Martyr’s Fire is the third book in the Merlin’s Immortals series by Sigmund Brouwer. Being that I haven’t read the first two books, I was thrilled that this book could stand on it’s own. Although it’s clear that the story started prior to this book, I never found myself confused about what was going on in the story.
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.
Brouwer obviously did a lot of research to align the story’s world with real world knowledge. This made the book seem more realistic and kept my attention longer.
After finishing the book, I found myself curious as to what happened in the first two books and what would become of Thomas in the next book.