The Fires Of Merlin by T. A. BarronThe Fires Of Merlin by T. A. Barron

The Fires Of Merlin

byT. A. Barron

Hardcover | September 28, 1998

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Wings of Fire, the sleeping dragon, has awakened, threatening to loose his terrible wrath on all of Fincayra. Only young Merlin, grandson of the great wizard Tuatha, can stop him, though the price may well be the young wizard's life.But before he can face the dragon's fires, Merlin must endure fires of other kinds—including those within himself. He must face the evil, batlike kreelixes who exist only to destroy magic; the mysterious Wheel of Wye; and the sorceress Urnalda, who holds the treasured Galator. Most challenging, young Merlin must discover not the power but the source of his own magic.

In this the third story in his Arthurian epic, T. A. Barron adds a thrilling new dimension to the legend of Merlin.
T.A. 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. Follo...
Title:The Fires Of MerlinFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.3 × 6.3 × 0.8 inPublished:September 28, 1998Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399230203

ISBN - 13:9780399230202

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Readers Thoughts I am extremely picky on what kind of books I read and I vividly remember how T.A. Barron entranced me with his epidemic of the young Merlin. I was in a book store when my mom picked up a book off the shelf. She came up to me and said, "This looks pretty good." My mom handed me the book and I looked it over. Just to please my mom I said, "Okay, let's get it." because I hadn't read anything lately and I'm usually an avid reader. One night when I was bored out of my wits, I sat down and started reading the book. I was instantly teleported to the magical isle of Fincayra, birthplace of the legendary Merlin. After only a week, I was done the book and telling my mom, "YOU HAVE TO GET THE NEXT ONE!!!" At first, I was expecting it to have a storyline like a two year old would read, but it was quite the contrary. I've already read three of the five books and waiting to buy the fourth but once I heard the fifth was the last, I nearly died. The Merlin books are definetely the best books I've ever read.
Date published: 2001-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Fires of Merlin This was a fantastically thrilling magical adventure that takes the reader(s) through many different thoughts of how the book is going to end. There are many sayings which in the end finally make sense yet in the beginning they make sense only in the way they are told. This book takes Merlin to a new height of magic. Remember though it is a difficult reading level for the little ones...
Date published: 1999-06-06

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Having voyaged to the Otherworld in his quest to find himself, the young wizard Merlin must face fire in many different forms and deal with the possibility of losing his own magical power