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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Merlin’s Nightmare by Robert Treskillard (Book Review)

Merlin’s Nightmare (Merlin Spiral Series, Book 3)

by Robert Treskillard

(I received this book for review purposes.)


Genre- Juvenile Fiction / General

Publisher- Blink (Zondervan)

Copyrighted- 2014

Number of Pages- 432

Age Group- Young Adult and Adult 

Description of Book- paperback, $9.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-73509-0

In Merlin’s Nightmare, by Robert Treskillard, Merlin has been running and hiding from his enemies for some time now and he would like to stay home and grow old with his family.  Arthur is now eighteen and he is eager to be on the battlefield.  He does not know that he is the High King, because everybody close to him has kept him safe throughout the years. 

Now it is the time that Merlin is going to have to stop hiding himself and Arthur.  They are going to have fight to keep their country safe.  The Saxenow are coming from the south, Picti from the north, and something else from the west. 

Morgana, Merlin’s sister, is about to let herself known to all and unleash werewolves to destroy everyone.  What will happen?  Will Merlin be brave enough to face his fears?  Will Arthur be crowned king?

About the Author- Robert Treskillard currently lives in Missouri with his wife and youngest child.  He has a BA in Biblical; Theological Studies.  He is a software developer, graphic artist, and bladesmith.

My thoughts-

Merlin’s Nightmare, by Robert Treskillard, was an exciting conclusion to the Merlin Spiral Series.  There were a lot of exciting extras in this book  The subject matter was exciting too, Merlin and Arthur, two of my favorite subjects.

I liked the pronunciation guide, and the glossary.  It is always important to know as much as you can about the setting and those two items helped me understand and visualize everything that was happening.  There were also maps in the front of the book that I used to follow where the people were living and fighting.  I thought the beginning of the book was interesting, because he used people and subject matter to highlight what had happened in the other books.  I liked that, because I like to read a synopsis of what happened in the other books in a series. 

I was glad to read that Merlin was finally able to accept that God had sent him to do an important task.  God often tells us what we need to do in our lives.  We need to make sure that we are listening to him and following him.  It took Merlin many years to do what God was asking of him.  I hope that it does not take me that long to listen to God.

I really liked this book and it was a good conclusion to the series.  I am looking forward to reading the next series, Pendragon Spiral.  It will continue Merlin’s story.  I know that many grownups and teens would like to read this book.

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Disclosure of Material Connection- I received a free copy of Merlin’s Nightmare, by Robert Treskillard, to review from Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour and Blink (Zondervan).  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.  I am part of CSFF Blog TourAll links were current when posted.

1 comment:

  1. I liked your summary of the book. I enjoyed reading it myself even though I'm not a big fan of Arthurian legend. I'm glad to hear the story will continue.


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