(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
Arthur, now eighteen, is missing, and Merlin must find him before a shadowy pursuer catches him first.
With the High King and his kingdom caught in a trap of sinister deceit, Merlin has to find a way out before all is lost. Having everything to fight for, and almost nothing to fight with, Merlin and Arthur must rally Britain’s warriors against three overwhelming enemies: Saxenow hordes in the south, Picti raiders in the north, and a chilling new enemy that has arisen in the west. At the same time, Morgana brings Merlin’s deepest fear to life and sets a horde of werewolves loose to destroy Britain. But when the secret purpose of this nightmare is finally revealed, will Merlin and Arthur find a way to survive — without unleashing an even greater evil?
I’ve been a big fan of high fantasy and Arthurian Legend for some time. This is a new fresh twist on the tales of Morgana, King Arthur and Merlin. I enjoyed this novel. It is dark and creepy. I think Game of Throne/ song of Ice and Fire fans might enjoy this series. I wish I could have read these books in high school because I would have been crazy about them. Young adults, adults who enjoy fantasy will probably enjoy these books. I thought this book was well written, fun and exciting. There were times I had a hard time putting it down. Like many fantasy books, it comes with a character guide and even a pronunciation guide. I thought that would be a fun way to introduce a reader to IPA for layman.