Serious faces now. No more getting sidetracked by memories of kids TV in the 80s or quoting Monty Python ad nauseum. I’m not even going to pretend, as I was tempted to yesterday, that Merlin is in fact a bloke called Roy from Birmingham who’s only wish is that it could be Christmas every day.
No, now it is time to be serious, and take a moment to ponder what this season is really all about:
Merlin’s Shadow, Book Two of the Merlin Spiral by Robert Treskillard.
Here’s what the All-Knowing Blurb has to say on the subject:
After destroying the sinister Druid Stone and freeing his people from its dark control, Merlin finds himself to be a royal advisor without a king. Along with his friend Garth and Natalenya, his betrothed, Merlin treks north with the orphaned Arthur in hopes of keeping the young ruler safe from soldiers misled by their turncoat captain. Relentlessly pursued by his nemesis Vortigern, Merlin and his band make for the fortress of Dintaga.
But dangers multiply when Merlin realizes that Vortigern is not his only enemy. Even his own sister appears bent on Merlin’s destruction. As the threat on all their lives increases, Merlin discovers their only hope is sailing to the lands of eternal darkness and once again cleansing the world from an ancient and powerful evil.
After my little blip last month, I am back in my customary role of ‘tour member who didn’t read the book’, but in the hope of sneaking some interested readers onto the tour in a kind of bloggy Trojan Rabbit, here are a few highlights:
Jojo Sutis has a giveaway and (and! AND!) video review goodness.
Jennette Mbewe has an interview with Arthur. No, wait, with the author.
And the author (fairly sure I got that one right) asks the question Where is God in The Merlin Spiral? (He also answers it, because otherwise that would just be weird).
And of course there are plenty of reviews by those who read the book instead of copying their homework from Michael Palin:
Here, here and here for starters.
As ever, there’s plenty more on the tour, get clicky with the sidebar or stop off at Becky Miller’s blog for direct links to every post on the tour.
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Meagan @ Blooming with Books
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