MERLIN: THE MOVIE

Book 1 of The Merlin Saga is being made into a movie by Disney! Catch up on all the latest news on the Merlin: The Movie page.
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Merlin and Me – an article by T. A. Barron originally published in The Horn Book magazine.

THE LOST YEARS

Book 1 from The Merlin Saga

978-0-14-241889-5 | 326 Pages | Ages 10+

The Saga begins …

A raging sea tosses a boy upon the shores of ancient Wales. Left for dead, he has no memory, no name, and no home. But it is his determination to find out who he is—to learn the truth about his mysterious powers—that leads him to a strange and enchanted land. And it is there he discovers that the fate of this land and his personal quest are strangely entwined.

Previously published as The Lost Years of Merlin.

Map of Fincayra (Click to Enlarge)

T. A. Barron on The Merlin Saga

REVIEWS

The Lost Years of Merlin changed my life in a way that I didn’t think another series could after Harry Potter. These books are a sweeping epic fantasy that taught me the true value of nature and all of its creatures.”
— The editors at Hypable.com

“A novel rich with magic.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Brilliant first volume … an intense and profoundly spiritual adventure.”
— Lloyd Alexander

“An extraordinary journey of mind, body, and spirit—for both Merlin and ourselves.”
— Madeleine L’Engle

“There’s something comforting and uplifting about reading a T.A. Barron book. With vivid, descriptive language, Barron brings his fantasy world and its inhabitants to life in a manner that inspires hope and wonder, encourages imagination and compassion, and uncovers the magic and heroism that not only surrounds us in our own natural world, but lives within us. A special kind of magic — a spark — that lies in wait, requiring, in order to ignite, only that we first believe.”
DawnReadLove.com

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • 2014 Hypable.com – Named one of “Five Books That Change Lives” by Hypable.com
  • 2009 Pennsylvania Reading Olympics Book List
  • 2006 Named in “500 Great Books for Teens” by Anita Silvey
  • 2003 American Library Association — Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
  • 2000 Virginia Young Readers List
  • 2000 Georgia Children’s Book Award — Nominee
  • 2000 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award — Nominee
  • 1999 Texas Lone Star Book
  • 1999 South Carolina Book Award — Master List
  • 1998 South Carolina Young Adult Book Award — Nominee
  • 1998 ABA Children’s Books Mean Business List
  • 1997 Colorado Book Award — Nominee
  • 1997 Children’s Book Council — “Not Just For Children Anymore” List
  • 1997 American Library Association — Best Books for Young Adults
  • 1997 The New York Public Library — Best Books for the Teen Age

THE LOST YEARS

Book 1 from The Merlin Saga

MERLIN: THE MOVIE

Book 1 of The Merlin Saga is being made into a movie by Disney! Catch up on all the latest news on the Merlin: The Movie page.

The Saga begins …

A raging sea tosses a boy upon the shores of ancient Wales. Left for dead, he has no memory, no name, and no home. But it is his determination to find out who he is—to learn the truth about his mysterious powers—that leads him to a strange and enchanted land. And it is there he discovers that the fate of this land and his personal quest are strangely entwined.

Previously published as The Lost Years of Merlin.

978-0-14-241889-5

326 Pages

Ages 10+

Map of Fincayra (Tap Map to Enlarge)
z

Listen to Chapter Excerpt

In the Media

Merlin and Me – an article by T. A. Barron originally published in The Horn Book magazine.
T. A. Barron on The Merlin Saga

REVIEWS

The Lost Years of Merlin changed my life in a way that I didn’t think another series could after Harry Potter. These books are a sweeping epic fantasy that taught me the true value of nature and all of its creatures.”
— The editors at Hypable.com

“A novel rich with magic.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Brilliant first volume … an intense and profoundly spiritual adventure.”
— Lloyd Alexander

“An extraordinary journey of mind, body, and spirit—for both Merlin and ourselves.”
— Madeleine L’Engle

“There’s something comforting and uplifting about reading a T.A. Barron book. With vivid, descriptive language, Barron brings his fantasy world and its inhabitants to life in a manner that inspires hope and wonder, encourages imagination and compassion, and uncovers the magic and heroism that not only surrounds us in our own natural world, but lives within us. A special kind of magic — a spark — that lies in wait, requiring, in order to ignite, only that we first believe.”
DawnReadLove.com

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • 2014 Hypable.com – Named one of “Five Books That Change Lives” by Hypable.com
  • 2009 Pennsylvania Reading Olympics Book List
  • 2006 Named in “500 Great Books for Teens” by Anita Silvey
  • 2003 American Library Association — Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
  • 2000 Virginia Young Readers List
  • 2000 Georgia Children’s Book Award — Nominee
  • 2000 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award — Nominee
  • 1999 Texas Lone Star Book
  • 1999 South Carolina Book Award — Master List
  • 1998 South Carolina Young Adult Book Award — Nominee
  • 1998 ABA Children’s Books Mean Business List
  • 1997 Colorado Book Award — Nominee
  • 1997 Children’s Book Council — “Not Just For Children Anymore” List
  • 1997 American Library Association — Best Books for Young Adults
  • 1997 The New York Public Library — Best Books for the Teen Age

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