The Lost Years of Merlin

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 747 ratings

The Lost Years of Merlin Publisher's Summary

Spat out by the sea, the boy lay on the rocks, as still as death. Even if he survived the day, he had no home. No memory. And no name.

So begins the tale of the strange young boy, who having washed up on the shores of ancient Wales, is determined to find his real home and his true name. One day he will become the greatest wizard of all time, but he knows nothing of this now.

At the knee of the mysterious Branwen, who claims to be his mother, the boy learns lore of the Celts, Druids, and people even more ancient. Yet the secret of his identity seems always to escape him. To discover the truth, and the secret of his own powers, he runs away, voyaging to the mist-shrouded side of Fincayra, an enchanted land between earth and sky that is being destroyed by blight. It is there he discovers that the fate of this land and his quest are strangely entwined.

Combining all the passion, power and spiritual depth that are T.A. Barron's hallmarks, this book adds a thrilling new dimension to the legend of Merlin.

©1996 Thomas Archibald Barron (P)2000 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an Imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • The Lost Years of Merlin

    • The Lost Years of Merlin, Book One
    • By: T.A. Barron
    • Narrated by: Michael Cumptsy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 308
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    Spat out by the sea, the boy lay on the rocks, as still as death. Even if he survived the day, he had no home. No memory. And no name. So begins the tale of the strange young boy, who having washed up on the shores of ancient Wales, is determined to find his real home and his true name. One day he will become the greatest wizard of all time, but he knows nothing of this now.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Start to a Great Series

    • By Audiobook Addict on 07-26-14

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 2

    • The Seven Songs of Merlin

    • The Lost Years of Merlin, Book Two
    • By: T.A. Barron
    • Narrated by: Kevin Isola
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Young Merlin has brought new hope to Fincayra, the enchanted isle that lies between earth and sky. Having finally freed it from the terrible Blight, Merlin and the forest girl Rhia set out to heal the land using the magical Flowering Harp. But Fincayra remains in great danger still, and the first victim of the renewed tide of evil is Merlin's own mother.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Book for 12 Year Olds

    • By Fiona Jallings on 06-04-17

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 3

    • The Fires of Merlin

    • The Lost Years of Merlin, Book Three
    • By: T.A. Barron
    • Narrated by: Kevin Isola
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Long ago on the magical island of Fincayra, the last emperor of the dragons took revenge against the realm for the slaughter of his mate and their only offspring. Merlin's grandfather, a mighty wizard, saved the land by casting a sleeping spell over the dragon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It was a hit!

    • By Mark on 05-25-17

    Regular price: $22.60

  • Book 4

    • The Mirror of Merlin

    • By: T.A. Barron
    • Narrated by: Kevin Isola
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    What is the nature of fate? Is young Merlin destined to be a powerful wizard, or does he have a choice? These are the questions Merlin must answer as he travels with the deer woman Hallia to the Haunted Marsh, where the marsh ghouls have begun a campaign of destruction. Or are the ghouls being manipulated by an even greater source of evil? An evil that seeks to destroy not the marsh, but Merlin himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as great as the other books but still amazing!

    • By Googalabosh on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 5

    • The Wings of Merlin

    • The Lost Years of Merlin, Book 5
    • By: T.A. Barron
    • Narrated by: Kevin Isola
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Merlin faces the most difficult challenge of his life: to unite all the people of Fincayra against an invasion by the evil Rhita Gawr. But how can one man, in two weeks' time, gather them all - the dwarves, the canyon eagles, the walking trees, the living stones, and more - when none of them will listen? And now comes the mysterious Swordarms, who is hunting down Fincayra's children. Only if Merlin can unite the battling forces within himself, can he save the children, unify the Fincayrans, and regain the long lost wings that will enable him, and his people, to choose their true destiny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a story worth crying over

    • By Demonte Dandridge on 01-01-18

    Regular price: $28.00