Fantasy week would not be sufficient without at least one tale of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, and so I present to you my favorite: Legend of the Emerald Rose. While King Arthur and Queen Guinevere only play a passing role, there are other equally famous characters in this book (knights of the round table anyone?). Calling this book a fantasy might be reaching. It’s more a historical novel with fantastical elements, but still it had to be featured. The novel introduces Shadoe un Hollo Tors, the son of Merlin, who once served the famous king and queen until their deaths, but has since become embittered. Merlin, who is dying, extracts a promise from Shadoe, that he would protect the heir of King Arthur. Shadoe reluctantly sets off to find this heir and so starts a tale of romance that is both sweet and humorous, a land of mysteries and dreams (literally!), and men of nobility and character (could they be any other?).
In this novel, Wichman conveys the strong importance of having a relationship with Christ not only for salvation but to fight against the wiles of the enemy. One of my favorites!