Friday, March 7, 2014

Martyr's Fire by Sigmund Brouwer

Martyr's Fire (Merlin's Immortals, #3)Book Description:
Will this dangerous quest lead the outcast Orphan King toward an ancient secret—or to certain destruction?

Posing as a beggar, Thomas escapes Magnus after fifteen men, who are calling themselves the Priests of the Holy Grail, arrive and take control of the castle through wondrous acts and apparent miracles. With the help of his longtime friend Gervaise, Thomas sets out on a journey that leads him to the ancient Holy Land. Unaware that Katherine and Hawkwood are watching over him, Thomas is tested in his beliefs and comes face to face with the ancient power that the Merlins and Druids have long been searching for.

Enter the world of Merlin’s Immortals, where ancient secrets and evil conspiracies take you on a breathless adventure of discovery, intrigue, and hidden knowledge.

My Thoughts:
This book is the third by this author in the Merlin's Immortals series.  Thomas escapes Magnus and is on a quest.  With his kingdom being invaded, he fled and is in search of answers.  There are assumptions, Druids, misunderstandings and friends throughout the story.  Thomas must make decisions and his search isn't an easy one.
I really enjoy this author's writing style.  The challenges that Thomas faces are to strengthen his character and it works great.  The chapters are short and the book is an easy, quick read.  I like the medieval times setting and all the characters.  I did have issues with how repetitive certain things were in the book, but at the same time, I can understand how that works for the young adults to a point.
I rate this a 3/5.  It was a good third in the series just not up to the standards of the other two.

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.  


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