I spent my childhood running through Sherwood Forest at Robin Hood’s heels and hunting the Holy Grail along with the Knights of the Round Table. Because of that, Robin Hood and King Arthur are some of my favorite heroes, which means I’m sometimes a little bit leery of picking up a retelling of one of their tales … because somehow it never quite manages to match my personal imagination.
I mean, why can’t the author picture it exactly as I picture it? That’s not an unrealistic expectation, is it?
Can anyone else relate?
Still I do love a good Arthurian retelling, so I’m excited that it’s the focus for the giveaways this month. For our first giveaway, I’ve selected Merlin’s Blade by Robert Treskillard. It’s unique in that it tells more of Merlin’s story than Arthur’s, and it’s written from a very historically rich point of view. Sound intriguing? Well, you can enter the giveaway for an ebook copy (and yes, this is open to international entries) through the Rafflecopter below, but first, a bit about the book …
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. 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 ordained for him. But when he is surrounded by adversaries, how will he save the girl he cherishes and rid Britain of this deadly evil … without losing his life?
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.