From School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—Merlin must battle against unthinkable foes as he prepares teen Arthur to take on the role of High King. When the young warrior disappears and Mórgana unleashes a horde of werewolves, Britain's fate hangs in the balance in this last title of the fantasy series.
"I was completely spellbound--I couldn't stop reading ... It was everything a book should be: gripping, epic, and just a lot of fun." - Writer & blogger Deborah O'Carroll "A perfect blend of suspense and drama and a little romance thrown in ... My 12 year old daughter has read this whole series a good three times." - Amazon Vine Reviewer N. Porter "Treskillard's prose is beautifully woven with detail, inspiration, and heart, creating a spectacular tapestry of images ... packed with action from the first page to the last ... Extraordinary!" - Book blogger Laurin Boyle
PRAISE FOR THE MERLIN SPIRAL:
"A sweeping, deeply detailed fantasy that re-imagines the adventures of Arthurian legend ... The author skillfully crafts intense action scenes and vivid settings."
- Publishers Weekly
"Treskillard crafts a new and unique prequel to the King Arthur legend, one that is rich in atmosphere and detail. Fantasy readers will find themselves beguiled by the young Merlin's story."
- School Library Journal
"A fresh approach to an ancient genre ... an absolute must-read."
- Award winning author Douglas Bond
"Trekillard has achieved one of the most difficult feats to master in high fantasy epics like this - weaving together a handful of storylines into a cohesive, expertly-paced narrative.""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
"A fabulous re-imagining of the legends."
- Fantasy author Scott Appleton
"Merlin's Blade is a masterful story, well told ... a must read for fans of the Arthurian legend and for fantasy fans of all stripes ... the book easily spans the gap between twelve and adult."
- Fantasy & sci-fi reviewer Rebecca Luella Miller
"I love the setting of this book! Robert Treskillard has done an excellent job bringing early Britain to life. The adventure is exciting, the characters are interesting, and the suspense, which remains until the end, is very well done."
"Treskillard builds a real person in Merlin ... whose belief in honor and family make him a figure to cheer for." - Award winning author Jill Williamson
Robert Treskillard breathes new life into the often-told tale of King Arthur and his faithful mentor, Merlin. Treskillard has managed to put a new spin on the story in this three-volume series called Merlin’s Spiral by focusing on Merlin’s story. In Merlin’s Nightmare, Arthur is now eighteen, and Merlin wants nothing more than to enjoy his family. But when Arthur disappears, Merlin stops at nothing to rescue him before one of their enemies finds him. Together they face the Saxenow in the south, the Picts in the north, and a new enemy rising in the east. And Merlin’s half-sister has unleashed werewolves–Merlin’s biggest fear since being attacked by wolves as a child. Will they survive? Merlin’s Shadow and Merlin’s Nightmare are difficult to read as standalone novels, although the author tries to give the reader enough background in the glossary to permit this. Kudos to Treskillard, who not only identifies the characters but describes what happened in the previous books that is significant to the overall storyline. His attempt to recreate the Arthurian legend from a Christian perspective is to be applauded. Recommended for public libraries and school libraries. (Christian Library Journal