Author: Daniel Diehl
Genre: Epic Fantasy Saga
Length: 328 pages
Release Date: April 1, 2015
About the Book
Merlin the Magician, Jason Carpenter and Beverley McCullough return in the gripping conclusion to The Merlin Chronicles trilogy. Catapulted back and forth through time and space the trio is forced to confront their arch-nemesis, the spectacularly evil Morgana le Fay, yet again, after embarking on a spectacular quest to save Merlin’s homeland, the ancient kingdom of the Britons, and no less than King Arthur himself. ‘Out of Time’ is in the finest tradition of urban fantasy, classic wizard fantasy and Arthurian legend all rolled into one. Don’t miss it.
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.
Out of Time is the third and final book in the Merlin Chronicles. I had read the first two books, Revelations and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and was looking forward to reading this one.
It is easy to tell the Daniel Diehl is an historian from his writing. I found the information about how the people in the year 485 lived very interesting. His storytelling is also great. It flows well and is easy to read. I did find some of the war preparation a bit tedious but that’s my own preference.
The main characters are the good guys and it would be hard not to like them. Merlin is my favorite and often cracks me up. When Jason vowed to be careful when interacting with others when they went back to Merlin’s time, for fear that they would change history, of course that would be the right thing to do. But when actually faced with allowing people to die by not sharing what we consider basic information, can he be strong and cold-hearted enough to keep his mouth shut and watch people die?
I really enjoyed Out Of Time and I felt it had the perfect ending to a great trilogy. Out of Time does stand on its own but I recommend reading all 3 books.
About the Author
Daniel Diehl has been an author, writer and investigative historian for thirty-five years. For nearly twenty years Diehl has been involved in writing for publication and documentary television production. Mr. Diehl’s work has won awards from the Houston (Texas) Film Festival, the National Trust for Historic Preservation (US) and the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Arts Foundation. Working alone and as a part of the multi-award winning team of Daniel Diehl and Mark Donnelly, Diehl has produced work in two main categories; trade publication and television documentary scripts. His canon of work includes twenty non-fiction books (which have been translated into ten foreign languages), one previous work of fiction and scripts for more than one hundred and seventy hours of documentary television primarily for A&E Network, The History Channel, History International, Biography Channel and Discovery Network.
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