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.