Wow! Can I just start with that? I have always been fascinated by the stories of King Arthur, Merlin, the Knights of the Round Table… And now, Robert Treskillard has managed to take them to a whole new level! Treskillard reimagines the legend of Merlin – where he came from, what he believed, how he came to serve the great King Arthur – and simultaneously unleashes the possibility that Merlin was not a magician, but a nearly-blind servant of the Most High, whose human weaknesses could be used by God to help thwart the druidow and keep the Britons on the path to righteousness.
A great book for me makes me really think about and question those ideas that I’ve long believed and Merlin’s Blade does just that. Just as with Moses and Pharoah, maybe Merlin was considered a powerful sorcerer because he was used by God as a tool for His power and His glory? How cool is that?
Containing the trifecta I long for in every book – well-written, exciting, and thought-provoking – Merlin’s Blade is fabulous. Highly recommended. Can’t wait to read the next book in the Merlin Spiral series, Merlin’s Shadow!
I received a free copy of this book for review purposes from the BookSneeze Blogger Review program. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own!