CSFF Tour: MERLIN’S NIGHTMARE / by Robert Treskillard

Christian Science Fiction Fantasy Blog Tour (CSFF)
MERLIN’S NIGHTMARE / by Robert Treskillard (Merlin’s Spiral, 3)

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MERLIN’S NIGHTMARE / by Robert Treskillard (Merlin’s Spiral, 3)
Blink YA Books     ISBN     978-0310735090
Young Adult     Grades 9-12     Rating: 4

PUBLISHER’S SUMMARY:

Haunted by the past, chased by the present.

Arthur is now eighteen, and Merlin, tired of hiding and running from his enemies, wants nothing more than to spend his days with his family and train Arthur for his rightful place as king. But when Arthur goes missing, a desperate Merlin must abandon all other quests to find him before a shadowy pursuer catches Arthur first.

Having everything to fight for, and almost nothing to fight with, Merlin and Arthur must rally Britain’s warriors against three overwhelming enemies: Saxenow hordes in the south, Picti raiders in the north, and a chilling new enemy that has arisen in the west.

At the same time, Mórgana brings Merlin’s deepest fear to life and sets a horde of werewolves loose to destroy Britain. But when the secret purpose of this nightmare is finally revealed, will Merlin and Arthur find a way to survive—without unleashing an even greater evil?

<Read MY FULL REVIEW HERE >

MY THOUGHTS SO FAR:

If you haven’t read Treskillard’s earlier works, MERLIN’S BLADE and MERLIN’S SHADOW, run — do not walk — and get copies now!

For someone raised on CAMELOT and Disney’s THE SWORD IN THE STONE movies, reading these books about Merlin and Arthur was a joy! But be forewarned, these are not your romanticized stories of Arthur pulling out the Sword in the Stone. While they are based on the Arthurian legends, it is clear Treskillard has done his homework on the history and culture of the time. This is both historical fiction AND fantasy at its finest.

Here are the publisher’s summaries of the first two books:

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? (MERLIN’S BLADE, Book 1)

and MERLIN’S SHADOW, Book 2:

Betrayal.

After destroying the sinister Druid Stone and freeing his people from its dark control, Merlin finds himself to be a royal advisor without a king. Along with his friend Garth and Natalenya, his betrothed, Merlin treks north with the orphaned Arthur in hopes of keeping the young ruler safe from soldiers misled by their turncoat captain. Relentlessly pursued by his nemesis Vortigern, Merlin and his band make for the fortress of Dintaga.

But dangers multiply when Merlin realizes that Vortigern is not his only enemy. Even his own sister appears bent on Merlin’s destruction. As the threat on all their lives increases, Merlin discovers their only hope is sailing to the lands of eternal darkness and once again cleansing the world from an ancient and powerful evil.

One might be able to read MERLIN’S NIGHTMARE without reading the earlier books in this series. However, I think that despite the detailed character index, one will find more enjoyment in reading the books in sequence.

 <Read MY FULL REVIEW HERE >

To read more about Robert Treskillard and his work, check out his blog at http://www.KingArthur.org.uk.

Want to know what other reviewers and bloggers are saying about MERLIN’S NIGHTMARE ? Check out the CSFF Blog Tour participants shown below (Christian Science Fiction Fantasy):
Beckie Burnham
Jeff Chapman
Vicky DealSharingAunt
April Erwin
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Rebekah Gyger
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Emileigh Latham
Jennette Mbewe
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Mirriam Neal
Joan Nienhuis
Nissa
Writer Rani
Nathan Reimer
Audrey Sauble
Chawna Schroeder
Jojo Sutis
Robert Treskillard
Phyllis Wheeler
Elizabeth Williams

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Disclaimer: Book reviews are my opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

 

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6 responses to “CSFF Tour: MERLIN’S NIGHTMARE / by Robert Treskillard

  1. Thanks for being part of the tour, Carol!

  2. Great blog tour post! You really were able to sum up the first two books well. I wish I had that gift.

  3. Thanks, but those summaries were provided by the publisher. So no credit to me.

    However, I am working on a review for the entire series and trying to sum up each book and look at the series as a whole. Should have that ready by sometime tomorrow!

    Check back and let me know what you think . . .

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  5. Thanks, but those summaries were provided by the publisher. So no credit to me.

    However, I am working on a review for the entire series and trying to sum up each book and look at the series as a whole. Should have that ready by sometime tomorrow!

    Check back and let me know what you think . . .

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