Synopses & Reviews
Washed up on the shores of ancient Wales, the boy had no home, no memory, and no name...
He was determined to find all three.
Under the wing of the mysterious Branwen, who claims to be his mother, the nameless boy learns the lore of such ancient peoples as the Celts and the Druids. But to discover his identity and the secret of his own powers, he must escape to the mist-shrouded isle of Fincayra, an enchanted land between earth and sky that is being destroyed by blight. With this land's inhabitants to guide him, the boy will learn that Fincayra's fate and his own quest are strangely intertwined...
He is destined to become the greatest wizard of all time.
History will name him Merlin...
Reading Group Guide
- Like all fantasies, The Lost of Years of Merlin books carry you into other worlds, allowing the reader to go "outside" his or her life. However, the Merlin books also explore many inner worlds, such as the meaning of life and who you are as a person. Are there lessons you take from the series that may help you learn more about yourself and your dreams?
- When Rhia and Emyrs talk about home in The Lost Years of Merlin, she asks him, "Where then is your home?" He doesn't know; he has no memory of his past. "Isn't your home wherever you are?" she asks. "You aren't serious. Home is the place you come from. The place where your parents live, where your past is hidden," Merlin answers. Why is he so intent on finding what he calls "home" and how does this influence him throughout his adventures? How does your home affect your life and personality? Does it influence your relationship with other people?
- What does the blight that threatens to destroy Fincayra in The Lost Years of Merlin represent? How might you relate it to our own world?