Friday, December 13, 2013

Book Sneeze Merlin's Blade By Robert Treskillard

Treskillard brings a new tak on the Arthurian legend and builds a character in Merlin that you want to win. Lawhead's Pendragon series is still one of my absolute favourites, But Treskillard does a decent job with his own twist on the legend, so the book is far from disappointing but engaging.

Christianity in Britain is in a battle with the ancient druidic beliefs. With a meteorite;s strange power , the druids seek to take  control of the people and ultimately all of Britain. Merlin, the partially blind son of the  blacksmith, and a handful of others seem to be immune. Their ability to resist the druids and the meteorite may be the only thing that can save the village from spiritual and physical oppression.

Merlin's struggles have molded him into the hero this village needs. Is Merlin willing to become that hero?

My 15 yr old son took over my  nook to read this and enjoyed the story as well.

From the Publisher: 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’s named Excalibur, how will he save the girl he cherishes and rid Britain of this deadly evil ... without losing his life?

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