CSFF May Blog Tour ~ Merlin's Blade Day 3

Merlin's Blade
Merlin's Spiral 1
by Robert Traskillard

The worship of the unknown is a weakness in humanity.  We willingly give over power of our minds to the chance of getting something we want.  We willingly sacrifice our souls, friends, and family to satisfy a longing or greed that we refuse to suppress.

But through faith in Jesu, prayer, and the disability that has been his for 7 years Merlin is able to withstand the evil.  As Merlin struggles with how to free his family, friends, village, and king from this insidious delusion he becomes the man he was meant to be.

Merlin's Blade is a fascinating look at Merlin and the faith that he claimed as his own and the strength it gave him to withstand the evil of the Druid stone.

I found the encounters that Merlin and his sister Ganieda had with the wolves interesting.  The wolves hunt Merlin, yet befriend Ganieda.  When Merlin is forced to defend his life against an attack, Ganieda blames her brother for the wolf's death.  What is Ganieda's connection to these wolves who seem intent on destroying her brother?

I look forward to the reading the other books in this series and seeing Merlin's life through a new lens.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Book Blurb:
A strange meteorite.
A deadly enchantment
And only Merlin can destroy it
A meteorite brings a mysterious black stone whose sinister power ensnares everyone except Merlin, the blind son of a swordsmith. Soon, all of Britain will be under its power, and he must destroy the stone—or die trying.

The tour runs from May 27 - May 29 so be sure to visit all the CSFF May Tour sites:
Noah Arsenault  Beckie Burnham  Keanan Brand  Jeff Chapman  Laure Covert  Pauline Creeden
Emma or Audrey Engel  April Erwin  Victor Gentile  Ryan Heart  Timothy Hicks  Jason Joyner
Carol Keen  Krystine Kercher  Shannon McDermott  Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller  Joan Nienhuis  Nathan Reimer   Chawna Schroeder   Kathleen Smith
Jojo Sutis   Robert Treskillard   Steve Trower   Phyllis Wheeler   Shane Werlinger   Nicole White

Author blog http://www.epictales.org/blog/robertblog.php
Author’s website - http://www.kingarthur.org.uk/


  1. You have great insight and have raised a question no one else has ... what about Ganieda?

    Read Merlin's Shadow and all your questions will be answered in spades...

  2. Great point about Ganeida and the Wolves. How can they be so vicious towards Merlin, yet friends of a young girl? Glad Robert will be addressing this in book 2. Good reviews! Thanks.


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