Merlin’s Blade– Book 1 in the Merlin Spiral Trilogy by Robert Treskillard

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I love the stories and legends of King Arthur and his knights. So when Merlin’s Blade was given to me as a birthday present by a good friend, I was so excited to dive in. Robert took the story of Arthur and Merlin and created an epic story world rich with history and a touch of fantasy.

Plot/Storyline: 5/5

Merlin’s Blade had a strong plot. There was no contradiction and everything flowed smoothly and made sense.

Characters: 4/5

The characters were strong–I felt a connection with Merlin, and Garth grew from when we first met him. However,  I felt like more could have been built upon them and other characters,  though this might happen as the series continues.

Writing: 5/5

Robert’s writing was amazing. The descriptions were well done and simple, and nothing was overdone.

Dialogue: 5/5

The dialogue was well done and was realistic for the time period.

Bad Language:  None 

Inappropriate Content:  None

Want to read/ability:   4/5

Around the middle, the book got a little slow, but it picked up speed and I flew through the rest.

Warnings:  This book had druids. The druids are mentioned drawing circles, chanting,  and casting spells.  There is an enchanted stone with “power” that the druids control. 

 Overall, I loved the book.  Merlin is a Christian and the worldview of the whole book is Christian, despite the druids.  Robert is an extremely talented writer and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the series in the Merlin Spiral Trilogy turns out.

You can find Merlin’s Blade here.

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