Saturday, April 27, 2013

Zondervan Blog Tour: Merlin’s Blade

Author: Robert Treskillard

Genre: Fantasy, adventure

Series: The Merlin Spiral

Number in series: 1st

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8

Type: Fiction

Number of pages: 428

Time period: 400 ish

Publisher and price: Zondervan, $9.99

My overall opinion: Set in a fascinating era, this book is a stunning beginning to a new series set in the time of Merlin, as is clear from the title. The storyline moves along at a quick pace, and is packed with vivid characters – huge array of personalities! There’s also plenty of action, sure to keep you reading. Boys and girls alike will enjoy this one! I’d probably recommend it for 12 and up – there isn’t objectionable content that I noticed, but it’s quite a long book and the story will be better understood by slightly older readers. My only problem with the book was indeed the length – while 428 pages isn’t SUPER long, each of those pages had a lot of words/paragraphs/etc. The whole book was exciting, but by the end, despite the excitement, it was dragging a bit for me. I’m looking forward to the sequel (Merlin’s Shadow) due out in September (fyi, it has a great cover!).

**Zondervan sent me an ARC of this book for review purposes. I wasn’t required to post a positive review, only an honest one – which is what I have done. I am not recompensed in any other way.**

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