Monday, October 21, 2013

Review: Martyr's Fire by:Sigmund Brouwer

 Martyr's Fire (Merlin's Immortals, #3)
About the Book:
 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.


About the Author:
With more than three million books in print, SIGMUND BROUWER is the best-selling author of dozens of popular books for children and adults. Over the last two decades, his Rock and Roll Literacy presentation has inspired students and teachers at schools all across North America. Sigmund is married to songwriter and recording artist Cindy Morgan. The couple and their two daughters divide their time between Red Deer, Alberta, and Nashville, Tennessee.

My Review:
Thomas, a nobleman, feels like a prisoner in his own home, so when the Priest of the Holy Grail arrive, he wants to go exploring. These people bring many objects such as the weeping Mary, showing these objects to the people of Magnus, trying to prove they are only full of truth. But Thomas doesn't think them so truthful, so Thomas poses a a beggar. He dresses in filthy clothing, darkens his pale skin, wears an eye patch, and just looks plain dirty. He stays out with the rest of the beggars one night, learning many things about these Priests.

 While trying to stay hidden, Thomas is found out by a good friend of his that had no clue he was doing this. The friend told him of the many things that had went on that evening. Learning about the priest had taken over, Thomas had to find Gervaise, who had been his friend for years. After talking to Gervaise, he headed to the chapel as instructed, to pledge his allegiance to the Priest. They soon found out who he was and attacked, Thomas barely escaped. He dropped in a trap door Gervaise told him about, and followed the instructions he was given. But what was he to face in this dark place? Would he make it out alive?

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me at no charge for my honest review from the author.
 In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.