Merlin's Blade by Robert Treskillard
(Merlin Spiral, The)

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Winner of the 2014 Silver Moonbeam Award for Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Merlin's Greatest Weakness Could Become His Greatest Strength

In Robert Treskillard's take on the Arthurian legends, young Merlin is faced with the challenge of saving his country and those he loves when a mysterious, and dangerous, stone falls from the sky.

Partially blinded years ago, Merlin is a timid swordsmith's son who wants nothing more than to live a quiet life and win the hand of Natalenya, the beautiful and kind daughter of a magistrate. But after he and his friend Garth encounter a strange stone in the wood, one protected by druids, Merlin receives a series of visions and prophecies that he is to save Britain from a dark force. As the power of the stone grows and threatens his family and friends, Merlin is forced to embrace his calling---for he may be the only one immune to the stone's power.

Touching on multiple elements of the classic Arthur story---from the Lady of the Lake, the creation of Excalibur, the sword in the stone, and the rescue of Arthur himself---this fantasy tale will appeal to young adults looking for adventure and a hint of romance, as well as adults who enjoy the classic tale this series is based on.

About Robert Treskillard

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Robert Treskillard has been crafting stories from his early youth, and is a software developer, graphic artist, and sometime bladesmith. He and his wife have three children and are still homeschooling their youngest. They live in the country near St. Louis, Missouri.
Published April 16, 2013 by Blink. 432 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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There is ample evidence that Christianity was emerging in Britain during this time period, and so it doesn’t feel like a reach to think that a young Merlin, growing up in the shadow of a monastery, would have found Christ.

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When his friends and family become interested in the miracle stone that the druids are using to draw people away from King Uthur and his infant son Arthur, Merlin tries to stop them.

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