“Did you ever care about something enough to
risk your life for it?” asks Merlin, the half-blind
young hero in debut author Robert Treskillard’s
Merlin’s Blade (Zondervan). That question Merlin
on a remarkable journey through fifth-century
Britain as he attempts to lead his village away
from the fantastic yet dangerous allure of a gorgeous
stone with amazing powers.

Inspired by the renowned Arthurian legends,
Merlin’s Blade tells the story of Merlin’s battle to
save his family, friends and king from the druids’
treacherous plan to reclaim Britain by using
a strange meteorite possessing the power to
ensnare anyone who looks at it.

Balancing tremendous medieval action scenes
with a delicate Christian underscore, Merlin’s
Blade is a story both fans of YA and fantasy will

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2013 issue of FamilyFiction Edge digital magazine. Subscribe for free today!

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About The Author

Robert Treskillard is a Celtic enthusiast who holds a B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies from Bethel University, Minnesota. He's 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 near St. Louis, Missouri.