December CSFF Blog Tour ~ Merlin's Shadow Day 3

Welcome to the final day of the December CSFF Blog Tour

Take a new look at Merlin as you have never before seen him...

Merlin's Shadow
The Merlin Spiral #2
By Robert Treskillard

Merlin's Shadow is a study of contrasts.  First there is Merlin raised to have a belief and trust in Jesu Christus.  Then there is Merlin's younger half-sister Ganieda, who because of her mother, has an affinity with the Druid and their belief system.

Merlin believes in the sacrificial offering of Christ while the Druid, Picts, and Guotodin believe in the sacrificial offering of those they capture.

Merlin loves his sister and even makes provisions so that she might be cared for in his absence following the death of his father. But Ganieda hates her brother because she blames him for the death of their father and her mother's illness and death.

Ganieda and her Druid grandfather are Merlin's shadow using an orb and fang that Ganieda discovered beneath the now dead Druid stone to track his movements as he attempts to keep his promise to protect Arthur.  As Merlin goes through times of trial that test his faith his sister takes delight in his pain and suffering.

But Ganieda is suffering as well.  She feels deeply the loss of her parents and her heart aches for love. But when offered love that is false - the same "love" that Merlin rejected in the first book Ganieda takes it.  But taking the "love" offered by the Voice comes with a price - a price we do not yet know, and Ganieda is wearing it in the form of a torc embellished with dragons!

Merlin's Shadow is a test.  A test of will.  A test of endurance.  A test of honor.  A test of trust.  And a test of love.  And in each test there is but one answer if we are to achieve victory and the answer is Jesu Christus.

I am eagerly anticipating the third book in this series and learning more about Merlin, Arthur, Gaineda, Loth and the sword in the Druid stone.

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

Thank you for checking out the Merlin's Shadow tour.

Purchase Merlin’s Shadow  or visit Robert Treskillard's Website and Robert's Blog to learn more about this fascinating series and its author.

And be sure to be on the look out for book 3 in the Merlin's Spiral series 
~ Merlin's Nightmare ~ 
coming March 25, 2014

I love the covers in this series and the changes in the sword!

Be sure to check-out the CSFF other tour participants who will be posting
during the Merlin's Shadow tour December 16 - 18.


  1. Meagan ... thanks for the review and for posting all three days!

    And you are right that Ganieda is Merlin's "Shadow", as that was my original intent, but since finishing the novel I have reinterpreted the title so that there is yet a different answer to the question of "What exactly *is* Merlin's Shadow?" Any guesses?


  2. Like your idea of the story being a series of tests. With all the bad things that happened to Merlin and company in this volume, I can't imagine what his "nightmare" will be. Can events really get any worse?


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