BEFORE THE ROUND TABLE…
BEFORE AUTHOR WAS CROWNED…
THERE WAS MERLIN…
Merlin’s Greatest Weakness Could Become His Greatest Strength
When a meteorite crashes near a small village in fifth-century Britain, it brings with it a mysterious black stone that bewitches anyone who comes in contact with its glow—a power the druids hope to use to destroy King Uthur’s kingdom, as well as the new Christian faith. The only person who seems immune is a young, shy, half-blind swordsmith’s son named Merlin.
As his family, village, and even the young Arthur, are placed in danger, Merlin must face his fears and his blindness to take hold of the role God ordained for him. But when he is surrounded by adversaries, armed only by a sword he helped forge, how will he save the girl he cherishes and rid Britain of this deadly evil … without losing his life?
Book includes location map and detailed character index.
MEET THE AUTHOR…
Robert Treskillard is a Celtic enthusiast who holds a B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies from Bethel University, Minnesota. He has been crafting stories from his early youth, 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 outside St. Louis, Missouri.
WHY MERLIN’S BLADE?
It all began when Robert’s son wanted to learn blacksmithing and sword-making. The two set out to learn the crafts and in the process were told by a relative that they were descended from a Cornish blacksmith. This lit the fire of Robert’s imagination, and so welding his Celtic research to his love of the legends of King Arthur, a book was forged—Merlin’s Blade, book one of The Merlin Spiral, coming April 2013 from Zondervan.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT “MERLIN’S BLADE”…
“A fresh approach to an ancient genre … an absolute must-read.”
– Award winning author Douglas Bond
“A fabulous re-imagining of the legends.”
– Christian fantasy author Scott Appleton
“Turn the pages, and you can almost feel the fog rolling in off the moors, smell the low heather, and catch a glint off a blade.”
– Best selling author Wayne Thomas Batson
“Treskillard builds a real person in Merlin … whose belief in honor and family make him a figure to cheer for.”
– Christy Award winning author Jill Williamson
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