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by T. A. Barron

  • ISBN: 0441007139
  • Category: Teenagers
  • Author: T. A. Barron
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ace; First Thus edition (September 1, 2000)
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  • Rating: 4.4
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The Lost Years (originally called The Lost Years of Merlin) is a work of literature by T. A. Barron, published by Penguin Group USA. It tells the tale of the legendary wizard Merlin's youth.

The Lost Years (originally called The Lost Years of Merlin) is a work of literature by T. Though the character Merlin is world-famous as an ancient wizard, this story of his lost youth is original to the author. The book is the first in the 12-book Merlin Saga, and was originally published as The Lost Years of Merlin, book one of the Lost Years of Merlin 5-book epic.

I remember reading The Lost Years Of Merlin series when I was in Middle School. For a book that has simplistic writing the world was very detailed and magical. Barron doesn't To tell the truth this is a three star book. From what I remember, I LOVED them and decided to re-read them now, over 10 years later. I still enjoyed the book, but did not find it as amazing as I did when I was little. The story is very predictable and the characters are somewhat bland. Merlin complains a lot and only cares about himself at first which works for his character but causes me to find it hard to relate to him.

Merlin: Book Three: The Raging Fires. A companion volume to The Merlin Saga-including The Lost Years of Merlin epic, The Merlin's Dragon trilogy, and The Great Tree of Avalon trilogy. Merlin: Book Four: The Mirror of Fate. Merlin: Book Five: A Wizard's Wings.

T. Barron is the award-winning author of fantasy novels such as The Lost Years of Merlin epic-soon to be a major motion picture. He serves on a variety of environmental and educational boards including The Nature Conservancy and The Land and Water Fund of the Rockies, and is the founder of a national award for heroic children.

The Lost Years of Merlin changed my life in a way that I didn’t think another series could after Harry Potter. There’s something comforting and uplifting about reading a . These books are a sweeping epic fantasy that taught me the true value of nature and all of its creatures.

The Lost Years of Merlin" by T. Barron was the first book in the Quintilogy

The Lost Years of Merlin" by T. Barron was the first book in the Quintilogy. In the beginning of the book, we find that a young boy has just regained consciousness, and finds he, along with a woman with long blond hair and a tattered blue tunic, are washed up on a beach. The boy encounters a boar as he is walking toward the woman, and tries to attack it. It stamps it's foot on the ground, signaling that it is going to attack.

A young boy who has no identity nor memory of his past washes ashore on the coast of Wales and finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures. Under the wing of the mysterious Branwen, who claims to be his mother, the nameless boy learns. Under the wing of the mysterious Branwen, who claims to be his mother, the nameless boy learns the lore of such ancient peoples as the Celts and the Druids. But to discover his identity and the secret of his own powers, he must escape to the mist-shrouded isle of Fincayra, an enchanted land between earth and sky that is being destroyed by blight

Enjoy Merlin's adventures in The Merlin Saga .

Enjoy Merlin's adventures in The Merlin Saga. The Lost Years By (author) T A Barron Format: Paperback. The Raging Fires: Book 3 (Merlin Saga) T. Barron 014241142419212 The Raging Fires: Book 3 (Merlin Saga).

The Fires of Merlin: Book 3 of The Lost Years of Merlin. Child of the Dark Prophecy. This is the first book of a series following Merlin during his adolescent years

The Fires of Merlin: Book 3 of The Lost Years of Merlin. The Wings of Merlin: Lost Years of Merlin. This is the first book of a series following Merlin during his adolescent years. This book starts off with Merlin, then called Emrys, washing up on the shores of ancient England with no memory of his past. As he grows so do his magical talents. After a tragedy brought on by his magic, Emrys decides to learn more about his past and sets off looking for home.

When a powerful dragon reawakens from a deep sleep, Merlin--a descendant of the great sorcerer who originally defeated the creature--is called upon to repeat the feat. Reprint.
Reviews about The Fires of Merlin (Lost Years Of Merlin) (7):
Shadowbourne
The ancient dragon Valdearg was briefly introduced in T.A. Barron's "Seven Songs of Merlin." So guess what the antagonist of "The Fires of Merlin" is!

The third volume of this Arthurian fantasy epic introduces some nasty new beasties, magical threats and some explosive dragon action. Barron seems to have overcome his initial roughness, and allows the plot to flow as smoothly as his nature-based writing, as well as the introduction of some interesting new characters.

After barely saving his mother's life, Emrys Merlin is relaxing with his family... only to have their peace destroyed when a monstrous magic-sucking monster called a kreelix appears. They were supposedly extinct, but have somehow reappeared -- and to make matters worse, Valdearg (aka "Wings of Fire") has awakened from his slumber, and is on the warpath for whoever killed his hatchlings.

The problem is that there is a prophecy that Wings of Fire's clash with his old enemy (presumed to be a wizard) will result in both of them dying. So Merlin sets out to discover what is happening on "Fincayra's darkest day," and finds himself enmeshed with strange sorceresses, a magical conspiracy, a pair of deer-people, and eventually with the ancient dragon himself...

"The Fires of Merlin" sets aside the foresty Celtic symbolism of the previous two books, in favor of fire -- harps burn, lava burns, dragons blast fire, and homicidal anger rages out of control. He also seems to have exhausted his mythological store for the moment, because most of the magical goings-on in this book are pretty original creations.

Barron's writing sometimes gets a bit overlush, but it's loaded down with haunting, detailed moments (the deer-people's transformations), eerie threats, and the occasional moment of comic relief (the baby dragon). But the story is overall very grim, particularly since this is the first of Merlin's stories in which his death seems to be assured. Whether or not he will actually die, there's a dark cloud hanging over everything he does.

The biggest problem is perhaps the kreelixes -- they're an interesting idea, but they sound more like something out of Star Trek than Arthurian legend. I'm just saying.

Merlin is a little older and wiser in this one, and he seems to be feeling the first stirrings of romantic feelings for the bland deer-woman Hallia. And Valdearg is a wonderful antagonist -- he'a an aggressive killer, but he's not evil and at times he even shows signs of dignity and endearing sentiment.

"The Fires of Merlin" temporarily ditches the Celtic myth'n'legend, in favor of dragons and a few new inventions of the author's. A solid, richly-written fantasy.
Marg
This is the third installment in Merlin's early adventures--he's fourteen years old in this one, and his wizarding skills are sorely challenged and threatened in this adventure. The long sleeping dragon has been awakened and threatens Fincayra, and a magic-anihilating cult has reappeared--their goal to wipe out magic wherever it appears on the island. The stage is set for another epic struggle of good versus evil, and it's frequently tough to distinguish which is which.
This is a fun fantasy read that speeds by too quickly.
Skyway
I do love the series, I like his interpretation of Merlin.
Cogelv
I think this is one of the best books I've ever read.Out of the first three books this is my very favorite.If you haven't read this book buy it now[emphise on now].It is a great book for people who love magic, suspense and humor.I'm really looking forward to reading the fourth book.I think this a book that can be read over and over yet still be just as thrilling.If you have one of the books I suggest you buy all four.This book rules!
Ximinon
The books was new and in perfect condition. I received the books in just a few days after I ordered them. I ordered the series for my son for A Christmas gift. They are hard bound books and they look good together on the book shelf. I am very pleased and would recommend this seller to anyone.
Naril
I bought this for a gift for my son and I'm sure he will be please wit it.
Shan
My husband was a big fan of these books when he was younger. They are good books and we are happy to have them in our library :)
T.A. Barron does a fantastic job of getting into the mind of Merlin, he really helps you see how childhood Merlin grew up and challenges how you think about adult Merlin.

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