Revelations by Daniel Diehl is book one of The Merlin Chronicles. Archeological, Arthurian figures and magic all come to play in this outstanding novel.
Tintagel, the home of Arthurian legend is where we first meet Jason. His professor offers him a chance to be in charge of his own dig, the middens. Most people would rather not be digging around in that type of area, however, for an archeologist it offers a wealth of information. His team finds a hollow glass sphere, something that shouldn’t be able exist.
Undisturbed for over 1,500 years Merlin has secreted himself away to research how to save the world from certain total annihilation. Through his dreams with Jason he starts to learn about the new modern world he suddenly finds himself in.
Morgana le Fay through magic learned by the world’s enemies still exists. She has also been researching for centuries with.one vital difference, she is in league with those who wish to destroy earth. Morgana believes that the enemies will let her rule over a small portion.
I deeply enjoyed reading this novel by Mr. Diehl. The combinations of well developed characters as well as his description writing make it very easy to immerse yourself in his world. The sequel will be available in Spring 2014. This novel has a full 5 stars from me.