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The premise of Merlin’s Nightmare is that Arthur is now 18 and just discovering that he is the rightful heir to Britain. Merlin struggles to let his adopted son grow up and make decisions on his own–which might lead everyone to their doom.
Anyone familiar with Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory is going to be in for a shock!
Treskillard has taken the original cast of the Arturian legend and reshuffled it. Morgana for example, is now Merlin’s sister.
For my part, I read this latest Treskillard installment and thought “Werewolves? He added werewolves?” But I’m not such a traditionalist that it bothered me. In fact, I really think the author has freshened the legends up. Arthur is ready for new YA fans.
P.S. I received a free copy of this book from BookLook in exchange for my honest opinions and review.