New Podcast Interview with Robert Treskillard

The awesome folks over at Lasers, Dragons, and Keyboards interviewed me for their latest podcast … just click the image below to listen:     JOIN THE BATTLE! Keep informed about the latest news and events for The Merlin Spiral and the upcoming Pendragon Spiral! Subscribe Related Posts Merlin’s Blade wins the SILVER MOONBEAM AWARD[…]

Merlin’s Shadow Has Been Released…!

Yes, book 2 has finally arrived! MERLIN’S SHADOW has been released by BLINK YA BOOKS! Six months since the release of MERLIN’S BLADE, and six more months until MERLIN’S NIGHTMARE arrives! This means that you’ll be able to: find it on your store shelves now or very soon, and order it online or through your[…]

MERLIN’S SHADOW is in my hands + a Giveaway!

Yes, it’s true … I now have a box full of advanced reader copies of MERLIN’S SHADOW! The official book will be on sale October 1st, and to celebrate, I’m going to give away FIVE copies of MERLIN’S SHADOW! Just enter a comment on this blog post and you’re entered for the random drawing! Here’s[…]

Book Signing at Focus On The Family Bookstore!

I am pleased to help represent Zondervan and Blink YA Books over at Focus on The Family in Colorado Springs for a book signing with 8 other amazing authors: Jerry Jenkins, Beverly Lewis, Lisa T. Bergren, Brock Eastman, Kim and Kayla Woodhouse, Donita K. Paul, and Evangeline Denmark. So come on out to see me[…]

Announcing The Merlin’s Blade Promotion Contest!

Hello from Robert Treskillard, the author of the just released novel, MERLIN’S BLADE, book 1 of The Merlin Spiral. I have some exciting news … not just one contest, but THREE CONTESTS! And with a grand prize to top them all! So … this is the official announcement of the Merlin’s Blade Promotion Contest! (It[…]

The most extensive review yet of Merlin’s Blade…

Glenn McCarty, a contributing writer, has this to say about Merlin’s Blade: “The success of this book, however, is as much a credit to Treskillard’s storytelling instincts and his abilities at character and world-building as it is to any tweaks he makes to the legend…” The tone of the novel: “[Merlin’s Blade has an][…]

Merlin’s Blade Has Been Released…

Yes, the day has finally arrived! MERLIN’S BLADE has been released by ZONDERVAN! Almost seven years of slow and steady labor has finally resulted in this day. This means that you’ll be able to: find it on your store shelves now or very soon, and order it online or through your local bookstore. The only[…]

My OFFICIAL Merlin’s Blade Book Trailer !!

After many months of filming, special effects work, 3D animation, color-grading, and soundtrack design, I am finally ready to release my book trailer for MERLIN’S BLADE! The direct link to the trailer can be found here: (Note that this book trailer serves as an introduction for all three books.) Please post the link everywhere[…]

Announcing Zondervan’s OFFICIAL cover for Merlin’s Shadow!

Yes, Zondervan has officially released their cover for MERLIN’S SHADOW. Also, you can now PRE-ORDER Merlin’s Shadow through Zondervan’s! (Amazon and others coming SOON!) If you want to read the official description of the novel, go on over to’s MERLIN’S SHADOW page… And the official release date? September 24th, 2013 !! (Only 5[…]

Excalibur Has Been Made!

Yes, with a lot of help, and God’s protection, I finally did it! I have successfully bronze-cast the hilt and pommel for my Excalibur, and here are the pictures. Zondervan is going to photograph this blade for the cover of my novel, MERLIN’S BLADE, which will come out February of 2013. I will begin with[…]

Announcing Zondervan’s OFFICIAL cover for Merlin’s Blade!

Yes, Zondervan has officially released their cover for MERLIN’S BLADE. Also, you can now PRE-ORDER Merlin’s Blade through Amazon! If you want to read the official description of the novel, go on over to’s MERLIN’S BLADE page… And the official release date? April 16th, 2013 !! (And a big thanks to Ember for letting[…]

To Be Revealed Soon: Zondrevan’s Book Cover For Merlin’s Blade!

Yes, I have received a sneak preview of Zondervan’s book cover for MERLIN’S BLADE, and wow am I excited! Let’s just say that it combines hints of mystery, intrigue, and a sinister enemy! And the person they chose to portray Merlin looks very close to how I had envisioned him. There are still some minor[…]

HUGE NEWS #4: The Merlin’s Blade Promotion Plan!

Here are my current marketing plans for The Merlin Spiral trilogy! These will be rolling out over the next nine months, so keep your ears perked… Participating in Blog Tours This includes the famous Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog tour! Mini-Book Giveaways Think of it as a miniature book that includes endorsements as well[…]

HUGE NEWS #3: The Merlin’s Blade Publishing Schedule!

Although it is apt to change, Zondervan’s publishing plan is currently like this: Merlin’s Blade – February 2013 Merlin’s Shadow – August 2013 Merlin’s Nightmare – February 2014 So fans will only have to wait six months between releases, and not the usual year. After working since 2006 on the novels, it will be very[…]

HUGE NEWS #2: Merlin’s Blade Publisher Revealed!

Today I announce who is publishing MERLIN’S BLADE, MERLIN’S SHADOW, and MERLIN’S NIGHTMARE. None other than … ZONDERVAN! Yes, that’s true, and amazingly so. Back when I first began writing, it was my hope that if only I could sign with a literary agent, that one of the big publishers would be interested in my[…]

HUGE NEWS #1: Merlin’s Blade is under contract with a publisher!

Yes, this is it folks! The long-awaited announcement that I am very pleased to finally blog about. I have now officially signed a contract to have all 3 novels of THE MERLIN SPIRAL published! And I owe a big thanks to my incredible agent, Les Stobbe! But who is the publisher, you ask? Well… I’m[…]

Advice Needed About New Sample Book Covers For Merlin’s Blade

NOTE: ZONDERVAN HAS RELEASED MY OFFICIAL COVER FOR MERLINS’ BLADE, WHICH IS *NOT* THE ONES POSTED HERE. TO SEE IT, CLICK THIS LINK. I created these for a publisher to give them an example of what I was thinking for a book cover for Merlin’s Blade. My son, Leighton, portrays the blind Merlin, and my[…]

2011: An exciting year in review for The Merlin Spiral

January I began the year with things “in the works” with two publishers … “A” and “B”. This was as far as I thought I would get in the publishing world, and I imagined that if neither of them were interested, I would be left with self-publishing. Boy was I wrong! February This month I[…]

Computer Troubles…

Just to let everyone know … my laptop got a nasty virus, which is now removed. The problem is that it killed my internet connection except for email. The long and short is that I’ve done everything to fix my internet connection, but cannot. Now I need to backup critical files, wipe the entire computer,[…]

Big News For Merlin’s Blade…

Okay, this is not the biggest news, although it certainly could be a precursor to some possibly big-Big-BIG news coming in the future: I signed with an agent who is a veteran in the CBA. This means, for the first time, that MERLIN’S BLADE is being sent to the bigger publishers, all of whom have[…]