A New Chapter In My Thankfulness For Les Stobbe

I began writing MERLIN’S BLADE in 2006 and finished it in 2008. I thought I was done, but I was far from it as thirteen more drafts of the novel awaited as well as the unenviable task of cutting it down by over 45,000 words … almost 1/3! And patience.  I needed patience.  Because it took[…]

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 My strange connections with Robert Frost, Gaspard[…]

BIG NEWS! Someone Has Won Excalibur!!!

It has FINALLY come to pass … someone has WON THEIR VERY OWN EXCALIBUR with the hilt and pommel hand-made by the author! The official results for both CONTEST #3 and the GRAND PRIZE CONTEST are given below. CONTEST #3 1st place Breanna, with 14,400 points! This wins either a Kindle Fire HD 7″, a[…]

Merlin’s Blade wins the SILVER MOONBEAM AWARD in YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi!

Yes, Merlin’s Blade has won the silver medal in the 2014 MOONBEAM AWARD for young adult fantasy/sci-fi fiction It is a great honor to have this vote of confidence given to a debut novelist, and I am blessed to have received it. Their website says the following: Creating books that inspire our children to read,[…]

The Merlin Spiral CONTEST PRIZES! (CSFF Blog Tour Day #2)

Okay folks, for day 2 of the CSFF Blog Tour, and as promised, here are the photos of me making the prizes for contest #2 — MERLIN’S SHADOW: This is my Excalibur hilt mold I made specifically for pewter casting jewelry pieces. I also made a mold of the pommel, and with these molds I[…]

Where is God in The Merlin Spiral trilogy? — Day Three

Today is day three of the CSFF Blog Tour, reviewing my second novel, MERLIN’S SHADOW! (For a recap, some have questioned whether God is present in the books of The Merlin Spiral, and so this is part three of my answer to that very pertinent question. Go here for Part 1 and Part 2.) Yesterday[…]

Where is God in The Merlin Spiral trilogy? — Day Two

Today is day two of the CSFF Blog Tour, reviewing my second novel, MERLIN’S SHADOW! Yesterday I covered how God was involved in the novel of Merlin’s Blade. Today I’d like to broaden that discussion to see how God works in the real world…not just the fictional world of my novel. (For those new to[…]

Where is God in The Merlin Spiral trilogy? — Day One

Today is day one of the CSFF Blog Tour, reviewing my second novel, MERLIN’S SHADOW, strangely enough! I want to start out thanking all of the tour participants for taking the time to read the novel and thoughtfully write up reviews. And I’m even thankful in advance for any critical ones! I cannot improve as[…]

Barnes & Noble Booksigning For MERLIN’S SHADOW on December 7th!

If you live near St. Louis, mark your calendars for December 7th and stop by the West County mall’s Barnes & Noble store at 1pm. I’ll be signing copies of both MERLIN’S BLADE as well as the newly released MERLIN’S SHADOW! And, if enough of you show up at 1pm, I’ll be sure to read[…]

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[…]

The Merlin’s Blade CONTEST IS OPEN!

Come one! Come all! Over $750 in prizes spread over THREE contests, with a $1000 Excalibur sword for the GRAND PRIZE! And Excalibur’s hilt and scabbard will be hand-made by the author himself using bronze-casting and red glass inlay! To join the contest just go to the series website at the following web page: http://www.kingarthur.org.uk/feastinghall/the-contest/[…]

GIVEAWAY: 10 Read & Share Copies of Melrin’s Blade!

I’m giving away 10 “Read & Share” copies of MERLIN’S BLADE, book 1 of The Merlin Spiral. What does “Read & Share” mean? It means that you promise to pass the copy on to someone else after you read it! Here are the specifics: Before reading the novel, you register your copy at the website[…]

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 Crosswalk.com 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[…]

There’s a BOOK GIVEAWAY on my Facebook page!

I’m giving away TWO ADVANCED READER COPIES of Merlin’s Blade over at my Facebook page! To enter, simply leave a comment on THIS POST. Then … to get a second entry, you have to share a link to my book page. This can be done by typing a post on Facebook and then typing @Merlin’s[…]

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: http://youtu.be/ZEZqQ3tsxqA. (Note that this book trailer serves as an introduction for all three books.) Please post the link everywhere[…]

FIRST TIME EVER: Win a free copy of Merlin’s Blade!

Yes, it’s true! I now hold in my hands an actual printed copy of MERLIN’S BLADE from Zondervan! It has been a long journey to get to this point since I began writing in 2006—but it is well worth it! Not only that, but I’m GIVING TWO COPIES AWAY FREE over at GoodReads.com! Now, keep[…]

BLINK’s First Merlin’s Blade Book Trailer!

Here it is folks, the very first book trailer for MERLIN’S BLADE! Tales tell that Zondervan is working on a new one using my blade, so we’ll see what it looks like when it’s finished! Also, I’ve been filming my own book trailer for Merlin’s Blade, so there’ll be lots of fun footage to help[…]

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[…]