Merlin’s (also Myrddin in book) spirit form is in danger. The world he so perfectly created is in ruins. It is up to five (4?) of his decedents to set things right in Merlin’s Kin.
Author Everret Coles dares to ask the question, what happened after King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table? The answer is that they gave up on Earth (also Orth) and Merlin whisked them away to a new world molded to his ideals. In this world there is no metal in which to make weapons. But as usual, where there is a will, there is a way. Many many generations after King Arthur’s time, an evil warlord, Calupsis, has taken over Greensward and enslaved many of the inhabitants. Francis and co. are this generations knights that Merlin calls upon to save this world.
Well this book is clearly written for young adults (it even says so right on the cover). It mentions King Arthur and his knights but not much more in terms of the history. This really isn’t an issue since that’s not the books intent.
The book was a nice semi-quick read, but I didn’t get the full enjoyment out of it, no doubt, because I am no longer a youth. I suggest youth definitely give this a read if you enjoy good adventure stories and want a taste of what fantasy is all about.
I was lucky enough to get myself a free copy. If you weren’t so lucky, you can get your copy here http://www.amazon.com/Merlins-Kin-ebook/dp/B003ZSILNC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1310076892&sr=1-1 for a very very low price.