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Merlin’s Nightmare – Robert Treskillard

Merlin's Nightmare is published by Blink, a trademark of Zondervan.

Merlin’s Nightmare is published by Blink, a trademark of Zondervan.

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Summary: Book Three in the “Merlin Spiral” Series, Merlin’s Nightmare takes place 18-ish years after Merlin’s Shadow ends. Arthur is now grown and Merlin is ready to settle down with his family. In a twist of events, Arthur goes missing and Merlin goes off to find him. While they’re gone, Arthur’s true identity is revealed to him and he must decide if he’s going to embrace it or run away from it. Merlin, also, must decide if he’s going to overcome his fears or let them destroy him. And what of Natalenya, Garth, and Caygek? Pick up Merlin’s Nightmare and find out!

Review: Truly one of the best series that I’ve ever read. There have been many series I’ve read that have started out good and fizzled out by the end, but not this one! If it’s even possible, Merlin’s Nightmare was better than its predecessors Merlin’s Blade and Merlin’s Shadow.  Robert Treskillard does an amazing job of story-telling and painting pictures with his words. Definitely a page-turner novel that you won’t want to put down! For being a newer author, he’s quickly becoming a favorite in our household. And just in case you’ve missed my reviews of the two previous books I’ll say it again because it’s worth repeating, Robert Treskillard gives a whole new perspective on the Merlin/Arthur/Camelot stories of old with his “Merlin Spiral” series.  Merlin’s not a magician/wizard, as he’s often portrayed, he’s a bard and follower of Christ.

There really were so many parts I liked, it’s hard to pick a favorite. The Epilogue was the perfect ending to the “Merlin Spiral” series; enough closure to feel complete, but enough “what’s going to happen?” to keep you interested in the upcoming “Pendragon Spiral” series. A close second is all of Chapter 34, but especially the conversation (pg. 357-358) where Merlin is asked “WHO IS YOUR KING?” and eventually ends with what readers will recognize as Matthew 10:28 (or Luke 12:4-5). Talk about tears.

HIGHLY recommend this book, especially for those who love Merlin/Arthur stories. The whole series is amazing and I look forward to reading more from Robert Treskillard.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own, no other compensation was received.

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Merlin’s Shadow – Robert Treskillard

Merlin's Shadow is published by BLINK, a trademark of Zondervan.

Merlin’s Shadow is published by BLINK, a trademark of Zondervan.

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Summary: The Druid Stone has been destroyed. Merlin and his friends, along with baby Arthur, are running for their lives. Just who are they running from, and where will they end up? Follow Merlin and his band in the epic sequel to Merlin’s BladeMerlin’s Shadow.

Review: I had high hopes for this book! I really really really loved Merlin’s Blade and couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. Robert Treskillard definitely didn’t disappoint with Merlin’s Shadow! A lot of the time you find that sequels just don’t live up to their predecessor but that’s not the case with the second book in “The Merlin Spiral” series. The absolute only reason it’s taken me so long to read is because life got crazy and I wasn’t able to sit down and read it all in an afternoon like I was hoping to do. The story just keeps getting better and better! I’m expecting great things with the last book in the series!

What did I like about Merlin’s Shadow? EVERYTHING! I love the maps, I love the time period, I love the character development. Fast-paced action throughout keeps you turning pages to find out what’s going to happen next.  It’s been a while since I’ve read a young adult series and actually really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to get my hands on Merlin’s Nightmare!

Robert Treskillard is a skilled writer! Not every author can deliver the same quality, or better, work when they’re writing a series. He is one of the few!

Disclaimer: I received this book for free through BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own, no other compensation was received.

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