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. 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 ordained for him. But when he is surrounded by adversaries, how will he save the girl he cherishes and rid Britain of this deadly evil … without losing his life?
This was a fun read that got through my participation in the BookLook blogger program in exchange for an honest review.
Merlin’s Blade is the first book in a series called The Merlin Spiral by author Robert Treskillard. As you can guess from the title, it is a retelling of the classic Arthurian legends, except Robert Treskillard really shakes things up.
Written as a epic fantasy, there are plenty of characters to get to know and no shortage of subplots to follow. Treskillard weaves a truly compelling tale that keeps the pages turning. I was really hooked by the way he gives you just enough of the classic Arthurian characters that it feels familiar, but all of them have enough differences to make you want to get to know these specific incarnations of them.
I would recommend this book for any fans of Arthurian tales and epic fantasy. I will be jumping right in to book 2 of the series, so look for another review of that one. If you read this book, you will not be disappointed.
Until next time…
p.s. I have a blog hop post over due, you can expect that one on Monday. I was hit a bad cold for a couple of days and did not get it done as planned, sorry about that one Dee. I also have some exciting news to share in that post and can’t wait to tell you all about it. Thank you all who take the time to read my blog, I truly appreciate it.