In Revelations, the first book of The Merlin Chronicles, archeology student Jason Carpenter discovers a mysterious orb that has housed history’s greatest wizard for 1,600 years. Forced into an uneasy alliance, Jason and Merlin are sucked into a web of deceit, intrigue, and murder in a race to outwit and outrun Merlin’s ancient nemesis, the evil sorceress Morgana LaFay, a gang of drug smugglers, and a 500-year-old Chinese necromancer. It’s a race against time to complete their quest before an army of dragons is unleashed on a vulnerable and unsuspecting 21st century world.
This book will appeal to Merlin/Arthur fans because it is exciting and, let’s face it, it’s about Merlin! I thought it was great how Mr. Diehl brought Merlin up to the present century. It was well thought-out and believable as much as fantasy can be believed. Jason and Beverley were great supporting characters. Morgana was evil as always. She sucked the energy out of Jason in a sexual-like encounter although they didn’t actually have sex. I love how Merlin adapted so quickly to this age and its wonders. I would recommend this book to young adults – definitely not children. There were episodes of language abuse – the “F” word several times where I didn’t think it was necessary. Do all grad students talk like that? I would like to imagine that they don’t, but I could be living in a bubble. I was really disappointed when Merlin said it! The story was exciting and moved really well. If it wasn’t for the author’s use of the “F” word, I would have given this book a 4 or 4.5 stars, but alas, I can only give it 3.5 stars. Perhaps he won’t feel the need to include it in the next book of the series.
Rating:3.5 Stars – I recommend this novel to young adults who enjoy the Merlin story.
Content: Occurrences of the “F” word that were unnecessary in my opinion; .
Source: I received the ebook from Kathy and read it on my Kindle for PC.
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