Author: Rory D. Nelson
Published: 28th June 2018 (Nelson Ventured)
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “Merlin returns to Lycenea a hero, victorious over the Visi-Gauls in a gruesome and exhaustive campaign that claimed the life of one of his men and saw the annihilation of the Visi-Gauls’ Southern Army.
Merlin’s peaceful reprieve is cut short however, as he must now find and expose the corrupt Senator who initiated the war in the first place and plots to subvert the Empire for himself. He is aided by the powerful sorceress, Morgana and Felinius, a former disgraced and condemned knight who knows the inner workings of the Brotherhood.
Merlin must also protect two of the captives he rescued during the war with the Visi-Gauls, one of whom is a boy named Dante, whose power has been prophesized to defeat Herod Antipaz, the corrupt Senator, and his deadly allies who threaten to destroy Gilleon.
Herod makes plans of his own for eliminating Dante. The boy’s problems continue to mount precipitously- for not only is he being ruthlessly hunted down by Herod’s minions, but he must also face down a brutal training program in Round Table Academy, where he faces elimination on a daily basis. Should he be eliminated, he will no longer be under the protection of Merlin and his Brotherhood and his death almost a foregone conclusion.
His only hope, his only salvation is Merlin- as is the country of Gilleon.” – Goodreads
Review: I did feel like I needed to read the first in the series before this. I felt like I didn’t really know the bigger picture of what had happened. After a while with more information and it focusing on newer characters it didn’t feel like I was missing out on a lot from the first book.
The way they talk also took a little getting used to but was interesting to see how they spoke. It kind of had a steampunk feel to it but at the same time not. It was very uniquely done.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Author. Does not affect my review)