to young adults and adults who enjoy the Merlin and King Arthur legacy.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Merlin’s Blade, by Robert Treskillard, for free through DJC Communications.  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.  All links were current when posted.

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