Book Reviews of The Lost Years of Merlin (Merlin, Bk 1)

The Lost Years of Merlin (Merlin, Bk 1)
The Lost Years of Merlin - Merlin, Bk 1
Author: T. A. Barron
ISBN-13: 9780812577778
ISBN-10: 0812577779
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 294
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed The Lost Years of Merlin (Merlin, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This book was GREAT! I couldn't put it down so i finsihed it in 1 day.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a national bestseller for a reason!
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Helpful Score: 1
A book of adventure. A great read.
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loved it
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This is soooo NOT a childrens-only book, I read alot of different things
and I am middle-aged and I enjoyed all his Merlin books very much.

Some folks think the C.S. Lewis books are children's books too, but they
are wonderful reading IMO even for a well-read college educated adult as
long as the person has an open mind. (An open Heart helps too !)

This is a gentle adventure story and the book illustrates good values as
well as pointing out right vs. wrong and that it is important to do your
best.

I recommend it as good light reading for adults and a worthy teaching tale
for younger folks.
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This was a thrilling and sad story. I realy enjoyed reading it.
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A very good little book of action/adventure fantasy filled with deep emotional and spiritual undertones.
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This is truly an extraordinary journey of mind, body and spirt ... I did so want him to win and find his answers! And, felt really sad when the novel ended. GREAT READ!
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It's not really engaging me
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This first installment in a series about Merlin's shadowy youth takes some intriguing twists. Young Emrys washes up on a Welsh beach with a woman who claims to be his mother. For years, they share a hovel, but Branwen tells him nothing about his past. One day he discovers that he has some unusual powers; using them to kindle a fire in Branwen's defense, he is blinded by the flames. However, he learns to see without eyes?using his "second sight." Desperate to know about his past, Emrys, now 12, sets off on an ocean journey. He lands on Fincayra, where he plunges into a dangerous quest to rescue the island from the destructive blight caused by a pact between its king and an evil power. In the process, he befriends a young Fincayran girl and a dwarf who becomes a giant through a brave deed. Emrys also learns the truth about his origins. The Fincayran portion of the story is very much like Lloyd Alexander's "Prydain Chronicles": a young boy and girl team up with a cute non-human to save a kingdom from the force of evil, with Welsh-style names abounding. Also, while the characterization of the hero is excellent, the portrayal of some minor figures is fair at best. However, the fast-moving plot is sure to keep readers turning pages. The tale is compelling enough to ensure that they will anticipate the next book in the series to learn how the events ultimately tie in to the more familiar body of Arthurian legend.?
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If you love the character Merlin, you will love this series by T.A. Barron. This is the first book in what I think is a three book series. It is a tale of merlin as a young boy and how this grand wizard came to be.
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Wonderful YA book about Merlin.