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Merlin's Blade
by Robert Treskillard

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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, as well as the new Christian faith.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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, 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?

Book includes location map and detailed character index."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780310735076
  • ISBN-10: 0310735076
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 432
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17

Series: Merlin's Spiral #1

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Religious - Christian - Fantasy
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Religious - Christian - Historical
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Legends, Myths, & Fables - Arthurian

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-05-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Making his debut, Treskillard delivers a sweeping, deeply detailed fantasy that re-imagines the adven-tures of figures from Arthurian legend in a battle between "new" Christian ideology and the ancient rites of the druids. In his fifth-century British village, Merlin, a nearly blind teenager and son of a blacksmith, quickly emerges as the empathetic and courageous hero following the teachings of Jesu. Merlin is the only one who can resist the temptations and mystical enchantments that emanate from a glowing stone—part of a "Dragon Star" that had crashed in flames to Earth; he desperately encourages others to reject the stone's evil and take up his path under God's protection. A toddler King Arthur and the famous sword Excalibur are thrilling elements of the tale for fans of the genre. The author skillful-ly crafts intense action scenes and vivid settings. But the book's length, large cast of characters, and period vernacular tend to slow the pacing in places and may prove a challenge for some younger read-ers less keen about comprehensive detail. Those who follow Merlin to book's end, however, are re-warded by hints at what's to come in the sequel in the Merlin's Spiral series. Ages 13-up. Agent: Les Stobbe, Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency (Apr.)

 
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