Book Review: The Lost Years of Merlin series

The Lost Years of Merlin series by T. A. Barron
  1. The Lost Years of Merlin
  2. The Seven Songs of Merlin
  3. The Fires of Merlin
  4. The Mirror of Merlin
  5. The Wings of Merlin
SUMMARY: This series of fantasy books chronicles the teenage years of the world's most legendary wizard, Merlin. The story begins when a half-dead young boy washes up on the coast of Wales, with no memory of who he is or where he came from. At age 12, he sets out to find his past, which is bound up in the history and future of the legendary island of Fincayra. If you've ever wondered how the man in the Arthurian legend got his powers of mysticism and magic, The Lost Years of Merlin series provides some answers.

OPINION: Megan G. handed me the first book in the series as a "must read" this fall. I trust Megan's judgment as a reader, so I was excited to start the book, but I was somewhat doubtful about reading all five. But not any more! I am on book three of the series, and don't want to stop. The stories are really engaging original fantasy. You do not need to know anything about the traditional legends of Merlin to understand and enjoy these books. If you are a fan of fantasy series like Harry Potter, the Chronicles of Narnia, His Dark Materials, etc., you will enjoy reading The Lost Years of Merlin series!

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