Title & Author: Merlin’s Blade by Robert Treskillard
Short Summary: When a Druid Stone kills a high monk, the safety and Christianity of Merlin’s village is threatened. The druids claim the stone has the power of Belornos, a Celtic god of the underworld, and use it to commit people to the Druidow. But when the king is killed in the process, can poor blind Merlin destroy the stone and save his village?
What I liked about the story: I normally don’t like stories that bounce between characters but this book kept me hooked with the constant action and mystery. The plot wove in every direction imaginable.
What I liked about the writing: I liked the writing because it had locations, slang, history, and detailed research.
Review by Nate, 13 years old