Thursday, August 15, 2013

Review: Merlin's Blade by Robert Treskillard


Merlin's Blade by Robert Treskillard
Blink (Zondervan) / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

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. 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?

Book includes location map and detailed character index.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

I don't think I've ever read a book about the legends of King Arthur (especially not one where he is a young child in the story) and I'm not very familiar with the legends, so I found Merlin's Blade really interesting and enlightening. :)

The characters were great and I definitely felt for Merlin - what with him becoming half-blind at a young age. Garth was an intriguing character and my feelings for him kept changing throughout the story.

The writing was good, but there were a few times the story was a little hard for me to follow - nothing too bad and it was probably just because I'm not familiar with these types of books.

Overall, Merlin's Blade was a great fantasy read! While this isn't my favorite type of book and it was a slower read for me, I did still really enjoy it and recommend it for fans of this genre. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series, Merlin's Shadow, which releases next month. :)

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

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